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So, you've made the cookies for your cookie exchange. You debated exactly *which* recipe you'd choose. You made sure you had the right ingredients, the cookie sheets were ready, and you carefully marked out enough time. The cookies turned out perfectly, and you can't wait to share them with your friends.

Except, exactly, how will you distribute these cookies? You could hand them out individually, I guess, but it would be a bit time consuming, somewhat messy, and not very exciting. Instead, try out this amazingly simple and very impressive holiday wrap.

Pull off a section of parchment paper, about 8 inches long. On top of the paper, place a sheet of decorated tissue paper, specific to the holiday you are celebrating. Place a second sheet of parchment on top of the paper.  Using a iron on very low heat, carefully, carefully press the sheets together. When they cool, you'll have a beautiful sheet of paper in which you can wrap your cookies that is grease resistant and holds a crease nicely. Lay the cookies on the paper, fold it over the top and then under the bottom, and seal with a sticker.

Another option for an easy and impressive cookie delivery is to pack the cookies in layers of parchment paper inside a (clean, unused) Chinese take out container. Decorate the outside with stickers. Or let your children go crazy with the markers and crayons.

Remember, the display is part of the wonder of the cookie distribution - so let your creativity go wild!

What are your favorite ways to give cookies to your friends, neighbors and relatives?

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by on Nov. 28, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Replies (21-30):
Madelaine
by Bronze Member on Nov. 29, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Love to give cookies!

lalasmama2007
by Ticia on Nov. 29, 2012 at 9:43 AM

I usually use a cookie tin.

cowgirls10181
by Member on Nov. 29, 2012 at 9:46 AM
Bet all the service individuales in town would love some yummy cookies! Im going shopping for ingreadents now!

The garbage truck fellows love treats, as does the mail man and city officals! Even the local grocery store! I love my small town where it is possable to spread Christmas cheer easily! Cookie baking time!
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GwenMB
by Member on Nov. 29, 2012 at 9:48 AM

That sounds really cute!

Quoting MrsRi:

I like this idea!

We usually get small mason jars and I make cool ribbons and put a couple dozen mini cookies in there, then wrap them in cool scrap pieces of cloth or something from making tiny stuffed animals. 


slw123
by Member on Nov. 29, 2012 at 9:49 AM

I like to get some tins from Dollar Tree and give cookies in pretty tins.

GwenMB
by Member on Nov. 29, 2012 at 9:49 AM


Quoting ilovemykids365:

 That sounds like a neat idea. I have a quick question though. I make cookies every christmas now and I recently moved about 8 hours away from my family. Is there a way I can bring the cookies with me without them turning into crumbs?

The one year we flew for Christmas, I just carefully packed the cookies in a tupperware container & put them in my suitcase & they made it fine.

eustacejessica
by Jess on Nov. 29, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Great idea!

othermom
by Danelle on Nov. 29, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Gluten free things are so expensive. I have bought some for a friend and it is outragious


 

Quoting GwenMB:

I don't usually give away cookies since I'm gluten free so only bake gluten free.  This may sound bad, but I don't like "wasting" my gluten free ingredients on people who don't need gluten free since gluten free baking ingredients are so expensive.

I do know 3 adults in my local area who are gluten free.  Two of them are men who don't eat sugar and/or dairy either.  The 3rd is a young woman who found out this past summer that she has Celiacs.  I should get my baking done & give her a sampler of gluten free cookies - it seems like the first gluten free Christmas is the hardest since you haven't had enough time to find all the wonderful ways to bake gluten free.

I'll have to find a fun way to package them, too! These ideas are fun.


ilovemykids365
by Member on Nov. 29, 2012 at 9:50 PM

 

Quoting GwenMB:


Quoting ilovemykids365:

 That sounds like a neat idea. I have a quick question though. I make cookies every christmas now and I recently moved about 8 hours away from my family. Is there a way I can bring the cookies with me without them turning into crumbs?

The one year we flew for Christmas, I just carefully packed the cookies in a tupperware container & put them in my suitcase & they made it fine.

 Thank you! That will work perfectly!

Scottishbrat33
by Member on Nov. 30, 2012 at 4:08 PM

`I get a Christmas tin with lots of color.put wax paper in the tin.Then I put each cookie in one at a time so they   don't break apart.. Another way is put them in saran wwrap put tissue paper in a Christmas bag.These ideas make the holiday more festive.gift

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