Do you need a new way to spruce up your gifts this holiday season? Read on to learn three foolproof ways to package a gift of cookies.
Nothing quite says “Happy Holidays” like gifting a batch of freshly baked cookies. Of course, it always seems to be challenging to figure out how to present them in a unique way that also keeps them intact.
Looking to spruce up how you package cookies this year?
Read on for three foolproof ways to do so.
Is There a Wrong Way To Package Cookies?
The perfect recipe is only half of the task. While we would never judge a book by its cover, we have to admit a beautifully designed package can make even the most thoughtful gift seem extra special.
When packaging cookies, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind to ensure that they are presented in the best possible way. A common mistake that people make is packing up their cookies while they’re fresh out of the oven.
It can be difficult to hold back your excitement when it comes to preparing your cookies for the lucky recipient, but it’s best to let them cool down beforehand. You’ve likely noticed that when you bite into a cookie right after it comes out of the oven, it falls apart so quickly unless you hold it carefully.
When first taken out of the oven, cookies are extremely fragile, which is why it’s pretty difficult to even pick it up off the tray. If you’re making the cookies for yourself, you can dive right into eating them off the tray.
But, for the purposes of packaging them as a gift or to ship, the ingredients in the cookies need some time to cool and solidify before they can be handled. Otherwise, you’ll be handing out broken cookies, which won’t be fun for anyone.
If you’re using our wonderful ceramic 18x13” Baking Sheet, take a spatula and gently transfer the cookies one by one to our trusty 18x13” Cooling Rack. Let them sit there for about five to 10 minutes before packaging them. That way, you’re guaranteed to be giving our firm and intact cookies.
How To Package Cookies
Now that you’ve waited for your cookies to cool down, you’re ready to get to the fun part. Packaging cookies is a great way to get creative and embrace the holiday spirit. You can turn it into a whole arts and crafts project or just add one small pop of color—it’s completely up to you.
Here we highlight three foolproof ways to package cookies.
Wrapping gifts can be simple, fun, and absolutely gorgeous. The holidays offer an extra dash of inspiration for beautiful ways to package cookies.
For these methods, you probably have most if not all of the materials in your kitchen or craft room right now. For example, cellophane wrap is one of the easiest ways to package your cookies in a presentable way that is a breeze to execute.
To perform a cellophane wrap, the steps are simple:
Just place a few cookies in the center of a square sheet of a festive red or green cellophane, bunch it up at the top, and tie it together with a ribbon—and that’s it. If you wanted to add some stickers to give it an extra flare you can, but the splash of color with the cellophane can definitely stand alone.
Alternatively, you could even go for a paper sleeve to hold a few cookies. Giving out cookies in little envelopes is a cute way to make your gift more presentable and personal for each recipient (especially if you made separate batches for those with specific dietary restrictions).
A Gift Inside a Gift
What better way to package a batch of cookies than in another gift. There are so many ways that you can go about this, but to help you out, we’d recommend opting for a 12 Cup Muffin Pan or a 1lb Loaf Pan.
For this, all you have to do is pile the cookies up inside one of these cookware items. Of course, for the Muffin Pan, you do have to be careful about ensuring that the cookies are the right size. This can be accomplished during the baking process; just measure the cookie dough according to the pan, and you’ll be good to go.
This can allow you to create a more aesthetically pleasing presentation of the cookies to whoever you’re giving them too. Not only are you gifting them a delicious batch of cookies, but you’re also giving them a versatile, quality piece of bakeware that they have in their kitchen for years to come.
Arts and Crafts
Every form of packaging can be boosted with a bit of decoration. Think of it as an arts and crafts project; if you’re giving out cookies for an upcoming holiday, try to find small items that you can use to decorate the exterior of the package.
For instance, making paper snowflakes isn't just a fun task for kids during the holidays. Take some scissors and start crafting some snowflakes so they can adorn the cookies’ package. You can also get creative with some basic twine and ribbons, or even mini wreaths and a custom gift tag. The possibilities are as endless as your creativity.
Caraway Colors and More
If you decide to go down the route of using our bakeware to gift your cookies, consider which color would best compliment the recipient’s home. From more neutral shades to vibrant bursts of color, you can choose our bakeware in Cream, Perracotta, Slate, Gray, or Navy. Any one of these can stand on its own in making your gift pop.
To round out the set, consider a Complete Bakeware Set. Our Bakeware Set comes with 11 pieces, all 100% non-toxic and made with a ceramic non-stick coating. They also come with free storage units for easy and convenient access.
Our set boils down the plethora of bakeware options out there into all that you could ever need in the kitchen. For a smaller set, some of your family and friends may prefer the Half Bakeware Set, which narrows the bakeware items down to five essentials.
If you’re in the mood for an item that fits the holiday season theme, perhaps something in our cookware section would appeal to you. As a holiday exclusive, we have a beautiful Brick Red option for our Cookware Set. This deep, aesthetically pleasing color would look perfect as a gift for the holiday season.
If you wanted to find a way to do a gift inside another gift with one of these items, consider making a cookie skillet in our 10.5” Fry Pan. This, along with all the other cookware items in the bold, festive color, is sure to put a smile on your loved one’s face.
’Tis the Gift Wrapping Season
Packaging cookies and other gifts are one of the magical parts of the holiday season. A batch of cookies is an incredible and thoughtful gift that shows you know your recipient inside and out. Picking unique flavors, textures, and design packaging choices is the epitome of a unique and personalized approach to giving baked goods.