Irresistible Cookie Gifts


Let’s face it, people love gifts they can eat. And what better than a custom, homemade cookie gift to light up your loved ones’ days? There is great joy in giving homemade cookie gifts. But where do you start? Keep reading to learn the entire process, from delicious crafting recipes to creative wrapping ideas.


Cookie Recipes for Every Taste


The best part about custom cookie gifts is that you can cater the flavors to your loved one’s preferences! Here are some recipes to get inspiration from, but feel free to mix it up depending on the flavors the recipient enjoys.


1. Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies


1 cup salted butter softened 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup light brown sugar packed 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

2 large eggs 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon sea salt 2 cups chocolate chips (14 oz)


· You can make extra dough to freeze to bake later on easily.

· The trick to making chocolate chip cookies gooey is not over-baking them. Make sure you take them out of the oven after 8-10 minutes, before they look fully cooked.

· Cool the chocolate chip cookies on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

· You can store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 2 months.


2. Elegant Earl Grey Tea Cookies


2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tbsp finely ground Earl Grey tea leaves

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup unsalted butter (softened)

1/2 cup icing sugar

1 tbsp finely grated orange zest


· Take each piece of dough and shape it into a log roughly 1 1/4 inches in diameter, about the size of the cardboard insert of a paper towel roll.

· Twist the ends of the parchment paper tightly, similar to a Christmas cracker, to seal them up.

· Transfer each log into the cardboard insert of a paper towel roll to help maintain their round shape, and then place them in the fridge for about an hour to firm up.


3. Vegan and Gluten-Free Snickerdoodles


· 2 1/4 cups (252g) superfine blanched almond flour (please weigh for accurate results!)

· 6 tablespoons (48g) tapioca starch/flour

· 3 tablespoons (36g) pure cane sugar

· 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

· 1/4 + 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar

· 1/4 + 1/8 teaspoon salt

· 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons (200g) pure maple syrup

· 2 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract

Cinnamon Sugar coating:

· 6 tablespoons (72g) pure cane sugar

· 1 tablespoon + 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


· When making a vegan and gluten-free dessert, it is important to use almond flour to achieve the best results and texture. With no oil or butter in this recipe, almond flour provides the necessary moisture and buttery flavor. It will not work with any substitutions.


4. Festive Gingerbread Cookies


· 3 and 1/2 cups (440g) all-purpose flour (spooned & leveled)

· 1 teaspoon baking soda

· 1/2 teaspoon salt

· 1 Tablespoon ground ginger (yes, 1 full Tablespoon!)

· 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon

· 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

· 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

· 10 Tablespoons (2/3 cup; 145g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature

· 3/4 cup (150g) packed light or dark brown sugar

· 2/3 cup (160ml; about 200g) unsulphured or dark molasses (do not use blackstrap; I prefer Grandma’s brand)·

· 1 large egg, at room temperature

· 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

· optional: easy cookie icing or royal icing


· Get creative with decorating by using candies, edible glitter and colorful icing.



Creative Wrapping Ideas


1. Customized Cookie Boxes

When making a custom cookie box, first come up with a theme or color scheme. You can choose a colorful or neutral box, depending on your preferences. You can then complement the box with tissue paper, cookie bags, bows, and a handwritten note. You can also get creative with holiday decorations and tailor the decor to the season or specific holiday.


2. Eco-Friendly Packaging Options

If you’re interested in eco-friendly packaging options, try using reusable containers like tins, mugs, mason jars, tea towels or reusable bags instead of plastic.


3. Tips for Baking and Packaging

When baking cookies in bulk, make sure you choose 1 or 2 flavors and keep the recipes simple! Choose recipes that use many of the same ingredients. You could even make the same base dough and add in different mix-ins/toppings to create different flavors.


When transporting your cookies, it is important to store them in airtight containers to ensure they stay fresh and intact. Maintaining room temperature is most important, as they last longer than when stored in the fridge. It is important to make sure your cookies have cooled completely before packaging them.


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