Christmas cookies are a delicious and festive tradition that everyone loves. And what’s better than giving the gift of homemade cookies to your loved ones? But before you can share your cookies, you need to package them in a way that will keep them fresh and look their best.
Here are a few tips on how to wrap cookies for Christmas:
Choose the right packaging
The type of packaging you choose will depend on the type of cookies you’re wrapping and how long you need them to stay fresh. If you’re wrapping soft cookies, you’ll want to choose a container that will protect them from getting crushed. If you’re wrapping hard cookies, you can use a more delicate packaging.
Here are a few popular packaging options:
- Cellophane bags: Cellophane bags are a great option for wrapping individual cookies or small batches of cookies. They’re clear, so you can see the cookies inside, and they’re relatively inexpensive. (You can also heat seal them for selling).
- Cookie tins: Cookie tins are a classic choice for packaging Christmas cookies. They’re sturdy and reusable, and they make a beautiful presentation.
- Gift boxes: Gift boxes are another great option for packaging Christmas cookies. You can find gift boxes in all sorts of festive shapes and sizes.
How to wrap a cookie in parchment paper
To wrap a cookie in parchment paper, follow these steps:
- Cut a square of parchment paper that is more than twice the diameter of your cookie.
- Place the cookie in the center of the parchment paper.
- Fold the parchment paper in half diagonally, so that the cookie is covered by the corners coming together and overlapping.
- Secure the parchment paper with tape and/or a ribbon or baker’s twine.
How to wrap Christmas cookies
Once you’ve chosen your packaging, it’s time to start wrapping your cookies! Here are a few tips:
- Use festive materials. You can make your Christmas cookies look even more special by using festive packaging materials, such as cellophane bags with Christmas stickers, or gift boxes with red and green ribbon.
- Add a personal touch. You can also add a personal touch to your cookie packaging by attaching a handwritten note or a small gift, such as a candy cane or a Christmas ornament. Personalisation options on a website are a big seller, especially at Christmas.
Here are a few creative Christmas cookie packaging ideas:
- Cookie cutter gift tags: Attach a cookie cutter to a ribbon and use it as a gift tag for your cookie package.
- Christmas tree cookies: Cut a range of star shaped cookie sizes and stack them to make a Christmas tree. You can even buy kits for doing it (see image).
- Santa’s sack cookie bags: Fill a cellophane bag with cookies and decorate it to look like Santa’s sack. Tie the bag closed with a red ribbon.
- Snowflake cookie boxes: Cut snowflake shapes out of white paper and decorate them with glitter. Glue the snowflakes to a gift box to create a festive presentation. Place your cookies in a cellophane or wrap in another food safe material, then you can use any box to decorate.
No matter how you choose to wrap your Christmas cookies, make sure to do it with love and care. Your loved ones will appreciate the thoughtfulness and effort you put into their gift.
Here are a few additional tips to keep in mind when packaging Christmas cookies:
- If you’re shipping your cookies, make sure to pack them carefully in a sturdy box. You may want to use shredded paper to protect the cookies from getting crushed. See my post about void fill here.
- Include a “best before” date on your cookie packaging. This will help your loved ones know how long to store the cookies and enjoy them at their freshest. If you’re selling your cookies, this is a legal requirement, along with a list of other items. Sign up to my newsletter for your free download guide to labels.
- If you’re giving your cookies to someone with allergies, be sure to list all of the ingredients on the packaging.
With a little planning and effort, you can easily package your Christmas cookies in a way that is both festive and practical. Your loved ones will be sure to appreciate the delicious gift and the thoughtfulness you put into it.