Searching for the perfect holiday gift? Something that won’t break the bank, represents thoughtfulness, and builds a memory between you and the recipient? There’s nothing like a cookie.
Cookies at Christmas time are one of those universal holiday traditions. They are part of the romance and delight of this seasonâ€”who hasn’t swooned at the smell of fresh-baked cookies? This is the time when we search for new cookie recipes. We do cookie exchanges. We take cookies to office parties, and bake cookies with our kids.
Our Chief Culinary Officer at The Food Channel puts it this way: â€˜I feel safe once my Christmas cookies are baked. I have gifts ready to give, and company can come!â€™
In fact, cookies are just about the perfect gift for the season. They are easy to do in large batches for the many events you have on your calendar. They are also easy to package up in creative ways. For some great examples, inspiration, and some classic recipes you may want to try, check out the ideas in the links below.
Oatmeal, Banana & Walnut Cookies
Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Pinwheel Refrigerator Cookies
Homemade Chocolate Biscotti with Walnuts
For tips on wrapping, see our Top Ten Tips for Homemade Gifts.