JoliMarie Posted 8 Dec 2012 , 9:10pm
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Hi everyone! I'm new on this site and I apologize if this question has been asked/answered previously.

 

I bake my boyfriend's mother cookies every Christmas for her to give as presents to relatives. I usually do about a dozen or so cookies per gift box, with this year being around 24 gift boxes to make. Previous years I've packaged them in cookie tins wrapped with pine needles and pine cones and one year with pails wrapped with cellophane sheets with a bow. The cookies are usually of various sizes; I do a mix of shortbread cookies, chocolate chip cookies, the usual bunch.

 

I was just wondering if anyone has any other suggestions for packaging up the cookies? Since they're all made from scratch, I try to make them as beautiful or unique as I can (compared to store bought cookie packages). Any ideas are welcome!

 

icon_biggrin.gifThanks! 

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soledad Posted 8 Dec 2012 , 9:32pm
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Hope this helpsicon_smile.gif

 

 

http://www.mykitchenaddiction.com/2011/11/ideas-for-dressing-up-your-holiday-goodies/

 

 

http://smallburst.wordpress.com/tag/christmas-cookie-packaging/

 

 

Good luckthumbs_up.gif

 

 

 

Ciao!

JoliMarie Posted 8 Dec 2012 , 10:02pm
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Thank you so much! Those sites definitely help :)

 

I was also wondering, if I went the box route of packaging up the cookies....does anyone have any suggestions for what size box to use for 12-14 average sized cookies? (and by average I mean a little larger than an oreo)
 

smile22 Posted 11 Dec 2012 , 5:23pm
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has anyone bought the paper cookie tray kit from target it comes with a decorated celophaine and you just bunch up and tie with ribbon i need 2 trays that will hold 3 dozen cookies does anyone have any suggestions 

shanter Posted 11 Dec 2012 , 5:41pm
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JolieMarie:

If I were doing this, I would check out a dollar store. They often have plastic containers (like for leftovers to put in the fridge), which you could tie around with a ribbon or put a fancy bow on top. They might even have ones with red or green lids. You could also  fold paper liners for them out of Christmas paper. This gives them an additional gift of the container. Or they may have Christmas-themed large Chinese take-out boxes.

 

I don't know how much time you want to devote to the packaging, but you could make your own take-out boxes.

Get the pattern here: http://hellokiki.buzznet.com/photos/box/?id=2486819

Enlarge it on a photocopier to the size you want. Glue Christmas wrapping paper to one side of a sheet/sheets of card stock.

Trace the pattern, cut out, and assemble.

-K8memphis Posted 11 Dec 2012 , 6:13pm
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Originally Posted by JoliMarie 

Thank you so much! Those sites definitely help :)

 

I was also wondering, if I went the box route of packaging up the cookies....does anyone have any suggestions for what size box to use for 12-14 average sized cookies? (and by average I mean a little larger than an oreo)
 

 

What I did was cut out paper circles the size of the cookies I make and then I just positioned them so I could measure the footprint. Just array them on the counter and measure. I use gold boxes with the window. I make three different kinds of cookies in each box that I place into six regular sized cupcake wrappers then there's enough room to lay a big cut out snowflake on top of those to show through the window. I a tremendous over thinker so I poured over this decision for days. But thankfully I survived. And it works well.

 

My boxes are VIC-GFCB from Country Kitchen Sweet Art they are 5 1/4 x 8 3/8 x 2--I got gold foil boxes so I can use any kind of cupcake paper for any ocassion.

shanter Posted 11 Dec 2012 , 7:24pm
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Also see: (prices are good)

http://www.orientaltrading.com/api/search?Ntt=boxes

I don't know what all the sizes are. Most of the Christmas-y ones are in the first few pages. Don't bother going to the end because there's a lot of stuff after boxes that are not boxes (wreaths, figurines, etc.)

 

These are cute and could be large enough: http://www.orientaltrading.com/christmas-tree-shaped-window-cookie-boxes-a2-4_5066-12-1.fltr?Ntt=boxes

 

and see these:

http://www.papermart.com/Product%20Pages/Product.aspx?GroupID=5290&SubGroupID=33486#33486

 

and

http://www.magicwandweddings.com/supplieschinesetakeout.htm

matthewkyrankelly Posted 11 Dec 2012 , 7:49pm
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Also, you can purchase clean/empty paint cans in gallon or quart at most hardware stores.

 

Burlap is available in colors - cheap, but nice for packaging. Muslin is useful as well.

 

I often use a cake round as the base for a cookie tray.  It gets covered up anyway.  Extra money goes to what shows.

JoliMarie Posted 11 Dec 2012 , 9:34pm
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These are all such awesome ideas! A thousand times THANK YOU to everybody icon_smile.gif
 

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