If you’re a giver of homemade treats, we’ve got a super-cute and incredibly easy way to package Christmas cookies. And it’s flexible: wrap a couple of cookies or a plateful of brownies…as party favors or gifts…for guests, coworkers, neighbors, or anyone with a sweet tooth. Maybe best of all, you probably have everything you need already.
SUPPLIES TO PACKAGE CHRISTMAS COOKIES
- 2 paper plates for each gift (large enough to hold your cookies, obvs)
- Washi tape
- Tissue paper (find lots here)
- Curling ribbon
How to package Christmas cookies
Stack two sheets of tissue paper together, smooth them out, and cut into a square. Using two sheets makes your result a little bit stronger!
Set a paper plate in the middle of your tissue square.
Place a couple cookies on the plate. The number of cookies might vary depending on the size of the cookie—you want the plate to be full, but not piled high. Cover the cookies with a second plate, flipped upside down.
If your plate is big enough that your cookies don’t overlap, you can keep them from wiggling by “gluing” them down with a little buttercream frosting on the back.
Use your washi tape to secure the plates together in at least three places.
Take a break and eat a cookie. They look delicious and you deserve it.
Fold the top portion of the tissue paper over the plates and secure with tape. Repeat with the bottom portion.
On one side, gather the tissue closest to the plate so the ends are still puffed out. Tie it with a ribbon, then repeat on the other side.
Use the edge of a scissor blade to curl the ribbon on both sides.
Bonus party fun!
Because we are festive, we made a little photo booth using a few different wrapping paper designs: One for a backdrop and another to decorate the props. For these, we used spray mount to stick wrapping paper to cardboard, then cut them out with a craft knife and taped them to skewers.
For a little decoration—just right for a centerpiece, buffet table, or mantel—we covered paper mache cone trees (available at craft stores) in more wrapping paper. It couldn’t be easier, and we can change out the pattern and colors every year.
FOOD PROVIDED BY HY-VEE