10 Tips for Christmas Cookie Packaging

When giving edible gifts, it's all about the presentation. Try one, or all, of our easy (and inexpensive!) cookie packaging ideas this holiday season.

  • Simply Stated
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Cookie Packaging Ideas

    Everyone enjoys receiving yummy food gifts during the holidays. Make your presents look as good as they taste with these easy, budget-friendly cookie packaging ideas.

    Simply stated: Place cookies in glassine bags or wrap individually in cellophane, and tie with colorful ribbons.

  • White Chocolate-Cashew Coffee Biscotti
    Randy Mayor

    Got Cookies?

    Pile a holiday mug or wide juice glass high with cookies, and remind guests that they can fill the glass with milk for dunking.
  • Louisiana Pecan Balls
    James Carrier

    A Touch of Color

    Package cookies in small wooden boxes lined with colorful tissue paper.
  • Pecan Snowballs
    Photo: Kana Okada; Styling: Sara Quessenberry

    Repackaging Done Right

    Dress everyday items, such as recycled paper egg cartons or takeout boxes, with holiday decorations. Use colorful muffin liners to individually pack your Christmas cookies.
  • Cinnamon-Sugar Cookies
    Randy Mayor

    Cookie Wrapping Paper

    Wrap cookies in wax paper, secure with a ribbon, and tie a cookie cutter to the ribbon.
  • Raspberry Pinwheels
    Photo: Kana Okada; Styling: Sara Quessenberry

    Budget-Friendly Packing

    Fill inexpensive containers (such as Mason jars) with cookies, seal tightly, and top with a bow. Or, put cookies in a paper bag, fold over the top, punch two holes, string ribbon through the holes, and tie a bow.
  • Chinese Almond Cookies
    James Carrier

    Tin Time

    Heap cookies into inexpensive tins lined with tissue or parchment paper (retro tins with holiday scenes, galvanized tins, or red and silver tins).
  • Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies
    Photo: Charles Walton

    Cookie Jars

    Stack cookies in a colorful bowl, and wrap with cellophane. This way, you're giving two gifts in one.
  • Linzer Cookies

    Flea-Market Finds

    Stack cookies onto a pretty saucer from a flea market, wrap with cellophane, and tie with a ribbon.
  • Lebkuchen
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr, Jan Gautro

    Goodie Basket

    Line a small holiday basket with napkins of your choice, and fill with cookies.
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