For gift-giving, package these cookies in a holiday tin lined with parchment paper. Make an extra batch of dough for yourself. It can be made ahead and kept refrigerated until you're ready for fresh-baked goodies.
My family really enjoyed this recipe. Note that the slices in the recipe are 1/2". That's pretty thick compared to other ice-box cookie recipes. If you slice them thinner than that, they are still tasty, but cook faster and are brittle.