It’s one week until Christmas! I’m proud to say that I’ve bought all my presents and I hope to finish wrapping them this weekend. My Christmas decorations are up, so all that’s left to do is to bake some cookies and give them as gifts to my friends. I wanted a nice way to wrap my cookies without having to go shopping for special packaging. So, in true MSA fashion I spent a few minutes playing with some greaseproof paper and I came up with this easy Christmas Cookie Packaging idea. The great things about these packages are that you can adjust them to suit your cookie size, you can vary the colours of ribbon/wrapping paper, and you can use them all year round! Furthermore, by wrapping the cookies in greaseproof paper you can post them to your friends while ensuring that the cookies not only retain their shape, but also stay fresh. I think this is a great idea and I’m yet to find someone who would not appreciate a homemade gift of cookies. However, if such a person exists just know that they have some deep-seated issues! Merry Christmas in advance and as usual, all the instructions are below.
Oh, I almost forgot to mention the box I put the cookies into. I simply recycled a spare box that was lying around my flat by sticking some wrapping paper, brown paper, and candy canes on top. So easy!
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You will need:
- Greaseproof paper
- Hole Punch
- Wrapping paper
- And of course cookies (click here for my favourite Chocolate Chip cookie recipe. Just a little tip: use baking powder instead of baking soda and you will prevent your cookies from having a metallic taste)
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- Measure a 14 cm x 37 cm rectangle of greaseproof paper and cut it out. (N.B. these dimensions are for cookies measuring about 10 cm in diameter, but adjust these dimensions to fit your cookie(s))
2. Fold the rectangle of greaseproof paper in half lengthways and then fold the long edges inward about 0.5 mm and use a stapler to secure the folds. You have now created a parcel with one open end.
3. Measure 6 cm from the open end of the parcel fold this section backwards. Use a hole punch to create two holes near the top fold (you need to punch the holes through all the 4 layers of greaseproof paper)
4. Cut out a 5 cm x 7.5 cm rectangle of coloured wrapping paper and use a stapler to attach the top edge to the fold at the top of the parcel. N.B. Only staple the top layer of the parcel otherwise you won’t be able to put your cookie inside it.
5. Place your cookie(s) into the parcel. Then cut a length of ribbon and thread it through the holes. Tie a bow and you’re all done!
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