Holiday Cookie Boxes + Free Recipe

Hello and happy almost-December!  It’s Rebecca back again today, and I’m excited to share a recipe for some yummy treats and some packaging with you.

Holiday Cookie Boxes by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

With less than 2 weeks of school left before my kids are off for winter break, it’s time to start planning what kinds of cookies we’ll be baking this year.  Anymore, Christmas is the only time I bake.  We’ll probably do some frosted sugar cookies, and maybe some peanut butter bonbons—those were always my favorite as a child—and then we always make up a quick batch of snickerdoodles.  They’re fast and easy, whereas the other cookies get a little time-consuming, especially when you have littles “helping” out!  To get things going a little early this year, I made a quick batch of snickerdoodles.

Holiday Cookie Boxes by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

We usually bake treats for my husband’s side of the family (since they’re local) and my favorite part of that is packaging them up!  Is that strange?  I think we’ll even extend the treat-giving to the kids’ teachers and classroom aides this year, too.  Thanks to the 1-2-3 Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers, I can make the box AND embellish it with the same tool!

Holiday Cookie Boxes by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I started by choosing the box size I wanted to make, which was 4” x 4” x 3 1/2,” and then trimmed my papers accordingly.  I’m using some prints from Crate Paper’s Merry Days collection to make all my packaging today.

Holiday Cookie Boxes by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

After cutting the paper down to size, I simply followed the easy directions for the Punch Board and assembled 2 boxes.  I lined them with wax paper and filled them with the cookies we made, then closed them up, securing the flaps with the corner slits.  One of the most convenient aspects of this board and these boxes is that there’s no adhesive required.  It makes assembling them so fast!

Holiday Cookie Boxes by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory KeepersHoliday Cookie Boxes by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

To accompany each box, I made a paper bow using the 1-2-3 Punch Board, as well.  Again, it’s super easy and I was able to use the scraps from the same sheet of paper I used to create the boxes.  For some contrast, I chose to make a blue bow (‘Holiday Love’) to go with the coral paper (‘Cheer’) and vice versa.

Holiday Cookie Boxes by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory KeepersHoliday Cookie Boxes by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Each bow is size Small, which I found to be a great size for those boxes.

Holiday Cookie Boxes by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I then created some simple tags to attach to each box, as well, using more paper scraps.  For the coral box, I used the backside of ‘Holiday Love’ and paired it with some blush pink card stock, with which I used the Word Punch Board to spell “From Nemy.”

Holiday Cookie Boxes by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

For my son’s teacher, I used a scrap of green buffalo check paper (‘Together’) from last year’s Crate holiday offering FaLaLa.  After punching out “From Gus” from pale blue cardstock, I adhered it to the green paper and trimmed down the two tags.

We R Memory Keepers Word Punch BoardHoliday Cookie Boxes by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

With the notch cutter on the 1-2-3 board, I punched out the small curves at the ends of each tag.  It’s an addition that makes the tags a little more unique than if I had left them with a straight edge.

Holiday Cookie Boxes by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

To complete the look, I added a yarn pom pom to each box, and if you like, you can even add some ribbon or twine.

Holiday Cookie Boxes by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

My favorite thing about this gift is that it’s all handmade!  From the treats inside to the packaging outside, it’s a labor of love, which I know will not go unnoticed by the kids’ teachers.  They give so much time and support to my kids that this small token of thanks is completely worth the time and effort it took to make it.

Holiday Cookie Boxes by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies:

 

1-2-3 Punch Board

Word Punch Board

Pom Pom Maker

Snickerdoodle Recipe:

 

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups sugar

½  cup butter or margarine, softened

½ cup shortening

2 eggs

2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons cream of tartar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

¼ cup sugar (sprinkle in some red & green sugar sprinkles with it for the holidays!)

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

 

Directions:

  1. Heat over to 400 degrees F
  2. Mix 1 ½ cups sugar, shortening, butter, and eggs in large bowl. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Mix ¼ cup sugar and cinnamon in separate bowl.
  4. Shape dough into 1 ¼” balls. Roll balls in cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  5. Place on ungreased cookie sheet
  6. Bake 8-10 minutes
  7. Enjoy!

 

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