Homemade cookies are a popular gift this time of year. They are a nice little treat to wish friends Merry Christmas without breaking the bank with large gifts. Finding a pretty way to give the cookies can be a challenge though. Here are easy Cookie Gift Boxes that I made using the Cricut.
Take a look at all of the wonderful cookie recipes at the end of the post and decide which ones you’ll be making for friends and family.
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I always have grand plans of cookie baking marathons during the weeks leading up to Christmas. Then, reality hits. My shopping isn’t done. Nothing has been wrapped, and I run out of energy. Thank goodness, I have a couple of easy cookie recipes and snacks that my family loves.
The quickest and easiest is Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Crackers
You will need:
- Ritz Crackers
- Peanut Butter
- Chocolate Chips
Put peanut butter between two crackers. Melt chocolate chips in microwave in 30 second intervals until chocolate is melted. Dip crackers into chocolate and place on wax paper or parchment paper. Let cool until chocolate hardens. I put mine in the freezer for 20-30 minutes so they set faster because I’m impatient.
That’s it! Easy peasy!
One of the coolest features about the Cricut Explore and Cricut Maker Machines is that not only can you cut shapes, but there is a scoring tool so if you’re making cards or boxes, they will fold easily after they are cut.
If you do a search in Cricut Design Space, there are many options for bags and boxes. If you are using the Cricut Expression Machine, the Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More Cricut Cartridge has a nice selection that can be used for Cookie Gift Boxes.
I packaged four Chocolate Covered Ritz Peanut Butter Sandwiches in a food safe cellophane bag, and tied it with a red velvet ribbon.
I made a small round tag using paper punches, scrapbook paper, and thin twine to hold the box closed.
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I love Cricut projects! The card stock you used just makes these gift boxes special
I’m looking forward to trying these, the boxes are awesome!