One of the most loved times of Christmas I’m sure you’re all familiar with is the giving and receiving of presents. That excitement and anticipation as you rip off the wrapping paper and your eyes gaze upon your new possession! Ahh the good times.
As apart of our groups annual end of school celebration we do a Kris Kringle, which is where we all pull the name of someone in our group out of a hat and who ever you pull out you buy a present for. But the fun thing about it is you don’t tell the person you pulled out that you got them, so it’s kind of like a secret santa and they don’t find out until they have received there present! Involving all the entertainment of trying to crack nut on who has you!
So, this year, as apart of a present I decided it was time to give the joy of food. And besides – what can be better than a present that you can eat!? No complaints here.
Something that is quick, simple, easy and what everyone loves….. hmmm that’s a tough one… cookies of course!!
This packaging is so easy and simple and without a doubt have Christmas written all over them!
I first of all (of course) whipped up a batch of the ever reliable and oh-so-addictive Chocolate Chip Cookies (but in GIANT form) from The Australian Women’s Weekly Big Book of Beautiful Biscuits
CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES (giant size)
125g unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar (lightly packed)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups self-raising flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
150g dark chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
2. Cream together butter, both sugars and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add lightly beaten egg gradually, beating well after each addition. Mix in sifted flour and salt. Add chocolate chips and mix well to distribute throughout dough.
3. Shape 1 1/2 tablespoons of mixture into balls, place on a lined oven tray allowing room to spread and press down lightly. Bake in oven for 10 – 12 minutes, until just golden brown. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.Who doesn’t love cookie dough?
Have your ever found yourself consuming almost all of the mixture before it has even reached the oven? If you answered yes to the previous question then this next idea should be the top of your Christmas wish-list – COOKIE DOUGH!
Simply bake just a few cookies and place the rest of the dough in a jar to give as a gift – the lucky receiver than can either eat straight from the jar or whip up a fresh batch and fill their own home with the sweet and oh so enticing aroma of fresh cookies!
As I used a vegemite jar to fill the cookie dough with, I thought it was best to cover the lid whilst adding a Christmasy touch.Trace the lid of the jar then go around 5cm out and trace another circle
Cut out and complete with a merry festive ribbon!
Now with the cooked cookies a fun way to gift package them is in CD paper cases!
I was able to use these every handy craft buddies and make little Christmas tags!
Super easy and makes the present more personal and sweet!
And incase you haven’t noticed – I am completely obsessed with the Christmas coloured twine from Kikki K! It’s so perfect for wrapping presents, hanging with Christmas cards pinned on, you name it! This little goodie is sure to come in handy!Now that all the decorating is done – it’s time to enjoy the giving
Hope this jolly festive season is treating you all well and that you have a great rest of the week!