Cookies make a wonderful gift for friends, neighbors, relatives, teachers, and anyone else who you want to show appreciation and gratitude. Now that you’ve decided to bake up a storm, how should you handle packaging for cookies? Take the extra step to present your cookies with care. We all eat with our eyes first and receiving a beautifully wrapped gift of food only makes the recipient that much more excited to dig right in.
Packaging doesn’t have to be expensive. Here is a low-cost idea that uses a can of Pringles.
Here’s the secret—packaging for cookies does not have to be flashy or expensive. Try this easy method to make your own tower of treats using an empty can of Pringles.
Wax paper, Parchment or Freezer paper
Glue or spray adhesive
1. Cut the wrapping paper so that it wraps around the can. My measurements of 10 inches wide by 10 1/2 inches long seemed to be a good fit. Leaving a little space at the top and bottom is fine because you’ll add ribbon later to cover the gap.
2. Use glue or spray adhesive to adhere the wrapping paper to the outside of the can.
3. Cut the ribbon and wrap it around the top and bottom of the tube. Glue it or use spray adhesive to stick it in place.
4. Cut the wax paper a similar size (10 by 10.5 inches) and roll it so that it fits inside of the can. I did not use any glue inside, the tube of wax paper stays put fairly well.
5. I found that the muffin cups helped to cushion the cookies in the can. They hardly moved even when I shook the container, which would be a great feature for cookies that are sent through the mail. Put one cookie in each muffin cup and slide into the tube.
6. Now go make someone happy! You have an ideal hostess gift, teacher gift, or holiday surprise.
Recipes perfect for holiday gifts:
Do you need ideas of what types of cookies to bake to give as gifts? Try these 12 Christmas Cookies to Bake this Season.
And if you need packaging for cookies to be sent in the mail, check out this tutorial I created on How to Package Cookies for the Mail which has a few tips and tricks to make sure your Christmas cookies arrive in one piece.