I wouldn’t know where to begin when it comes to introducing Nancy. She is an extraordinary cook and baker with a flare for stunning photography and the best money saving tips when it comes to shopping for groceries.
Her background of working at a grocery store helped her garner a lot of experience and she shares all these great tips on her blog – Coupon Clipping Cook.
The recipes and her step-by-step pictures really makes it tough to take your eyes off her blog. Her recent candy cookie cones will keep your eyes glued to a screen until they water.
One of my all time favorite cookie recipes from her blog is this Cupcookie recipe. Baking in a cupcake tin is a fabulous idea but filling it with chocolate chips and caramel is where the genius lies.
I bring to you another gorgeous guest post today. A part of the cookie series, this post focuses on simple and inexpensive packaging tips.
It’s a privilege to be guest posting today on Anuradha’s wonderful blog, Baker Street. Her blog is chock filled with nothing but deliciousness and amazing photography. No matter what the recipe is, when I look at Anuradha’s pictures, I’m instantly craving the sweets or bread that she made.
Speaking of sweets, at the last minute have you ever wanted to give homemade cookies as a gift but didn’t have one of those pretty tins on hand?
This has happened to me a number of times so I started keeping a roll of transparent packaging wrap on hand, along with some ribbon and problem solved.
Here are some packaging ideas where the transparent wrap and/or ribbon can come in handy.
Sometimes it’s fun to give small batches of cookies out to friends or family.
A quick way to jazz them up is to stack the cookies on a large piece of transparent wrap.
Then pull the corners of the wrap up and form a small “neck” just over the top of the cookies where you’ll tie a ribbon.
Then “fluff” up the excess wrap that’s on top of the cookies. If there’s too much wrap on top, just cut some of it off.
The wrapped cookies are cute enough as is.
But if you want to get fancy try putting the wrapped cookies in a cute container like a small bucket, mug, or Mason jar.
If the cookies are small, they may fit nicely in a Mason jar.
An added touch is to cut a piece of fabric in a square and lay it over the flat circular part of the lid. Then tighten the ring portion of the lid right over the fabric.
Holiday colored fabric works great for this.
An easy way to add festive color when packaging cookies is to include Holiday candy around the cookies like in this little bucket….
around this Holiday colored tray.
Gift baskets are one of my favorite things to make.
They don’t need to be fancy schmancy either. Just a few items in the basket are fine.
Here’s a gift basket with cookies and milk….and a cute Holiday ornament for good measure.
Before adding the goodies to the basket you can add raffia, or green Easter-type grass works great too.
Then wrap the basket in the handy dandy transparent wrap with a ribbon and wella, a beautiful gift.
Another idea is to buy clear glass jar-type containers. They’re inexpensive and really show off the cookies.
Just add a ribbon and a bow.
So there you have it. I hope you get cookie packaging inspiration from these ideas.
And a huge thank you to Anuradha for inviting me to guest post on Baker Street!
Thank you, Nancy. Your idea of milk and cookies in a basket is absolutely adorable.
Did you miss the two recipes I featured earlier on in this series? I featured two delicious recipes. Here is my twist on old-fashioned peanut butter blossoms: Biscoff Blossoms.
And here is the recipe for oozy gooey Monster Cookie Revel Bars, which is perfect for Halloween.
Click here for 8 variations (that’s right, 8!) on the traditional chocolate chip cookie.
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Thank you for all of your kind words and for the honor of guest posting on your wonderful blog!
That looks so wonderful. Thank you for the great ideas (and this post). I will try some of them for my christmas baking this year.
So cute! Love this post!
I’ll be wrapping a lot this Christmas. Nice ideas!
A.. your blog is becoming my baking wikipedia!!! :) love this post.. am absolutely nuts about good packaging.. love this D.I.Y post by Nancy.. am gonna try some of these ideas with diwali round the corner!!
This is such a fun post from Nancy. Thanks for featuring her, An. I learned so much and I always need help with wrapping my cookies;)
Terrific guest post! And so timely – soon we’ll all be wanting to package some cookies to give to other. Some really great ideas – thanks so much.
What great ideas! I would enjoy getting cookies in any of these little packages! Great post!
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Such cute ideas!!! I give a lot of baked goods over the holidays…I need to step up my game :) Excellent guest post!
I’m glad your back up, I couldn’t get to your site yesterday or the day before! I love the post today!! I need to practice my cookie wrapping skills!! Love the idea of filling the gaps with holiday candy!!
Nancy, thank you for sharing these awesome packaging tips.
These monster cookie bars are devilishly tempting!
These are gorgeous packaging options! I give lots of cookies as gifts in November/December, so this will come in very handy for me. =)
SO many incredible ideas – I have been brainstorming how to wrap my cookies this holiday season. I love everything here – the little mason jars for tiny cookies – adorable. Totally doing that!!
Everything is so stunning, the cookies, cakes plus the packaging.
So, so cute! This is right on time for the holidays. Pinning to my Christmas board right this second.
I am so excited by this post… I love the cookies in the wrap and jars!! I am definitely doing this for my kid’s school teachers this year. :)
Great tips thanks and its nice to meet you!
Love this post. I’m going to have to get some of this transparent roll too. I have a bag sealer so could even make my own little bags with it too, if that works? Any idea what stores sell it? I’m assuming mainly hobby stores? I’m in the UK so we don’t get Michael’s or Target etc. here.
Going to keep my eyes peeled for some transparent roll and some seasonal and standard ribbons too. Such a great idea. Thanks for sharing, Nancy.
i am always a t a loss at packaging the cutest things so they look cute inside the packaging too.. thanks for this post Anu! those candy cone cookies are insane!
I am officially in awe. My packaging skills pale in comparison. And now I really, really want an ice cream sandwich!
What a great post! I love the packaging ideas and being introduced to a new blog. Thanks :)
This is so handy for the upcoming holidays!
Great ideas! Thanks for sharing! These are really gonna help in the coming festive months :)
I know Thanksgiving still has to come but I am seriously excited for Christmas already, especially the baking.
Great ideas for cookie packaging. I usually buy those cello bags but run out of them really quickly!
Nancy should be best friends with all of us. What beautiful packaging and perfect timing.
I make and bake all of my holiday gifts. One of my favorite ways to present a gift is using simple brown kraft paper bags…you know, school lunch bags? Wrap your cookies in saran wrap, put them inside and fold the top down, punch two holes across the folded top and thread the holes with ribbon for tying a bow. Put a sticker on the bag detailing what’s inside.
No matter how you wrap it? People love homemade gifts!
Christmas and Chinese New Year is my absolute favourite time of year. An excuse to wrap gifts, give gifts and maybe receive some in return? I always love to see how people wrap and what colour ribbon they decide on using. These are great tips and I will keep it in mind. Will hop over to check out Coupon Clipping Cook. Thanks for sharing ;)! xoxo
What a great guest post. I adore Nancy. She’s a total genius. Every post just gets better and better.
That is really an awesome packaging work along with the artwork. Thank you for sharing an awesome artwork.