Making a holiday cookie box is a great way to spread holiday cheer. Cookie boxes with all different kinds of cookies make the perfect gift for this time of year.
If you are looking for a homemade gift that is easy and tasty, you are in the right place. These Christmas cookie boxes are so fun to put together and everyone will love them.
The holiday season is my favorite time of year. We always make homemade cookies and gluten free Christmas desserts at my house and we love sharing them with our friends and loved ones.
So, we’ve come up with a way to share your favorite Christmas cookies. Making holiday cookie boxes are easier than you might think. I would say that sourcing the boxes was the hardest part.
After looking high and low all over the internet to find cute boxes, like I wanted all I seemed to find were custom made.
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While the brown Kraft boxes are much more price efficient if delivering to a lot of people, I wanted a pretty wood box.
I decided I wanted to do something easier so that you guys could recreate it yourself. So, I went to my local Michaels store and started with this big box.
We then added in two of these little .99 cent wood holiday boxes you find in the front area of the store. You can put them in right by each other or you can turn one vertical and one horizontal like we did.
Be sure to have plenty of cookie options available when putting together these fun boxes. You can also use decorative tins if you prefer.
I recommend a variety of shapes and sizes of cookies so that you have a fun look to your box. You can even add candy!
Different shapes like long, skinny ones, big wide and round ones as well as tiny cookies make for the best holiday cookie box.
Different colors as well with white chocolate, milk chocolate, and even some candies for that festive touch.
Cookie boxes don’t have to be limited to just cookies. Add in some chocolate-covered pretzels, white yogurt pretzels, peppermint bark, and candy canes are all great options.
You could even throw in some peppermint candies and chocolates. The point is, get creative and have fun. It is a holiday cookie box after all!
How to host a holiday cookie box party
If you want to make this extra fun, invite some of your favorite friends over and have each person bring a few dozen of their favorite cookie. Set them all out on the counter and let everyone build their holiday cookie boxes from those.
This is a GREAT way to reduce the number of cookies you yourself has to bake! It is something everyone can agree is a fun holiday tradition.
I like to have some spatulas and cute aprons for guests to enjoy as well as some savory snacks to much on as well.
Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies
Christmas cookies really do make any holiday gathering delicious, especially when it comes to a Christmas cookie exchange. Here are a few of my favorite easy cookies to make the perfect cookie box…
We love these Grinch cookies because they only require a few ingredients and they are so easy to make. Plus, you can watch the movie while making these cookies with your kids for a fun holiday activity.
Gluten-Free Ginger Molasses Cookies
These gluten-free ginger molasses cookies are so chewy and will definitely bring the holiday spirit to your home. I find that these are perfect in a cookie box because they are so simple and tasty.
Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies
These peanut butter reindeer cookies are absolutely adorable and perfect for a cookie swap. They are so festive that everyone will love them.
What is more Christmas than gingerbread cookies? You don’t need to chill the dough for this recipe, so it’s super easy and incredibly delicious.
These are some of my favorite cookies and I know they make the best gifts during the holiday season. So make a variety of cookies for your friends and family and put the different types of cookies in a cute box.
Gluten-Free Mexican Wedding Cookies
These powdery snowy gluten-free Mexican wedding cookies are a classic treat that everyone loves. You may also know these as snowball cookies, Russian tea cakes, Danish wedding cookies or pecan pillows.
Red Hot Cookies
The base for this red hot cookies is a perfectly chewy sugar cookie and and just sweet enough. Top with the slightly spicy red hot frosting for a nice holiday cinnamon touch.
Easy Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies
I love these super easy red velvet cake mix cookies because red velvet is an amazing flavor! Start with cake mix and give it some love to create this red festive cookie.
Decorated Sugar Cookies
Classic decorated sugar cookies are the quintessential thing to include in your holiday cookie box. You can get creative with how you decorate and everyone can customize them.
I find that these cookie boxes make great party favors and are so much fun to make. It’s a win-win for everyone!
Those you give them to are lucky recipients and you get to have fun putting them together.
We hope you have a great holiday season!
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How to Make: Holiday Cookie Box
- Get your box ready or put together and line with wax paper or tissue paper
- Add cookies in one flavor at a time (if including peanut butter, be sure to package those separate as they will make everything else taste like peanut butter)
- Close the lid to the box and tie a ribbon around to finish