Monday, November 19, 2018

Themed Christmas Cookie Gifts

It's easy to make an assortment of cookies, put them on a plate and give them to your friends and neighbors, but it says something special and unique when you pick a theme and do the plate based on it. 

Here's just some years' worth of cookie themes I've done in the past - 

Bag of coffee, homemade donut holes

Hot cocoa mix, plastic spoons I filled with melted chocolate or white chocolate or peanut butter and mini marshmallows for stirring, hot cocoa cookies. 

Fudge squares, a few different flavors, stacked up in a Chinese food takeout container.

Chai Tea Eggnog cookies and chai tea bags.

Ginger cookies, ginger tea and candied ginger.

Homemade biscotti and coffee.

Rum balls and a couple tiny bottles of rum. 

Some potential themes; coffee, tea, hot cocoa, marshmallows, lemon, cranberry, chocolate, candy, peppermint, eggnog.

I'd highly suggest you consider a jerky utilizing any of the amazing spice mixes from Cowboy Spice Company. 

Whisk Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, honey, and any of the Cowboy Spice Company mixes together in a bowl. Put beef slices in it and turn to coat. Marinate 3-4 hours in fridge or overnight.
Preheat oven to 175 degrees F (80 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with tin foil and put a rack atop it.
Transfer beef to paper towels to dry. Toss out marinade. 
Sprinkle with more seasoning.
Bake beef in the preheated oven until dry and leathery, 3 to 4 hours.

Another thoughtful way to give them is to buy the multipacks of refrigerator plastic containers that are cheap. They can reuse these if they like. If you want something special, go to a place like Oriental Trading Company online where they sell things like Chinese to-go containers and tins, tiny boxes, etc, at very great prices!

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