Tuesday, December 21, 2010

M: Christmas Cookies Please?!

And we’re officially into the week o’ Christmas! I can’t wait until Saturday, we have some fun things planned! Do you have any special plans for the weekend?

Well, first things first, a big THANK YOU to Lauren from Healthy Delicious for my blogger baked goods! I got some butterscotch chip/coconut cookies and cranberry/orange scones!

Ok, I mentioned in my post yesterday that I had put together some fun goodie boxes for some friends at work. I wanted to let you in on the goodness that I put inside of them.

First of all, I love baking…we all know that…but I also love packaging and making a cute and nice presentation. I swear, if I ever own my own bakery, I will probably put as much effort into the to-go containers as the baking! Here again is the big package I made for a good friend of mine at work:


Then I put together these small goodie boxes for the fantastic people at my hubby’s work:



What is inside these bad boys you ask? Well, first off, the snickerdoodle recipe that I posted about yesterday.

Next, I made up some homemade pumpkin granola, the recipe I got from Maria at Two Peas and Their Pod. I have given this granola away before, and everyone LOVED it! So, I tied up little baggies with handfuls of granola with red and green ribbon. I thought it would be a healthier addition to all of the cookies.

Next up, the double chocolate mint chip cookies that Erica introduced me to, which originated from Renee at My Kitchen Adventures. I LOVE these cookies, and they go over so well at Christmastime. People at work devoured these things.

And last, but certainly not least, what might be my new favorite Christmas cookie, are the triple chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookies. This recipe I came across at Lovin from the Oven. This girl can really come up with amazing cookie recipes!

Dough pre-baked:

The finished product:

The only modification I made was using more dark chocolate chips and white chocolate chips and opted out of the milk chocolate chips because I’m not a huge milk chocolate fan. But, these turned out so good – I could’ve eaten the raw dough before it ever made it to the oven!

All together now



If you haven’t made any cookies yet, better get to it! You won’t find another time of year to have an excuse to bake cookies like a crazy person =)

Enjoy!

23 comments:

Pound said...

wowzers. you've been busy and very thoughtful of you do put together all those goodies! i hope i can sample some of your baking if you bake more at martha's house!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

these look awesome! i recently did a post (and featured erica in it!) of all (well many) of the dessert recipes i wanna make across the sphere. i love the things you chose, too!! yum!

KatiePerk said...

WoW! You outdid yourself! That all looks delicious!

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

MMMM, I can almost smell that kitchen now.

fitchocoholic said...

Wow!! That is some serious baking going on!!!! Everything looks so delicious!! =D

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

What cute packaging!!

Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean said...

these all look delicious! love the packaging :)

Renee @ MyKitchenAdventures said...

Yummy cookies and really cute and beautiful packaging! I am with you on the packaging...I try to scour the stores for the cutest boxes and tags to put the goodies in...yours are just adorable. I find it hard to find good containers sometimes!! maybe I need to start searching the internet for some cute ones.

Glad you liked the double chocolate chip mint recipe! I am like you....LOVE baking...maybe too much! haha Happy holidays to you and E!!

Erica said...

cuteeeeeeeeee packaging! I bet everyone who received your gifties was super excited.

teresa said...

what cute christmas boxes!

Dawn (HealthySDLiving) said...

I really wish I loved to bake and was creative and artsy...I'm just not! :/
Everything looks amazing though, very thoughtful of you!

Heather M said...

Adorable boxes!! Where did you get them??

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

I love those beautiful boxes!

Corey @ the runners cookie said...

It's so nice that you take the time and effort to put such nice, homemade cookie plates together for friends/co-workers! I'm sure they appreciate it :) My mom and I used to bake lots of cookies for my teaches in elementary school - I always loved doing it.

fittingitallin said...

ADORABLE packaging!! I'd love getting something so pretty - the details are worth it!

The Blonde Duck said...

I made cranberry and white chip cookies too! Aren't they delicious?

Josie said...

mmmm everything looks yummy! I'm such a cookie freak! hahaha

Shannon said...

so many awesome goodies, lucky coworkers :)

Maria said...

I love those treat boxes and of course all of the goodies. I am so glad you like my pumpkin granola! Yay! Happy Holidays!

cyclicalunemployment said...

Those are the cutest presentation boxes ever. I cannot believe how good those cookies look!
Katherine

Julie said...

um can i please come to your office or your hubs office? i totally need to make those snickerdoodles asap!!

i gave my coworkers little baggies of granola too! they LOVED it and asked for the recipe haha

Fashion Meets Food said...

Look at you lil miss busy! I love how you packaged the cookies! Way too cute!

xo

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Wow--you ended up with a great spread! And the little boxes just make everything look so much more gourmet!