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Christmas Cookie Boxes {Homemade Gift}

Easy homemade Christmas cookie boxes filled with classic Holiday cookies likes chocolate crinkles, snickerdoodles, gingerbread and candies. This is a simple yet delicious edible gift for family and friends.

This is the best homemade cookie box ever. Overflowing with a variety of sweet and savory treats, there is something for everyone in this box. It is the perfect gift for families, friends, teachers, and co-workers because you can customize it to your skill level, their tastes, or even according to allergies. You can hand deliver it, ship it, or leave it as a surprise on a friend’s doorstep! The joy and possibilities are endless just like the holiday season itself. If you are looking for more fun ways to brighten someone’s day, then make sure to take a look at this Homemade Football Gift Box and these Graham Cracker Gift Boxes.

Easy Homemade Christmas Cookie Boxes on a Red Holiday Background With Ornaments

How To Make Christmas Cookie Boxes/Holiday Biscuit Boxes

  1. Decide what goes in the box– Will it be just cookies, or will it include candies and nuts?
  2. Make a list of people who you plan on gifting– How many boxes per household needed? How many people are in the household?
  3. Make a shopping list– Review your recipes carefully so you are not running to the grocery store constantly, and then do the grocery shopping.
  4. Decide how you will package them– Will they be shipped? Will they be handed out? Will they be in holiday plastic bags, metal tins, boxes? Take that into account with your decisions.
  5. Make a baking timeline– Some cookies need to be decorated and some other require chilling of dough. Creating a detailed checklist will really help.
  6. Assemble/Package- Use smaller boxes and different sizes of cupcake liners as dividers inside the big box to separate different cookies.
  7. Deliver or ship– Take them to the post office, or have fun seeing people’s faces as you hand deliver them!

How To Decorate Cookies?

The best choices for decorating cookies with icing would be to use Royal Icing or Easy Glace Icing, because both dry hard and therefore will hold up to packaging, stacking, and delivering best.

However, you can use softer frosting such as Best Sugar Cookie Frosting, American Buttercream Frosting, or Chocolate Buttercream Frosting. Make sure you do not layer these cookie in the box and crush the beautiful frosting. Instead, place them in a single layer as a visual star of the box!

Using other decorating methods such as melted chocolate drizzles, candies, sprinkles, crushed cookies, etc. make for stunning visual appeal, and even more fun too!

Large Box of Holiday Cookies With Labels on Them- Closeup Shot

Best Homemade Christmas Cookies

Classics

Easy Snowball Cookies (Mexican Wedding Cookies)
Quick, easy snowball cookies recipe (Mexican wedding cookies), homemade with simple ingredients. Rich, buttery, tender, loaded in pecans and powdered sugar.
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Easy Pecan Snowball Cookies Recipe
Easy Meringue Cookies
Easy meringue cookies recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. A classic Christmas cookie that’s delicate, light, airy and packed with vanilla flavor. 
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Easy Meringue Cookies Recipe
Classic Snickerdoodles Recipe
This quick and easy Snickerdoodles cookies recipe yields soft and chewy cookies with crispy, sugary tops. Snickerdoodle recipe without cream of tartar included.
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Easy Snickerdoodles Recipe
Easy Shortbread Cookies
The best, old fashioned, classic, homemade, quick, easy shortbread cookies recipe, made with 3 simple ingredients: Butter, Sugar, Flour. Soft and crumbly!
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Easy Shortbread Cookies Recipe
Easy Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies
Quick and easy sugar cookies recipe, made with simple ingredients. Soft and chewy. Decorate with frosting. Holds its shape! No spreading! No chilling! 
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Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe (Soft and Chewy)
Christmas Pinwheel Cookies
The best, colorful, easy, old fashioned pinwheel cookies recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Perfectly crispy sugar cookies for Christmas holidays.
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Almond Crescent Cookies (Vanillekipferl)
Classic, old fashioned, buttery, rich, tender, easy almond crescent cookies (vanillekipferl), homemade with simple ingredients. Dusted with powdered sugar.
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Classic Almond Crescent Cookies (Vanillekipferl) on Grayish Black Background- Overhead Shot
Classic Spritz Cookies
This rich and buttery classic Spritz cookies recipe is easy to make with a few simple ingredients. They are crispy and tender and great as a homemade gift.
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Cut Out Sugar Cookies With Cake Mix
Best, buttery, easy cut out sugar cookies recipe with cake mix, homemade with simple ingredients. Rich, buttery, soft yet firm and holds its shape.
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Easy Iced Cut Out Sugar Cookies With Cake Mix on White Background
Jam Thumbrpint cookies
Classic, easy jam thumbprint cookies recipe from scratch, homemade with simple ingredients. Soft and tender sugar cookies are indented and filled with jam!
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Jam Thumbprint Cookies From Scratch

Peppermint-

Peppermint stuffed chocolate sugar cookies
These rich peppermint stuffed chocolate sugar cookies are crispy on the outside yet soft and gooey on the inside. Perfect for gifting during the Holidays!
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Peppermint Cookies
Quick and easy white chocolate peppermint cookies recipe, made from scratch with simple ingredients. Crispy and crackly on the outside, chewy on the inside.
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White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies Recipe (Peppermint Sugar Cookies)

Chocolate

Easy Church Window Cookies
The best, classic, no bake, easy Church window cookies recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Packed with chocolate, marshmallows, coconut and nuts.
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No Bake Church Window Cookies Recipe
Chocolate Caramel Cookies
Quick and easy stuffed chocolate caramel cookies recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Soft, moist, fudgy, bakery style, loaded with chocolate chips. 
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Chocolate Caramel Cookies Recipe
White Chocolate Chip Cookies (With Cake Mix)
The best, quick and easy white chocolate chip cookies recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Starts off with a cake mix. Rich, soft and chewy. 
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White Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
Fudgy Chewy Triple Chocolate Cookies
Fudgy chewy triple chocolate cookies recipe from scratch, homemade with simple ingredients. They are loaded with cocoa powder, chocolate chips and fudge candy.
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Cake Mix Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Classic, quick and easy chocolate crinkle cookies recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Soft and fudgy. Starts off with a chocolate cake mix.
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Homemade Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Recipe
Chocolate Spritz Cookies
Classic, old fashioned, buttery, easy chocolate spritz cookies recipe, homemade from scratch with simple ingredients that are piped into decorated designs.
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Easy Chocolate Spritz Cookies Recipe
Easy Smores Cookies
Quick and easy smores cookies recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Soft, chewy and loaded with graham crackers, chocolate chips and mini marshmallows.
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Easy Smores Cookies Recipe (With Cake Mix)
Chocolate Sugar Cookies
Quick and easy chocolate sugar cookies recipe with crispy texture of classic cut out sugar cookies and a rich chocolate flavor. Great for cookie decorating!
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Easy Chocolate Sugar Cookies Recipe (Cut Out Cookies)
Nutella Cookies
These quick and easy chewy chocolate Nutella cookies are addictive. They are rich and fudgy and have a brownie-like texture. Great for cookie exchanges.
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Easy Nutella Cookies Recipe
Chocolate Cherry Cookies Recipe
Quick and easy chocolate cherry cookies recipe, made with a cake mix. Filled with buttercream frosting, cherry pie filling and chocolate shreds. 
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Chocolate Cherry Cookies (Black Forest Cookies Recipe)
Cake Mix Chocolate M&M Cookies
Easy cake mix chocolate m&m cookies made with simple ingredients from your pantry. Crispy on the outside but soft on the inside. Great as a snack or gift!
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Nutty

Best White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
Quick and easy white chocolate macadamia nut cookies recipe, made with simple ingredients and ready in 20 minutes. They are classic, soft and chewy!
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Easy White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies Recipe (Soft and Chewy)
Butter Pecan Cookies
Easy, soft and chewy butter pecan cookies recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Loaded with toasted pecans. Great for Christmas and Thanksgiving!
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Easy Pistachio Cookies
Classic, easy cut out pistachio cookies recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Requires no chilling. They also hold their shape well and don't spread during baking.
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Easy Cut Out Pistachio Cookies on White Background
Classic Peanut Butter Cookies
The best, classic, quick and easy homemade peanut butter cookies recipe, requiring simple ingredients. Soft and chewy with a sugar coating.
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Best Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
Essy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Classic, quick and easy peanut butter chocolate chip cookies recipe, made with simple ingredients. These thick soft and chewy cookies are sweet and salty.
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Easy Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
Easy Peanut Butter Blossoms Recipe
Quick and easy peanut butter blossoms recipe, requiring simple ingredients. These classic peanut butter thumbprint cookies with chocolate are soft & chewy.
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Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies
Quick and easy peanut butter and jelly cookies recipe is filled with strawberry jam. Sweet and salty, crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside.
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Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies Recipe

Spiced-

Cinnamon Cookies Recipe
Quick and easy cinnamon cookies recipe, requiring simple ingredients and loaded with cinnamon! They are soft and chewy on the inside, crispy on the outside.
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Easy Ginger Cookies Recipe
Quick and easy ginger cookies recipe, made with simple ingredients and packed with many spices. Crispy on the outside but soft and chewy on the inside!
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Easy Eggnog Cookies
Quick and easy eggnog cookies recipe, made with simple ingredients. These doctored cake mix soft and chewy Christmas cookies can be glazed too!
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Easy Eggnog Cookies Recipe (Soft and Chewy)
Easy Gingerbread Cookies Recipe
Quick and easy gingerbread cookies recipe, made with 3 simple ingredients are a classic. This doctored cake mix recipe makes the best soft cut out cookies.
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Easy Gingerbread Cookies Recipe (Gingerbread Man Cookies)

Decorated-

Champagne Cookies
This easy champagne cookies recipe requires a few simple ingredients and no chilling. These champagne sugar cookies are decorated with champagne frosting.
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Stained Glass Cookies
Quick and easy stained glass cookies recipe, made with simple ingredients. These beautiful classic Christmas sugar cookies are filled with rock candy. 
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Classic Easy Stained Glass Cookies Recipe
Easy Snowman Cookies (Snowman Oreos)
Quick and easy snowman cookies recipe (Snowman Oreos), homemade with simple ingredients. Dipped in white chocolate and decorated with chocolate chips.
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Easy Homemade Snowman Cookies on Rustic Gray Background
Christmas Tree Cookies
Easy Christmas tree cookies recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. These cut out gingerbread cookies and soft but firm and lightly spiced.
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Snowflake Cookies
Quick and easy snowflake cookies recipe, made with simple ingredients like Oreos and white chocolate. Great dessert for Christmas and Winter parties. 
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Easy Snowflake Cookies Recipe (Snowflake Oreos)
Dried Cranberry Orange Cookies
Easy cranberry orange cookies recipes, homemade with simple ingredients. Soft and crumbly. Loaded with dried cranberries and orange zest.
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Easy Cranberry Orange Cookies Recipe

Here you will find even more cookie options listed by category and they really are the Best Christmas Cookies.

How To Package Cookies?

  1. Determine what size box you need– Based on the number and types of cookies being placed in it.
  2. Fill box with cupcake liners or small loaf pans– To separate the cookies inside the boxes.
  3. Line the loaf pans with tissue paper- For more color and to make it more aesthetically pleasing.
  4. Place a few sheets of tissue paper on top of all the cookies– To make it look beautiful.
  5. Place the lid on top– Wrap it tightly with a ribbon.

How To Ship Cookies? How To Mail Cookies?

  1. Wrap cookies in plastic wrap or in ziploc bags– Use holiday colors or holiday print bags, if you like. Then, place these wrapped (for freshness) cookies into the divided sections of the box.
  2. Place heaviest cookies on the bottom– This keeps the lighter cookies from being crushed.
  3. Pack the cookies as tightly as possible– Use tissue paper or bubble wrap to aid in securing the cookies.
  4. Place the decorative box of cookies into a shipping box– Choose one just slightly bigger than the decorative box. Use a new box so that it is as sturdy as possible.
  5. Surround the decorative box inside the shipping box with bubble wrap– This will help protect the cookies while en route.
  6. Seal the box– With packing tape.
  7. Address and label the box.
  8. Select express shipping– So the cookies will get there as fast and fresh as possible.

What Are The Best Cookies To Ship?

The best cookies to ship are ones that are sturdy and not too delicate because the boxes will take some beating during delivery. Cookies like spritz, sugar, gingerbread, chocolate chip, peanut butter, crinkle, snickerdoodles, and shortbread are classic choices. Do not choose cookies that have fillings or frosting that can go bad or that need to be refrigerated.

Variations For Holiday Cookie Boxes

Candy box– Include candies such as Crockpot Candy, Chocolate Fudge, White Chocolate Bark, Peanut Brittle, Lemon Fudge, or Mocha Almond Fudge.

Cupcake Box– Fill with Christmas cupcakes like Chocolate Chip Cupcakes (With Mint Frosting) , Easy Pointsetta Cupcakes, Snowman Cupcakes, or Easy Christmas Tree Cupcakes.

Jars of homemade mixes– Such as cakes, brownies, cookies, hot chocolate, or even pancake mixes!

Spice blends– Choose seasonal blends like pumpkin pie spice, apple pie spices, or savory ones such as a breakfast blend, Italian, Greek, Cajun, or Mexican.

Bottles of homemade extracts– These will require advanced planning because they take awhile to make. Extracts such as vanilla, almond, amaretto, orange, or lemon make great gifts.

Nuts– These Candied Nuts are a delicious homemade addition. You can also add store-bought mixes.

Box of brownies and bars– These Caramel Brownies (With Brownie Mix), Easy Christmas Brownies {Christmas Tree Brownies}, or 3 Ingredient Nutella Brownies are delicious choices. Add any of these S’Mores Bars, Chocolate Pecan Bars , Cookie Bars Recipe, or these Cake Mix Cookie Bars for more decadent goodness.

Box of pie slices– Add slices of Crustless Cranberry Pie, Easy Peach Pie, Easy Cherry Pie, Easy Blueberry Pie, Easy Pumpkin Pie, or Apple Pie.

Jam box– Package small mason jars of your favorite homemade jams like this Homemade Strawberry Jam, raspberry, blackberry, orange marmalade, or even apricot jam.

Tips And Techniques

All cookies must be cooled– Cool completely and then decorate and package them.

Don’t leave everything until the last minute– These gift boxes take time, so waiting to the last minute to plan, shop, bake, cool, and package will not be possible.

Don’t try new recipes– This is not the time for that. Go for trusted classics that you know everyone loves.

Fill empty spaces– With peppermints and other seasonal store-bought candies. It also keeps everything tight inside and keeps things from moving around.

The number of boxes will vary– Based upon how many cookies you put in each box and the size of the boxes you choose. This is why advanced planning is crucial.

Put like cookies by like cookies– Mint is a strong flavor so try to separate it from fruity cookies so the flavors don’t accidentally cross over.

Use sturdy cookies– Because delicate cookies may break before delivery.

Wrap homemade candies– In candy foil for a a fun and festive look.

Storage

Refrigerate– Leftovers can be stored in a covered box in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Freeze– These cookies can be frozen for up to 1 month in a freezer safe container or bag. Simply thaw to room temperature to enjoy later.

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Christmas Cookie Boxes

Prep Time: 1 hr
Cook Time: 30 mins
Chilling/ Decorating time/ Assembly: 3 hrs
Total Time: 4 hrs 30 mins
Easy homemade Christmas cookie boxes filled with classic Holiday cookies likes chocolate crinkles, snickerdoodles, gingerbread and candies. This is a simple yet delicious edible gift for family and friends.
Yield: 6 Large boxes

Instructions 

  • Bake cookies and make chocolate covered pretzels as well as the homemade candies.
  • Allow all cookies to cool and all the chocolate items to set.
  • Decorate any cookies, if necessary.
  • Wrap candies in candy wrap, if you like.
  • Assemble everything in boxes. Use various sizes of cupcake liners and mini cardboard loaf pan containers as dividers to separate all the items in the box .
  • Wrap box tightly with ribbon.
  • Enjoy with family and friends.

Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • The number of holiday boxes you end up with at the end will vary because it depends on the size of your boxes. Mine were fairly big boxes and not the typical 7 or 8 inch square boxes. 
  • Leftovers can be stored in the covered box in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

Nutrition

Calories: 150kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 16mg, Potassium: 7mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 1IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 1mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 150
Author: Abeer Rizvi
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2 comments on “Christmas Cookie Boxes {Homemade Gift}”

  1. I just stumbled across this on pinterest and I have to say that I love this idea! And your gift boxes are very inspiring!5 stars

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