I’ve seen quite a few cookie dough log gifts, but none quite as cute as this one from Southern Living. Here’s the thing, though: giving frozen cookie dough just doesn’t seem very practical to me. A frozen — or even refrigerated — gift means I need to keep it cold until I get to my destination, and the recipient needs to keep it cold while we’re at the destination (be it a family member’s house, our homeschool group or church — and then rush home to get it back in the fridge or freezer.
Too stressful for me!
However, I love the presentation of this gift, so I decided to look for alternatives, and here’s what I came I up with.
Rather than using a frozen cookie dough log (although you certainly could if you wanted), make your cookies round and uniform in size and wrap the actual cookies in this wrapper, which includes the recipe for the next time they want to make them and has a definite Christmas-y feel without the cost of a tin or even an oatmeal container.
I’ve got five printable wrappers for you from some of my favorite bloggers!
- white paper or vellum
- plastic wrap
Choose a cookie from the list below to make and print out however many wrappers you need.
Bake your cookies and let cool completely. Then wrap a “log” of cookies in plastic wrap. I found that the easiest way to do this was to create a vertical stack of cookies and then carefully wrap them in plastic wrap, laying the stack down to close the bottom end once everything else was secure.
Next, wrap the log with your paper wrapper. Start with the bottom of the page so that the recipe title is on the top when your paper overlaps.
Gently twist the ends to help it stay together and tie securely with ribbon.
Cookie Recipes & Wrappers:
- Gingered Orange Shortbread from Food for My Family (printable wrapper)
- Oatmeal Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies from My Blessed Life (printable wrapper)
- Oatmeal Chocolate Drizzle Cookies from Tidy Mom (printable wrapper)
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