Part of my cookie baking madness happens so that I can give homemade cookies to my kids’ teachers. My Mom always went overboard with teacher’s gifts and I certainly feel it is important to follow suit as teacher’s deserve to be appreciated!
In the early years of trying to figure out how to package the cookies for the teachers I stumbled across the idea of plain pizza boxes and this is now my signature presentation. I order them from my favorite website – Papermart. I add a bow and a tag or label and I am good to go…
I love them for a number of reasons:
- It is a totally unique presentation. You should see people’s faces when you hand them a pizza box!
- The cookies are contained and covered (and will not be slipping off the side of the plate as I drive them to their destination).
- The flat boxes make them easy to transport. Even with the bow, you can stack them up.
- I don’t have to fight with the Saran Wrap.
Inside the box, I arrange an assortment of cookies (trying to separate like colors). Here is a quick shot of what the teachers got yesterday. I still have not hit the point in my cookie baking this year where I am decorating the cookies, so they are slightly less colorful than some years.
It is easy to put together the boxes then add to them assembly-line style.
Once they are loaded and the bows/tags have been added, I throw them in my handy bag (who doesn’t love their 31 Gifts Organizing Utility Tote?!??!) and head to school to play Santa.