The holidays are a perfect time to give gifts from the kitchen! Last year I made countless batches of cookies and bars for my husband to give to his clients and coworkers. This year, try making few treats for elderly neighbors, college students, and friends who don’t bake.
Here are few tips for making pretty packages and a recipe Peanut Butter Cookies.
- Use glass jars to show off the cookies!
- Put waxed or parchment paper between layers to prevent sticking.
- Add chalkboard sticker labels to the jars.
- Finish with a piece twine and a label.
These peanut butter cookies would be a great gift from the kitchen. They are sturdy enough to package, everyone loves them and the sprinkles are an easy way to add a festive look without the need for frosting.
- 3/4 cup Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 cups Homemade Cookie Mix
- 1/2 cup chopped salted peanuts
- Heat oven to 375 degrees.
- Beat peanut butter and brown sugar in large bowl at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Beat in egg and milk. Mix in Homemade Cookie Mix and chopped peanuts until evenly moistened.
- Shape tablespoonfuls of dough into balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten with a floured fork, making a crisscross pattern on the tops. Dip fork in flour as needed to prevent sticking.
- Bake 9 to 11 minutes. Cool for 1 minute. Place on cooling rack to cool completely.
For more ideas check out How To Turn Holiday Cookies Into Gorgeous Gifts.