What could be more festive than a holiday cookie box? There are so many homemade Christmas cookie box recipes to choose from. Maybe even too many! A cookie variety box makes a great gift and you can choose from different types of cookie gift box packaging. Read on for my DIY cookie box ideas for the holiday season.
If you have made some different kinds of cookies, presenting them in a holiday cookie box always looks so charming and festive. So instead of swapping your cookies at a cookie exchange, why not make several different kinds, arrange them using DIY cookie box ideas and give them as festive gifts.
A medium sized wooden box such as this one makes perfect cookie gift box packaging. Cardboard can be too fragile but wood is not only more durable but it can be repurposed afterwards as a tray or something different.
Of course there are other DIY cookie box ideas to consider. High sided wooden trays come in different shapes, sizes and finishes or you can pick out another material. Perhaps you want to paint or decorate the box yourself (or get the kids to do it) this year. Whatever you decide is bound to be perfect. Then all you have to think about is which homemade Christmas cookie box recipes you want to make first!
Homemade Christmas Cookie Box Recipes
Here are my top 8 favourite cookies for a holiday cookie box if you’re looking for some baking inspiration. They aren’t in any particular order because I love them all!
Festive Chocolate Covered Oreo Christmas Cookies
I’m already sold on Oreos (any kind!) so these Festive Chocolate Covered Oreo Christmas Cookies nearly always make my festive baking list. Making these are oh-so-simple. You need to dip Oreo cookies into melted candies and then decorate them however you like. You can use writing icing for those cutesy Christmas messages or use festive coloured sprinkles.
Nutellotti Soft Nutella Cookies with Filling
Did someone say Nutella? Yes these Nutellotti Soft Nutella Cookies with Filling are another type of cookie you can’t go wrong with. If the very thought of hazelnut and chocolate together makes your mouth water, you’re going to want these in your cookie variety box this year. These aren’t exactly diet-friendly but you can enjoy them before making those pesky New Year’s Resolutions!
Homemade Torrone Italian Nut Nougat
The honey nut flavours in this Homemade Torrone Italian Nut Nougat are to die for! These white candies suit any cookie gift box packaging and I like to cut the nougat into pieces and wrap each one with festive paper. Add these to your cookie variety box this year and watch as they become the first treat or cookie to disappear!
Gluten Free Christmas Pinwheel Cookies
Add these wonderful Gluten Free Christmas Pinwheel Cookies to your holiday cookie box. The red, white and green are super-festive and these might look technical but they’re really not hard to make at all. These are ideal for a cookie exchange and one of the most fun homemade Christmas cookie box recipes you can make.
Just Like Starbucks Ginger Molasses Cookies Copycat Recipe
You don’t have to go all the way to your favourite coffee shop to get these Starbucks Ginger Molasses Cookies for your cookie variety box. Not when they’re this simple to make anyway! If the rich flavours of ginger and molasses wound good to you, I recommend you make these for your holiday cookie box this year.
Gluten Free Stained Glass Christmas Cookies
Are these a Christmas tree decoration or a cookie? Well, why not both! Make holes in the tops of these cute cookie exchange worthy cookies before baking. That way you can thread festive coloured ribbons through them before adding these Gluten Free Stained Glass Christmas Cookies to the holiday cookie box.
Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Meringue Kiss Christmas Cookies
Now these are seriously cute. Peppermint and chocolate never tasted so good together and these Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Meringue Kiss Christmas Cookies couldn’t be any cuter! Make sure your DIY cookie box ideas include some form of meringue treat. These are as light as air and as festive as cookies get.
Gluten Free Italian Pignoli Cookies
Christmas is the time to serve nuts and nutty cookies. These Gluten Free Italian Pignoli Cookies combine the flavours of almonds and pine nuts to make these classic Italian treats. If you have some space in your holiday cookie box to fill, consider adding some nuts in their shells and a decorative nutcracker too!
More DIY Cookie Box Ideas
You know there’s no such thing as ‘too festive’ so if you want to decorate your holiday cookie box with tinsel and other holiday decorations. The above Christmas cookie recipes are just some ideas you might like to consider.
After all, the great thing about homemade Christmas cookie box recipes is you can choose your favourites and make as many kinds as you like. So what will be going in your holiday cookie box this year?
Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is a storyteller, food lover, dog mom and adventure seeker living on the Pacific coast. She shares her passion for recipes, dogs, sustainability, adventures, travel and philanthropy, in hopes of encouraging followers to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places and stand for a cause. Bella lives with Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease.
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