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Christmas Cookie Gift Ideas

Updated on October 17, 2014
Chistmas Gingerbread Cookies Set
Chistmas Gingerbread Cookies Set | Source

Cookies ARE Christmas

When you think of Cookies at Christmas, what comes to mind? Probably a few good recipes and some great memories.  What about a great Christmas cookie cookbook?  A beautiful children's picture book? A Christmas apron or cookie jars and plates?  That's what you'll find on this page, my tribute to the Christmas cookie.  Hopefully, it will help you make some Christmas traditions for your own family.

The Best-Ever Christmas Cookies

Our Favorite Cookies For Christmas

One year I did the unthinkable. I didn't make our traditional Christmas cookies. My sister-in-law visited and she baked and that meant we had plenty of sweet treats in the freezer. I simply did not need to bake and so I didn't. I thought nothing of it and no one said anything, until a few months later when one of my sons referred to the Christmas when they didn't have any of their favorite Christmas cookies. Talk about feeling bad! I did and I will not be repeating that faux pas ever again.

Each year with the exception of that well-remembered Christmas, our family has three cookies on hand. We always have The Best-Ever Ginger Crinkles, The Best-Ever M&M Cookies (with Christmas colored M&Ms) and The Best-Ever Brownie bites. They're all easy, they're all yummy and they all freeze beautifully. Best of all, they offer a nice variety and when I put a plate of cookies out, I am fairly comfortable that I can please not only my family but anyone who drops in during the holidays.

A Beautiful Christmas Cookie Cookbook

Rose's Christmas Cookies
Rose's Christmas Cookies | Source

Rose's Christmas Cookies

Written by Rose Levy Beranbaum.

This is absolutely the most beautiful cookie cookbook that I have ever seen. It was created by Rose Levy Beranbaum who is famous for her many beautiful baking books. Almost too beautiful to use, this one would make a very impressive Christmas gift for anyone who loves to bake.

Cookie-Themed Books For Children

Cookies Christmas Lessons Children's book
Cookies Christmas Lessons Children's book | Source

Here are two great choices PLUS one that is about a cookie-loving mouse who is going to the movies this Christmas.

The first story is not actually a Christmas story as The Gingerbread Boy makes his break for freedom in a season that definitely is not winter in my part of the world. This version by Paul Galdone is one of the classic versions and was my family's favorite. Featuring a barnyard full of critters and one foxy fox, the gingerbread man is unfortunately undone in the end.

The second book, Christmas Cookies: Bite Size Holiday Lessons, introduces your young child to new vocabulary words like 'tradition' and 'celebrate' in the context of good manners in certain social situations. It is a beautiful combination of wisdom and artistry.

The third and final book, If You Take A Mouse To The Movies, is a special Christmas edition featuring that cookie-loving mouse that was created by Laura Numeroff in If You Give A Mouse A Cookie. The Christmas version has all sorts of extras including a CD and recipes.

Amazing Christmas Aprons

Make A Christmas Apron A Tradition

Christmas Aprons
Christmas Aprons | Source

Lovely Christmas Cookie Jars

Glass Cookie Jar
Glass Cookie Jar | Source

A Christmas Cookie Jar

Nothing could be more festive than a cookie jar! I found this beautiful but simple glass cookie jar on Amazon. I love the idea that it will hold your Christmas treats and, when they are gone, go in your dishwasher for easy clean-up.

I also love the idea of a vintage Christmas Cookie the one shown here from eBay. An older jar may add a different style to your kitchen but may have to be treated with extra care when it comes to clean up time. Of course, if it is available on eBay it may be gone tomorrow so if you see a cookie canister that you like, don't hesitate.

A Bold & Beautiful Christmas Cookie Plate

Waechtersbach Santa's Cookies Plate and Milk for Santa Mug Boxed Set

Amazon's best-selling plate for Santa's Christmas Cookies.

The Waechtersbach Santa-themed cookies and mugs are perfect for setting out Santa's treat whether it be a plate of cookies or a mug of milk.

© 2009 Treasures By Brenda

Are you a fan of Christmas cookies?

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    • kimbesa2 profile image


      6 years ago from USA

      Love those Christmas cookies...thanks! **angel blessed**

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      Sharon Berry 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      Great lens. Cookie cook books make wonderful gifts.

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      6 years ago

      I love Christmas cookies! This is a great lens. Thanks!!

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      7 years ago

      Some of these ideas are great, Thanks for sharing.

    • Joy Neasley profile image

      Joy Neasley 

      7 years ago from Nashville, TN

      yummmmmmmmmmyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want cookies!!!!! Great lens!

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      8 years ago

      hehehe... lensrolled :) ya sneaky cutey!

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      Joan Hall 

      8 years ago from Los Angeles

      We frequently make M&M cookies, oatmeal cookies, and Urban Legend "Neiman-Marcus" cookies at Christmas time.

    • Dianne Loomos profile image

      Dianne Loomos 

      8 years ago

      I am most definitely a fan of Christmas cookies. Yours sound fabulous!

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      Susan Deppner 

      8 years ago from Arkansas USA

      It's hardly Christmas without cookies! Lensrolling this to my No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies recipe lens, which I have on good authority is Santa's favorite cookie!

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      Mary Beth Granger 

      8 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Wonderful lens! 5* and blessed.


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