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Get Well Cookie Gift Ideas

Updated on March 9, 2014

Why send cookies?

Being sick or injured is certainly no fun; why not offer a gift of delicious cookies to bring a smile to the face of someone recovering?

Cookies can’t heal wounds of the body, but they can help soothe the soul, especially when they are made by someone who cares. Here are some get well cookie gift ideas to help you say, “Get better soon!”

Gifts For a Child

If a special child in your life is recovering from an illness or injury, surprise him/her with a treat that can is both delicious and entertaining. Edible crayons, anyone?

Crayon Cookies (from HowStuffWorks)

Here's what you will need to make some delicious edible crayons for kids!


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • paste food coloring, assorted colors
  • 1-1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 tsp shortening


  1. Grease cookie sheets and preheat your oven to 350˚ F.
  2. Beat butter and vanilla until fluffy.
  3. Add powdered sugar until blended.
  4. In a small bowl, combine flour and salt. Gradually add butter mixture.
  5. Divide dough into 10 sections. Cover and refrigerate 9 sections. With remaining section, combine dough and food coloring in bowl and mix well.
  6. Cut colored dough in half. Roll into 5-inch log. Pinch one end in to resemble a crayon tip.
  7. Place cookies 2 inches apart on sheets.
  8. Repeat with remaining 9 sections, using different colors.
  9. Bake 15 to 18 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely.
  10. Combine chocolate chips and shortening in small microwaveable bowl and microwave on high for 1 to 1 ½ minutes. Stir after 1 minute.
  11. Decorate cookies with mixture to look like crayons wrappers.

Get Back on Your Feet

All you need for these great cookies are a great sugar cookie recipe, royal icing and food coloring, and a set of foot cookie cutters.

  1. Prepare sugar cookie dough and chill for 2 hours to prevent spreading during baking.
  2. Roll out your dough and cut your feet shapes.
  3. Bake cookies for 10 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned. Cool.
  4. Flood the cookies with royal icing (use water to thin your royal icing to an almost liquid consistency). Use any color you like – make a get well gift of beautifully colored cookies!
  5. Let dry and harden overnight.
  6. Using edible markers or thicker royal icing in a decorating bag, decorate your cookies. You can do anything you like, including giving them faces or Band-Aids. On one cookie, write, “Get Back On Your Feet!”
  7. If you choose, you can make this into a bouquet very easily. When rolling your dough, roll it thicker than usual and insert craft sticks, skewers, or lollipop sticks into the bottoms. Bake until lightly golden. Put florist’s foam or Styrofoam into the bottom of a basket or pail and arrange the sticks like a bouquet. Cover the foam with tissue paper or crinkle-cut paper. Voila – a perfect bouquet!


Send a Smile Cookie

Sometimes the best gift is a simple smile. Make these chocolate covered Oreos to brighten someone’s day.


  • 12 ounces white chocolate chips OR yellow candy melts.
  • Yellow food coloring (if not using candy melts).
  • 1 tablespoon shortening.
  • Oreos.


1. Grease cookie sheet and line with waxed paper.

2. Mix chocolate and shortening and melt in microwave or double boiler. Add yellow color if not using yellow candy melts.

3. Dip Oreos in chocolate with fork and let cool on baking sheet. You may need a few coats to cover the chocolate cookie.

4. When cool, use royal icing or edible marker to pipe smiley face onto cookies.

Say “Get Well” with cookies. You are sure to put a smile on your recipient’s face just when they need it most.


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    • Nicole S profile image

      Nicole S Hanson 5 years ago from Minnesota

      Wonderful ideas here. It is always painful to watch kids be sick. It's nice to be able to help.

    • janices7 profile image

      Janice S 5 years ago

      Cute ideas!

    • randomcreative profile image

      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Really cute ideas!

    • Brandym2012 profile image

      Brandym2012 5 years ago from PA

      These cookies are very colorful & kid friendly.