Get ready to spread the joy, one cookie at a time with these Holiday cookie boxes. Tis' the season for giving and what better way than with a box of homemade Christmas cookies?
Although these delightful Christmas boxes are the perfect gift, they're also great for any holiday occasion. Ideal for a cozy family movie night accompanied by a festive hot cocoa bar.
With a variety of different cookies and treats included in the box, it's easy to cater to everyone's preferences and/or dietary restrictions. Making for a homemade gift that a store-bought version could never match.
So whether you're planning on giving these boxes away as gifts, bringing to your next christmas party, or enjoying them at home with your loved ones, these christmas boxes won't disappoint.
Why you'll love these Christmas cookie boxes
- They make the perfect homemade gifts for anyone with a sweet tooth
- Not only tasty, but these cookie boxes make a visually appealing gift as well
- They're great for parties, family gatherings, or a cozy movie night in
- There are so many different ways to customize and cater to individual needs
- It's a great way to get the kids involved in the Christmas spirit
What cookies should I use?
While there's no set-list of cookies that you have to include in the perfect cookie box, these are a few of my favorite Christmas cookies that I've used in previous holiday cookie boxes.
- These Christmas Wreath Cookies are easy cookies to make and are a fun shade of green.
- If you're looking for something simple, yet unique, you'll love these Frosted Ginger Cookies. They're delicious cookies with hints of warm ginger.
- I like including Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies because they bring a fun, bright red color to the box. Making them a great addition to the festive holiday cookies.
- Although Christmas Oreo Truffles are not exactly cookies, they leave a lasting impression on anyone who tries them!
- Similarly, White Chocolate Christmas Crack isn't technically a cookie, but it's always a crowd pleasing Christmas dessert.
How to make holiday cookie boxes
Step 1: Prepare
Get your box ready by lining with wax paper, parchment paper, or tissue paper.
Step 2: Add the cookies
Arrange the cookies in the box one flavor at a time.
Step 3: Final touches
Add a bow or pretty ribbon to the outside of the box for a visual appeal.
Pro tip: Keep the peanut butter cookies, or other cookies with strong flavors, in compartments by themselves so they don't overtake the rest of the cookies.
- Use a sturdy box and place the harder cookies at the bottom of the box and the fragile cookies on top. This will prevent them from breaking.
- Colorful tissue paper or wax paper adds a festive touch.
- Include a variety of cookies from soft, to crunchy, to hard for a fun flavor profile.
- If you don't have a heavy-duty cardboard box, you can also use a wooden box or Christmas cookie tins.
- Feel free to make smaller boxes for kids or if you have a large number of people to give to!
As stated before, you can include anything and everything you'd like in your cookie box. If the cookie recipes above did not satisfy, here are a few more Christmas dessert recipes you can include...
1. Reindeer cookies
These cute reindeer cookies are the best cookies that are perfect for your next cookie swap. The kids will love the little reindeer face with green and red m&m candies and chocolate pretzel antlers!
2. Gingerbread cookies
This no-chill gingerbread cookie recipe makes it easy to have your favorite Christmas cookie in minutes rather than hours! They are perfectly sweet and chewy.
3. Ginger molasses cookies
These gluten-free molasses cookies with ginger are soft and chewy. They are sure to fill your cookie box with cheer! Familiar, warm notes of ginger and molasses that leave everyone reaching for seconds.
4. Christmas popcorn
Kick off your festive holiday season with easy Christmas Popcorn. Although it's not a homemade cookies, it makes a great filler for a holiday dessert box. Plus it’s so easy you may even need to make another batch!
5. Christmas crack chex mix
This festive Christmas Crack Chex Mix is the perfect balance of cereal, pretzels, and chocolate coating that creates an irresistible combination of tastes and textures. Another great addition to any box of cookies if you're looking for a little variety.
Classic sugar cookies are always a good idea. Especially if they're different shapes, creating an aesthetically appealing dimension to the box. You can also never go wrong with a good chocolate chip cookie in your cookie gift box.
Candy canes, Hershey's kisses, and other holiday candies make great fillers for a homemade cookie box.
Storing - Store the boxes in a cool, dry place for maximum freshness. It's also a good idea to double check that the boxes are closed all the way. Cookies stay fresh for longer in an airtight container at room temperature.
Freezing - While it depends on the cookie recipe, you can normally freeze cookies ahead of time and place them in the boxes when you're ready to serve. But again, it depends on the type of cookie. You can also freeze the cookie dough for most recipes and bake when ready.
Holiday Cookie Boxes
- Get your box ready or put together and line with wax paper or tissue paper
- Add cookies in one flavor at a time (if including peanut butter, be sure to package those separate as they will make everything else taste like peanut butter)
- Close the lid to the box and tie a ribbon around to finish