Cookie Gift Baskets

by Sheila Laney
(Amena KS)

I made up cookie gift baskets for our family gift exchange. I just did batches of four different kinds of cookies - peanut butter, chocolate chip, shortbread, and molasses spice. Then I did variations on each of these doughs to make more kinds of cookies. For instance with the shortbread, I rolled some in nuts, dipped some in chocolate and mixed coconut in some of the dough. That turned one recipe into three kinds of cookies. When I finished, I had about ten different kinds of cookies in each basket. I packaged each batch of cookies in plastic bags and tied them with curly ribbon. Then I put a big cloth ribbon bow on the handles of the baskets. They looked so pretty and everyone kept passing the baskets around trying to be the one to go home with them.

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