Let’s be honest, this season is all about the cookie. Friends host swaps, neighbors exchange sugar-filled tins, kids decorate festive shapes, and families send boxes of love across the miles. If you are baking a batch of sweets for the loved ones in your life this year, I shared my tips and advice (from years of mishaps and victories in gifting and shipping) in three quick posts that I wrote for The Kitchn. You can get a closer look here:
The One and Only Cookie Sheet You Need: I realize this is subjective, but, trust me, this is really all you need to succeed.
5 Cute and Easy Ways to Package Cookies for Gifting: I offer insight into how to make your wrapped cookies look as good as they taste.
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Packing and Shipping Cookies: There are a few pitfalls to avoid when sending edibles, and I let you in on a few of my secrets to ensure your goodies arrive in one piece.
And to help you out, here are links to my favorite cookie recipes from the last year or so:
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