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Good Things Come in Sweet Packages

Having trouble finding a gift for that hard-to-buy-for person in your life? Or maybe you’re trying to think of a way to offer a little something special to your co-workers, the babysitter or your child’s teacher. It happens every year, doesn’t it?

In the spirit of the season, why not bake a cookie, or two, that is sweet and delicious AND can be given as a gift?

• Use containers that are safe for food, such as plastic food storage containers and small decorative boxes and tins.

• Avoid packing crunchy and soft cookies together, as combining them in the same container can make crunchy cookies soft and soft cookies dry.

• Pack cookies in layers between wax or parchment paper in an airtight container.

• To wrap, use materials such as tissue or colored craft paper and adorn with a bow or fabric ribbon in a seasonal pattern.

• Remember to keep packages filled with chocolate, or other perishable treats, away from heating vents, fireplaces and pets.