Christmas Cookie Packages

No rolling or shaping required—these cute, beribboned boxes start out as a pan of bars. Wrap up your Christmas baking in no time!

  • Prep Time 1 hr 40 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 40 min
  • Servings 64

Cookies

1
cup butter, softened
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour

Frosting

2
cups powdered sugar
1/3
cup butter, softened
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1
to 2 tablespoons half-and-half or milk
Food color

  • 1 Line 8-inch square pan with plastic wrap. In large bowl with electric mixer, beat all cookie ingredients except flour at medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until creamy. Reduce speed to low; beat in flour, scraping bowl occasionally, until mixture forms a dough. Press dough firmly and evenly in pan. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. Using edges of plastic wrap, lift dough from pan. With sharp knife, cut into 8 rows in each direction to make 64 squares; carefully place squares 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3 Bake 13 to 17 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely, about 10 minutes.
  • 4 In medium bowl, mix all frosting ingredients except food color until smooth, adding enough half-and-half for desired spreading consistency. In small bowl, mix 1/3 cup of the frosting and enough food color until desired color and well blended; place in small resealable food storage plastic bag and partially seal.
  • 5 Spread uncolored frosting over cooled cookies. Cut small hole in bottom corner of bag of colored frosting. Squeeze bag to pipe frosting onto each cookie to resemble bows.

Expert Tips

Bring these buttery, delicious cookies to a cookie exchange or give as a gift.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
75
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
25mg
25%;
Total Carbohydrate
9g
9%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.