You guys know by now I love baking. I think baked goods make great gifts, but there’s always the question of how to package them – for example, a pile of cookies on a paper plate doesn’t look quite as fantastic as it’s going to taste. At the same time, I’m just plain cheap, so I’m not likely to spend more money on cute packaging for my cookies than I spent on the ingredients to make them! That’s why I love this little cookie basket – it takes five minutes, one paper plate, and a few pieces of tape to assemble.
Once you have your basket put together, you can stack the cookies in next to each other like this:
Or in a one long row like this:
Either way, eight cookies fit perfectly. (Cookies shown are my favorite ones to share: they are the never fail, never flat, absolutely perfect chocolate chip cookies.)
To make this simple paper plate basket, here’s what you do:
Just cut along the dotted lines in the first photo, fold along the dotted lines in the second photo (without turning the plate), tape up the ends, and fill the basket with cookies! I lined the basket with a piece of wax paper just to make sure the buttery cookies don’t leave grease marks, then tied it up with ribbon so the cookies look as fantastic as they taste.
You might remember the first paper plate basket back over the holidays – it’s just the right size for gifting muffins!
I love how easy and economical these are, and how easy they are to dress up with a little ribbon or twine. Thanks for reading! ***This post originally appeared on One Good Thing by Jillee***