The possibilities for a gift wrapping post title are endless.

As in the obvious title…..“Wrap it Up”

or the encouraging…..“You’re on a Roll”

or the obscure…..”Developing a good ‘Wrap’ por”

or my personal favorite….“Hope This Present Doesn’t Get  a Bum Wrap.” 🙂


Cookie Tag Present

I never said the titles would be good…..just endless.

No eye rolling or groaning please.

Thank you.

I’ll be here all week. 🙂

Cookie Gift Tag

Cookie Gift Tag

An Easy Fun Edible Project

Just please don’t hang them on your tree 🙂


Sugar Cookies


 Step 1:  I started with this

Ummmm….I haven’t really turned over that new cooking leaf yet.

I wish my grandmother had a sugar cookie recipe.

Then I could link it up here.

But my grandmother favored pizza rolls and clementine oranges.

So I used the next best thing…..break apart sugar cookies from the aisles of the grocery store.


Cookie Dough


Step 2:  Break cookies apart

Separate cookie square.

Each tag is 1 and 1/2 cookie square.


Rolling Pin


Step 3:  Roll out individual cookie 

Flour surface and rolling pin.

Roll out dough in shape of square until it is about 1/2 inch thick.


Merry Christmas Stamp

Step 4: Stamp cookie and add hole for ribbon
I bought my stamps at Hobby Lobby.  The simpler the stamp the better.

Stamp cookie with new unused rubber stamp.

(I washed my stamps first).

Make hole for ribbon (I used the end of a mixer beater).

Cut away excess dough from edges to form a square.

Bake cookies according to package directions.

Cookie Tag

Then….here is the secret to success with this project:

Take the cookies out of the oven and RE-STAMP them again while the cookies are still warm.

I tried everything.


Cookie Gift Tag

I put the dough in the freezer and stamped with ice cold stamps and made the dough thick and made the dough thin and stood on my head and sang “The Star Spangled Banner.”

All I ended up with was puffy cookies that had absolutely no idea what day to open a present.

And then a light bulb went off.

And  I tried stamping the fresh-out-of-the-oven cookie.

It worked perfectly.

Success and edible cookie tags were mine.  And that my wonderful friends….

 … a wrap. 🙂

PS  So sorry….I couldn’t resist one more.

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  1. Image for Colleen Colleen

    Very clever! I am sure you must have had many quality control helpers in your kitchen! Fun project! Have a super day!

  2. Image for Donnamae Donnamae

    Such a darn cute idea...where were you 20 years ago when my kids were young? Who knows, maybe they will still love it! ;)

  3. Image for Catherine Catherine

    What a "sweet" idea! My dogs would eat them off the packages though! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  4. Image for Diane Diane

    I love your cookie tags, great idea and thanks for working out all the details for us! The star spangled banner must have worked, I will have to try that too.

  5. Image for Elizabeth Elizabeth

    You are a creative genius!!! Those cookie tags blow my mind!!!! Your home is stunning. Your humor is wild and wonderful!!! Merry Christmas and happy and healthy New Year!! I'm so thrilled I fell upon this blog. I'm not going anywhere!

  6. Image for Zolane Zolane

    You made my day, KariAnne!!! What a great idea :) And have I told you lately how much I love your sense of humor and writing style?

  7. Image for Elena @ `a casarella Elena @ `a casarella

    Karianne! I don't have time for all of this marvelousness!! (<-- I think I made that word up.) I can barely accomplish everything else that I want to do this Christmas and now I have to go do this. No really. I *have* to do this. So creative. Pinning!

  8. Image for Linda Thenhaus Linda Thenhaus

    These are adorable! You are truly one of the most creative people I have run across. I have a wonderful (easy) sugar cookie recipe for you. It is my "go to" recipe. Happy to pass it along if you'd like:)

  9. Image for Jennifer @ Celebrating Everyday Life Jennifer @ Celebrating Everyday Life

    These are SO adorable!!! I just got some cookie molds this year - I haven't used them yet but I'm hoping my little one and I will get to play with them this weekend!! I don't think we'll have the patience to put them on gifts though, we're both little cookie monsters! So, I don't think they'll stand a chance!!! :-)

  10. Image for Suzanne Suzanne

    I had to laugh as I had the same experience when stamping my own sugar cookies! And yes, hot out of the oven works best.... OR, a shortbread recipe works well, too, as they don't rise up as much as a sugar cookie : ) I've loved all of your holiday sweet little advent gifts. Thank you for that, and for your continued inspiration. Have a very Merry Christmas and enjoy your little family! xo Suzanne

  11. Image for shirley@housepitalitydesigns shirley@housepitalitydesigns

    How did i miss this one!!!....What a great idea...not only for Christmas but for any occasion!....say goodie bags for showers or birthday fun!!!...

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