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Posted on Nov 13, 2013 in Holiday, Sips & Sups | 0 comments

Sweet Thanksgiving Hostess Gift

Sweet Thanksgiving Hostess Gift

It’s the season of counting our blessings and thinking about what we’re thankful for. If you’d like to say THANKS, literally, to your friends, family, loved ones, and those hosting you for Thanksgiving dinner this year, why not spell it out with alphabet cookies? It’s as easy as using store-bought cookie dough and letter-shaped cookie cutters, and makes a wonderful hostess gift. Show your nearest and dearest how grateful you are to have them in your life with this sweet little gift that makes a big impact.

Here’s how we did it…

What You’ll Need:
For cookies:

  • Roll of sugar-cookie dough
  • Flour
  • Mini Alphabet Cookie Cutters (we used these)

For presentation:

  • Gift box
  • Cardstock
  • Pen or thin marker
  • Ribbon (optional)
  • Parchment paper

Postmark Thanksgiving Cookies

Preheat oven to 275 degrees.

Sprinkle flour generously on a pastry board and roll out dough until about 1/8-inch thick (as thin as possible without breaking).

Add a generous sprinkling of flour to the dough before pressing with flour-dipped cutters.

Gently place letters of dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake at 275 degrees for 4-5 minutes until cookies just begin to turn golden.

Tip: Since the cookies are so thin, they bake quickly, so be sure to stand guard. They will be more like biscotti than traditional sugar cookies, perfect alongside a mug of herbal tea, flavored coffee, or hot cocoa.

To Assemble:
Line gift box with a piece of parchment paper cut to size.

On cardstock (also cut to fit the size of the box), write what you are thankful for (ideas: “…for a feast to remember” or “…for the memories”; add to box.

Place card on top of parchment paper, followed by first set of THANKS cookies.

Repeat with 1-2 more layers (or as many as your box will hold) of parchment paper, cardstock, and cookies. Place lid on top of box and tie with a ribbon.

Don’t forget to send a post-Thanksgiving thank-you to your hosts! See all of Postmark’s thank-you cards perfect for the holiday.



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