Monday, December 17, 2012

Showing your co-workers you care on a budget!

Plastic bags with carboard
topers.  Just staple them on.
I don't know about you but I love to give my co-workers a little something around this time of year.  We have found that cookies are a great way to show you care but still will fit in your budget. 


The last few years we have made decorated sugar cookies but when we sat down to count up how many total gifts we needed they quickly added up to over 40!  Spending even two dollars on each gift was a bit out of range and decorating enough cookies seemed daunting.  So we settled on chocolate chip cookies and snicker doodles.

A quick trip to Hobby Lobby and I found cute little bags with cardboard toppers 20 to a bag and they were 1/2 off.  (This is the only place I could find these kind of bags.)


So on Saturday I started the great cookie bake! We ended up making 18 dozen cookies. Really it took about 9 hours total from the time I left to go shopping to the last bag being stapled. I think they turned out really cute! And my co-workers loved them! I know that several of them took the cardboard topper and stood it up on their desk as decoration.

Cookies made with the mini
m&m's! 
Is it just me but my favorite
part is the cookie dough that
looks like ice cream!

3 comments:

  1. Oh thank you! I was just digging through my stuff trying to come up with something for my co-workers...Ironically today is my cookie baking day, now if I can just find some cool bags.

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  2. Those are too too cute! I didn't even know they made those kind of bags. Love em!

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