easy homemade neighbor gifts

I don’t know what’s wrong with me…I’m usually quick to make decisions but when it comes to those decisions affecting other people, I have a hard time.  Super annoying!  Last year I made my easy homemade thin mint cookies using Ritz crackers and Andes mint chocolate chips.  I thought about making them again but couldn’t decide.  After perusing Pinterest, I found some homemade cheese cream mints and they took me in a new direction.  Well guess what?  I again decided the mints weren’t enough and too rich alone, so I made some chocolate cookies with white chips and combined the two goodies for easy homemade neighbor gifts.  I only spent 6 hours in the kitchen!!! Argh…thanks, inner indecisiveness!


Since it’s not my tutorial to share, I’ll send you to Skip to my Lou.  Here’s my supply list, I used this snowflake mold with pretty pictures on the front…


It was all I could find on short notice and in the end, I wasn’t thrilled with how much they looked like flowers, aaah…

easy homemade neighbor gifts

This is where the chocolate cookies with white chips came in.  And I actually preferred chocolate cookies with mint chips but alas, my local grocery store didn’t have any.  Big fat BOO to them.  (For the record, this is why I prefer a drill to a spatula!!)

easy homemade neighbor gifts

To wrap them up together, I stacked my cookies in cute polka dot cupcake liners.  Then I put them in cellophane bags and topped them with a couple mints each.  I ended up digging out a small star ornament to mold my cream cheese mints since the snowflakes weren’t doing it for me.  Add these darling free tags from Sass & Peril and you’re good to go! What do you think?  Can you tell I was super scatterbrained!?

easy homemade neighbor gifts

Well even if YOU can tell, hopefully my neighbors can’t.  And hopefully they just know how much I love them.  Bonus: my kiddos had fun dropping them off to each house with a cheery “Merry Christmas!”  Have YOU gotten your neighbor gifts done yet??

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  1. 1


    Very cute!! I haven’t made my neighbor gifts yet, but hopefully will get it done this coming week.

  2. 2

    I think they turned out just adorable! Love the idea of using the cute cupcake liners to put them in. Gonna have to copy that! :)

    • 3


      Thanks Kara- the liners are super cheap and easier than a giant plate of cookies! (;