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!

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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…

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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??

Check out all our Christmas ideas and recipes too!

Lolly Jane
Meet Kelli & Kristi, twin sisters and authors of Lolly Jane. We are two busy wives + mommas who are makers of all things pretty. From signs to home decor and holiday crafts or redoing furniture in between soccer practices, we do it all all while armed with an ice cold Diet Coke. Join us in our DIY adventures! XOXO
  • Crystal - Very cute!! I haven’t made my neighbor gifts yet, but hopefully will get it done this coming week.ReplyCancel

  • Kara - 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! :)ReplyCancel

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

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