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Cookie Christmas Gift Baskets Fend Off the Winter Blues

Noshing on a few cookies just always seems to improve oneís mood, doesnít it? When wintertime arrives, it can be easy for us to want to stay cooped up, which means we usually end up feeling bored and blue. This year, it's time to fend off those wintertime blues...with cookies!

Sometimes, spreading cheer can be the perfect remedy to any bad day, and if you spend most of the winter season feeling a little down, why not turn your mood around by sending something special to someone you love? Sending cookie Christmas gift baskets is one of the ways to send some cheer this holiday season and while someone else may be getting something yummy, we promise that sending a gift like this will keep you smiling, even while itís quite chilly outside!

At BisketBaskets.com, it can be easy to spread some holiday cheer with a cookie Christmas gift basket from our collection. Filled to the brim with delicious, homemade cookies that come packed with flavor, our cookie Christmas gift baskets are the perfect present for any loved one during the holidays, or you can send one just because! No matter when you choose to send one of our cookie Christmas gift baskets, the joy is spread the same. Cookies are just that good at bringing smiles!

Want an easy way to get some cheer at home once you send a Christmas cookie gift basket to a friend or family member? Then try out this delicious shortbread Christmas cookie recipe from BisketBaskets.com. Turn off the phone, shut down the computer, and spend time making something delicious with someone you love. Here's our recipe for holiday cheer:

Ingredients for Shortbread Christmas Cookies:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Start out by mixing together the flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Set aside. In another mixing bowl, beat the butter until smooth and creamy, and then add the powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat until well incorporated, and then add in the flour and salt. Gently stir until a dough forms. Then, remove the dough from the bowl and flatten it into a disk shape. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for an hour or two.

Then, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough until it's about 1/4 inch thick. Cut into shapes using cookie cutters and then place the cut outs on the cookie sheets. Refrigerate for about 15 minutes. Then, bake the cookies for about 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove from the baking sheets and cool completely. Then, feel free to ice the cookies with your favorite icing recipe or dip them in bittersweet chocolate for a yummy treat.

Not much for baking? Then order up a cookie Christmas gift basket to enjoy at home with your family. Warm up some cocoa and dig in! These cookie gift baskets are just so delicious and are simply meant to be enjoyed. Could fending off those winter blues get any better?

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