A lot of time, effort and thought goes into these treat boxes and the end result is well worth it!
Here's what sweets were baked up this year:
Cherry Toffee Oatmeal Cookies
Rosemary Parmesan Crackers
Hazelnut Chunk Cookies
Seven Layer Bars
Salted Peanut Fudge Brownies
Razzleberry Linzer Trees
Rocky Road Bars
Almond Apricot Bars
Sugar Cookie Snowmen
Lemon Coconut Chews
Aunt Fannies Toffee Chews
Chocolate Peppermint Kisses
All day Friday and Saturday the cookies and treats are baked and assembled. Once they're finished, the treats get stored on cookie sheets for packaging the next day.
Sunday is when the assembly line forms and the gift boxes are put together.
First, all the many, many trays of treats are set around on tables and chairs. The "pickers" take an empty cookie sheet and go around and grab a designated number of each cookie/treat. Once the trays are loaded, they're taken to the "packers" who layer and assemble all the cookies and treats into the cookie boxes.
Here are a few of the trays laid out.
They each have their own method of getting all the confections to fit in the boxes. It was really a tight squeeze.
A cookie guide with photos and names of each treat is included with the box. And to finish off the package, a personalized seal of approval is attached.
Here's my pretty cookie box that was delivered to my door the evening after they were assembled. So fun!
Inside the top box:
Individually wrapped Parmesan crackers, homemade caramels, spiced pecans and chocolate peppermint kisses.
Underneath the bags of goodies, more yummy treats.
The large box had three layers of baked goods.
It's a good things there's a guide!
Everything was really tasty! It was fun to root around the box and pick out different treats to try.
Thanks again to Sarah, Kent and Barb for all their hard work on these neat boxes and including me on their gift list. I am now three pounds heavier. Happy Holidays to me!