Crafty 12 Days of Christmas – 2 Edible Cookie Baskets

by Amy on December 15, 2011

On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me two edible cookie baskets and a fairy for the top of my tree.


Follow along as my girls and I make the cutest edible cookie baskets. I had this recipe in an old cookbook and thought I’d try it out and use them for teacher gifts this year.



  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter (1/2 stick), softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

I doubled this recipe to make two baskets.

*Combine flour, cocoa powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Stir together and set aside.

*In a mixing bowl, combine butter (softened), egg, sugar, and vanilla using an electric mixer. Slowly mix in the flour/cocoa mixture until thoroughly combined.

*Cover the outside of your loaf pan with aluminum foil.

Covered loaf pans

*Cover your work area with flour, and roll out the dough to 1/8″ thick.

*You can use any shape cookie cutter though something that is round or heart-shaped works best. (We used a round cutter with scalloped edges.) Cut several cookies from the rolled out dough.

Cutting out cookies

*Cover the bottom of the loaf pan with the cut cookies, slightly layering them as you go.

Layering cookies

Ready to put them in the oven!

Ready to bake

*Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.

* Remove from the oven and allow to completely cool before removing the cookie basket from the loaf pan.

And finally, fill up the basket with goodies!

Cookie baskets

So how do you think we did?


On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…


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