Holiday Cookies in a Tin

I’m always stumped on what to give teachers for the holidays. Starbucks giftcard seems a little too generic, but with three kids I don’t want to break the bank either. Since baking is my new go- to the kids and I decided to bake cookies. We found these super cute tins at the dollar tree and we will fill them with fresh baked cookies to bring to their teachers the last day before winter break.

I would RUN to your nearest Dollar tree, as these cute tins won’t last long.

I have also included a festive double chocolate mint cookie recipe below, but feel free to get creative with the cookies you include (maybe ask your child’s teacher to make sure there are no allergies or even just what their favorite cookie is) I hope this gets your brain moving and at the very least gives you a starting place on what to gift those amazing teachers and mentors in your life!

Double Chocolate Mint Cookies


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour spooned and leveled
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter softened (1 stick plus 2 tablespoons)
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar (If you like a less sweet option, 1/2 cup would work!)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup mint fudge flavored chocolate chunks


  • Whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. 
  • In a large bowl beat together the butter and sugars until fluffy.
  • Add the egg and vanilla and continue mixing until combined. Turn off the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Slowly mix in the dry ingredients on low speed until incorporated. 
  • Turn off the electric mixer and stir in the chocolate chunks. You can also set aside a 1/4 cup of chocolate chunks for sprinkling on top
  • Cover the bowl and chill in the refrigerator for 3 hours or up to 48.
  • When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper and take the dough out of the fridge for 10-15 minutes to warm up slightly. 
  • Form dough into balls 3 tablespoons in size and place 3 inches apart on baking sheets. (Or form into balls of 1 – 1.5 tablespoons in size and place 2 inches apart). 
  • Bake cookies for 11-13 minutes until the tops are just set (or 8-10 minutes for smaller cookies). Remove from oven and let cool on the tray for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to continue cooling. Sprinkle the remaining Mint chunks right on top before cooled. That’s it!

I hope this gives you some good inspiration on gifts for those teachers and mentors in your life. I’ve also included a cute mug (okay, basic gift is included lol) with a coffee and cookie too I’d you think the cookies isn’t enough. These little sets are $9 at Walmart and so cute! The perfect finishing touch!

I’ve connected with some amazing Bloggers to share some blogs featuring Christmas! Regardless if you’ve decked the halls or not, you don’t wanna miss these! Recipes, crafts, decor & more! Head to each of their blogs to check out what they are sharing.


The Ultimate Kids Gift Guide For An Intentional Christmas 


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The Easiest Way I’ve Learned To Make A Glitter Tumbler


Double Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies! 


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Take A Trip Down Candy Cane Lane!

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