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Easy Teacher's Gift: Salted Chocolate Shortbread

Deme Crinion2 Comments

When it comes to gifts for teachers this Christmas we're keeping it way simple.  It looks a little something like this:

Yummy treats +

fun receptacle

+ slap a bow on it

Normally I get all ambitious and make a list of 3-4 of our favorite desserts that I fully intend to whip up in bulk, and spread around to all in a spirit of glutenous holiday cheer.  Then I get totally stressed out trying to make it all, running back to the store multiple times for


more ingredients, and never end up baking quite enough.  Not always the best holiday memory.  And if you're going to bake for the holidays there should certainly be joyful memories involved.

So, this year I picked my one favorite dessert and made a ton of it.  So. much. easier.  One recipe and one shopping list. 

These win my "favorite" award because they have a really unique taste and texture, they're not loaded with frosting, they're a little salty and a little sweet, and really just straight heavenly chocolatey goodness.  I shared the recipe back



 I almost didn't have enough because I KEPT EATING THEM.

Now, if baking isn't your thing, you know what's really good for this here gift too?  The grocery store. Or your favorite bakery or specialty shop.  Yummy and even easier.  Either way, grab some ribbon and search your house or store for some festive ways to say "Merry Christmas" to our educators!

I shopped my house and came up with 3 different ways to package up our addictive goodies...

I found a stack of these that I grabbed on super clearance after Christmas last year and they are perfect for gifting to 2-3 people.  I just grabbed some colorful tissue and lined the inside.

Filled it with about 6-8 pieces of shortbread.

Folded the tissue paper over the top.

And....slapped a bow on it.  Which is also helping to make sure those lids stay securely closed.

My second option was something I had in my cupboard, but you can find these at Target for just a couple of dollars.  Anything that a teacher can reuse to hold paperclips, post-its, or other school supplies doubles as cute and functional.

Here I just placed some cling wrap inside the bowl, filled it with a few pieces of shortbread, and....slapped a bow on it.

I wrapped the treats exactly the same for this last one, but placed it in a holiday mug instead.  A low and shallow cup is best.

Throw a pack of holiday drink mix or a gift card to a coffee shop in there and you're more than set!  I fully intended to make some printable gift tags to tie onto these (and to share with you), but I still can't find our printer cable. There is however, a fantastic list of free holiday printables over at Lil Luna...just click



How do you thank the teachers in your life around the holidays?  If you're a teacher, let us in on those gifts you love to receive and those you may not be so excited about?  Save us from ill-gifting you!

Thanks so much for reading! We would love to keep in touch!