There is so much more to cooking than just enjoying the food (although I savor that part). For me, the food I cook creates memories, gives me a chance to show my love for friends and family, and generally, has a way of making people smile. So around the holidays, I always get swept up in creating ways to give gifts of food from my heart. I was raised to believe you can always make someone feel special by giving a little of yourself through homemade treats that look as good as they taste. This year I played with a bunch of different ways to wrap Christmas cookie gifts for friends and family. Here are a couple pics of my favorites. And even though Christmas is over, gifting food is a great way to show someone you care on any occasion. Happy gifting!