Holiday Cookie Box & Amaretto Apricot Chews Cookie Recipe

Holiday Cookie Box & Amaretto Apricot Chews Cookie Recipe2018-12-11T17:28:44+00:00

Project Description

Homemade cookies packed with love in a handmade box makes the perfect gift! This little box measures about 2½” x 3″ x 6″ and has a fold over lid. It fits about 10 small cookies.

These Amaretto Apricot Chews cookies are soft and chewy and have a wonderful almond flavor. The icing is made with Amaretto and confectioners sugar so it has a bit of an adult kick. The cookies are really easy to make and the recipe makes about 80 small cookies, so it’s perfect when you’re making lots of gifts.

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Holiday Cookie Box & Amaretto Apricot Chews Cookie Recipe

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  1. Rita Barakat
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  6. Midge and Madge
  7. Susan Hiles
  8. Carolina Moore
  9. Michelle Wells
  10. Candy Rosenberg

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Joe

Treat Box & Amaretto Apricot Chews Recipe

95 Comments

  1. Sharon Gullikson November 12, 2018 at 11:43 am - Reply

    I like how you used the speckled look for your snowflake. It looks just perfect!!!!!!

    • Joe Rotella November 13, 2018 at 10:16 am - Reply

      The mottled look comes “right out of the jar” with Mermaid Fin embossing powder. I love it too!

    • Joe Rotella November 20, 2018 at 2:57 pm - Reply

      Congrats Sharon! Rita tells me you won this HOLIDAY HOP! Yahoo!

  2. Michelle Wells November 12, 2018 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    Love the box! And can’t wait to try the recipe!!

    • Joe Rotella November 13, 2018 at 10:16 am - Reply

      Thanks!! Let me know what you think of the cookies! You can find me on Facebook 🙂

  3. Rita Barakat November 12, 2018 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    Yum yum! This is fabulous joe thanks for doing this. Is that box of cookies for me? Lol

  4. eileen hull November 12, 2018 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    Who doesn’t like a good cookie recipe? Cool etched tag! Good to hop with you Joe 🙂

    • Joe Rotella November 13, 2018 at 10:15 am - Reply

      Hi Eileen! Thanks for stopping by! If you like Amaretto you will really love making, and eating, these cookies! LOL!

  5. Mary Ann McMillin November 12, 2018 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    Just what I Need to make, TYFS and doing the Hop. I Love meeting New Artists. Sending Love & (((HUGS)))

    • Joe Rotella November 13, 2018 at 10:13 am - Reply

      Nice to meet you too Mary Ann! You’re welcome! Hope you give the project and the recipe a shot!

  6. Jeanine November 12, 2018 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    What a sweet idea

  7. Carla Hundley November 12, 2018 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    Sounds yummy
    and love the box
    to hold the goodies.
    Carla from Utah

  8. Karen Riegle November 12, 2018 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    There’s no cherries! Who are you and what have you done with my Joe?

    • Joe Rotella November 12, 2018 at 3:55 pm - Reply

      LOL! I know, right!? LOL

      • Karen Riegle November 12, 2018 at 7:40 pm - Reply

        What would happen if you put finely chopped, very well-drained
        maraschino cherries in the batter?

  9. Jean Marmo November 12, 2018 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    These sound absolutely delicious! I might have to try them. And love the box. Much better than a plastic bag or tin!

    • Joe Rotella November 13, 2018 at 10:11 am - Reply

      They are so yummy and the box is so easy and fast to make!

  10. Joanne Wiggins November 12, 2018 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    As always, I enjoy your projects. Also enjoy looking at what you’re also into. Thanks for the recipe.

    • Joe Rotella November 13, 2018 at 10:11 am - Reply

      Thank you! You’re welcome and we miss seeing you!

  11. Mary C. Sprouse November 12, 2018 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    Your so wonderful. Thank u and many happy holidays for u and your family.

  12. Delilah November 12, 2018 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    WOW! A new box and a great recipe. Who would have guessed the two together. Wonderfully scrumptious and beautiful.

  13. Lesa Thompson Livingston November 12, 2018 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    Wow! Craving those cookies and might have to make them for my Thursday night Craft Guild meeting! The box is very elegant and I, too, love the variation on the snowflake. Thank you, Joe!

    • Joe Rotella November 13, 2018 at 10:10 am - Reply

      Sounds like I better join your Craft Guild!

  14. Ulrike Kruppa November 12, 2018 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    I like the combination of the box and cookies! The embossing looks really cool as the colour is not the same all over the snowflake, great video !

    • Joe Rotella November 13, 2018 at 10:10 am - Reply

      Thanks! That mottled color is so beautiful, especially with that shade of blue.

  15. Michele S November 12, 2018 at 8:29 pm - Reply

    First, how do I not know about Mermaid Fin Powder? That’s got me written all over it!! Lol! Love the project and the cookies!!

    • Joe Rotella November 13, 2018 at 10:09 am - Reply

      You gotta keep up with what’s new, LOL! If you come visit Columbus, I’ll make them for you and John 🙂

  16. Cheryl A Myers November 12, 2018 at 10:37 pm - Reply

    cookies sound delicious and box makes them a great gift!

  17. Tammy Rutledge November 12, 2018 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    Where did you find the “Mermaid Fin” embossing powder? I have to find it!

  18. Donna J Budzynski November 12, 2018 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    This is a SWEET treat to give or receive!!! Those cookies look so delish!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  19. Barbee Bosler November 13, 2018 at 2:17 am - Reply

    The cookies……. I can almost smell them and the boxes are a wonderful finishing touch. Thanks for using the B&B etchall swivel knife and detail pick tool.

    Another winner Joe!!

    • Joe Rotella November 13, 2018 at 10:08 am - Reply

      They do smell AMAZING….I love the smell of Amaretto!

  20. Kellie Snow November 13, 2018 at 9:39 am - Reply

    Now I want cookies! Loved this!

  21. JustYolie November 13, 2018 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    This is great! Those cookies look YUM!! Thank you for package idea and recipe!

  22. Amanda Stevens November 13, 2018 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    Great idea Joe! We always make Christmas cookies for gifts and I hate paying so much for tins. And I love that we can customize the size of the box a little by changing the score lines. Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to try your recipe!

  23. susan November 13, 2018 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    something different about this cookie! i can smell it already!

  24. Diana Crick November 13, 2018 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    Wow Joe, what a super video! You rock! Thank you for the shout out for our Scor-Pal and Scor-Tape. Did you know there are probably 50 or more uses for Scor-Tape… We had a customer catch a pesky rat on a sheet of Scor-Tape, I hem my trousers with Scor-Tape as a quick remedy but I have also forgotten to remove it and actually sew them. The one pair I am thinking of still hasn’t been sewn and has gone through the wash dozens of times. How about curtain hems, works for that too. Customers share what they have used it for but the Rat Story is our favourite.
    Happy Scoring Dear Friend,
    Diana Crick

    • Joe Rotella November 14, 2018 at 10:01 am - Reply

      LOL! I had no idea!! That would be a fantastic list to compile! I never thought of it for jeans and I hate sewing LOL Thanks!

  25. Gina November 14, 2018 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    Thanks Joe! Great tutorial! I am going to give this a try…the box and the cookies!

    • Joe Rotella November 14, 2018 at 2:32 pm - Reply

      You’re welcome! I would love to know how they turn out 🙂

  26. Christine Welch November 14, 2018 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    Perfect box for what looks like a delicious cookie….I am going to try both! ❤️

    • Joe Rotella November 14, 2018 at 2:33 pm - Reply

      Thank you! If you try either one I’d love to know how they turn out

  27. Shirley Ventresca November 14, 2018 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    Simple, beautiful, & thoughtful! Perfect gift! Thank you for sharing!

  28. Sonja November 14, 2018 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    Holy cow! I think I found my first cookie recipe for this season’s workplace Annual Cookie Throw Down Challenge! This looks amazing! Thank you!

    • Joe Rotella November 14, 2018 at 2:34 pm - Reply

      You’re welcome! I’m so excited to hear you might try the recipe and hope you win the challenge! Let me know how it works out!

  29. Linda November 14, 2018 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    Oh wow!!! The snowflake is so pretty and the recipe is a total bonus!! tfs!

  30. Mindy Chemacki November 15, 2018 at 6:26 am - Reply

    Simple & beautiful! love it!

  31. Karen Taylor November 15, 2018 at 7:28 am - Reply

    Oh my goodness those cookies look YUM and the box is perfect! Love the embossing powder! The color is divine!

  32. Kathleen Stracner November 17, 2018 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    Going to try the cookies today, I can’t wait to try them!

    • Joe Rotella November 17, 2018 at 5:24 pm - Reply

      Let me know how they turn out! I could always come over for tea and try them LOL 🙂

  33. Tamiko McCurry November 18, 2018 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    I dont wanna bake.. can you just send me some cookies.. in a box.. for uh inspiration!! my address is.. 🙂 lolol #teamlazy

  34. Jenn DuBell November 18, 2018 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    Yummy!

  35. Tina Riley November 18, 2018 at 11:01 pm - Reply

    The box and a recipe too. oh my! I might have to try these for a cookie swap I am attending. TFS

    • Joe Rotella November 19, 2018 at 12:33 am - Reply

      I hope you do! If so, I would love to know how they turned out. You’re welcome! Joe

  36. Cathy Potosky November 19, 2018 at 1:27 am - Reply

    That snowflake in Mermaid Fin is gorgeous! And that cookie recipe…gonna be trying that for sure! Great project!

  37. Gia Lau November 19, 2018 at 1:43 am - Reply

    I have to try the box and the cookies! Sounds delicious

    • Joe Rotella November 19, 2018 at 8:35 am - Reply

      Thanks! I would love to know how they turn out!

  38. Tessie November 19, 2018 at 2:07 am - Reply

    So adorable!!! I may have to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing

  39. Renee Joy November 19, 2018 at 2:09 am - Reply

    Joe, I love your creative piece and your yummy treats, too! The box is so pretty. This is such an awesome way share your holiday cheer!

  40. Tracy Steinbach November 19, 2018 at 2:17 am - Reply

    Joe thanks for telling me to hop over! Any chance you can send me the box and cookies? The box is really nice and thosee cookies look so yummy!!!

    • Joe Rotella November 19, 2018 at 8:32 am - Reply

      Good morning Tracy! So glad you made it here before the deadline!! Thanks for the kind words!

  41. Cindy Holmes November 19, 2018 at 2:24 am - Reply

    WOW that Mermaid Fin embossing powder looks fantastic on that snowflake! Such a great idea! And that cookie recipe looks so yummy too!

    • Joe Rotella November 19, 2018 at 8:32 am - Reply

      Mermaid Fin is AMAZING! I love it! The cookie is really yummy – one of my favorites! Enjoy! Joe

  42. Carol Jones November 19, 2018 at 2:39 am - Reply

    This recipe sounds yummy because I love Amaretto! I always enjoy giving gifts of home baked goods every year and this easy, cute box with the wonderful cookies will be perfect. Thanks so much!

    • Joe Rotella November 19, 2018 at 8:33 am - Reply

      Hope you get to try the project and the cookies! I would love to know how they turn out!

  43. Cheryl Waters November 19, 2018 at 2:50 am - Reply

    Beautiful way to package a ‘sweet’ gift. Love both. Can’t wait to try it.

  44. lois paulo November 19, 2018 at 6:11 am - Reply

    these cookies look so delicious and the box, such a lovely gift to make

  45. Heidi November 19, 2018 at 8:02 am - Reply

    The box is a great idea, and that mermaid fin embossing powder is beautiful, but I think those cookie are the real showstoppers. Amaretto Apricot? Sounds delicious!

    • Joe Rotella November 19, 2018 at 8:34 am - Reply

      I love Mermaid Fin! The variety of color/shading is so cool! And, Amaretto…well….my favorite just about any way you use it!

  46. Patti La Bombard November 19, 2018 at 8:10 am - Reply

    The mermaid fin embossing powder is beautiful. So are the cookies and I do love amaretto. I will have to see if my husband wants to give them a try! Thank you for inviting me to the blog hop.

    • Joe Rotella November 19, 2018 at 8:34 am - Reply

      Make him a deal….he helps, he gets to eat them! LOL! Let me know if you try them….

  47. Erin November 19, 2018 at 10:12 am - Reply

    These cookies look so yummy. I’m going to have to try them. And getting to deliver them in a cute box is such a fun bonus. Looking for to trying these!

  48. Erin November 19, 2018 at 10:47 am - Reply

    These cookies look fantastic! Can’t wait to give them a try. And making an adorable box is a super fun way to gift them. Thanks for the inspiration!

  49. Juanita Goulet November 20, 2018 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    Box is really cute, and cookies sound yummy!!

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