These cookies are a present in themselves. The foundation of this recipe is the versatile dough that can be customized to create chocolate, colored, striped, or marbleized cookies.
Instead of rolling out your dough on a floured surface, roll it out between waxed paper. The cookies will stay moist because extra flour is not incorporated during the rolling process.
Cut out squares and rectangles from the rolled-out coookie dough. Bake as directed. Using tubes of colored frosting, pipe ribbons and bows on the packages. Or, tie a shoestring licorice ribbon around the present.