Back-to-School Teacher Gift Idea! Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies and FREE Printable Tag

As back-to-school season approaches, it's time to honor those amazing teachers who make a difference in our lives. What better way to show appreciation than with a heartfelt gift? Today, we have a fantastic idea for you: homemade chocolate chip cookies! Not only are they delicious, but they also make a thoughtful and personal gift. Plus, we have a special treat for you—a free printable inspired by the beloved book, "If You Give a Teacher a Cookie."  Let's dive into the details!

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe:


  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 cups chocolate chips


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the shortening, brown sugar, and white sugar. Mix until well combined and creamy.

  3. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.

  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking soda. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, stirring until just combined.

  5. Fold in the chocolate chips, ensuring they are evenly distributed throughout the dough.

  6. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of cookie dough onto an ungreased baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. The center may appear slightly undercooked but will firm up as the cookies cool.

  8. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Packaging and Gift Ideas: Once your chocolate chip cookies have cooled, it's time to package them up beautifully for your teacher. Consider using Rubbermaid Twist and Seal containers to keep the cookies fresh and secure. Arrange the cookies neatly inside the container, and don't forget to attach the free printable inspired by "If You Give a Teacher a Cookie." I cut a piece of tissue paper into quarters and placed one at the base of the containers to make it look a little more decorative.

Include a heartfelt note expressing your gratitude and admiration for your teacher's hard work and dedication. Personal touches like ribbons or decorative tags can add an extra special touch to your gift.

Remember to download our free printable, inspired by "If You Give a Teacher a Cookie," to accompany your gift. It's a simple yet meaningful way to let your teacher know just how much they mean to you. Don't forget to have your little one sign their name!


Happy baking and gifting!



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