Each year, my wife and I pass out cookie dough to friends around Christmas. With the glut of sweets around the holidays, our friends can just make them according to "need" after the holidays settle down.

You can do the same for your friends and family members. Make cookie dough according to the cookie's recipe. Portion each cookie out as if you were going to bake them. Instead of baking, freeze them in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Flatten the tops slightly for easier stacking. Once frozen, you can put them in a plastic zip-top bag or decorative tin. Be sure to deliver with an ice packet so the dough doesn't thaw and clump together.

Include information for baking the cookies with each gift you give. You could even print the recipe and include in case they want to make more later.

Need cookie inspiration? Check out our 100 Healthy Cookies.