How to Chop Chocolate
To coarsely chop the chocolate, place the chocolate on a parchment paper-covered cutting board and chop to desired size, using a serrated knife. Lift the ends of the paper and pour the chocolate into a bowl or measuring cup to measure before use in your recipe.
Substitute parchment paper for the foil.
How to Package Cookies for Gift-Giving
Holiday cookie gifts become extra special when packaged in creative containers. Try clean wooden boxes, flower pots, pretty kitchen towels and new baking pans. Just line the containers with waxed paper, plastic wrap or foil. If using decorative tissue paper, wrap small stacks of cookies in plastic wrap before placing in container. Keep flavors intact by wrapping each type of cookie separately. Be sure to pack crisp cookies separately from moist cookies to prevent crisp cookies from becoming soft.