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I have the perfect personalized teacher gift for you. You know how I love reusing materials many people throw away to make fun and unique gifts and décor.   In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week this week I made a printable to wrap around your old Crystal Light containers.

personalized teacher gift

Inside you place four Whoopie Cookies aka Mini Whoopie Pies (see recipe below). So take your Crystal Light containers and remove the label with an Exacto knife.

crystal light container craft

crystal light container idea

Print out the Whoopie Cookie printable in the color of your choice. I have pink, yellow, light purple and blue. Each of the printables is customizable so you can type in the name you want and then print it out. Print out the Whoopie Cookie Circle printable as well for the top.

After you print it out trim it to fit and wrap it around the container securing it with double sided adhesive.

The circles are meant to be cut out with a 2” circle punch.   If you don’t have one scissors will work just fine.   Secure that to the lid with double sided adhesive.

personalized teacher gift

Whoopie Cookie Recipe

1/2 cup Crisco

1 cup sugar

2 egg yolks (save whites for filling)

5 tablespoons cocoa

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup milk

Cream Crisco and sugar together.   Add other ingredients.   Use a piping bag to squeeze out the batter into about 2” circles.

mini whoopie pies

Bake for 8-10 minutes at 375 degrees.



1 cup Crisco

4 cups confectioners sugar

4 egg whites

pinch of salt

2 teaspoons vanilla

Beat all ingredients until creamy about 2-3 minutes.

Spoon a dollop of frosting on cooled cookies.   Add another cookie to the top.   Makes 30 cookies.

mini whoopie pies

Refrigerate the cookies.   Once the frosting hardens a bit then gently place them into the container.   Keep these cookies in the refrigerator until you are ready to give them to your teachers.

personalized teacher gift

personalized teacher gift

Here is another whoopie cookie idea shared from Jamielyn of I Heart Naptime.  It is homemade peppermint oreos.  She made hers for Christmas but I am sure a teacher would be delighted with these as well.




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  1. I found out today that Hostess Ding Dongs fit perfectly into these as well … at least the generic drink canisters from Wal-Mart … my daughters teacher loves Hostess products, so we’re going to slip several in our canister & decorate it on up! Thanks for the idea!

  2. Super cute idea!
    But I *am* my children’s teacher, and I don’t usually give myself appreciation gifts, lol!

  3. Since I’m originally from PA, any excuse for a whoopie pie! I’m just chuckling at the idea of mixing Crystal Light and whoopie pies, which aren’t the lowest calorie cookie around, lol!

  4. What an adorable gift idea! I love the idea of using something so cute to give cookies in instead of just dropping them in a plastic baggy. Thanks for sharing!

    I’ve just started a new blog, I’d love for you to come check it out!

  5. Just found your blog and loved this project – what a creative way to re-use those containers! I wish printables like this had been around when my kids were little. We just used construction paper back in the day 🙂

  6. I love this idea. The printables link no longer works. Can you repost this project, I’d love to use it for the teachers this year.

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