I've been surprised how many new neighbors we've gotten lately. So when someone moved in down the street earlier this week I decided I should go and meet them with cookies in tow. Only problem was I didn't have any paper plates, so I turned to my trusty cellophane. I always have a big thing of cellophane handy, and use it all the time for everything. I once had a friend ask me when I gave her a gift wrapped in cellophane if I just had it handy to use whenever I needed it, and I said "yes, doesn't everyone?" Maybe not everyone does, so I guess I'll show you how great it is, even for cookies without a plate.
You just have to pick the best looking, most round cookies out of your batch and pile them high in the middle of a sheet of cellophane. Then pull the cellophane up and all around the cookies and use a little scotch tape to make a bag of sorts. Then tie it off with a cute ribbon and note and you're good to go.
When we lived in Arizona and got a new neighbor I made cookies, wrapped them up all cute and dragged the whole family over to introduce ourselves. But when we got to the door they weren't home, and I never went back. I'm pretty sure we just ate the cookies eventually. I've always regretted not going back and lamented the friend I could have had instead of the neighbor I hardly knew. I'm trying to be better!