Bake some love into your holiday gift giving by making delicious treats from scratch and packing them with festive tissue in gift boxes or tins. It’s the fun (and economical) way to remember every relative, friend and neighbor on your list. Choose your recipes, gather your ingredients, and get the kids involved in a satisfying day of baking, tasting and sharing. Need ideas? These holiday goodies are easy to make, pack and even to ship to loved ones far away.
Made-from-scratch gingerbread cookies will fill your house with the spicy aromas of the holiday season, and it’s always great fun to frost them with customized faces and clothing!
S’mores, those classic fireside treats that make camping and bonfires so special, now get a holiday makeover with the flavors of Christmas – complete with a crushed candy-cane topping.
Pizzelles are delicate, wafer-like cookies. Dust them with confectioners’ sugar and enjoy them dipped in coffee or tea, served with ice cream or topped with fruit preserves and a dollop of whipped cream.
Fruit cake is an old Christmas gifting tradition – a hearty cake, fragrant with the summery flavors of citrus, made for centuries in Europe as a way to enjoy preserved fruit in the heart of a cold winter.
Fresh, homemade cheese “straws” are at their cheesy best with fresh herbs added for extra flavor. As a standalone snack or a scoop for dips, they’re a must at any holiday party and always a welcome gift.
Coffee breaks, snack time and the dessert table at Christmas dinner are about to get an upgrade. These dressed-up shortbread cookies are so pretty, it might be hard for some folks to believe you made them from scratch.
Bundle up with coat, scarf and mittens because it’s snowball time! This American Christmas cookie tradition is fun, easy, and makes it feel like the holidays no matter what the weather is like outside.
Classic homemade vanilla sugar cookies with a delicious burst of chai spice in the center. Add colorful sanding sugars to dress them up for any holiday or special occasion.