Homemade Holiday Gifts & Treats
I love love love Christmas Baking. I love Cookie Exchanges. I love homemade Holiday’s Hostess Gifts. I thought I should put together a couple little posts with a combination of great treats for the upcoming holidays! First, I had to tackle the sweets. It actually took me a few tries to narrow it down to 10. You know my love of cookies is infinite which means I could have put ALL my cookie recipes on here and call it a day…but I didn’t. I actually thought this through and decided on what would make a great treat to give someone you care about.
Perhaps in cute little bags like these or a nice decorative plate!
Nothing says I love you or I value you like a homemade treat! Yes…nothing
#1: Homemade Vanilla: such a wonderful gift; simple and you can easily find decorative bottles to showcase the gorgeous amber color. This would be a perfect gift for a baker.
#2: Chocolate Bark: classic. Kids love it, adults love it and you can go with or without nuts to please everyone.
Delicious and addictive Chocolate Bark
#3: Apricot and Nut Cookies with Amaretto Glaze: elegant and fairly easy to make. The glaze is a must and gives a delicious aroma to this gorgeous cookie.
I could eat a whole plate of these delicious Cookies
#4: Apple and Sour Cream Coffee Cake: a statement dessert, moist and lovely flavors. You could even add a beautiful Bundt Cake Pan as a complete gift.
Of course you could also add some homemade caramel sauce! YUMMY…(see below!)
#5: Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookies: this says “Christmas Cookie Exchange” the cranberries are so delicious and add a gorgeous ruby color.
#6: Jezebel Brownies: a little naughty for the Holidays? Of course, everyone deserves a decadent treat.
OMG…a bit out of focus…but everything is this time of year!
#7: Lemon-Rosemary Shortbread Cookies: a great way to end a special meal. Great hostess’ gift. The fragrance from these cookies is unmistakable.
Lemon Rosemary Shortbread Cookies
#8: White Christmas: simple addictive! Find colorful bags and share the love!
Put in lovely little bags and you have a wonderful treat!
#9: Caramel Sauce: taking the time to make this lovely caramel sauce would make a very special gift. I would include a little note not only with the recipe but with the many ways they can enjoy the sauce.
My Uncle Andre’s Famous Caramel Sauce
#10: Tumbleweeds: my absolute favorite holiday treat, sweet and salty in a one bite little magic morsel….heavenly!
I bet you can’t eat just one
I hope you find these ideas helpful, please let me know if you decide to make them, send me a picture or a message I would love to share your creations!
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Peace and Happy Gifting,