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Homemade food is a thoughtful and personal gift for Christmas. Find gift recipes for candies, cookies, fudge, mixes, muffins and more in this collection of edible gift ideas.

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Nanny's Fruitcake Cookies

My grandmother always made a holiday fruitcake. I took her recipe and made it a cookie that’s perfect any time with a cup of tea. —Amanda Digges, South Windsor, Connecticut
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Lemon-Streusel Blueberry Muffins

Lemon-Streusel Blueberry Muffins

Lemon-Streusel Blueberry Muffins

My family and friends really enjoy fresh muffins. My berry-packed muffin flavor combo of almond extract and cardamon is just divine. And to top it off, the sweet lemon-cinnamon scented streusel is heavenly.—Shirley Riley, Water Valley, Mississippi

Gift-Wrapped Brownies

Gift-Wrapped Brownies

Gift-Wrapped Brownies

With bright green and red frosting "ribbon" piped on top, these chocolaty "packages" are a pretty addition to any holiday gathering. They'll make a sweet gift for everyone on your Christmas list!

Snow-Capped Mocha Fudge Drops

Snow-Capped Mocha Fudge Drops

Snow-Capped Mocha Fudge Drops

Everyone loves seeing chocolate on a cookie plate. Our version is super fudgy with an hint of rich mocha. The edible glitter adds a sparkling touch. —Patricia Harmon, Baden, Pennsylvania
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Chocolate Chip Cherry Bread

Chocolate Chip Cherry Bread

Chocolate Chip Cherry Bread

“Chips, cherries, bananas, pecans…Mom's quick bread is packed full of goodies," notes Terri. "We baked a triple batch for my wedding reception.”

Cashew Crickle Candy

Cashew Crickle Candy

Cashew Crickle Candy

Kathy Kittell of Lenexa, Kansas notes, "Cashews add excellent flavor to this golden holiday brickle."

Microwave Divinity

Microwave Divinity

Microwave Divinity

Not only is this the best-tasting divinity I've ever made, it's the easiest! Try it with and without the pecans.—LaDonna Reed, Ponca City, Oklahoma

Cashew Clusters

Cashew Clusters

Cashew Clusters

I make this recipe for many bake sales at the local community college where I work. They are always the first to sell out.—Betsy Grantier, Charlottesville, Virginia

Chunky Peanut Brittle

Chunky Peanut Brittle

Chunky Peanut Brittle

As a farm girl, I often made Christmas goodies with my mother for our family of eight candy-loving kids. Now, my own children and grandkids say the season wouldn't by the same without a tray filled with this chocolaty peanut brittle.

Sesame Cheese Crackers

Sesame Cheese Crackers

Sesame Cheese Crackers

These tasty homemade crackers are irresistible! Enjoy them with soups, or munch on them all by themselves. Cayenne pepper adds a bit of a kick.—Margaret J. Inlow, Joliet, Illinois

S'more Drops

S'more Drops

S'more Drops

I first tried these gooey morsels in a sixth-grade home economics class. My friends and I would eat each mouthwatering drop so fast, they didn't have time to chill. We still reminisce about these indoor s'mores served with tall glasses of cold milk and times spent together.—Diane Angell, Rockford, Illinois

Star Sandwich Cookies

Star Sandwich Cookies

Star Sandwich Cookies

"I baked these treats for a church tea," says Patti Schmidt of Canton, Ohio. The night before, I gave a sample to the folks setting up. They like the cookies so much, they saved the rest to ensure they'd get some the next day!"
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