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Gift Recipes

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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Triple Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

This dazzling cookie showcases one of my family's favorite flavors, peppermint. It's always one of the first to disappear from the cookie tray. —Priscilla Yee, Concord, California
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Outrageous Peanut Butter Sauce

Outrageous Peanut Butter Sauce

Outrageous Peanut Butter Sauce

I developed this thick and creamy sauce in an attempt to re-create a peanut butter topping we had at a restaurant. Served over any kind of ice cream, it's to die for!—Mary Long, Amherst, Virginia

Cranberry Fruit Bread

Cranberry Fruit Bread

Cranberry Fruit Bread

My family looks forward to this flavorful combination of cranberry bread and fruitcake for the holidays. Baked in smaller pans, the pretty loaves make a nice gifts. The bread also freezes well. I got this recipe from a woman at church before my husband retired as minister. —Ellen Puotinen, Tower, Minnesota

Kahlua Truffles

Kahlua Truffles

Kahlua Truffles

I discovered this recipe tucked away in a box of my mother's things. It's such a sweet way to remember her at Christmastime. —Betsy King, Duluth, MN
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Hazelnut Crinkle Cookies

Hazelnut Crinkle Cookies

Hazelnut Crinkle Cookies

I enjoy trying new recipes and always have willing "taste testers" in my house. After sampling these sugar-dusted goodies, my family's response was unanimous—an enthusiastic thumbs-up!

Jalapeno Pepper Jelly

Jalapeno Pepper Jelly

Jalapeno Pepper Jelly

My family relishes this jelly served with meat or spread on crackers with cream cheese. It's in hot demand as a gift.

Dried Cherry Biscotti

Dried Cherry Biscotti

Dried Cherry Biscotti

Need a holiday treat that's not overly sweet? Sharon Martin of Manistee, Michigan has an answer with her Dried Cherry Biscotti. The cherries and almonds add color and texture and a dusting of powdered sugar dress these up. CW taste testers noted these biscotti were not as hard and crunchy as some.

Mint Sandwich Cookies

Mint Sandwich Cookies

Mint Sandwich Cookies

Canned frosting, peppermint extract and chocolate candy coating quickly turn crackers into these wonderful little no-bake cookies. My children and I like to assemble them for parties and holidays. I hope you and your family enjoy them as much as we do. -Melissa Thompson, Anderson, Ohio

Spiced Cookie Strips

Spiced Cookie Strips

Spiced Cookie Strips

Convenient refrigerated cookie dough and a few spices from your cupboard are all you need to bake these yummy cookie strips. Your family will want to gobble them up right out of the oven.

Cherry-Nut Muffin Mix

Cherry-Nut Muffin Mix

Cherry-Nut Muffin Mix

Our home economists liked these fruit-and-nut muffins from Marianne Clarke of Crystal Lake, Illinois so much, they modified the recipe to layer the dry ingredients in a jar. TIP: Print the directions for preparing the muffins and spiced butter on a holiday postcard and attach to the jar with a festive ribbon.

Pumpkin Pie Coffee Creamer

Pumpkin Pie Coffee Creamer

Pumpkin Pie Coffee Creamer

Anyone who likes a cup of java is sure to enjoy this homemade stir-in. For a quick Christmas gift, put the creamer in a festive basket and add a fun mug or package of gourmet coffee.—Carol Forcum, Marion, Illinois

Candy Cane Hot Cocoa Mix

Candy Cane Hot Cocoa Mix

Candy Cane Hot Cocoa Mix

We make batches of this minty, malted milk-flavored hot chocolate to give as gifts. Be prepared—friends will return the jars for refills! —Sara Tatham, Plymouth, New Hampshire
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