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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.

Special Cheese Balls

Special Cheese Balls

Special Cheese Balls

—Margaret B. Nichols, White Hall, Illinois

Almond-Cherry Cake Brownies

Almond-Cherry Cake Brownies

Almond-Cherry Cake Brownies

After I purchased a huge jar of cherries at an outlet store, I realized I needed more recipe ideas for them. I started experimenting and came up with these fudgy bars. Happily, my family loves them!

Date-Pecan Coconut Candy

Date-Pecan Coconut Candy

Date-Pecan Coconut Candy

This fuss-free recipe has been in our family for years. A batch of these chocolate-covered balls always brings back wonderful holiday memories.
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Peanut Butter Logs

Peanut Butter Logs

Peanut Butter Logs

This recipe has definitely stood the test of time...my husband has been enjoying it since he was a toddler!

Coffee Vienna

Coffee Vienna

Coffee Vienna

Don't buy those expensive tins of flavored coffee when it's so easy and inexpensive to make your own. This mix has a hint of cinnamon.

Cream Cheese Nut Bread

Cream Cheese Nut Bread

Cream Cheese Nut Bread

I went to a luncheon with some girlfriends a few years ago, and the hostess served this bread. We all marveled at the wonderful flavor and texture.

Pineapple-Raisin Nut Bread

Pineapple-Raisin Nut Bread

Pineapple-Raisin Nut Bread

This sweet, dark bread from Jeanne Perdue of Houston, Texas has a nice level of spice that makes it perfect for the holiday season. It would be great for brunch or as an after-school snack for kids.

Tart Cranberry Orange Bread

Tart Cranberry Orange Bread

Tart Cranberry Orange Bread

“I’ve collected recipes for years,” explains Janet Singleton in Bellevue, Ohio. “This tart and tasty quick bread has always been a favorite with friends and family.” TIP: FREEZE EXTRA LOAVES TO KEEP ON HAND OR WRAP IN COLORED CELLOPHANE AND RAFFIA FOR PERFECT FALL HOSTESS GIFTS!

Pancake Mix in a Jar

Pancake Mix in a Jar

Pancake Mix in a Jar

At Christmas, I like to present friends and family with this mix and pure maple syrup. The pancakes are fluffy and fruity.

Peppermint Divinity

Peppermint Divinity

Peppermint Divinity

This light and airy divinity is like a bit of heaven on earth! It keeps well in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.

Maraschino Cherry Mini Loaves

Maraschino Cherry Mini Loaves

Maraschino Cherry Mini Loaves

I've been making these breads as Christmas gifts for my neighbors for more than 20 years. Each moist slice is dotted with cherries, chocolate and nuts.
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