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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.

Sugar 'n' Spice Nuts

Sugar 'n' Spice Nuts

Sugar 'n' Spice Nuts

To tell the truth, I can't recall where this recipe came from. It's been a regular in my holiday baking, though, for many years. Between Thanksgiving and New Year's, I hand these out to almost everybody—even the mailman's been known to find a batch in the mailbox! I moved from a big city as a bride. My husband soon persuaded me to enter baked goods at our county fair—now, our son, 8, is my cookie tester, and our daughter, 6, is the egg beater.

Chocolate Chews

Chocolate Chews

Chocolate Chews

These special candies are one of my favorite things to make in my kitchen.—Donna Rhodes, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

Old-Fashioned Popcorn Balls

Old-Fashioned Popcorn Balls

Old-Fashioned Popcorn Balls

Popcorn always make a crowd-pleasing snack...but you can make it into a chewy, sweet delight with this classic recipe.—American Pop Corn Co., Sioux City, Iowa
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Cranberry Vinegar

Cranberry Vinegar

Cranberry Vinegar

For a delicious vinegar for salad dressings and marinades, try this vinegar with cranberries. It would make a wonderful side salad during the holidays.—Lesley Colgan, London, Ontario

Continental Cheese Spread

Continental Cheese Spread

Continental Cheese Spread

Anyone watching their fat intake will be surprised that they can indulge in this spread with little guilt. Any leftovers can be spread on toasted bagels for alight lunch or snack. —Mrs. Thomas Wigglesworth, Absecon, New Jersey

Raspberry Chocolate Sauce

Raspberry Chocolate Sauce

Raspberry Chocolate Sauce

This is the perfect sauce to add to ice cream, cake or brownies. It has a wonderful fruity flavor.—Linda Gronewaller, Hutchinson, Kansas

Lemon Butter Spread

Lemon Butter Spread

Lemon Butter Spread

My grandmother, who was a great cook, brought this recipe with her from England. I use it as a spread on toast, for filling in a cake or on top of ice cream.

Cranberry Nut Swirls

Cranberry Nut Swirls

Cranberry Nut Swirls

This recipe originated with my sister-in-law. It gets used a lot over the holidays when we want to pull a fast one on the guys in our family. They claim they don't like cranberries in any shape or form, but everyone enjoys these. -Carla Hodenfield, Ray, North Dakota

Holiday Cranberry Jam

Holiday Cranberry Jam

Holiday Cranberry Jam

This cranberry jam is one I make at Christmas for family and friends. I especially like serving it for brunch, along with muffins or toast and fruit. —Sandee Berg, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

Rainbow Cookies

Rainbow Cookies

Rainbow Cookies

I always bake these Rainbow Cookies two weeks ahead. That allows them enough time to "mellow," leaving them moist and full of almond flavor! —Mary Ann Lee, Clifton Park, New York
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