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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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Sand Art Brownie Mix

Sand Art Brownie Mix

Sand Art Brownie Mix

These brownies are so good and I always keep a few jars on hand to add to gift baskets or use as hostess gifts. The jars can be decorated by covering the lids with holiday material and tying a ribbon around the top to hold it in place. —Claudia Temple, Sutton, West Virginia

Sugared Cherry Jewels

Sugared Cherry Jewels

Sugared Cherry Jewels

The texture and crunch of the sugar coating make these chewy cookies extra special. I love the bright cherry center and the fact that they look lovely in a holiday gift box or tin.

Holiday White Chocolate Fudge

Holiday White Chocolate Fudge

Holiday White Chocolate Fudge

When the holiday season arrives, friends and family eagerly await my fantastic fudge. It's a nice alternative to traditional chocolate fudge.
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Butter Ball Chiffons

Butter Ball Chiffons

Butter Ball Chiffons

The combination of lemon pudding and toffee candy bars sets these crisp cookies apart from all others. Keep the ingredients on hand for when you need a treat in a hurry.

Chocolate Cherry Truffles

Chocolate Cherry Truffles

Chocolate Cherry Truffles

My cherry truffles were the delicious result of a kitchen experiment involving a bottle of kirsch I’d received as a gift and some dried cherries I had on hand. They won a blue ribbon at the Wisconsin State Fair! —Gerry Cofta, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Chocolate Meringue Stars

Chocolate Meringue Stars

Chocolate Meringue Stars

These light, delicate chewy cookies sure make for merry munching. Their big chocolate flavor makes it difficult to keep the kids away from them long enough to get any on the cookie tray. -Edna F. Lee, Greeley, Colorado

Delectable Maple Nut Chocolates

Delectable Maple Nut Chocolates

Delectable Maple Nut Chocolates

"This recipe goes back about 40 years. My father loved anything with maple flavoring, so my mother tweaked a brownie recipe to suit his tastes. She would be so happy to know her recipe is still being made after all these years." –Betsy King, Duluth, Minnesota

Holiday Rum Balls

Holiday Rum Balls

Holiday Rum Balls

I use this recipe for special occasions with my wonderful family and friends. They're so easy to make and pack a festive rum punch. — Diane Duschanek, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Lemon Oatmeal Sugar Cookies

Lemon Oatmeal Sugar Cookies

Lemon Oatmeal Sugar Cookies

This is an especially fun recipe to make with kids because they can roll the dough into balls and flatten them on the baking sheets. The lemon and oatmeal add a nice twist to traditional sugar cookies. —Susan Marshall, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Pecan Brittle

Pecan Brittle

Pecan Brittle

This is a favorite of my family. I love making this candy for Christmas.—Fern Newsom, Dubach, Louisiana

Soft and Chewy Molasses Cookies

Soft and Chewy Molasses Cookies

Soft and Chewy Molasses Cookies

These cookies are delicious served warm right from the oven! I usually make them around Christmastime or on cold snowy days here in the Midwest.
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