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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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Tart Cranberry Butter

Tart Cranberry Butter

Tart Cranberry Butter

One of my favorite toppings for toast is this tart spread. It's also great spooned over poultry…and ice cream! I've given jars as gifts and have always gotten positive comments. —Carol Studebaker, Gladstone, Missouri

Crunchy Vanilla Walnuts

Crunchy Vanilla Walnuts

Crunchy Vanilla Walnuts

A source of omega-3s and B vitamins, these walnuts are so delicious. —Gabriele Osborn, Rancho Santa Fe, California

Dog Biscuits

Dog Biscuits

Dog Biscuits

If members of your family are of the furry, four-legged kind, treat them to these homemade biscuits. They’re a cinch to make, and your canine pals will go crazy for the peanut butter flavor. —Ryan Nicholas, Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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Hearty Chicken Lasagna

Hearty Chicken Lasagna

Hearty Chicken Lasagna

Give this good-for-you lasagna a try. The lean chicken is a nice change of pace from traditional lasagnas calling for Italian sausage or ground beef. —Sharon Skildum, Maple Grove, Minnesota

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

Pinwheel Mints

Pinwheel Mints

Pinwheel Mints

Both my grandmother and my mom used to make these eye-catching confections as a replacement for ordinary mints. When I offer them at parties, guests tell me the candies are wonderful, and then ask how I created the pretty swirl pattern. —Marilou Roth, Milford, Nebraska

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.

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
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