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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.

Two-Tone Yeast Bread

Two-Tone Yeast Bread

Two-Tone Yeast Bread

I've been making this swirled bread for many, many years. Not only is it delicious, it looks so pretty when you serve it. —Sue Schiller, Tomahawk, Wisconsin

Glazed Cinnamon Braids

Glazed Cinnamon Braids

Glazed Cinnamon Braids

This recipe has been a tradition in my family for many years. The red-hot candies give this bread such a yummy flavor and will be sure to be a hit in your home as well. —Georgia Stull, Harrisonville, Missouri

Rye Rolls

Rye Rolls

Rye Rolls

I found this recipe in an old community cookbook I received as a gift for my wedding in 1965! It is one of my favorite recipes and make it often for guests.—Awynne Thurstenson, Siloam Springs, Arkansas
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Pistachio Quick Bread

Pistachio Quick Bread

Pistachio Quick Bread

I love making many of these special loaves to give away for the holidays. They also freeze well so it is easy to pull out for unexpected guests.—Judy Fischer, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Swedish Cardamom Braids

Swedish Cardamom Braids

Swedish Cardamom Braids

"Swedish people love their coffee—especially with this classic coffee cake. The recipe came from my father's aunt, and I can remember my mother crushing cardamom seeds to make it. Back then, you couldn't buy cardamom already ground." —Harriet Meola, Mauldin, South Carolina

Decorated Christmas Cutout Cookies

Decorated Christmas Cutout Cookies

Decorated Christmas Cutout Cookies

Rich, buttery cookies like these never last long at a party. I use seasonal cutters to celebrate the holidays tastefully. —Lynn Burgess, Rolla, Missouri

Cashew Clusters

Cashew Clusters

Cashew Clusters

I make this recipe for many bake sales at the local community college where I work. They are always the first to sell out.—Betsy Grantier, Charlottesville, Virginia

Benne Candy

Benne Candy

Benne Candy

I love anything that has sesame seeds. This hard candy is a cinch to make with the inexpensive, pre-toasted seeds sold at Asian grocery stores. Plus, you'll need only four other ingredients.—Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I like using pretty mini muffin liners and topping these peanut butter cups with colored sprinkles to coordinate with the holiday we're celebrating. People can't believe how simple it is to make this irresistible candy with gooey, peanut butter centers. —LaVonne Hegland, St. Michael, Minnesota

Honey Almond Nougats

Honey Almond Nougats

Honey Almond Nougats

Add these tasty nougats to your cookie and candy platter at the holidays. They will disappear fast!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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