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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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Lemon Stars

Lemon Stars

Lemon Stars

Each one of these cookies has a citrusy zing and a light, crunchy texture. The star theme makes them ideal for the Christmas season. —Jacqueline Hill, Sandusky, Ohio

Marvelous Maple Fudge

Marvelous Maple Fudge

Marvelous Maple Fudge

Use this delicious, easy recipe for potlucks, large family gatherings or bake sales. Line your pan with foil to make removing the fudge a breeze. —Jeannie Gallant, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

White Christmas Fudge

White Christmas Fudge

White Christmas Fudge

This smooth, sweet fudge from Paula Truksa of Jewett, Texas is loaded with nuts and chewy fruit and would be just right for holiday gift-giving.
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Chocolate Pumpkin Bread

Chocolate Pumpkin Bread

Chocolate Pumpkin Bread

Save time this busy holiday season with a moist chocolaty bread from our Test Kitchen. Two pumpkin-flavored loaves can be made ahead and frozen for special events with just a few minutes of preparation.

Irish Mint Brownies

Irish Mint Brownies

Irish Mint Brownies

I wanted something special to take to a church potluck, so I invented these layered treats. They are great for St. Patrick's Day as well. The brownies are topped with a mint-flavored mousse and bittersweet chocolate icing. —Lori Risdal, Sioux City, Iowa

Saltine Cracker Candy with Toasted Pecans

Saltine Cracker Candy with Toasted Pecans

Saltine Cracker Candy with Toasted Pecans

My kids and grandchildren love these nutty, salty, chocolaty bites. The neighbor kids rush right over when they find out I have them. —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario

Neapolitan Fudge

Neapolitan Fudge

Neapolitan Fudge

If you like Neapolitan ice cream, you will devour my fudge version of the vanilla, strawberry and chocolate favorite. It makes a great addition to any candy platter. —Faith Leonard, Delbarton, West Virginia

Swirl Cinnamon Bread

Swirl Cinnamon Bread

Swirl Cinnamon Bread

If you like cinnamon, you’ll love this quick bread! It’s crusty on top, soft and moist inside. Make extra loaves for the holidays and give them to family and friends. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Chocolate Swirled Bars

Chocolate Swirled Bars

Chocolate Swirled Bars

These swirly chocolaty bars make a crunchy and elegant addition to any cookie tray—and couldn’t be easier! Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Gingerbread Spice Jelly

Gingerbread Spice Jelly

Gingerbread Spice Jelly

I've made batches of this simple jelly, a winner at our county fair, to give as gifts for many years. When the jars are empty, people return them for a refill. —Robin Nagel, Whitehall, Montana

Holiday Spritz

Holiday Spritz

Holiday Spritz

I tried substituting rum extract for vanilla in a classic Christmas recipe, and the end result was a cookie that tasted a lot like eggnog! —Lisa Varner, Charleston, SC
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