The rumors are true. Homemade gifts are really the best gifts. Your friends and family will appreciate and acknowledge the time and effort it took to bake cookies, steep vanilla, and measure ingredients to make something truly special. Any one of these food inspired gifts are sure to delight the receiver.
Christmas Sugar Cookies
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No one can deny a freshly baked sugar cookie especially one that has been decorated for the holidays. If you don't feel like baking up a batch to give away, at the very least make some for Santa.
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Do you have a top secret spice blend that friends and family love? The holidays are the perfect time to spread the love and gift a jar of your signature seasoning. If not, you can always put together homemade taco seasoning, curry, or an all purpose grilling mix.
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A small bottle of quality vanilla extract can cost you upwards of $10. Homemade vanilla extract is incredibly easy to make as it only requires vanilla beans and vodka. The ubiquitous dessert ingredient is perfect for the home bakers in your life.
Almond Joy Fudge
Recipe from Jen's Favorite Cookies
Fudge is a Christmas tradition at my house and we would be lost without this dynamite 4 ingredient recipe. Creamy chocolate fudge is studded with sweetened shredded coconut and sliced almonds. Since the base is sweetened condensed milk, the fudge takes a couple minutes to throw together and ready to eat in an hour.
Chocolate Chip Pecan Banana Bread
Recipe from The Messy Baker
Forget about giving boxed cake mix this year and add your own personal touch with a jar of chocolate chip pecan banana bread. This is the perfect gift for anyone who loves to eat banana bread but isn't a fan of baking. They can whip up this treat at their convenience.