What do you do when you want to get someone a thoughtful present for the holidays, but have no clue what they like? We’ll tell you. Homemade edible gifts. These recipes are the perfect excuse to put on some festive music, roll up your sleeves, and make something from scratch to show someone you care.
From our most popular Christmas cookies to traditional Jewish rugelach, raw vegan truffles to extremely buttery shortbread; it’s easy to choose a recipe that will suit everyone on your list. Try make-ahead biscotti that will last for weeks or gluten-free scones that will get snapped up in minutes. Your sister-in-law, a co-worker, that really helpful yoga teacher — make their festive season a little sweeter with edible gifts they’ll love.
Looking for an alternative to vegan Christmas cookies? Impress your vegan friends by making these raspberry truffles as a unique present. Filled with a creamy cashew and agave mix and coated with a vegan chocolate shell, they look absolutely lovely in a simple brown box.
Bake a batch of classic gingerbread cookies for your Secret Santa this year. These chewy, spicy ginger-scented cookies are perfect for cutting into shapes and decorating with Royal Icing. Choose a cookie cutter that reflects something your Secret Santa loves for a personal, unique gift.
Our 2016 Holiday Recipe Swap brought us these white chocolate-dipped gingersnaps from Lena Geller. Easy to make, and festively flavored with ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. They make adorable homemade gifts; simply dip in white chocolate before finishing with some dainty piped holly.