12 Gifts to Bake and Make
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Have a handmade holiday! Here are 13 gifts to bake and make this year. Plus, a giveaway from Dreamfarm!
Last year I felt really on top of things when it came to Christmas. In fact, I had all of the gifts bought or ordered by the end of November. This year? Not so much.
Happily, I’m at a point in my life where our friends and family don’t need stuff, so I can focus on things I enjoy giving, like homemade food. Cooking and baking has been my love language for a long time, so why not have that be a part of Christmas gifting?
In the past we’ve done curated boxes of goodies from Austin, but this year I might just stick with tasty treats made at home. A big bonus to food gifts? It won’t clutter up your house past December!
Plus, spending a little extra time on a gift folks know you made by hand is totally worth it. It’s hard to be Grinchy when your kitchen is filled with delicious scents of cookies, bread, and more.
While I’m currently obsessed with the Double Ginger Molasses Cookies pictured above, it’s pretty hard to choose just one cookie. Try one of these:
- Chai Spritz Cookies
- Mini Reese’s Cookie Bites
- Super Chocolatey Raspberry Cookies
- Blueberry White Chocolate Cookies
Or go for last year’s favorite, Salted Caramel Cashew Cookies.
If you prefer cakes, a mini bundt pan is ideal for making small cakes, but you can also use a muffin pan! Persimmon Chocolate Cake and Mini Lemon Bundt Cakes make tasty gifts. Or go for Bourbon Brownies!
Don’t want to turn on the oven? Make these gifts instead!
- Pan de Higo is an excellent cheese tray addition.
- Peppermint Meringues are super festive!
- Grapefruit Curd is a wonderful way to have grapefruit in the morning.
I love all those dreamfarm gadgets – although I have yet to try any of them! Next weekend is holiday baking at my house – may have to try some of these recipes 🙂
These recipes are perfect for holiday gift giving and look really fun to make.
I haven’t felt like shopping much this year — maybe I should make my gifts this year. Thank you for the encouragement!!
Yum! Mini Reese’s cookie bites!! Omg… I love your page Megan!!
Those ginger cookies are calling my name! I’m ready to get going on holiday baking.
I love the idea of making/baking holiday gifts, especially this year.
This allllmost makes me want to bake this year! But I know I would just eat all those molasses cookies, come on now!
I love the measuring cups and scoops!
I love dreamfarm.
This was a great idea for measuring cups and spoons.
I hope I’m not late entering. What a great set! I love baking gifts too.
Those measuring cups look fantastic!
Love the measuring tools. Finally, someone gets baking measures right.
Those look amazing! Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!
an ad for those levoons has been following me around on facebook lately – they definitely look intriguing!!