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10 Easy Homemade Food Gifts

Posted By Amy On December 13, 2011 @ 5:23 am In Frugal Living | 19 Comments

If you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping, and are at a loss as to what to get some of your friends and family (like I am!), you might want to try making homemade goodies. My husband is a youth pastor, and while I don’t want to break the bank getting the other staff families gifts, I like to whip up a little something for them at Christmastime.

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My girls adore shortbread cookies. They don’t last long at our house! Now the only question is, which of these four shortbread cookie recipes [1] to make?!

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This Peppermint Bark [4] from My Blessed Life is so fun and festive, and would make a beautiful (and yummy!) Christmas gift.

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These Double Chip Cookies [5] from Stolen Moments Cooking are a favorite with our students. They go crazy over them, and I can never make enough! Everyone I know would not mind receiving these goodies for Christmas!

Source: Life.YourWay.net [6] via Amy [2] on Pinterest [3]

I love biscotti, and this Candy Cane Biscotti [6] looks divine. Now… should I go dipped or undipped?!

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This is an easy, healthy gift. Mix walnuts and dried fruit with raw, local honey and you have a delicious topping for yogurt or oatmeal. I love how it is “wrapped up” with a spoon and simple label.

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One of my husband’s favorite desserts is fudge. I’m not a fudge-making kind of gal (mainly because I always mess it up!), but even I might be able to manage this Peanut Butter Cocoa Fudge [7]. Amy says it is “No Fail,” so hopefully that applies to me!

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These Andes Mint Cookies [8] look decadent… and I’m sure any recipient of them would think the same thing!

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I am definitely putting these No-Bake Snowball Cookies on my must-bake list! They can even be made gluten-free. Yum.

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Chex Mix [9] is one of my guilty pleasures, and I love how Myra has mixed it up by adding craisins and M&M’s. This would make one tasty and beautiful Christmas gift… if I don’t eat it all myself!

Source: FoodForMyFamily.com [10] via Amy [2] on Pinterest [3]

I would be remiss if I did not mention a gingerbread recipe. Gingerbread is a Christmastime staple, after all. Shaina has put together a lovely cookie mixture [10] to make any gingerbread lover swoon.

Hopefully some of these tasty goods will inspire you… and help you cross off a few people on your list! You can also check out my Homemade Foodie Gifts [11] board on Pinterest if you need more yummy ideas.

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The Eat Well, Spend Less [12] ladies are tackling the Holidays this month. Read more great tips, ideas, and recipes here:


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[1] SimpleBites.net: http://www.simplebites.net/simple-shortbread-one-recipe-four-cookies/

[2] Amy: http://pinterest.com/amyleannnorton/

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[4] MyBlessedLife.net: http://myblessedlife.net/2009/12/our-favorite-christmas-treats.html

[5] StolenMomentsCooking.com: http://stolenmomentscooking.com/double-chip-cookies/

[6] Life.YourWay.net: http://christmas.yourway.net/candy-cane-biscotti/

[7] AmysFinerThings.com: http://amysfinerthings.com/no-fail-peanut-butter-cocoa-fudge-recipe

[8] SixSistersStuff.blogspot.com: http://sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com/2011/04/andes-mint-cookies.html

[9] MyBlessedLife.net: http://myblessedlife.net/2010/12/cranberry-caramel-chex-mix-homemade-gift-idea.html

[10] FoodForMyFamily.com: http://foodformyfamily.com/recipes/gingerbread-cookie-mix-in-a-jar-an-edible-gift

[11] Homemade Foodie Gifts: http://pinterest.com/amyleannnorton/homemade-foodie-gifts/

[12] Eat Well, Spend Less: http://kingdomfirstmom.com/tag/eat-well-spend-less

[13] Denver Bargains: http://denverbargains.com/tag/eat-well-spend-less/

[14] Life as MOM: http://lifeasmom.com/category/eat-well-spend-less

[15] Good Life Eats: http://www.goodlifeeats.com/tag/frugal-pantry

[16] Kitchen Stewardship: http://www.kitchenstewardship.com/tag/eat-well-spend-less/

[17] Life Your Way: http://food.yourway.net/tag/eat-well-spend-less

[18] Food for My Family: http://foodformyfamily.com/tag/eat-well-spend-less

[19] Tammy’s Recipes: http://www.tammysrecipes.com/taxonomy/term/272

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