Give a Gift From the Kitchen

Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Giving homemade Christmas gifts from the kitchen is a thoughtful and personal way to share the holiday spirit. Here are some delicious and festive ideas cooked up by Balmoral residents in their beautiful kitchens.

Creative Cookies

Cookies are an always-appreciated sweet treat. Pack them in a cute box and provide the recipe. We’re fans of these festive peppermint cream squares. Looking for an easy no-bake cookie recipe? We’ve got you covered with these coconut snowballs. These edible Christmas wreaths are so worth the effort. Put away the gingerbread man cookie cutter and use the star cutter instead.

Brittle and Bark

Sure, you could go with classic peanut brittle, but why not give a canister of salted pistachio brittle instead? One recipe, multiple possibilities are involved with this fruit and nut brittle recipe. Chocolate almond bark is as easy to make as it is to eat. Here’s a festive treat gift recipients can’t wait to eat.

Nothing Sweeter Than Candy

Who wouldn’t want to find a box of these chocolate truffles under the tree? What do you get when you combine the flavor of sugar cookies with fudge? Something delicious. Send a box of pecan pralines to relatives not fortunate enough to live in Texas. What’s Christmas without rum balls?

Holiday Quick Breads

Make your next-door neighbor’s Christmas breakfast easier with the gift of a scrumptious coffee cake. Bake several loaves of this apple cinnamon bread to give to your child’s teachers. Break out the mini-loaf pans and whip up these eggnog-flavored treats. No one will be regifting this fruitcake.

Sweet or Savory Snacks

Pack up holiday tins full of snacks like these slow cooker spiced nuts. Help friends get the party started with the gift of garlic ranch party mix. Friends will ditch the crackers and put out these cheddar wafers instead. You can’t get Chicago-style popcorn in the grocery store.

It’s in the Jar

This raspberry jam is easy to make and fun to gift with a loaf of homemade bread. Gift this chocolate hazelnut spread with a side of sugar cookies. Friends and family will get a lot of use out of this gingerbread syrup. Give cocktail-loving friends a bottle of easy-to-make Limoncello.

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