Great Homemade Gift Ideas

Christmas Gifts Ready

Do you want to give a gift that shows care and thoughtfulness? Baking is one way to a person’s heart and stomach! With the help of Dust Bunny, Vespertine, 22769, and Tentacio we can make some pretty good looking personalized gifts! Here are a few ideas:

  1. Buy cute mugs and fill with Hot Chocolate, Marshmallows, and Candy Canes.
  2. Peppermint themed gift basket. Fill with Popcorn, Loose Candies, Lollipops, Kisses, and Cookies. All peppermint flavored.
  3. Macarons and Flowers for the one you really love.
  4. Assortment of homemade cookies.

Baking Cookies

Let’s share recipes! The peppermint chocolate cookies look delicious. This recipe is from Cooking Classy. Please go to her site to read more about these cookies and more.

Keep reading for the recipe and more.

White Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Chocolate Cookies 


  • All-purpose flour
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Unsalted butter
  • Granulated sugar and brown sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract and peppermint extract
  • White chocolate
  • Peppermint bits


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with silicone liners or parchment paper.
  • Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In a stand mixer cream together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar.
  • Mix in eggs one at a time then blend in vanilla extract and peppermint extract.
  • Add in flour mixture and mix just until combined.
  • Scoop dough out by a rounded tablespoon and shape into balls.
  • Space on cookies sheets 2-inches apart. Flatten cookies slightly.
  • Bake one sheet at a time in preheated oven about 8 minutes.
  • Let cool cookies cool.
  • Melt white chocolate.
  • Dip cooled cookies in white chocolate and sprinkle with peppermint bits. Chill to set.

All won from current round of The Epiphany

dust bunny . season of giving . peppermint treats
dust bunny . season of giving . diy hot cocoa
dust bunny . season of giving . cookie box
dust bunny . season of giving . macarons and roses . RARE
Tentacio – Sugar winter milk
Tentacio – Sugar winter mashmellows
{vespertine} – measuring cups / blues 2
{vespertine} – mixing bowl 7
22769 – Kitchen – RARE

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