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.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 2017 has been a pretty good year. I look forward to what 2018 brings. I have really enjoyed blogging with recipes and giving makeup tips. Those are probably the most fun blog posts that I do. Hope you are liking them to because I plan to continue on with that.

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DIY Christmas Cookie Mix in a Jar

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Yesterday we spent all day baking and decorating Christmas cookies. Sometimes we just do not have the time to make and bake. Another great way to gift cookies to your loved ones is putting all of the ingredients in a jar. It looks great layered.

Pour your ingredients one by one into a Mason jar. Wrap some ribbon or string around the lid and attach a homemade gift tag. You can write the directions on a recipe card and slip it in to their Christmas card. I found several different recipes on The Domestic Geek blog.

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How-to Christmas Ornament Cookies

How-to Baking Christmas Cookies

We have been baking and decorating Christmas cookies today. I have two recipes to share with you to make your own at home. The first batch are easy sugar cookies. Just add some icing, m&m’s, and a ROLO candy and you have a Christmas Ornament cookie. Use any assortment of colors for your ornament decoration.

Christmas Ornament Cookies Recipe

To keep things easy, I’m going to show you a recipe from the same blog for the next cookie. It is so easy to make! 4 ingredient Christmas cookies cannot be more simple. Prepare the cake mix, scoop small dough balls on to cookie sheet, bake, cool, and place your Hershey’s Kiss candy on top.

4 Ingredient Christmas Cookies

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