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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Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Ice Cream

Can’t you just smell the warm chocolate chip cookies coming right out of the oven? Cookies are always a special treat. It does not matter if it is wintertime or summertime.  They are great with a cup of hot cocoa or to take for a snack on a picnic.

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies Cooling

To make chocolate chip cookies Ultimate you will want to make an ice cream sandwich with them. Just add a scoop of ice cream in between two cookies. I think most any flavor ice cream would do just fine. Below is a recipe for a batch of Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies that comes from Gold Medal Flour’s website. I added that including nuts in your recipe is optional.  Dust Bunny’s Homemade Summer Treats

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gold Medal Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1egg
  • 2 1/4 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped nuts (optional)
  • 1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)

DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 375ºF.

  • Mix sugars, butter, vanilla and egg in large bowl. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt (dough will be stiff). Stir in nuts and chocolate chips.

  • Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.

  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light brown (centers will be soft). Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet. Cool on wire rack.

Bear Nuts Cookies

Bear Nuts Cookies

Look at these adorable little teddy bear cookies holding on to their nuts! So darn cute! I definitely have to make these. These little goodies are from the store 8f8. The set is called Snuggled In and is only available at Black Kite.

A recipe that I found on Superbcook.com will help you to make very similar cookies. I think these cookies would also be delicious with some m&m’s. I found CuteSimpleStuff doing that version and has a bonus video.

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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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