The dry cleaner. Your kid’s teacher. The nice lady across the street who picked up your mail that time. They could all use a homemade holiday treat, don’t you think? Try these 14 gifts that are easy to make and easier to eat.
The 14 Best Baked Goods to Give as Gifts
Or, um, just keep for yourself
Store-bought? Not this Christmas.
Double Chocolate-chip Muffin Tops
Because who eats the other part of the muffin anyway?
Caramel-stuffed Chocolate-chip Cookies
We didn’t think chocolate-chip cookies could get any better. We were wrong.
Throw the ingredients into the slow cooker, heat and pour. Bam, you’re done.
Warning: These may disappear before they’re even cool.
Easy Lemon Bars
Save time and use premade sugar-cookie dough.
Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies
When you need a break from all the chocolate.
Gingerbread Men Sugar Cookies
Let the kiddos decorate for hours.
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Salted Caramel & Chocolate Rice Krispies Squares
A major upgrade to a childhood classic.
Dark Chocolate And Orange Slice-and-bake Cookies
Shortbread + dark chocolate + orange + sea salt = cookie heaven.
No-bake Chocolate Peanut-butter Pretzel Bars
We repeat: No oven necessary.
Christmas Chex Mix
The perfect balance of salty and sweet. (Yes, it’s highly addictive.)
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
The best part: They take only 30 minutes to make.
Cinnamon Snap Cookies
Makes 48. In other words, plenty to bag up and hand out to the neighbors.