Holiday Baking and Homemade Food Gifts

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Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti by TastyKitchen.com

Grab two sticks of butter, ’cause we’ve got a Paula Deen recipe today!

Maybe they’re not always healthy, but edible holiday gifts are definitely green.  No batteries to replace, and they’ll never end up crowding a landfill.

If you’re on a budget, homemade treats are the perfect gift to save money but still show someone how much you care. Baking is also a fun holiday tradition you might recall as a child, and a memorable one to pass along to your family.

So if you’ve been following our 10 Weeks to a Green Christmas series, this week’s task is to plan your holiday baking.  Here are some recipes we’ve tried — or plan to try — for holiday parties or edible gifts this year.

Sweet Treats & Snacks

 Holiday Baking and Homemade Food Gifts

Chocolate Gingerbread Cupcakes by PaulaDeen.com

Chocolate Gingerbread Cupcakes : Paula Deen

 Alton Brown’s Candied Ginger : Food Network

Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti : Tasty Kitchen

Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Swirl : AmyBites

Candied Orange Peels : Whole Foods

 

Breads & Baked Goods

Sticky Pecan Mini Buns Holiday Baking and Homemade Food Gifts

Sticky Pecan Mini Buns by The Pioneer Woman Cooks

 Sticky Pecan Mini Buns : The Pioneer Woman Cooks

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread : Rachel Ray

Baklava : Epicurious

Scottish Oat Scones : Simple Bites

Chai-Spiced Tea Loaves : Delish

 

Gifts in a Jar

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Gumdrop Pops in a Jar by MarthaStewart.com

Gumdrop Pops in a Jar : Martha Stewart

Sweet & Smoky Popcorn & Nut Mix : Whole Foods

Alton Brown’s Hot Cocoa : Food Network

Chocolate Raspberry Sauce : Epicurious

Texas Cornbread Mix : Christmas Organized

Marisa’s Apple Butter : Simple Bites

 

If you have a favorite holiday recipe or baking tradition, we’d love to hear about it.  Tell us in the comments or post photos for everyone to see on Facebook.

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  • Tiffany

    Ooh, gotta try the chocolate gingerbread cupcakes! I doubt mine will look as pretty, but I will give it a go!

  • Thea Woods

    Hallelujah!

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