Looking for a personal gift for that special person? Try one of these yummy homemade holiday treats. Hard to put a price on ‘thoughtful’.
Holidays and special events are a great time to break out the baked goods and treats. They make perfect gifts, particularly for people who don’t spend a lot of time in the kitchen but love delicious homemade foods. And, of course, they make popular host/hostess gifts and potluck contributions.
Yes, homemade holiday treats take a bit more effort than picking up or ordering a gift, but you can be sure they will be well appreciated. A food gift is thoughtful, caring and special. And, there are lots of options that take very little effort if you’re short on time. Like…
Our easy holiday treats under 30 minutes
All the recipes below have clear step by step instructions so they are easy to follow. But these, specifically, are super easy. Most of them take much less than 30 minutes of hands on time. Some, of course, need chilling or cooling time.
lime glazed easy shortbread cookies
cinnamon puff pastry rolls
3 minute fudge
chocolate cranberry rice crispy squares
crispy butter lace cookies
white chocolate bark (peppermint or almond)
How to package a food gift
There are many simple options. Here are a few: cellophane (or cellophane gift bags), pretty boxes, wine bags and paper or cloth gift bags. Line your container with wax paper, parchment or tissue paper. And don’t forget a little gift card.
It's hard to believe these buttery, zesty melt-in-your-mouth Lime-Glazed Easy Shortbread Cookies are made in 30 minutes with just 6 ingredients. Perfect for a tea, shower, potluck, or holiday cookie-exchange. And the perfect gift.
Loaded with chocolate, nuts and raisins, these no-bake chocolate rice crispy treats are your answer to that after-dinner chocolate craving. Rich, chewy, crunchy, nutty, chocolate-y deliciousness. Just 10 minutes of hands-on time to prepare (plus chill time).
Teeny toffee bits take these chocolate chip toffee cookies over the top. Buttery, caramel-y, chocolate-y, chewy cookies with crisp edges (if baked longer). Wickedly good. Freeze balls of dough to make fresh warm cookies whenever you need them.