Christmas Cookies, Candies and Food Gifts

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Share these Christmas food gifts with teachers, friends, neighbors, and -- of course -- your family.

27 Gifts For Anyone Who Loves Food

Simple Christmas Food Gifts Christmas food gifts aren't just for your favorite foodies. A special homemade treat presented in a decorative container deepens the meaning of giving for any loved one. Share these Christmas food gifts with teachers, friends

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a tall glass of milk and a yummy chocolate-melted snowman cookie.

Chocolaty Melting Snowmen

New Take on my favorite Melting Snowman Cookies! Chocolaty Melting Snowmen--get ready for holiday cookie exchanges! Frosty never looked better!

With a sweet, fruity swirl of jam, there's no need for frosting or a streusel topping.

Proof that Heart-Healthy Baking Does Exist!

Cream Cheese-Berry Coffee Cake -- Give ordinary coffee cake a fabulous facelift using reduced-fat cream cheese, fruity jam, and fresh red raspberries. Best of all, you can indulge in this delicious dessert for fewer than 150 calories per piece.

This easy chocolate candy recipe is a scrumptious slam dunk.

Homemade Chocolate Candy Recipes

Easy Caramel Cracker Candy - Gooey caramel, chocolate crackers, and nutty hazelnuts? This easy chocolate candy recipe is a scrumptious slam dunk. If hazelnuts aren't your topping of choice, swap in any kind of chopped toasted nut.

Top your prettiest sugar cookies with the best icing.

Powdered Sugar Icing

Misplaced that powdered sugar icing recipe you always use? Don’t worry, we have…

This is the perfect icing to dress your sugar cookies!

Powdered Sugar Icing

Misplaced that powdered sugar icing recipe you always use? Don’t worry, we have…

Speckle the tops of these 6-ingredient bars with crushed peppermint candy or chopped minty kisses for a pretty finish and voila, Christmas treats for a crowd!

23 Recipes That Prove Even You Have Time for Holiday Baking

BH&G: Fantastic Holiday Bar These festive holiday bar cookie recipes -- including butterscotch-toffee bars and classic brownies -- make delicious gifts and party desserts. With make-ahead options, store-bought shortcuts, and mix-and-match topping ideas,

Trace a papier-mache disk onto felt, cut out, and glue felt to round disk.

Felt Christmas Ornaments

Use our free patterns and easy instructions to make felt Christmas ornaments for gifts or to hang on your Christmas tree. Featuring furry friends, Christmas trees, and adorable mittens, these Christmas decorations are perfect for the holiday season.

Instead of melting outside, let this frosty cupcake melt in your mouth.

14 Way-Cute Christmas Cupcake Ideas You've Never Tried Before

Check out our cute, festive ideas for Christmas desserts and sweets -- melty snowman cupcakes, Santa cake pops, reindeer c

Sweet and tangy mingle in a gorgeous turkey that's brined for incredible flavor.

15 Christmas Dinner Menu Ideas That Take All the Guesswork Out of Hosting

Apple Cider-Ginger Brined Turkey Recipe I made a very similar version of this for Thanksgiving… I also stuffed sweet italian sausage under the skin before it went into the oven. May be the best all time bird I have ever done!