For me, one of the most special parts of the holiday season is delivering gifts to all 15 of my “best friends.” I wrap each package with red ribbon, pile them into my sleigh (aka my Volvo), and make my rounds, surprising my besties with a little holiday cheer.

This time of year, people tend to be more excited about sweets and less strict about their healthy eating habits. Since my love language is baking, obviously I’ll be delivering treats to the people I love. One solid bonus with baked gifts is that I only need to devote one day to prep since most of my go-to recipes are simple to double or triple for larger quantities.

From traditional holiday treats (anyone else miss those tins of fudge from back in the day?) to the most adorable mini bundt cakes, baked gifts are sure to bring a smile to the faces of anyone who receives them.

This year, I’m planning to pair mini gingerbread loaves with stovetop potpourri kits. Scroll on, pick your favorite, and let us know what you’re baking up this year!

image by suruchi avasthi

Peppermint Fudge from Sweet Phi

Rosemary Goat Cheese Biscuits from Baker by Nature

Chai Chocolate Dipped Christmas Cookies

Mini Gingerbread Loaf from Dessert for Two

Candied Spiced Nuts from Minimalist Baker

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Jalapeño and Cheddar Cornbread Skillet from Country Living

Cranberry White Chocolate Mini Bundt Cakes from Tutti Dolci

Candy Cane Marshmallows from Martha Stewart

Holiday Fruit & Nut Brittle from Kitchn

Sugared Cranberries from Wild Wild Whisk

Christmas Tree Berry Hand Pies from Driscoll’s


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    Phi - | December 5, 2019 at 10:28 am

    Love this list! Thank you so much for including my peppermint fudge!!

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