Tag: Christmas Food Gifts

Grandma’s Cracked Sugar Cookies

Grandma’s Cracked Sugar Cookies

Grandma’s Cracked Sugar Cookies is one of my favorite holiday recipes. I love making them during the Christmas season using holiday sprinkles–but they are delightful any time of year!

Mom’s Pecan Brittle

Mom’s Pecan Brittle

Here’s my Mom’s famous Pecan Brittle recipe that she makes every Christmas. Thin and crunchy sweetness, loaded with freshly picked Kansas pecans. My dad lives on this stuff from Thanksgiving to New Years.

Favorite Holiday Baking Ideas

Favorite Holiday Baking Ideas

Once Thanksgiving arrives, I gear up for lots of holiday baking. Cookies, breads, cakes, and special desserts–many of which turn into food gifts for loved ones. I love the warm spices that scent the air–cinnamon, peppermint, nutmeg, and cloves. Can a person have too many Favorite Holiday Baking Ideas?  Continue reading Favorite Holiday Baking Ideas

Double Chocolate Biscotti with Almonds

Double Chocolate Biscotti with Almonds

I’m a huge fan of biscotti and always thought it would be too difficult to make, but it’s so easy! This recipe for Double Chocolate Biscotti with Almonds is delicious and earned a thumbs up from my family. Perfect for a Holiday Cookie Tray, a 

Cherry Danish Loaves

Cherry Danish Loaves

I enjoy serving Cherry Danish Loaves on Christmas morning or for a special brunch, perhaps for Mother’s Day. I always make them the day before, and then give two of the loaves as gifts. Of course, I save two for ourselves, as our kids really 

Orange-Glazed Cranberry Fruitcake

Orange-Glazed Cranberry Fruitcake

I enjoy making Orange-Glazed Cranberry Fruitcake during the Christmas season. Made with dried cranberries, raisins, dates, figs, and pecans, it’s not your average fruitcake. Plus, it makes 8 small loaves, so it’s perfect for gift-giving for those on your fruitcake-lovers list. Continue reading Orange-Glazed Cranberry Fruitcake

Chocolate Nut Clusters

Chocolate Nut Clusters

We enjoy making Chocolate Nut Clusters with Peanuts for the holidays. They are very easy to make and tasty too! Plus, this recipe can be adapted to make Chocolate Macadamia Nut Clusters, which are simply heavenly.

German Springerle Christmas Cookies

German Springerle Christmas Cookies

A few years ago I made these hard, licorice-flavored cookies for the first time and had such fun learning about the history of them. There is a great deal of history and baking knowledge when it comes to German Springerle Christmas Cookies. Beautiful Molds that 

Poppy Seed Bread

Poppy Seed Bread

Poppy Seed Bread is a recipe I received from my Aunt Ruth. It’s a super moist bread to share with your loved ones and friends at Christmas and one of our favorites. And while it’s perfect to give as a Christmas food gift, you’ll want to save back a few loaves for your own enjoyment. Continue reading Poppy Seed Bread

Christmas Stollen with Marzipan

Christmas Stollen with Marzipan

Here is a traditional German recipe for Christmas Stollen with Marzipan. I love this sweet bread as a snack in the morning or afternoon with tea or coffee. The surprise marzipan treat in the center is probably my favorite! I’m like a kid that way,