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!

No party should be without these easy sugar cookies!

The Best Sugar Cookies

Royal icing is the real star when it comes to decorating Christmas sugar cookies. Use a variety of food colorings and mini candies to make fun designs that give each cookie a festive look.

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 face-lift using reduced-fat cream cheese, seedless jam, and fresh red raspberries. Best of all, you can indulge in this delicious dessert for less than 150 calories a piece.

Top your prettiest sugar cookies with the best icing.

Powdered Sugar Icing

The classic powdered sugar icing you seek for your prettiest Christmas cookie recipes and to drizzle over your favorite cakes.

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.

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

This classic peanut butter cookie recipe will quickly become your favorite!

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe - Please a picky crowd with a Christmas cookie standard. These so-easy peanut butter cookies require just 25 minutes prep time and they'll freeze for up to 3 months.

Some cookie dough recipes require refrigeration but if you are in a hurry, we have a your solution.

Freeze Cookie Dough to Speed Up Chill Time

35 Freezer-Friendly Holiday Cookies Peanut butter and chocolate work together like Santa and his elves. This easy recipe makes 54 cookies -- eat some fresh out of the oven, then freeze the rest for up to 3 months.

Looking for Christmas chocolates that take just 15 minutes of hands-on time?

Christmas Candies That Put Cookies to Shame

The fun in this simple chocolate candy is choosing the mix-ins. An assortment of chopped candy bars pumps up the flavor of the dark chocolate foundation.

Create a stunning Christmas table decoration using bundles of holiday greenery.

Super Easy DIY Christmas Centerpieces

Turn simple greenery into a gorgeous tabletop garland with our easy step-by-step instructions. Your guests won't believe you made this luxurious centerpiece yourself!

Your favorite filled cookie has a new look.

35 Way-Fast No-Bake Christmas Cookie Recipes

Chocolate-Coated Mint Cookies: Your favorite filled cookie has a new look. Dunk mint-filled chocolate cookie sandwiches in melted chocolate for double the goodness. Red and green jimmies keep things festive.

Make tender, mouth-watering sugar cookies  this holiday with this tried-and-true recipe.

Sugar Cookie Cutouts

Eggnog adds the perfect holiday touch to these cutout cookies. Make a double batch of the icing so you can dazzle your rum cake and gingerbread with leftovers.