As Christmas is fast approaching I thought I would do a roundup of my favourite recipes out there for foodie gifts you could make with the kids. My little girl has been talking about Christmas for weeks now as they have been rehearsing for their nativity play at school but now it’s December it has definitely started to feel more festive in our home. At the weekend we decorated the Christmas tree, we made a wreath together and wrote letters to Santa. The kids are so excited to count down the days opening their advent calendar every morning! I’m also keen for my children to understand this is a time for sharing and I think making a few homemade gifts for friends and family is a good way of getting the message across. So here are some links to some great recipes that would be perfect to make with the kids for your festive gifts.
Gingerbread stained glass cookies:
Aren’t these Gingerbread stained glass cookies by Wallflower Kitchen simply gorgeous? They look such fun to make and I’m sure the kids would enjoy seeing how the boiled sweets melt to create the stained glass effect. They make such a nice gift too as they can be hung on the Christmas tree.
These Maple sesame almonds by Beaming Baker are super easy, quick to prepare and healthier than your average candied almonds. Just watch the kids with the hot pan!
Who wouldn’t love to receive a pot of homemade Nutella for Christmas? This 4 ingredient Nutella by Minimalist Baker is so easy and much healthier than your shop bought version. You will need to roast the hazelnuts in the oven and use a food processor but I find my kids like pressing the button and watching it magically turn into smooth delicious Hazelnut spread.
Christmas shortbread biscuits:
Shortbread biscuits are great to get the kids involved as they are easy to make. Children will love making stars and moon shapes. The Christmas Shortbread biscuits by Talesfromthekitchen are delicious and perfect for gifting.
These Heart shaped cheese crackers by Brendid are such a cute idea! A nice savoury option for edible gifts and most people love a good cheese cracker. They can be made in advance and stored in the fridge for up to 10 days.
Biscotti are one of my favourite as they make a wonderful make-ahead gift. They stay crunchy for ages and the chocolate chips make these ones by Missinthekitchen extra special.
Dark chocolate Trail mix energy bites:
I made these for my friends and family at Christmas last year, they were a real hit. They look really professional but are actually surprisingly easy to make.
I hope you enjoy the Christmas season and maybe try out a couple of these to give to friends and family or maybe just for yourself!
Should you need more inspiration for foodie gifts all year round, ‘Gifts from the kitchen’ by Annie Rigg has some great recipes ( Affiliate link):