It's the time of year when the social calendar gets packed with parties - not sure about you but I like to show up with a gift in hand. Besides the get-togethers, it's the time of year to express thanks to people like trash removers, mail deliverers, and hair stylists. Without them you'd be living like a hoarder and your 'do would be a hot mess. Now, you could totally go to Wawa and buy a dozen gift cards, OR you could go the personal route and bake them something. That being said, make sure you actually enjoy the process - if you use your oven to store sweaters (like Carrie Bradshaw) then by all means load up on gift cards.
If baking relaxes you as much as it does me, than throw on an apron and your favorite holiday station on Pandora and let's make some gifts! Here is a round up of some of my favorites - complete with a time line for you eager beavers who like to work ahead.
Though most of these are treats that can be laid out for the holiday (or eaten immediately at a party), I'd also like to suggest some breakfast options. Give your stressed out host or hostess a tray of cinnamon rolls for the following morning and they'll be sure to invite you back next year!
Make weeks ahead and freeze:
Double Chocolate Bread
Make several days ahead and keep at room temperature:
Chewy Granola Bites
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Biscotti
Cranberry White Chocolate Biscotti
Apricot and Pistachio Biscotti
Mint Chocolate Cookies
Make a day or two before gifting:
Chocolate Drizzled Cinnamon Kettle Corn
Peanut Butter Caramel Corn
Breakfast options to make the day or of night before gifting:
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
Cream Cheese Glazed Cinnamon Rolls
Oatmeal Cookie Muffins
Strawberry and Cream Rolls
Chocolate Banana Protein Muffins
I'd like to thank Becca for sharing her delicious edible gift ideas!! Excited to try some this holiday season... Please visit her website or Facebook page to start following her amazing recipes!
Happy Baking Everyone! xoxo