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13 Delicious Christmas Food Gifts That Anyone Can Bake

Wrap up these homemade baked goods and give them as festive food gifts to family and friends.

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Chocolate Snowballs

You can make the batter for these sugar-dusted, melt-in-your mouth snowball cookies ahead of time, then just shape and bake for some chocolatey Christmas food gifts.

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Cranberry Banana Coffee Cake

Cranberries add a unique, seasonal flavor to streusel-topped coffee cake, great for a holiday morning breakfast or give them out as Christmas food gifts.

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Cappuccino Muffins

Fans of both coffee and chocolate will love these muffins, which have an easy chocolate candy filling hidden inside. This year, make these Christmas decorations that are cheap and easy to craft.

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Cranberry Layer Cake

This cranberry-orange-walnut cake starts with boxed cake mix, but it gets dressed up with homemade cream cheese frosting. Read up on the history behind 10 beloved Christmas traditions.

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Currant Scone Mix

Pack this simple homemade mix into pretty, airtight containers for easy Christmas food gifts—your friends just need to add eggs and water. Test your holiday know-how: how well do you remember A Christmas Carol?

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Chocolate-Filled Spritz

These seasonally-shaped cookies are sandwiched around a layer of melted chocolate for extra indulgence.

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Mini Pineapple Upside-Down Cakes

For a cute twist on a retro favorite, make these adorable little cakes in your everyday muffin tins. Don’t miss these Christmas cookie baking hacks that’ll help you win the holiday season.

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Almond Chocolate Biscotti

Packaged cake mix makes easy work of these festive treats; wrap them up in cellophane bags tied with ribbon. Add a packet of gourmet coffee for a sweet little coffee break gift.

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Secret Kiss Cookies

Bite into these little cookies and find a surprise—a chocolate kiss! (Ask the kids to help unwrap all the candies.) Here are even more easy Christmas cookie recipes you’ll want to make every year.

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Orange Breakfast Rolls

An orange filling and lemon glaze makes these citrusy breakfast rolls irresistible, especially when they’re warm.

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Danish Julekage

For a taste of Scandinavia, make this cardamom-scented holiday bread studded with candied fruit. If you’re cooking for a holiday party or feast, check out these 21 Christmas appetizers everyone will love.

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Braided Egg Bread

This poppy seed-flecked bread only looks like it’s difficult to make—and anyone who receives a loaf will be duly impressed.

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Praline Cookies

These pecan-studded, crispy-yet-chewy cookies can be made and frozen ahead of time, making your holiday baking schedule a lot easier. Just defrost a day before you’re ready to gift them. Next, find out the best Christmas cookie from every state.

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