Each year I spend a lot of time trying to decide what to give my daughter's teachers as Holiday or end-of-year gifts. So far the biggest response we got was the year we gave brownies. Teachers would come up to me in the hallways for months telling me how much they really loved the brownies. A few even asked when I was going to bring back more!
I hope you find this list of delicious baked goods gives you a few options for your Holiday gift-giving.
Homemade Gift Tips
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My daughter's teachers just go "nuts" over these Chocolate Peanut Clusters. These are easy to make in your crockpot.
Nut Rocca Candy and Rhonda's Butterscotch Heath Candy also make great gifts.
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Jammin' Jar Mixes
If you've got some wannabe bakers on your gift list, cookie ingredients in a jar can be the perfect gift for them. Neatly layer the dry ingredients in a pretty jar, attach a neatly printed recipe and all the recipient needs to provide is the wet ingredients. Besides being tasty, these gifts can be decorative too.
You can also bake entire cakes in canning jars. I've found these cakes have been very popular gifts. Check out Canning Jar Cakes.
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You just can't go wrong with giving cookies during the holidays. Either purchase one of those cute holiday themed tins or a wicker basket lined with a Christmas napkin to hold the cookies. Some of the cookies I like to give (and get!) are: Nana's Italian Cookies, (pictured), Butter Spritz Cookies,Thumbprints, Snickerdoodles (love all of that cinnamon), Macaroons and Neapolitans (using red and green food coloring).
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Simple and delicious, these Sugared Nuts are a hit with just about anyone. These are great with walnut or pecans. You can also skip the sugar and make them salty.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Don't you just love all of the different-sized pans they have these days for baking loaves and muffins. A small loaf of Irish Spice Bread or a basket full of Chocolate-Chocolate Chunk Mini-Muffins makes a great gift.
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Something as simple as a fresh homemade loaf of bread can really be thoughtful and delicious. Take it a step further and include a small jar of homemade flavored butter.
It doesn't matter if the bread comes out of your oven or the bread machine. It's the thought that counts.