'Tis the season to bake and share some favorite holiday memories in the form of homemade candies and Christmas cookies. In this free guide, we present you with a handful of recipes for caramels and truffles that make for the perfect little gifts that are sure to put everyone in the holiday spirit. Plus, whether your Christmas cookies are dropped, rolled, pressed, glazed, sprinkled, or hot off the cooling rack, you're certain to love these treats just as much as we do.
Here are a few recipes that are sure to make your holiday season that much sweeter:
Vanilla Bean Caramels with fleur de sel
The holidays always bring out the gift-giving spirit and homemade candy is a great way to show people you care. And with just one batch of the Vanilla Bean Caramels, you’ll have enough to share, making gifting sweet.
Rich and luxurious, truffles represent chocolate at its finest (and tastiest). Plus, they’re a cinch to make and the perfect candy for gifting, especially at the holidays.
Hazelnut-Brown Butter Linzer Cookies
You're sure to love these linzer cookies — both their look and taste. To make these extra special, we've opted for a bit of brown butter for nuttiness, swapped in hazelnuts for traditional almonds, and red currant jelly in lieu of the usual raspberry.
Rosemary & Orange Shortbread Cookies
A sophisticated sweet treat made easy. For breakfast, an afternoon snack with tea or a post dinner dessert, these are great cookies to have sitting out during your holiday gatherings.
Banana Monkey Bread
If things get a little bananas at your house on holiday mornings, this monkey bread will be a fitting breakfast for your crew. Finger food for the masses aptly describes this sticky-sweet treat, but you’ve never tasted monkey bread like this before.
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