Gifts from the Kitchen make the very best gifts! Granola and Biscotti are our favorite homemade treats under the tree! The kids love to help make them as much as their Grandparents love to eat them.
My family has found homemade gifts from the kitchen under the tree the past few years. This season Grandma and Grandpa are returning their tins and asking for refills. Edible gifts are always appreciated and sure to get used. While they are a sweet treat, they are more useful say than just another plate of Christmas cookies. The kids love being involved in the cooking and the gift giving. Wrapped up in jars or tins with ribbons and bows, they are perfect teacher gifts too! Here are our favorite recipes:
The Perfect Breakfast
After a night of wake-ups with the baby, I can use a biscotti dunked in some seriously strong coffee myself! The biscotti recipe was tested and retested to perfection, not by me, it comes from America’s Test Kitchen.
There are a lot of flavors and different kinds of biscotti out there, but my initial batch was so delicious, I’ve never wavered from it. We have made them dipped in both chocolate and white chocolate, or just left plain. These make a great gift whether it’s Christmas or any occasion. I divide one batch into 3 tins (I use leftover Trader Joe’s coffee tins, oatmeal tins, or quart size canning jars). Homemade gifts from the kitchen are truly the best!