If you fancy having a go at making some delicious edible gifts for friends and family this year we’ve collected our favourite ideas from around the world so all you have to do is get baking.
Spekulatius cookies as they are known in Germany are packed with cinnamon, cloves and cardamon and topped off with sweet icing. Perfect to prepare in advance and then have fun decorating with the whole family.
We all love a biscuit to dunk our coffee and Italian biscotti are are the pinnacle. Spice things up and create this version that looks like bacon.
We’re not completely sure of the origin of this idea but what we do know is cookies are available by the truckload in America so we’ll go with that. Grab a jar and fill with dry ingredients to make the perfect gift.
West Country Fudge
Fudge is a staple of the west country and one of the most adaptable recipes on earth. Why not make a batch and add your own flavours for friends and family this year. We love this Christmas fudge recipe from Sainsbury’s.
Middle Eastern Shortbread
Ma’amoul are Middle Eastern buttery shortbread cookies stuffed with dates, pistachios and walnuts. Perfect if you want to gift something a little different.
The white chocolate bark decorated with cranberries, apricots and pistachios makes a very pretty (and tasty) gift.