First up in my December holiday dessert recipe swap series are these rosemary shortbread cookies I made (found here). They're sweet AND savory which I love!
I think homemade baked goods make a great gift idea - they're thoughtful and delicious! Have fun with the packaging. Here I had a plain white box that I stamped with 'joy' to add some holiday cheer. I wrapped the box with pieces of burlap that actually had that stitching on it (it was the end of the roll, but you could easily sew a stitch line on a piece of fabric yourself). Next, to make the bow, I made an X with 2 small rectangle pieces of the burlap and wrapped the ribbon around the centre and pulled tightly. Voila!