Edible holiday gifts, made lovingly by hand, are often the most appreciated. Not only are they a delightful gesture, but rolling up your sleeves and getting messy in the kitchen can be a lot of fun.
Here are 7 easy recipes – both sweet and savory – that will get you all kinds of compliments this holiday season.
A traditional sugar cookie made with lard, biscochitos are a Christmas staple in the American Southwest. But the orange and fennel flavor reminds us more of Southwest France. So we had to create a version that uses our duckfat, bien sur! We chose a duck-shaped cookie cutter, but these can be made in any shape you like.
This decadent treat will impress even the most die-hard foodies on your gift list. They don’t have to know how easy it is to make! Tie a bow around the jar, and include a box of quality crackers or flatbread for an added touch.
3. Pig Brittle
Sweet, salty and smoky, this crunchy candy is generously studded with our applewood-smoked bacon and toasted pecans. Just be warned – not only is Pig Brittle delicious, it’s addicting! Once your friends and family taste it, it’ll be requested year after year.
This caramel popcorn is savory, sweet, salty, crispy, chewy, and a welcome addition to the holiday party. What’s even better is that the easy recipe can be made ahead of time; it will remain crunchy and delicious for a week.
These hearty oatmeal cookies are studded with crumbled bacon, toasted pecans, and two kinds of apples, then sprinkled with maple sugar for an extra dimension of flavor. They’re sweet and salty, chewy and crisp – and make delicious gifts if you can resist eating them yourself.
The one time we mean chocolate truffles when we say truffles. These little bites are packed with rich chocolate flavor and the sweetness of our fully-cooked chestnuts. Best of all? They’re incredibly easy to make and perfect for sharing.
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