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Merry Morsels

The best part about receiving a gift that can be eaten is it doesn’t end up sitting around the house until it’s eventually tossed into a box bound for Goodwill.

Article
Tiffany Duncan
Photos
Chelsi Fisher
Posted
November 28, 2018

We all have those people on our lists, the ones who are impossible to buy for. No amount of scouring the town results in that perfect gift. But we seem to forget, that a handmade gift can mean just as much — or even more — than something swiped hastily off a big box store shelf. And, let’s be honest here, most people don’t even like what they get from others, anyway. It’s either too big, or too small, or it ends up being shamelessly re-gifted.

But you know what everybody likes? Food. And the best part about receiving a gift that can be eaten is it doesn’t end up sitting around the house until it’s eventually tossed into a box bound for Goodwill. So head to Hobby Lobby and grab some cute glass containers from their wide and affordable selection, and set to work baking and cooking up a storm for friends and family. They will taste the love and be thankful that they won’t have to feel the guilt of taking something back to the store the very next day (not that anyone of us has ever done that…).

Whether you need stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, party favors, secret Santa gifts, or a gift basket full of homemade goodies, here are some ideas to help you get started on checking off that list.

Edible Cookie Dough Mini Pots

A common misconception about eating raw cookie dough is that it’s the eggs that can make you sick. While this can be true, illness from raw cookie dough is actually more likely to result from strains of E. coli in the unbaked flour (incurred in the wheat fields before processing). This eggless cookie dough recipe calls for toasting the flour before mixing, resulting in an adorably delicious treat that’s perfectly safe to eat.

Edible Cookie Dough Mini Pots (Photo: Chelsi Fisher)
Edible Cookie Dough Mini Pots (Photo: Chelsi Fisher)

Gingerbread Granola

Warm baking spices and lots of toasty, satisfying, Christmasy crunch, makes this the perfect granola to sprinkle over yogurt, eat as a cereal, or simply munch on by the handful.

Gingerbread Granola (Photo: Chelsi Fisher)
Gingerbread Granola (Photo: Chelsi Fisher)

Cheeseburger Dog Biscuits

These days, people love their dogs more than just about anything else. A container full of these vet-approved, homemade dog treats is the perfect gift for the dog lover in your life, or to stuff into your own pooch’s stocking.

Cheeseburger Dog Biscuits (Photo: Chelsi Fisher)
Cheeseburger Dog Biscuits (Photo: Chelsi Fisher)
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