4 cheap homemade Christmas food gifts to make for friends
Celebrate Christmas with a tray full of hot beverages and delicious Christmas cookies. We have gathered for you 4 delicious Christmas food gifts that you can make for your friends and family. The happiness is in the small things.
Christmas food gifts – Snowflake cookies
For the preparation of these delicious Christmas cookies you will need:
– 300 g flour
– 200 g butter
– 100 g sugar
– 10 crushed hazelnuts
– 3 tablespoons milk
– 1 paket vanilla sugar
– 1 tsbp cinnamon
– 1 tsbp orange zest
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and knead a dough. Leave it to cool in the refrigerator. Roll out the dough and using a cookie cutter in the shape of a snowflake cut out cookies and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius) for 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Christmas food gifts – Cookie wreath
December is full of sweet surprises. A little different and interesting sweet surprise is the wreath of homemade cookies. It can be used as table decoration, as well.
– 270 g flour
– 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
– 190 g sugar
– 230 g butter
– 1 egg
– 100 g of crushed walnuts
– 1 tsbp rum
– 5 tsbp water
– powdered sugar
Allow the dough to cool in the refrigerator, then roll out to a thickness of 5 mm, cut cookies with desired shape. Make a hole in the center of each cookie . Bake at 180 degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit). When the cookies cool, cover them with a mixture of rum and water (1 tablespoon rum and 5 tablespoons water) and roll in powdered sugar. Allow sugar to dry. Thread on a wire to make a wreath.
How to make Chocolate snowflakes
If even your desserts ever are missing brilliance, for example in the form of chocolate snowflakes or hearts, then our next offer is just for you.
For chocolate snowflakes you need:
– black chocolate or couverture
– pastry bag
– baking paper
– printed template of snowflakes like this one
Melt the chocolate on a water bath or in a microwave oven. If you use the microwave, stir at every 10 seconds. Place melted chocolate in a piping bag and draw a snowflake on a baking paper by using the template.
Allow the chocolate snowflakes to cool, then you can use them in hot chocolate, coffee, on a cake, cupcakes and more.
Making chocolate decorations using templates is a very simple process suitable for clumsy fingers.
Mr. Gingerbread in a different role but still very tasty! This time we use them a little differently – to make a garland for the Christmas tree that will adorn any part of your home and smells delicious.
2 cups of flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 heaped tablespoon gingerbread spice
1 heaped tablespoon butter
1/2 cup honey
1. In a saucepan melt the honey and butter. Put off the heat and after a while, add the baking soda and gingerbread spice.
2. Beat gently the egg and add it to the honey mixture.
3. Sift the flour, pour in the honey mixture and knead the dough. Sprinkle the surface with flour if it is sticky.
4. Split the dough in parts and roll out to a thickness of several millimeters. Cut out your gingerbread men. Make two holes in each gingerbread men so that you can later thread the ribbon. Place on a floured baking sheet. They can be brushed also with egg to a nice shine.
5. Bake 12-14 minutes in preheated oven at 140 degrees.
6. Once cooled, slide the ribbon and you’re done!