35 Edible Gift Ideas to Make at Home All-Year Round

Happy Holidays!! Holiday Baking Starts Now…

Here comes the season that most of us are excited to jump in and start. The season of giving and sharing our baked goodies to our friends and family. So in the spirit of the gift giving, I would like to share with you some edible gift ideas that you can make at home. Edible gifts are great option, not only that they are economical and budget friendly, they are also very personalize. The time and effort making it is already a gift of time that you are sharing to your friends and family. I love making baked goods for gift giving. People love them, and I love making them. So instead of buying something, why not try making something at home for a change. Give it a try, who knows you might end up liking it.

Christmas Cookies

I have complied 35 edible gift ideas, there’s something for everyone here so go check them out and let me know which one you would like to make.

How to Make Cookie Platter

Holiday season is a festive season, a season for reconnecting with people we love, a season of gift giving, a season for sharing and being together. But we don’t have to break out budget just to be able to give gifts to our friends and family. Although material gifts are welcome, for a change why not make a personalize gift, homemade, made by you. I think that’s a really great idea, which I had been doing for few years now. I used to be stress during the holiday season, planning get together, buying gifts, meeting friends. Buying gift although a fun activity to do could be stressful specially thinking what to buy, plus the lineup and busy department stores and shop. I’m really glad I started giving edible gifts, not only that I really enjoy the process of making them, but most of all my friends love them! Join the club now and start making your own edible gifts too.

Remember, the best gifts are the ones that comes from the heart. You do not have to break your budget just to be able to give a gift. Sometime the simple pleasures in life is as simple as a box of cookie.

Small Batch Chocolate Crinkles Cookies

It cannot be more Holiday than this Lemon Ricotta Cookie. A true celebration of Christmas in every bite. This cookie has a nice creamy milky taste, it is soft and moist with a nice touch of lemon glaze on top.

Lemon Ricotta Cheese Cookie

Baked Churros with Espresso Chocolate Dipping Sauce

A gift of Churros is a gift welcomed by everyone. Bake NOT fried, this churros is not greasy and quite addictive with the espresso chocolate dipping sauce. Gift it, or serve it in your gathering.

Pistachio & Cranberry Biscotti

Whether you dip it in your coffee or you eat this on its own, I guarantee you will not regret making it. This Biscotti is light and crunchy with a nice real Pistachio flavor and bits and pieces of dried Cranberry.

Pistachio and Cranberry Biscotti

You can never go wrong with Shortbread Cookie, even more when it was dipped in melted chocolate. The Shortbread is so creamy and buttery, and was made decadent by dipping it in melted dark chocolate

Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookie

Coconut Crème Brûlée in Mason Jar

Now you can gift this Creme Brulee because they are neatly and conveniently packed in this single serving ready to go mason jars.

Coconut Creme Brulee in Mason Jar

Candied Pecans

Looking for a great snacking item holiday gift? This Candied Pecan is the best that you can give. It is so addictive you might end up eating it yourself.

This soft chocolate chip cookie was stuffed with decadent Nutella. It is so dangerously delicious, but who cares? It is the holiday season, indulge and be merry.

Sometimes called as Elephant Ears because of its shape, this Palmier Cookie is crunchy and sweet, a perfect pair to a nice cup of brewed coffee or hot tea.

Coconut Macaroons

If you like coconut desserts, you are going to love this coconut Macaroons. A simple dessert made from dried shredded coconut and dipped in melted dark chocolate. How about that?

No Bake Fruit and Nuts Chocolate Bar

This is a heaven of Pistachio and chocolate in a bar. Made with real Pistachio, dried fruits and pure melted dark chocolate. It is so decadent, so nutty guaranteed you will go nuts in every bite. Give it a try.

If you are not a Pistachio lover, how about Almond then? This Chocolate Dipped Almond Ball Cookie scream literally Almond. Made with crushed Almonds and dipped in melted dark chocolate. Yes, I love dipping everything in chocolate.

Almond Ball Chocolate Dipped Cookie By SweetnSpicyLiving

This icebox cookie is a great way to stock-up your freezer. This is freezer friendly (hence the name “icebox”), make it ahead of time, freeze it, slice it and bake when you need it. So convenient and handy to have for “emergency cookie” craving. This base dough is a shortbread cookie dough with chopped Pistachio and mini chocolate chips. Feel free to use other nuts and even dried fruits.

This cookies are so adorably cute, and they taste great too. They are mini, small in size but big in deliciousness! It’s soft and super chewy with load of crunch from bits and pieces of M&M candies.

M &M CookieRecipe

This is the BEST small batch Chocolate Cookie ever, you would wish that there’s more once you start eating it. It’s soft and chewy just the way I like my cookie, and as always, loaded with chocolate chips, 1/3 cup people! It’ so good, try it to believe!

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

It’s soft, chewy and red! Oh Simply irresistible. This one, you may need to double the batch as this goes faster.

Red Velvet Cookie

Pinwheel Cookies

A complete tutorial on how to make this cookie is up on my website. It takes a little bit more time to make it, but it’s totally worth it. This cookie has a shortbread like texture, it’s buttery, creamy and crunchy too. The dough can be kept frozen for 1-2 months which is a great option for busy days. Make it, freeze it and bake it later. Now that’s how you manage your time.

Chocolate Vanilla Pinwheel Cookie

I’m not supposed to play favorites because these are all amazing cookie, but I would be lying if I tell you I love all of them equally. I am an absolute lover of Chocolate Chip Cookie so that always ranks first, and this Shortbread Pecan is my second favorite. It’s buttery, creamy and loaded with chopped pecans and chocolate chips. What else can I asked for?

Small Batch Classic Vanilla Madeleine Cookies

My sweet Madeleine! This cookie is very simple and easy to make. They are dainty, delicate and beautiful and the batter can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge overnight. That’s more reason for me to love this cookie.

Cream Puff/Profiteroles

A soft shelled custard stuffed cookie coated with dark decadent chocolate, how could you go wrong with one like this? If not for gift giving, this can be served as after meals dessert, quite cute and fancy looking little cookies.

Small Batch Cream Puff

Small Batch Chocolate Kisses French Meringue

This maybe small, but they are dangerously sinfully good! A very light meringue cookies coated with dark chocolate, what could be better?

Chocolate Kisses French Meringue

Because one red velvet cookie is not enough, I am giving you another one. This Red Velvet Cookie is thick and soft, all I can say it that it is really so good.

Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookie

Peanut Butter Cookies

Who doesn’t know peanut butter cookies? Classic, simple and easy to make cookie. It has soft and creamy texture with slightly crunchy top. Reminds me of the old days when I used to sit in the coach and eat spoonful of peanut butter right of the jar.

Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Chocolate Crinkles

This is more like a cross between a cookie and a brownie. It’s fudgy, chocolatey and coated with icing sugar. The dough can be made ahead of time and stored in a fridge and baked in the morning or whenever you want to. It has a soft texture, decadent and nice slightly cracked top.

Classic Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread cookie is one of the classic cookie of all time. It only requires 5 ingredients and few simple steps to follow. Although simple, the simplicity should not be taken for granted because it taste really good. The cookie is buttery,  it’s smooth and it’s creamy. It’s perfect to have it on its own, or even better when dipped in melted chocolate. So good!

This is the first cookie I launched in my blog because I don’t want to settle for anything less that the best. This is more like a fudgy cookie, with soft center and slightly cracked top. It looks like a brownie cookie rolled into one. A 2 in 1 cookie treat, so no need to choose. You can have both, don’t forget to share.

Ube Crinkles (Purple Yam Crinkles)

Hello purple! A very vibrant beautiful cookie made from cooked and grated purple yam. This is a unique version of the usual Chocolate Crinkles , almost the same procedure but replacing chocolate with purple yam to flavor the cookie. This has an even softer and smoother texture than the original chocolate version, it has a milky and creamy taste and a very subtle purple yam flavor.

Marble French Meringue

If you decide to make the Chocolate Kisses French Meringue, you might want to consider making this as well. This way, you hit 2 birds in 1 stone. This cookie has a hollow center, a chewy texture, and a nice touch of chocolate flavor. It’s so light you can eat 2 in one seating or maybe 3, whose counting anyway?

Marbe Meringue (Small Batch)

Small Batch Orange Biscotti

Nice crunchy texture with subtle orange flavor, this Orange Biscotti is a perfect pair for coffee or tea. It’s crunchy but not hard, it’s soft but not crumbly, it’s just perfect.

Almond Lace Cookies

Thin, crispy, crunchy, buttery, sweet and salty and a touch of chocolate too. All the good stuff in life dump into this cookie. This cookie is very addictive, don’t say I did not warn you.

Almond Orange Lace Cookies

I am not skipping the all time favorite chocolate chip cookie, it’s a must in my cookie list. This cookie has a soft and chewy texture and a slightly crunchy and browned edges. It’s loaded with chocolate chips and more chocolate chips and MORE!


Because I cannot get enough of red velvet, here is another red velvet cookie for you. This cookie has a very soft cream cheese filled center, with nice crunchy cookie texture that was finish off with coating of granulated sugar.

Cream Cheese Stuff Red Velvet Cookies Recipe

A treat to those who are a little bit more health conscious. I am not saying it’s a healthy choice, but it got lots of oats and different kind of grains, so that qualify for something a little bit “Health-ish”. This cookie is over flowing with texture and more texture in every bite.

Chocolate Caramel Macaroons

Here goes the little delicate fancy cookie, Macaroons. This Macaroons has a gooey center and a crunchy shell.  This cookie is a little bit more delicate to handle as compared to other cookies, but don’t worry. Practice makes perfect, don’t give up on it, ok?


A chocolate version of the Oatmeal Coconut Cookie shown above for chocolate lovers who cannot get enough of chocolate. It has the same nice texture from the oats, and the same soft cookie but with additional treat of chocolate chips in it.

Chewy Coconut Chocolate Cookie Recipe

Shortbread Cookies with Chocolate Ganache

If you are making a Shortbread Cookie, I suggest make a big batch and make this one too. The process is exactly the same, but this one was cut using a cookie cutter and sandwich in between chocolate ganache. You can use whatever shape you like to cut the cookie.


I hope you were able to find one or more in the treats I mentioned above. As I have said, it’s never too early to start planning holidays giveaways. You can never go wrong with choosing more than 1, so go crazy and choose to your heart’s content.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie at SweetNSpicyLiving.com

Heaven of chocolate cookie, this Orange Chocolate Cookie is so decadent and it has a nice soft, fudgy and moist texture.

Calling all coffee lovers, I have something today that you will surely love. A doze of coffee to kick start your day, but this is not a coffee that you can drink. Let me introduce you to Coffee Bean Cookie. This is a bite size mini chocolate cookie flavored with coffee. It taste 100% like drinking a cup of coffee, the taste of coffee flavor will linger in your tongue just like when you drink your coffee. What could be better than taking your coffee with you in your purse! ha! Quickie instant coffee treat wherever you are. Forget the cup, this is a great and easy grab and go treat that you can take with you and munch while going to work and when at work. Keep popping and eating, just be sure to share, ok?

This Shortbread Stick Cookie is buttery, creamy and thick. This recipe makes the process even more easier and simpler than it already is. One bowl , no hand mixer needed, no rolling and cutting too. This simplified process will make it easier for you to make it over and over again in such a short time. This means, more shortbread cookie to enjoy and share.

This Chocolate Dipped Almond Biscotti has a nice crunchy light texture, I promise you this ill not break your heart and your teeth 🙂 This recipe was inspired by my Cranberry & Pistachio Biscotti. Same old Biscotti base but instead of adding Cranberry and Pistachio, I opted for sliced Almonds and I had it dipped into melted chocolate. I was glad I did it because this turned out amazing.

Happy Baking!!

There you go, 35cookies to choose from. Let me know which one you like. Enjoy!

  • Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Profiteroles Recipe By SweetnSpicyLiving
  • Chocolate Kisses French Meringue
  • Chocolate Crinkles (Small Batch)
  • Chocolate Fudge Brownie Cookie By SweetNSpicyLiving.com
  • Almond Lace Cookie
  • Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie (Small Batch)
  • Chocolate Caramel Macarons
  • Chewy Coconut Chocolate Cookie Recipe
  • Shortbread Cookies with Chocolate Ganache
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