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Perfect homemade Christmas food gifts and recipes

For a truly personal gift, why not make some delicious homemade Christmas food gifts? From nougat to cookies, cakes and more, these edible Christmas gift recipes are the perfect present for that person who already has everything.

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    White Christmas

    A classic festive dessert, this beautiful white chocolate Christmas slice is packed full of the sweetness of dried fruit and the crunch of fresh nuts. Wrap in coloured cellophane for a thoughtful gift.

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    Jam shortbread snowflakes

    We used black cherry, raspberry and apricot jam to make these shortbread snowflakes, but you can use any flavour you like. If you don’t have a set of snowflake cutters, stars are very pretty too.

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    Salted caramel truffles

    Teaming sweet flavours with salt is not a new discovery, but in recent years the combination of salt and caramel has worked its way from the culinary elite to mainstream tastes. And a good thing, too.

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    Cranberry and nut nougat

    Nougat recipes often require candy thermometers and exact cooking temperatures; this cranberry and nut version is much simpler. It also has a pretty stained glass effect and makes a lovely gift.

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    Christmas tree shortbreads

    Get the kids involved in making these Christmas tree shortbreads. Those who can't yet manage the cutting out will still have lots of (possibly very messy) fun decorating them.

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    White choc-mint candy cane bark

    This festive treat pairs minty candy canes and creamy white chocolate with crispy rice bubbles to create the ultimate Christmas gift for loved ones.

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    Angel gift tag cookies

    Thrill your family and friends this Christmas by attaching these easy, stunning angel cookies to your presents.

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    Rosewater and raspberry swirl meringues

    You can't go past these super-sweet, picture-perfect rosewater and raspberry meringues! They are the perfect balance of sweet, tart and floral. Enjoy a couple with cream or ice-cream for a beautiful dessert.

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    The Weekly's red velvet cupcakes

    Buttery and fluffy, these red velvet cupcakes adorned with silky smooth vanilla or peppermint frosting are heavenly.

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    Christmas angel biscuits

    You could use any Christmas cookie cutter to make these biscuits, but angels and snowflakes work the best.

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    Jigsaw puzzle christmas tree

    Package jumbled pieces of these delectable Christmas biscuits in a bag or box with a note to tell the recipient they need to solve the puzzle before they can eat it!

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