Easy-to-Make Homemade Goodies

Peppermint Patties
Paula Hible
Delicious homemade goodies for teachers, grandparents, and sitters -- and so easy, even your toddler can help.
Anna Palma
Anna Palma

Star Cookie Trees

You'll need star-shape cookie cutters in different sizes for this pretty present. Your little one can help with icing and stacking.

Paula Hible
Paula Hible

5-Grain Pancake Mix

Let the kids do the layering -- it's like edible sand art! Wrap up a colorful spatula with this gift to make it extra special.

Paula Hible
Paula Hible

Christmas Fudge

Your child can stir in the dried fruit when the fudge is off the stove.

Paula Hible
Paula Hible

Cheesy Biscuits and Holiday Pepper Jelly

Any tiny holiday cookie cutter will work for stamping a design onto these crackers -- just don't press too hard!

Makes: About 6 dozen biscuits and 9 cups of Holiday Pepper Jelly

Paula Hible
Paula Hible

Popcorn Truffles

Add M&M's just before shaping the balls to keep the chocolate from melting.

Paula Hible
Paula Hible

Herb-Salt Blends

Give the kids a funnel, and let them fill the bottles with these flavorful blends -- great for seasoning poultry, beef, or even popcorn.

Paula Hible
Paula Hible

Peppermint Patties

Make this gift in 5 minutes!

Copyright © 2005. Reprinted with permission from the December 2005 issue of Parents magazine.

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