Easy-to-Make Homemade Goodies
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.
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.
Your child can stir in the dried fruit when the fudge is off the stove.
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
Add M&M's just before shaping the balls to keep the chocolate from melting.
Give the kids a funnel, and let them fill the bottles with these flavorful blends -- great for seasoning poultry, beef, or even popcorn.
Make this gift in 5 minutes!
Copyright © 2005. Reprinted with permission from the December 2005 issue of Parents magazine.