Save Money This Holiday Season by Gifting Baked Goods (Rather Than “Things”)
Almost everyone loves a good baked good. Rather than buying friends or co-workers’ gifts this year, let’s get into the holiday spirit by spending some time in the kitchen creating wonderful smells and delicious treats to gift.
Better yet, when your friends suggest hanging out at an expensive restaurant or bar why don’t you suggest a night in baking together and watching a holiday movie on Netflix instead?
People will think you are so talented, impressive and baller but in reality, these recipes are super easy and cheap to make. Most of the stuff you probably already have in your kitchen.
Also, a personal tip, skip the parchment paper and saran wrap to save more money. You can just bake straight on the cookie sheet and you can cover the goods while they chill with a kitchen towel. It works just as well.
I have compiled four of my absolute favorite treats to make, eat and gift. I have also included some notes on each.
The chewy chocolate chip cookies: These are super easy to make. They take a little bit of time because it requires chilling the dough for a little bit but they are some of the best cookies I have ever eaten.
Pumpkin Cookies: Very easy to make and so so yummy, make sure to roll up the dough into little balls on the baking sheet before you bake them. I learned that the hard way. My first batch looked pretty ugly.
Rice Krispie Treats: This is the easiest to make it, requires so few ingredients and so little time to make. It is one of my all-time childhood favorites that stands the test of time.
Gingerbread Man Cookies: I recently had a night of Christmas movies and baking these with my mom and they were a delight. They aren’t as sweet as some of the other treats but some people may prefer that.