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Edible gifts at Christmas

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Christmas is just around the corner. Needless to say, on December 25th many people will be traveling to the homes of friends and relatives. Many guests chose to honor their visit by bringing an edible offering into the house as a gift that can be shared and enjoyed around the dinner table. In most cases these edible gifts come in the form of dessert and most of these desserts can be made at home—even by children!

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Baking is a good way to teach children basic facts about cooking while building self-efficacy and confidence. Furthermore, baking with children gives parents the opportunity to spend valuable bonding time with them. There are some especially child-friendly desserts that are inexpensive and relatively easy to prepare while remaining highly decorative.

Cookies are the most common kind of Christmas dessert. Cookies come in an assortment of types. Chocolate chip cookies are very easy to make and can be easily created by children. Meanwhile, “Rainbow Cookies” and some biscuits require a more skilled chef to perfect.

Cakes and cupcakes are also fun to make and—although messier to prepare—they are also some of the most decorative types of desserts in existence. There are numerous websites and magazines that give ideas for cakes and cupcake decorations and so a simply Google search will reveal many imaginative designs.

Pies are an excellent dessert alternative for people who are mindful of their weight, not fans of chocolate, or simply like foods that are less sweet than classic treats. Pies can be made with a number of ingredients and they do not take long to prepare, nor are they difficult.

No matter what you choose to prepare for a holiday dessert, having the opportunity to share your food with people you care about is one of the most simple—and joyful—aspects to the season.

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