17 Fool Proof Neighbor GIfts

Today I thought it would be fun to dig deep into the blog archives... and I mean way deep! I've scoured through the 306 recipes that I've shared over here in the last 6 years to find the 17 best recipes that I think will make awesome neighbor gifts this holiday season. All of these recipes are fool proof. Meaning, if you follow the instructions exactly, you should get a pretty favorable end result. Most of them don't require a ton of ingredients, and they're all recipes that we've made many times over the last several years. 

Thumbprint Cookies: This recipe was originally for Easter, but swap the Easter colored M&Ms for Christmas, and they're ready to go! 

 Snickerdoodles: I made these for the first time last year with the kids and could not believe how easy and delicious they were. Definitely a Christmas classic.

Cut Out Sugar Cookies: While my royal icing skills haven't been mastered yet, these are my favorite cookies when I need to make some cut out cookies. The dough is delicious, and doesn't require refrigeration! 

Christmas Crack: This is my all time favorite Christmas treat! Just trust me. 

Vanilla Spice Pear Butter: This was my first dabble into canning last year and it turned out amazing. This is what we did for neighbor gifts last year, and all my friends gave it rave reviews. 

White Chocolate Chip Craisin Cookies: There is something about the combination of white chocolate chips and craisins that just can't be beat in my opinion. I love these cookies!

Gingerbread Cookies: Gingerbread is Derek's all time favorite cookie. I made these ones a couple years ago and he said they were absolutely perfect! We try and make these at least every year now! 

Sweet and Salty White Chocolate Popcorn: I made this a few years ago for a sponsored blog project and it's another one that tops the list of my all time favorite treats. It's just so so good. 

M&M Cookies: They need no introduction. They're just delicious. 
THE BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES: I passionately believe that this is the very best chocolate chip recipe on the entire planet. I've had many friends ask me if I bought these cookies from a bakery because they're astound that something this good could be made at home. I've made these probably 50 times in the last 6 years and I just love them so so much. 

LDS Living Dream Cookies: A few years ago I saw this recipe in a magazine at my in laws house and made it when we got back to NC one Sunday night. They were delicious and have been in our cookie arsenal ever since. 

The Best Brownie Recipe: A good homemade brownie recipe is hard to come by. This is another one that I've made countless times over the years and they come out perfect every time. 

Oreo Truffles: I used to make these a lot more when the whole cake pop craze was huge, but they are a quick and easy treat that literally everyone loves. 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies: The name doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, but these cookies are amazing, and I have many mouthes that can vouch for that. 

Three Ingredient Fudge: This is one of my all time favorite treats to make because it's so so easy! One bag of chocolate chips, one can of sweetened condensed milk, and whatever you want on top! Mix the first two ingredients together on low heat on the stove, pour in a wax paper lined pan when its thick and all combined, and then press M&Ms, chopped Reese's, crushed candy canes (even better with white chocolate chips!), and you're ready to go! 

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies: I'm fairly certain we all know how to make these, but just in case, here you go! 
No Bake Cookies: If you have a lot of people to bake for, you could easily make a massive batch of these in a large pot on your stove in no time!

Chex Snack Mix: This is another one of those recipes that a quick change in the M&M color can make this viable for anytime of year. I love this chex mix snack during any season! 


1 comment

  1. Beautiful.......

    I Liked the cutout sugar cookies... perfect for Homes with kids.....