Sweet gifts for the New Year: create edible souvenirs with your own hands

Christmas sweets - a universal gift that can be presented to friends, family and colleagues. Christmas decorations, figurines of gingerbread men and marzipan crafts will help create a festive mood.

Take advantage of interesting ideas and give joy to loved ones!

Honey cakes

Dried fruits give a special taste and pleasant aroma to the sweet treat. Gingerbread can be decorated with icing or melted chocolate.

Ingredients:
  • flour - 350 g;
  • liquid honey - 300 g;
  • icing sugar - 180 g;
  • eggs - 4 pcs. ;
  • dried bananas - 120 g;
  • butter - 100 g;
  • dried pineapples - 80 g;
  • cocoa - 50 g;
  • cinnamon - 15 g;
  • baking powder - 10 g;
  • vanilla - 1 pinch;
  • nutmeg - 1 pinch;
  • salt - to taste.
Preparation Procedure:
  1. Melt the butter in a water bath, combine it with honey and powdered sugar. Boil the mixture over medium heat without boiling. Constantly mix products with a spatula.
  2. Add in a warm mixture of beaten eggs and dried fruits, cut into strips. Pour in spices, cocoa, salt, baking powder. Gradually add flour and knead plastic dough.
  3. Roll out a thick layer, cut round or gingerbread cakes. Send the blanks to an oven heated to 200 ° C for 12-15 minutes.
Cool the finished gingerbread cookies and place them in colored boxes, laid with crisp craft paper. Close the covers and decorate the gifts with satin ribbons. Do not forget to put a sheet of New Year's greetings under the tape!

Ginger horses

Beautiful figured cookies with spices looks elegant, has a pleasant taste and spicy aroma. The cooking process opens up many opportunities for creativity, which is why children will especially like it.

Ingredients:
  • white flour - 150 g;
  • butter - 100 g;
  • honey - 90 g;
  • egg - 1 pc. ;
  • ginger root - 2 cm;
  • cocoa - 30 g;
  • ground cloves - 10 g
Cooking:
  1. Combine the melted butter with honey, beat the products with a mixer.
  2. Add crushed ginger, cloves and cocoa to the air mass.
  3. Pour the flour and break the egg.
  4. Knead a uniform elastic dough and roll out a 1 cm thick layer of it.
  5. Cut the horses in curly shape, put the blanks on a silicone mat and send them to bake in an oven preheated to 200 ° C. Prepare a treat for 10 minutes.
Finished figures can be decorated with colorful icing. And if you make holes in them and stretch the strings, you get edible Christmas decorations. Put each cookie in a separate envelope of wrapping paper and write the name of the addressee on top. These gifts for the New Year especially like kids.

Sweet Marzipan Souvenirs

A wonderful New Year's gift will be appreciated by children and adults. The plastic mass produces beautiful and tasty treats, which are also often used to decorate cakes.

Ingredients:
  • almonds - 120 g;
  • powdered sugar - 600 g;
  • water - 120 ml;
  • sugar - 100 g
How to cook:
  1. Dry the nuts in a dry frying pan, peel them off and chop them in a blender.
  2. Mix sugar and water, boil syrup out of them.
  3. Combine almond flour and 150 g of powder. Pour in syrup and mix products with a blender at low speed for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Continue to stir the products with a spoon and gradually introduce the remaining powder. Put the mass on the board and knead it like dough.
  5. Pinch off a piece and check the plasticity of the product. If a ball rolls out of it easily, then marzipan is ready.
  6. Roll out the layer, cut out any figures from it. For example, snowflakes, Christmas trees or toys. Color the food dye treats, decorate them with whole or crushed nuts.
Put a sweet souvenir in a box and wrap it in craft paper. Drag the package with a string, put a fir branch and a bunch of mountain ash under it.

Corn Chip Cookies

Original treats can be served with white or red wine.

Ingredients:
  • wheat flour - 180 g;
  • butter - 100 g;
  • milk - 100 ml;
  • Cheddar cheese - 80 g;
  • corn flour - 70 g;
  • baking powder - 15 g;
  • salt - to taste.
Cooking:
  1. Sift both types of flour, mix them with salt. Add soft butter and crush the products into a crumb.
  2. Pour the grated cheese and pour in the milk. Knead the dough.
  3. Roll out the layer, cut the cookies in the form of Christmas trees or asterisks.
  4. Bake at 180 ° C for 10 minutes.
Put the finished cookies in a transparent gift bag, form a bag, tie it with a ribbon and decorate it with a decorative bow. On top you can attach a postcard with a congratulatory inscription.

Italian cookies "Krumiri"

In this recipe, vanilla is used as a flavoring and aromatic additive. But if you want, you can replace it with lemon or orange peel. To add new flavors, cookies are served to the table with melted chocolate.

Ingredients:
  • wheat flour - 250 g;
  • butter - 180 g;
  • corn flour - 120 g;
  • sugar - 140 g;
  • chicken eggs - 2 pcs. ;
  • vanilla sugar - 30 g;
  • salt - 1 pinch.
How to cook:
  1. Mix sugar and butter with a mixer. Take turns entering the eggs, without interrupting the food.
  2. Add salt, as well as vanilla and regular sugar. Pour the cornmeal and white flour.
  3. Stir the dough until homogeneous with a mixer, then transfer it to a culinary bag.
  4. Set aside small portions of the mixture on the parchment, giving the cookies the shape of rings, sticks or horseshoes.
  5. Bake a treat at 180 ° C for about 12 minutes. The finished cookie should have a golden hue.
Gift wrapping can be made independently from craft paper. To do this, you need to fold the sheet with an envelope and glue the joints with decorative tape. The package must be tied up with twine, and then fasten it with a stamp made of cardboard.

Tell us in the comments what kind of souvenirs you plan to give to friends and acquaintances for the New Year! Share interesting ideas and photos!
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