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Candied citrus peel

Candied orange and lemon peel will keep for 6-8 weeks in an airtight container. Chop and add to fruitcakes, muffins or other treats

Author: Mary Cadogan

Easy chocolate truffles

Chocolate truffles, beautifully wrapped in boxes, will put a smile on anyone's face - and they're so easy to make

Author: Good Food team


Great British Bake Off 2010 winner, Edd Kimber, shows us how to make these distinctive bread buns with seeded toppings

Author: Edd Kimber

Oatmeal raisin cookies

Fill the biscuit tin with these rustic cookies. Soaking the raisins gives a boost to the texture and stops them from burning during cooking

Author: Good Food team

Traditional mincemeat

Try making your mincemeat well in advance of Christmas to give the flavours maximum time to mature

Author: James Martin

Edible cookie dough

Our easy cookie dough mixture is totally safe to eat and can be made in minutes. Keep a batch in the fridge, eat it by the spoon, serve it with ice cream, or mould it, shape it and colour it with food...

Author: Emma Freud

Simple elegance wedding cake

To make a three-tier wedding cake, all you need to do is multiply basic cake mixtures and icings, and take your time.

Author: Jane Hornby

Scottish tablet

Make this Scottish tablet as a sweet treat for family and friends - it makes a lovely gift. Tablet is similar to fudge, but with a more crumbly texture.

Author: Good Food team

Chewy toffees

Treat yourself to the ultimate sweet treat - chewy toffee. Toffees aren't hard to make, but remember to be careful when you're dealing with very hot sugar

Author: Barney Desmazery

Candy apples

Serve these easy candy apples at a summer fête, on Bonfire Night, Halloween at a kids' birthday party. Experiment with fun and vibrant colours

Author: Lulu Grimes

Peppermint creams

Simple, creamy, peppermint treats you can make with just a handful of ingredients. They make a tasty homemade gift for anyone with a sweet tooth

Author: Miriam Nice

Turkish delight

Make your own Turkish delight with our easy recipe. It makes a great gift for Christmas, or just treat yourself to something sweet

Author: Lulu Grimes

Easy Easter nests

These easy chocolate nests are the perfect Easter treat. They're simple enough for kids to get involved and they need just three ingredients

Author: Good Food team

Sweet & spicy nuts

Roast almonds, Brazil nuts and cashews with spiced flavours then pack up into bags as a homemade gift

Author: Good Food team

Classic nougat

Make nougat as an edible gift, or as a sweet treat to enjoy with family and friends. It's worth investing in a sugar thermometer for making confectionary

Author: Barney Desmazery

Brazilian chocolate truffles brigadeiro

Roll up these traditional South American sweets and coat in traditional pistachio nut, almond and coconut crumble

Author: Jennifer Joyce

Rhubarb crumble muffins

The flavours of a rhubarb crumble in the form of a lovely moist muffin.

Author: Sara Buenfeld

Hot chocolate stirrers

We all know a few die hard chocolate fans - make them one of these hot choc stirrers as a gift and they'll never want to use powdered cocoa again

Author: Miriam Nice

Giant cookie

Get baking with the kids who'll love this giant cookie that they can adapt with their favourite treats like marshmallows, pretzels, nuts, toffee or fudge

Author: Good Food team

Double choc peanut butter cookies

What could be better with a glass of cold milk than a warm, gooey peanut butter cookie? These choc chunk treats are topped with crunchy chopped peanuts

Author: Sophie Godwin - Cookery writer

White chocolate truffles

Make these chocolates to give as gifts or for a fun weekend project. Split the ganache into a few bowls and add a couple of different flavourings, if you like

Author: Anna Glover

Christmas buns

Paul Hollywood's fruit rolls can be made ahead then heated up before adding a glossy glaze and citrus icing

Author: Paul Hollywood

Zimtsterne (Cinnamon stars)

Edd Kimber creates a version of these German spiced cookies- they're chewy, crisp and similar to an almond macaroon

Author: Edd Kimber

Battenberg cake

Our traditional Battenberg cake is a delicious project for an afternoon in the kitchen. Bake this easy but impressive cake for a special occasion

Author: Sarah Cook

Raspberry chocolate torte

This cake takes the Austrian sachertorte to new heights. The raspberry filling adds a bright fruitiness that makes it seem far less rich than it really is. Serve in small slices

Author: Orlando Murrin


Make this fudge as a present for family and friends. You'll need a sugar thermometer but it's well worth it - this is a recipe you'll use again and again

Author: Member recipe by Megan

Hot cross buns

Follow master baker Paul Hollywood's ultimate step-by-step guide to creating perfectly decorated fruit buns

Author: Paul Hollywood

Vanilla fudge

Homemade fudge makes a fabulous gift wrapped up for Christmas or any special occasion. Our recipe for these buttery sweets is well worth the effort

Author: Cassie Best

Mocha milkshake

A decadent iced coffee for a sunny afternoon. Serve in tall glasses for a retro treat

Author: Sarah Cook

Ice cream cone cakes

Wafer cones make an unlikely but perfect case for light custard and vanilla sponge- decorate with buttercream and your favourite ice cream toppings

Author: Sarah Cook

Mint chocolate truffles

Make chocolate truffles as an impressive accompaniment to after-dinner coffee, or box them up and give them as gifts

Author: Good Food team

Hot sugared doughnuts

Sweet picnic-friendly treats that will be gobbled up in seconds by kids and adults alike

Author: Jane Hornby

Eerie eyeball pops

These spooky chocolate cake balls will be a hit with kids at Halloween - they can help decorate them too

Author: Cassie Best

Salted caramels

Treat your nearest and dearest to these homemade salted caramels. The perfect edible gift, wrap them up in a gift box for a deliciously decadent treat

Author: Esther Clark

Triple cheese & onion muffins

Savoury fluffy cakes packed with cheddar, Parmesan, chives, spring onion and cream cheese - delicious fresh from the oven

Author: Sarah Cook

Choc hazelnut truffles

Wrap these decorative chocolates in cellophane and pack in boxes to give as gifts or simply bring out after dinner to wow your guests

Author: Good Food team

Lemon & orange cake

This citrus centrepiece has a secret ingredient that gives the cake a lovely texture, yet makes it gluten- and wheat-free

Author: Good Food team

Chocolate fruitcake

If anyone in your family isn't keen on traditional fruitcake, this might be the compromise you've been looking for

Author: Sarah Cook

Cinder toffee

Making your own cinder toffee requires a little care and attention but it's worth it. Break into shards and scatter over ice cream and other desserts

Author: Sarah Cook

Christmas biscuits in a jar

A lovely Christmas gift for foodies, our pretty jar contains almost everything you need to make 24 malty white biscuits with white chocolate and cranberries

Author: Emma Freud

Gingerbread gift jars

Layer a jar with ingredients for delicious ginger biscuits and present as a thoughtful homemade gift

Author: Good Food team

Caramel & whisky sauce

This thick and boozy toffee sauce can be put into jars and given as a gift, or serve a dollop with warming desserts

Author: Good Food team

White chocolate chip fudge

Why not make a gift of this indulgent fudge? You can vary it with different types of chocolate to suit different tastes

Author: Lulu Grimes

Chocolate honeycomb

Treat yourself and loved ones to homemade honeycomb. Dip in chocolate for added indulgence

Author: Esther Clark

Mini gingerbread houses

Everyone can decorate their own gingerbread house this Christmas, with Sarah Cook's cute mini versions

Author: Sarah Cook

Vegan fudge

Adapt this basic vanilla fudge recipe however you like. Top with broken vegan biscuits for a cookies & cream fudge, or dip chunks of fudge in vegan dark chocolate

Author: Cassie Best

Crème fraîche ice cream

Churn up smooth homemade ice cream with hints of lemon zest and vanilla - great all year round!

Author: Sarah Cook

Chocolate orange fudge crinkle biscuits

Try baking these simple chocolate orange fudge crinkle biscuits with the kids. With an orange sugar coating, they're great fun to make (and eat!)

Author: Lulu Grimes

Honeycomb ice cream

Learn how to make your own honeycomb ice cream. If you don't have an ice cream maker, see the tip below for an alternative method

Author: Sarah Cook

Melting snowman biscuits

Get little ones in the kitchen to assemble these cute festive biscuits - sticky fun for a wintry afternoon.

Author: Valerie Barrett