Nothing welcomes the holiday season like the smell of freshly baked goodies filling your home. Let your Vitamix blender help you make delicious cookies, cakes, quick breads—or even a more elaborate yeast bread—to give as gifts to your friends and family this season.

Try a healthier version of classic holiday cookie recipes

  1. Soft Sugar Cookies
  2. Minty Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
  3. Shortbread Cookies
  4. Gingersnap Cookies
  5. Peanut Blossom Cookies
  6. Thumbprint Cookies
  7. Snowballs
  8. Oatmeal Scotchies

Fragrant Almond Cookies, cinnamon-dusted Snickerdoodles, and chewy Orange Nut Oatmeal Cookies can all be mixed in the Vitamix blender, then baked, so that you can offer a variety of choices on your holiday cookie platters.

And did you know that you can easily make Marzipan in your Vitamix blender? This marzipan is not for coloring and molding, but for use as a rich and delicious filling. Just cut out a batch of sugar cookies, two of each shape. Then spread marzipan on one, dampen the edges, and put the second cookie on top. Press the edges together, bake, and decorate–and you have a holiday cookie sandwich!

If you’d rather bake a quick bread, Cranberry Nut Bread is a festive and colorful choice. Simply wrap the bread in a linen towel and tie with a bow for a gift that’s as fun to open as it is to eat.

Show your love with the richness of a Fresh Ginger Pound Cake. Include some vibrant berries or a jar of Cinnamon Glaze as topping for a complete, gift-wrapped dessert.

With its sweet filling, the Poppy Seed Braid can be enjoyed by loved ones at any time—adding its beautiful presentation to their holiday tables, or enjoying it alone with a quiet cup of coffee or tea.

Though it may be better to give than to receive this season, many of these recipes can easily be doubled, so you’ll have plenty to enjoy at home, too.

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