Holiday Desserts that Make Great Food Gifts

Share something sweet with folks on your "nice" list, and include the carb counts, too. These yummy Christmas cookies and creative holiday goodies fit great into a diabetic diet. Plus, they come with instructions for pretty packaging you can make. We've even included free holiday gift tags!

Lemon-Pistachio Slice-and-Bake Cookies

These nutty lemon crisps will be a hit with everyone on your gift list. Be sure to save a few for Santa.

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Mexican Chocolate Cutouts

A hint of pepper gives these rich cookies a tantalizing bite.

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Pistachio-White Chocolate Pretzels

These chocolate-dipped pretzels are rolled in good-for-you toppers like dried cranberries, almonds, and pistachios.

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Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix

Nothing says the holidays quite like a warm mug of hot cocoa. This do-it-yourself mix is easy to make and gets a kick from crushed mint candies.

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Orange-Dark Chocolate Blossoms

With this calorie-conscious recipe, cookies don't have to be off limits.

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Cranberry-White Chocolate Cornmeal Tea Biscuits

Turn your gift into a ready-made tea party by including some of your favorite tea with a tin of these special biscuits.

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Apple Pie-Spiced Hot Tea Mix

Show someone you care with this festive apple-infused tea. Dried apples, cinnamon sticks, and crystallized ginger make this tea taste almost like a cider, but without the calories!

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Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Bread

You might start baking this tasty bread for a friend, but you'll have to make a double batch after you catch a whiff of its yummy aroma. Bonus: This diabetes-friendly bread makes a great make-ahead gift. You can wrap and store loaves in the refrigerator up to 3 days or freeze up to three months.

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Brandy-Glazed Kolaches

These festive pastries are flaky, sweet, and oh, so yummy. Make a loved one's holiday merry and bright with these diabetes-friendly treats.

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Print Free Instructions for This Kolache Gift Tray

Get Free Recipes, Package Instructions, and Gift Tags!

Love the yummy recipes and cute holiday crafts you see here? Print it all for free! Follow the links below for a free holiday sweets mini cookbook complete with recipes and how-to instructions for all of the packages, as well as free gift tags complete with nutrition information.

Free Printout: Holiday Sweets Mini Cookbook and Gift Package Instructions

Free Printout: Holiday Sweets Gift Tags

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