Everyone loves a loaf of freshly-baked banana bread—especially when the dry ingredients are already pre-measured. The mix only needs five ingredients (including the ripe bananas), and can be enjoyed with family and friends throughout the holiday season. Feel free to tweak the recipe as needed, such as swapping nuts for chocolate or adding a peanut butter swirl.

These homemade gifts are every sweet-lover's dream—they promise freshly-baked treats with minimal prep. From triple chocolate brownies to pecan-studded banana bread, these adorable jars will be the hit of the holiday season.

You can be mindful of potential allergies—without cooking multiple dishes. These gluten-free crowd-pleasers make a decadent addition to any holiday table and will satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.

This layered brownie-in-a-jar is a decadent treat for any gluten-free friend. The secret to making the brownies so chewy and moist? A high sugar-to-flour ratio—and a substantial amount of cocoa powder. Rice and almond flours replace traditional all-purpose, and chopped walnuts add a nice crunch. The only ingredients it needs are butter, eggs, and vanilla, which are staples your recipient likely has on hand.

This hot cocoa jar requires a bit of crafting, but the result is so cute it'll be worth the extra effort. Begin by scooping cocoa mix into each jar, followed by peppermint squares and a spoonful of mini marshmallows. Use pretty pink fabric to make the ruffled covers, then tape on a label, add candy cane hearts, and attach a mini bottle of Kahlua for a fun, boozy twist. These would be adorable for Valentine's Day, as well.

Gifting biscotti mix instead of the bars themselves means you don't have to worry about them breaking in transit. Stone-ground cornmeal is the key to crunchy cookies, and the cherry-coconut combo is nothing short of perfection. Your lucky friends will add eggs, olive oil, and lemon zest, then shape the dough and bake until golden around the edges.

The addition of pink M&Ms and a brown suede bow gives traditional cowboy cookies a sweet upgrade. Each 1-quart jar yields about 28 cookies, which means if you're lucky, there might be an extra for you to eat. Add the nuts to the jar last in case they don't fit—you'll want to ensure all of the chocolate makes the cut.

These homemade gifts are every sweet-lover's dream—they promise freshly-baked treats with minimal prep. From triple chocolate brownies to pecan-studded banana bread, these adorable jars will be the hit of the holiday season.

These homemade gifts are every sweet-lover's dream—they promise freshly-baked treats with minimal prep. From triple chocolate brownies to pecan-studded banana bread, these adorable jars will be the hit of the holiday season.

You can be mindful of potential allergies—without cooking multiple dishes. These gluten-free crowd-pleasers make a decadent addition to any holiday table and will satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.

You can be mindful of potential allergies—without cooking multiple dishes. These gluten-free crowd-pleasers make a decadent addition to any holiday table and will satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.

In this not-so-classic bar cookie, a layer of dried figs, brown sugar, and orange juice anchors the buttery cinnamon topping.

A finishing flurry of festive crushed peppermints gives this crowd pleasing chocolate a cheerful and delicious holiday look.

These rich, eye-catching, pistachio-studded cookies look sophisticated, but couldn't be simpler to make.

With just three ingredients, these crunchy little puffs couldn’t be easier to make or more packed with maple goodness. For the deepest flavor, look for the darkest maple syrup you can find.

These chewy, fudgy cookies are heavenly on their own or filled with a white chocolate ganache brightened by citrus and vanilla.

Also known as hokey pokey or sea foam, this airy confections gets its signature texture and light sweetness from the magical chemical reaction between honey syrup and baking soda.

Pine nuts, also known as pignoli, are beloved in Italian holiday baking and lend these rich, buttery cookies their delicate, toasty flavor.

Take some of the guesswork out of your holiday baking by making these jewel-like mini pies, which combine frozen phyllo tart shells, melted chocolate, and sweet stewed cranberries.

Two kinds of cardamom—ground and crushed—are the star of these deeply aromatic, buttery spice cookies. Though delicious any time of day, they're a natural match for morning coffee or afternoon tea.

These tasty little biscuits packed with savory herbs and tangy goat cheese are equally delightful paired with an aperitif as or as part of a sophisticated dessert buffet.

Dress up the classic by melting chocolate in the microwave and drizzling it over cooled shortbread.

Sweet-tart lingonberry jam works wonderfully in these colorful cookies--but if the Swedish staple is hard to find, you can blend any red berry jam with a few tablespoons of dried cranberries.

Delicate, earthy green tea powder is responsible for the sophisticated flavor and lovely color of these petite cookies.

These decadent and dark pecan-studded cookies are guaranteed to become a new holiday tradition.