You’re sick of shopping malls and long lines, and soon you’ll creep up to the point where you better get moving if your online gift order will reach your doorstep before the reindeer do. Since this may not be the first time you’ve felt this way, we figured right now is the perfect time to try something new.

Here’s the perfect holiday tonic for every culinary enthusiast: gifts you can cook yourself. Along with the joy of firing up your Thermador dual fuel range and cooktops today comes the satisfaction of knowing that the fruits of your passion will be enjoyed by your loved ones next week, when much of the real gift-giving begins.

We’ve put together a handy list of recipes from Thermador culinary blogger partners Jaden Hair and Two Peas & Their Pod couple Maria and Josh Lichty that you can cook tonight and wait a week or two to actually dish out. Not only will they last until it’s time to tear the wrapping off, they’ll make you the talk of the occasion — or certainly the kitchen.


Honey Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas

From Two Peas & Their Pod

With only five ingredients, you may already have what you need in your pantry. When they’re done and cooled, pack them in a mason jar, festive box or holiday bag and give them to friends & family. It’s the perfect, healthier treat for this month of sugar and butter overload.


Chocolate Truffles

From Two Peas & Their Pod

Elaborate? No. Easy to make? Yes. But make sure you use high quality chocolate. 70-percent bittersweet is a good choice. And you can roll them in whatever suits you.


No Knead Nutella and Roasted Hazelnut Challah

From Jaden Hair

There are two recipes here: Master Challah Dough (simple, but prepare it the night before), and Nutella and Roasted Hazelnut Challah (a pretty decadent variation).