19 No-Fuss Treats Guaranteed to Impress Your Coworkers

December  6, 2017

Whether you’re lovingly crafting a package of sweets for your work wife or scrambling to find a crowd-pleasing treat for an end-of-year potluck, ‘tis the season for homemade baked goods. Cookies or brownies or bars are best for anyone who wants make-ahead, commute-ready, gift-appropriate treats (that’d be you)—the more seasonal, the better. Here, we’ve gathered some of our favorite holiday sweets that are perfect for big crowds or little gifts. They just might make you employee of the year month.

Batches of Joy

Bunches of Bars & Brownies

What are your favorite baked goods to gift during the holidays? Does your office do a cookie swap or end-of-year potluck? Share below!

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Patricia J. December 15, 2017
Thank you very much for the baking tips! I will try a few of them and write back. Happy Holidays!
AntoniaJames December 6, 2017
As noted in the linked project plan, this year's baking, inspired by the “Les Treize Desserts” tradition in Provence - is well underway: ;o)
Enjoying our Treize Desserts with a nice after-dinner wine on réveillon (Christmas Eve), we'll raise a glass to this ancient Provencal toast: "May God grant us grace to see the next year, and if there should not be more of us, let there not be fewer."
KR December 11, 2017
I am SO IMPRESSED!! That is amazing! And brilliant! Thanks for sharing your tips.... I will be making very little this year--a granola recipe from this blog and a few cookies as prezzies this year. Maybe next year I will make my friend's Lebkuchen recipe (dough has to age in the fridge for a while) too... Happy baking!!