The holidays are a time for feasting on loads of delicious foods and then following it up with some sugary treats. Desserts also make greats gift for friends and neighbors on your list, as well as fantastic decorations and stocking stuffers. Most families have at least one cherished recipe to make every year.

What's your ideal treat to finish a decadent holiday meal? Whether you've made it for Thanksgiving dinner, or are already prepping for December, now's the perfect time to share your favorites. Sugar cookies, great cakes, trifles, Yule logs, brownies, hard candies... we want to see them all!

If you have the best dessert around, then share it in the Holiday Treats Contest. We're going to be giving away laser-engraved rolling pins and t-shirts to the first prize winners and t-shirts to the runners-up. Also, many of the prizes will be determined by user vote so cook to impress!

So get cooking and baking and make something tasty!

But wait, there's more! All of the entries in the Homemade Holidays contests will be eligible to win cool prizes, like a sewing machine from Singer, when all of the contests finish up in January.

The Homemade Holidays: Holiday Treats Contest is closed.


First Prize<br />(3 winners)

Laser-engraved rolling pin, an Instructables Robot t-shirt, and a patch and stickers. One winner determined by user votes. Two winners will be judges' choice.

Grand Prize

The top three winning answers will receive an autographed copy of the Best of Instructables Book: Volume 1 signed by the entire Instructables team, and a Burning Questions prize pack consisting of an Instructables robot t-shirt, a Burning Questions bumper sticker and a robot patch.

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Nov 21, 2008 and Dec 7, 2008 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Homemade Holidays: Holiday Treats Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.