I made these pickles over the summer and the recipe made 4 pints of pickles so I gave some to my family. They liked them so much I thought that I would make some to give at Christmas. If you are looking for a quick, inexpensive homemade Christmas gift these are great. My 2 year old even helped make these pickles, it only took about 30 minutes.
Recipe: Sweet Dilly Pickles
After I washed and cut the cucumbers. I gave them to my 2 year old to put in the jars, she loved doing this.
Then she helped me measure out the ingredients for the brine. I cooked the brine, let it cool and poured it over the cucumbers. The last thing that my 2 year old helped me, which she really loved was shaking the jars to spread out the spices in the brine.
Another thing that makes this a great last minute gift is that the pickles are ready to eat the next day.