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Last Updated on December 18, 2021 by Katherine
Are you looking for Christmas recipes so good that you’ll want to be greedy and not share with anyone? This post is exactly what you’ve been searching for. I’m going to share with you 7 absolutely delicious treats to make just in time for the Holidays.
Baking, cooking, and Christmas traditionally go hand in hand, with everything from cookies to cakes being offered at holiday gatherings across the globe. I chose these recipes specifically because they are easy to make and are perfect for whipping together for an impromptu gathering or a planned one.
So let’s get baking (or with the drinks, mixing)!
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If you’re a fan of sangria, then you’ll fall in love with this Christmas Sangria Holiday Cocktail from The Sassy Southern!
I love the holiday spin on a classic cocktail recipe! I especially love the addition of apples and cranberries as they add a delicious tart flavor to everything. While I’m not a huge fan of Rosemary, it adds a really nice “evergreen” touch to your glass. You can always omit the green herb when making this recipe, as I think it’ll turn out just fine without it.
There are many reasons to offer a non-alcoholic option when hosting people over for the holidays. Whether for those underage or for those who are just choosing not to drink, they should be able to have a delicious and special drink.
Cranberries can add a nice delicious and holiday-appropriate twist to your punch as well. Concentrated juice is best because it will help you keep your punch cool as it melts with everything else in the bowl, but sometimes you just can’t find what you need (I struggled to find frozen cranberry juice, for example!).
You can experiment with different flavors too. Instead of orange juice, you can try lime juice or another citrus-based juice.
Cherry Cheesecake Dip
You can’t go wrong with a cheesecake dip. In fact, my new favorite dip recipe is Cherry Cheesecake Dip from I Heart Eating.
You can use this dish year-round, but the red cherries add just a twist of holiday flair, I think. If you cannot find Greek yogurt cream cheese, you can substitute regular cream cheese. Same with the non-dairy whipped topping, a regular bit of whipped cream will not ruin the recipe. The only thing that will change is your calorie intake, but it’s the Holidays, who cares, right?
I love how the tart cherries balance out the creaminess of the rest of the ingredients. Ginger cookies or crackers will complete this holiday recipe.
Fair warning, the Christmas Toffee Crack Recipe from Crafty Morning is quite addictive!
This recipe is also very easy to make, which is perfect for the busy holiday season. You can change around ingredients as well. For example, I’m not a fan of marshmallows, so I left them out. This will be an instant hit with people as I took a sample of everything in this post to work and this recipe was a hit!
Grinch Sugar Cookies
Everyone knows the classic tale of the Grinch. That is the inspiration behind Tasty Ever After’s Grinch Heart Sugar Cookies.
I love sugar cookies, and I love experimenting with a classic cookie recipe. This treat was a yummy and “grinchy” twist to the classic sugar cookie.
With this treat, you’ll want to remember that your recipe will only make half as much cookies. This is because you’re making a sandwich cookie, so there’s a bottom and top piece. If you’re worried, you can always double up your recipe.
You’ll also want to find a small heart-shaped cookie cutter or you may have to cut out a heart piece from the tops of your cookies.
Then, once your cookies finish baking, you just use raspberry jam (or strawberry would work too) to sandwich your bottom and top pieces together.
White Chocolate Dipped Ginger Cookies
This next treat is another twist to a classic cookie recipe. If you love ginger cookies and white chocolate, then you will love White Chocolate Dipped Ginger Cookies by Cooking Classy!
The white chocolate adds a nice and sweet taste to your regular ginger cookie. You can even experiment with this idea by using milk or dark chocolate to suit a wider variety of chocolate preferences. Some icing holly shapes will complete your holiday look. With mine, I did cheat and used pre-made icing shapes, but a decent icing tip and red and green icing are easy enough to work with.
Cinnamon Rock Candy
Rocky candy is pretty straightforward to make, but you need to babysit your pot of sugar and corn syrup because it can get tricky otherwise. Cinnamon is one of the most popular flavors for Christmas, but you can even try a peppermint flavor if you can find it.
Also, you can experiment with different colors as well.
I love how this candy turned out. It makes for a delightful treat and it’s different from cookies or cakes.
Final Thoughts on Christmas Recipes
One of the best things about the holiday season is all the delicious Christmas recipes that get paraded about. One of the best things about these recipes that I like is that they aren’t complex and they do not require hours of prep work or cooking time. Except for the rock candy, you don’t need to babysit these recipes at all.
I hope that these Christmas recipe ideas have inspired you for this busy season of entertaining friends and family or perhaps they’ve inspired you to keep these delicious treats all to yourself (no judgment here!).
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That’s all for now. Stay crafty, my friends and Happy Holidays!!