My Favorite Christmas Cookies, Treats & Crafts

Today I'm sharing list of some of my favorite Christmas Recipes! Do you plan on baking this holiday season? Well you should be!!! I always start my holiday baking about a month in advance and freeze everything. This way when Christmas rolls around I'm not stuck in the kitchen trying to get everything done. So without further ado here are some of my favorite Christmas recipes from over the years. I hope you find a few new recipes.

Reindeer Cocoa Cones - These make wonderful teacher and co-worker gifts. 

Peppermint Hot Chocolate (Gifts in a Jar)  - Layers of baking chocolate, sugar, powdered milk, peppermint candies, and chocolate chips make up this delicious Peppermint Hot Chocolate.

Easy Cookie Dough Gift Rolls for that special someone that has everything. 

Winter Cranberry Cookie Mix in a Jar - These buttery cookies are thick and chewy with oatmeal, white chocolate chips, sweet dried cranberries and pecans. 

Vintage Christmas Jell-O Poke Cake - It would not be Christmas in my house without this beautiful Christmas Poke Cake. By far this is my favorite holiday cake. 

This one bowl Prairie Gingerbread Cake is a great way to celebrate Christmas. Gingerbread is an old fashioned cake made with molasses, ginger and other spices.  

Chocolate Covered Peppermint Grahams- these are a must have on your holiday candy tray. Simple and delicious. 

Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies: Are a rich chocolate cocoa cookie dipped in white chocolate, and sprinkled with crushed peppermint candies.

 Sugar Cookie Cut Outs- are the cookies we make to leave out for Santa Claus. 

Nana's Christmas Butter Cookies - I have enjoyed these cookies every Christmas for over 40 years!!! Mom always made them for us kids and now I make them for my own children. 

These Strawberry Sugar Cookie Cups are filled with LuckyLeaf® fruit filling and drizzled with white chocolate. A cute festive bite size treat for your holiday cookie tray. 

Frosted Eggnog Cookies - a festive twist on the traditional soft sugar cookie. 

Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies easily made with a red velvet cake mix. 
Chocolate Sandwich Cookies: Rich, chocolate cookie sandwiches with creamy, vanilla frosting stuffed in the middle. These would also be great with a bit of peppermint extract added to the filling or crushed peppermint candies 

A beautiful Christmas Braided Gift Bread filled with, brown sugar, cinnamon, golden raisins and pecans. 

Cranberry White Chocolate Christmas Braid A simple danish style Christmas Braid filled with cream cheese, dried cranberries, white chocolate chips, a dash of cherry syrup or cherry liquor and topped with a simple vanilla glaze. 

Overnight Eggnog Coffeecake- This is a overnight coffeecake and totally worth it. Prepare the night before and enjoy on Christmas morning. 

Shortcut Christmas Stollen (shto-lun) is a traditional German rum soaked fruit and nut filled yeast bread popular during the Christmas season.

A sweet-buttery Cranberry Christmas Cake with the flavors of tart cranberries and white chocolate chips. 

This easy Cranberry Orange Biscotti calls for just a few simple pantry friendly ingredients. This biscotti makes the perfect Christmas gift from our kitchen. 

Knock Ya Naked BrowniesGerman Chocolate Brownie Bars with with a ooey - gooey chocolaty - caramel center. 

Festive Eggnog Pound Cake- a festive eggnog pound cake. 

This scratch Pecan Pie Cake is rich, moist and filled with toasted pecans. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. 

Egg Nog Quick Bread - This simple recipe is perfect for all that holiday eggnog. 

Mini Old Fashioned Egg Nog Bundt Cakes 

Christmas Cranberry Crumble Cake: This Cranberry Crumble Cake is easy to prepare with a little help of muffin mix. The cranberry-orange flavor really come through in each bite. 

Shortcut Coconut Cake  - This cake reminds me of a snowball and so moist and tender. 

Peppermint Ice Cream - because it is never too cold for peppermint ice cream. 

Warm up with a cup of this - Hot Tamale Spiced Cider . This can easily be made in the crock pot for a crowd. 

No Bake Eggnog Pie - if you are looking for a festive no bake pie....... this is it!

Sweet Pecan & Peanut Butter Blossom Chex Mix - The holidays are not the same without a few bowls of chex mix. 

Red Velvet Cupcakes - are perfect for Christmas. 

Christmas Crunch - A festive popcorn, pretzel, and m&m candy mix. 

Saltine Cracker Candy aka Hillbilly Toffee - this is a mush have on your candy making list. 

Gingerbread Oreo Cookie Truffles - made with Gingerbread Oreo Cookies 

Mint Oreo Cookie Truffles- These are my sons favorite cookie truffle. 

Christmas Candy Tray - Milk Chocolate Fudge & Eggnog Cookie Truffles

 Chocolate Buckeyes - these are my favorite!

Crock Pot Chocolate Candy  - Make this easy Christmas crock pot candy perfect for treat trays and it only takes 5 simple ingredients and a slow cooker.

These Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites are not only great for Valentines Day. Just use coordinating sprinkles for whatever holiday it is. 

Rolo Turtle Pretzels - Only 3 ingredients make up these fun little treats. 

Old Fashioned Chocolate No bake Cookies
These (No Fail) Old Fashioned No Bake Chocolate Cookies are made with oatmeal, peanut butter, sugar, butter, evaporated milk, cocoa and vanilla. These no bake cookie are the perfect addition to your holiday cookie tray.

Salted Caramel No Bake Cookies - save time baking with these no bake cookies. 

Praline Pecans W/Cranberries - cranberries and pecans in a praline sugar sauce. 

Texas Tumbleweeds - potato sticks, pecans and butterscotch chips. Rich but yummy. 

Peppermint Bark Hearts - made with peppermint bark, small candy canes and crushed peppermint.  

Almond Joy Bars - these are just as good as the real deal. 

Fudge Puddle Cookies - Peanut butter cookie base with a chocolate and butterscotch fudgy filling. 

DIY Holiday Cranberry CenterpieceA creative DIY holiday centerpiece made from a grapevine wreath, glass vases, fresh cranberries and mini shatterproof ornaments.   

DIY Holiday Ornament Wreath: A DIY ornament wreath made from a wire hanger, shatterproof Christmas ornaments and a big holiday bow. This holiday wreath is easy peasy to make. 

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Lanterns using mostly Dollar Tree Items for around $10.

Decorate your Christmas Tree with these fun Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments. My kids love making these and they smell so good. 

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Colleen said…
Thanks for sharing your favorites. Everything looks so Wonderful. I used to do a lot of holiday baking but have cut back on the baking the last few years but I still make a few of our favorites.
Our large freezer had quit working (now being used to store our left over paint in) so I do more of the no-bake items now.
Anonymous said…
This is such a wonderful post, full of some of your time tested old favorites. I have made many of them. I love the eggnog bread so much. I found a recipe for homemade (alcohol free) eggnog on Mel's Kitchen Cafe last year that is so delicious. Maybe I could use some of that in the bread this year. Thank you!!!