127 Favorite Christmas Cookies, Candy & Holiday Recipes

127 Christmas Cookies, Candy & Holiday Recipes | browneyedbaker.com

Goodbye turkey and all the trimmings… hello cookies, candy and homemade food gifts. Although the stores seem to usher in the Christmas holiday season earlier and earlier every year, for me it officially begins the weekend after Thanksgiving. Suddenly, houses sparkle with lights, wreaths adorn doorways, holiday music is on repeat, I crave Christmas movies 24/7, and I dream of my favorite Christmas cookies and goodies.

I’m excited to get my holiday baking kicked off, and I want to share with you a collection of my holiday favorites that are already here on the site. There are cookies, candies, quick breads, and much more. Enjoy browsing, and keep an eye out for all the new recipes that will be coming your way this month!

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Peppermint Bark

This classic peppermint bark has layers of dark chocolate, white chocolate and crushed candy canes.

This classic peppermint bark has layers of dark chocolate, white chocolate and crushed candy canes. | browneyedbaker.com

Peppermint bark is quite possible my favorite treat to make for the holidays. Yes, I love buckeyes and peanut butter blossoms, but peppermint bark, more than anything, just screams Christmas to me. I make it ridiculously early (like, as soon as the Thanksgiving leftovers have been packed away in the fridge) and enjoy it every single day until New Year’s.

I first became enamored with peppermint bark when a boss at my first post-college job gifted a Williams-Sonoma tin to team members for the holidays. I was pretty much obsessed from the start.

I’ve been making it for nearly 10 years now and it was in desperate need of being resurrected from the depths of the archives!

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The Weekend Dish: 11/28/2015

Happy post-Thanksgiving, last-Saturday-in-November! I hope you had a great holiday on Thursday! I am still stuffed! That’s not stopping me, however, from eating leftover pecan pie. It works out incredibly well...

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Happy Thanksgiving 2015!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving today! I hope you enjoy a wonderful day full of family and friends, great food and warm memories. This year, I...

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A roundup of recipes perfect for using up all of your Thanksgiving leftovers! | http://www.browneyedbaker.com/thanksgiving-leftover-ideas/

Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

Thanksgiving is TOMORROW! Can you believe it?! In my family, it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without being able to stock up on at least a couple of days worth of...

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Malted Pretzel Crunch

This malted pretzel crunch is quick and easy and the ultimate sweet/salty snack! Keep a batch of this on hand for the holidays, or package it up and give it...

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Sweet Corn Spoon Bread

This riff on the popular JIFFY corn casserole includes an extra egg, which gives this version a creamy, almost souffle-like consistency. It’s Thanksgiving week! While Christmas will forever and...

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