157 Christmas Cookies & Holiday Recipes

157 Christmas Cookies & Holiday Recipes on @browneyedbaker.com :: www.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, Christmas music is on repeat, and I begin to think about all of the goodies I want to bake in the coming weeks. My list is growing, and while I work on which recipes make the short list for this holiday season, I want to share with you a collection of my holiday favorites that are already here on the site. There are cookies, candy, 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!


1. Baked French Toast Casserole with Praline Topping
2. Best Buttermilk Pancakes
3. Breakfast Sausage, Egg & Cheese Casserole
4. Brown Sugar-Bacon Buttermilk Waffles
5. Buttermilk Biscuits with Sausage Gravy
6. Cheesy Sausage Spinach Breakfast Casserole
7. Cinnamon-Almond French Toast
8. Cinnamon Roll Biscuits
9. Cinnamon-Sugar Scones
10. Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls
11. Danish Braid
12. French Toast
13. Herbed-Baked Eggs
14. Honey Fig Scones
15. How To Make Oven-Fried Bacon
16. Monkey Bread
17. The Perfect Omelet
18. Perfect Scrambled Eggs
19. Sticky Buns
20. Triple Chocolate Scones


21. Bourbon Slush
22. Homemade Baileys Irish Cream
23. Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
24. Homemade Limoncello
25. White Chocolate Steamers
26. White Russian Winter Milkshake

Holiday Snacks & Nibbles:

27. Artichoke Spinach Dip
28. Bacon-Jalapeno Cheese Ball
29. Caramelized Onion, Mushroom & Gruyere Puff Pastry Tartlets
30. Chicken Spread
31. Chocolate & Peanut Butter Popcorn (Poppy Chow)
32. Cinnamon-Sugar Candied Pecans
33. Crab Dip
34. Fontina-Stuffed, Bacon-Wrapped Dates
35. Homemade Cracker Jack
36. Lavash Crackers
37. Muddy Buddies (Puppy Chow)
38. Parmesan & Thyme Crackers
39. Pigu
40. Reindeer Chow
41. Sweet Onion and Parmesan Dip
42. Sweet and Spicy Mixed Nuts
43. Veggie Pizza Appetizer
44. World’s Best Pimento Cheese Ball


45. Avalanche Bark
46. Bourbon Pecan Pralines
47. Buckeyes
48. Cake Batter & Sprinkles Chocolate Bark
49. Cheesecake Truffles
50. Chocolate Bourbon Balls
51. Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
52. Chocolate Walnut Fudge
53. Chubby Hubby Truffles
54. Dark Chocolate Truffles
55. Eggnog Fudge
56. Homemade Marshmallows
57. Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
58. Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows
59. Homemade Torrone
60. Oreo Cheesecake Truffles
61. Peanut Brittle
62. Peanut Butter Fudge
63. Peppermint Bark
64. Pistachio Brittle
65. Pistachio & Cranberry White Chocolate Bark
66. Salted Caramel Cashew Bark
67. Sea Salt Caramels with Vanilla Bean
68. Toffee Pretzel Bark

Cookies & Bars:

69. Alfajores
70. Almond Lace Cookies
71. Anise-Almond Biscotti
72. Anise Cookies
73. Anisette Biscotti
74. Baklava
75. Biscotti
76. Buckeye Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
77. Chewy Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies
78. Chocolate Biscotti
79. Chocolate Chip Tea Cookies
80. Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons
81. Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread Cookies
82. Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies
83. Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars
84. Chocolate-Pistachio Biscotti
85. Chocolate Sandwich Cookies (Homemade Oreos)
86. Chocolate Sugar Cookies
87. Chocolate Sprinkle Thumbprint Cookies
88. Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
89. Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies
90. Cranberry-White Chocolate Almond Biscotti
91. Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies
92. Cucidati (Italian Fig Cookies)
93. Dark Chocolate Chunk Eggnog Cookies
94. Date Bars
95. Eggnog Cheesecake Bars
96. Empire Cookies
97. Fig Cookie Bars
98. Fig and Walnut Biscotti
99. Filled Raisin Cookies
100. Gingerbread Men Cookies
101. Gobs (a.k.a. Classic Whoopie Pies)
102. Goody Goody Bars
103. Honey-Peanut Butter Cookies
104. Lebkuchen (German Christmas Cookies)
105. Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies
106. Lofthouse Style Frosted Sugar Cookies
107. No-Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Oatmeal Cookies
108. Nut Crescents
109. Nutella-Hazelnut Cookies
110. Nutter Butter Snowmen
111. Oatmeal Carmelita Bars
112. Oatmeal Fudge Bars
113. Orange Cookies with Sweet Orange Glaze
114. Oreo Cheesecake Cookies
115. Parmesan Black Pepper Biscotti
116. Peanut Butter Blossoms
117. Peanut Butter Cookies
118. Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
119. Peanut Butter Nanaimo Bars
120. Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
121. Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
122. Pecan Sandies
123. Pecan Tassies
124. Peppermint Whoopie Pies
125. Pizzelle
126. Rugelach
127. Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
128. Salted Caramel Popcorn, Pretzel & Peanut Bars
129. Salted Chocolate Shortbread Cookies
130. Salted Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
131. Snickerdoodle Biscotti
132. Snickerdoodles
133. Snowball Cookies
134. Soft and Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies
135. Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies (Related: How to Decorate Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing)
136. Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
137. Ultimate Ginger Cookies
138. White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
139. Zia Lena’s Date Bar Cookies

Breads, Cakes, Pastries & Other Desserts:

140. Apricot Cream Cheese Babka
141. Banana Nut Bread
142. Better Than “Anything” Cake
143. Cannoli
144. Cheese, Olive & Ham Bread
145. Cinnamon Babka
146. Chocolate Babka
147. Date Nut Spice Bread
148. Double-Chocolate Loaf with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Spread
149. Gingerbread Cake
150. Grandma’s Ambrosia Salad
151. Ho Ho (Ho) Cake
152. Homemade Rum Cake
153. Nut Rolls
154. Peanut Butter-Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips
155. Pepperoni Bread
156. Snickerdoodle Cupcakes
157. Sticky Toffee Pudding

What are some of your “must-make” holiday treats??



29 Responses to “157 Christmas Cookies & Holiday Recipes”

  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks on December 2, 2013 at 2:28 am

    What a list! Thanks for taking the time to compile!


  2. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers on December 2, 2013 at 8:01 am

    Oh my gosh! What a list!! I can’t wait to go through everything!!!! Everything sounds so yummy!!


  3. Debbie Lettrich on December 2, 2013 at 8:24 am

    I love your site! The recipes are great and the photos are so cheerful!


  4. Jen L on December 2, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Any chance you could let me/us know what the first picture on the top left is or potentially make it a link? It looks delicious!


    • Michelle on December 2nd, 2013 at 4:33 pm

      Hi Jen, Betsy is correct – it’s the peppermint bark 🙂


  5. Lindsay on December 2, 2013 at 9:34 am

    haha… whoops! Getting ahead of myself commenting on the cookie post I meant to save!


  6. Melissa E. on December 2, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Right now the first thing on my list is a new dishwasher. Mine sounds like a jet engine and I can’t run it when I am home or it drives me crazy!


    • Melissa E. on December 2nd, 2013 at 11:19 am

      posted on the wrong post….sorry! But I do love your cookie recipes!!!! 🙂


  7. Liz Rehrauer on December 2, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Great list, but…I always make your hot fudge sauce and salted caramel sauce for gifts and neither is very easy to find.


  8. Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes on December 2, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    What a list! It looks very complete, definitely going to be making a few of these!


  9. jennie on December 2, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    my number one thing to make is pizzelles. my kids won’t have christmas with out them.


  10. Laura Dembowski on December 2, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    So many great recipes! You’ll have to excuse me while I get to the kitchen!


  11. Cheryl K. on December 2, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    I positively adore this website, some of the most complimented recipes I’ve had on my cooking came from here- thanks for doing this! Side note: What is the white item on the top picture- it’s the picture on the bottom-most right side- looks like a bar of some sort with nuts? in it- kinda looks like Divinity?


    • Michelle on December 2nd, 2013 at 10:13 pm

      Hi Cheryl, That’s torrone – a traditional Italian candy, very much like nougat.


  12. Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate on December 2, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    I guess it’s time to start baking!


  13. Martha in KS on December 2, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Michelle, there’s a problem when entering the contest. Other’s name & email address show up in the comment section. I had to erase them to enter my info.


  14. Hari Chandana on December 2, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    OMG.. What a wonderful collection.. great job 🙂


  15. Shelley on December 2, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Thanks for the list! I just started going through my bajillion Pinterest pins to see which recipes I want to make!


  16. Sevimin Askanasi on December 3, 2013 at 4:10 am

    great recipes, I’ll try to do


  17. School Cookie Cutters on December 3, 2013 at 5:36 am

    Really Appreciable List. I am just crazy to know about different – different types of cookies. From above some cookies are completely new to me. I would like to make them soon.


  18. deb in sc on December 3, 2013 at 10:36 am

    ok…I’m getting frustrated. I keep clicking on the various cookie recipes, but none of them are the cookies pictured in the bottom left hand picture. The dough (that looks like it was done in a mini-muffin tin) with a mini-peanut butter cup in it. could you please tell me which cookies these are? I would love to make them.


  19. Erica on December 3, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    The list and pictures look delicious! What are the two-bottom-right items? Both are marshmallow-like. Thanks for taking time to do this!


  20. Rena on December 3, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    The buckeye cookies and snickerdoodle cupcakes (although I make them with cream cheese frosting) are fabulous! Just made them both for a party-not the first time!


  21. Anna on December 4, 2013 at 12:56 am

    Wow, what a list! Everything sounds so yummy. Oh, and I love the new Christmas-themed BEB picture! So festive!


  22. Katie on December 7, 2013 at 10:49 am

    So, I made the salted caramel chocolate chip cookie bars on Thursday night (the 5th) for a bake-off competition within my department at work on Friday…and guess who won!!!! Everyone loved the bars, it was (no joke) a landslide victory! I’ve already shared your recipe and blog with so many people, those bars are amazing! In fact, my mom is making them this weekend for a cookie share with friends. I’ve made tons of your recipes and have loved each of them! But I wanted to share that those bars are now ‘award winning’! 😉 Thank you for all your recipes!


  23. Marisa on December 11, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    What a list! Thank you for compiling this. Christmas cookies are always a fan favorite in my household. I came up with my own recipes to share. Check them out: http://bit.ly/18UyKuO


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