133 Favorite Christmas Cookies, Candy & Festive Recipes

133 of My Favorite Christmas Cookies, Candy & Festive 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.

While my baking this year is going to be way, way scaled back due to my belly that is expanding by the day, 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!

Holiday Breakfast/Brunch:

1. Baked French Toast Casserole with Praline Topping
2. Best Buttermilk Pancakes
3. Breakfast Sausage, Egg & Cheese Casserole
4. Cheesy Bacon, Mushroom & Spinach Breakfast Casserole
5. Cheesy Sausage Spinach Breakfast Casserole
6. Cinnamon-Almond French Toast
7. Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding Breakfast Casserole
8. Classic Buttermilk Waffles
9. Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls
10. French Toast
11. Monkey Bread
12. Morning Buns
13. Slow Cooker Sausage, Hash Brown & Cheddar Breakfast Casserole
14. Sticky Buns

Festive Drinks:

15. Bourbon Slush
16. Homemade Baileys Irish Cream
17. Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
18. Homemade Limoncello
19. Old-Fashioned Eggnog
20. White Chocolate Steamers
21. White Russian Winter Milkshake

Holiday Snacks & Nibbles:

22. Artichoke Spinach Dip
23. Bacon Jam
24. Bacon-Jalapeno Cheese Ball
25. Caramelized Onion, Mushroom & Gruyere Puff Pastry Tartlets
26. Chicken Spread
27. Chocolate & Peanut Butter Popcorn (Poppy Chow)
28. Cinnamon-Sugar Candied Pecans
29. Crab Dip
30. Fontina-Stuffed, Bacon-Wrapped Dates
31. Homemade Cheez-Its
32. Homemade Chex Mix
33. Homemade Cracker Jack
34. Muddy Buddies (Puppy Chow)
35. Reindeer Chow
36. Sweet Onion and Parmesan Dip
37. Sweet and Spicy Mixed Nuts
38. Veggie Pizza Appetizer
39. World’s Best Pimento Cheese Ball

Christmas Candy:

40. Avalanche Bark
41. Buckeyes
42. Cheesecake Truffles
43. Chocolate Bourbon Balls
44. Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
45. Chocolate Walnut Fudge
46. Chubby Hubby Truffles
47. Dark Chocolate Truffles
48. DIY: Homemade Peppermint Patties
49. Eggnog Fudge
50. Homemade Marshmallows
51. Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
52. Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows
53. Homemade Torrone
54. Oreo Cheesecake Truffles
55. Peanut Brittle
56. Peanut Butter Fudge
57. Peanut Butter Swirl Chocolate Bark
58. Peppermint Bark
59. Pistachio Brittle
60. Pistachio & Cranberry White Chocolate Bark
61. Salted Caramel Cashew Bark
62. Sea Salt Caramels with Vanilla Bean
63. Toffee Pretzel Bark

Christmas Cookies:

64. Almond Lace Cookies
65. Anise-Almond Biscotti
66. Anise Cookies
67. Anisette Biscotti
68. Baklava
69. Biscotti
70. Chocolate Biscotti
71. Chocolate Chip Biscotti
72. Chocolate Chip Tea Cookies
73. Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons
74. Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread Cookies
75. Chocolate-Pistachio Biscotti
76. Chocolate Sandwich Cookies (Homemade Oreos)
77. Chocolate Sugar Cookies
78. Chocolate Sprinkle Thumbprint Cookies
79. Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
80. Classic Thumbprint Cookies
81. Cranberry-White Chocolate Almond Biscotti
82. Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies
83. Cucidati (Italian Fig Cookies)
84. Dark Chocolate Chunk Eggnog Cookies
85. Eggnog Cheesecake Bars
86. Empire Cookies
87. Fig Cookie Bars
88. Fig and Walnut Biscotti
89. Filled Raisin Cookies
90. Gingerbread Men Cookies
91. Gobs (a.k.a. Classic Whoopie Pies)
92. Italian Sesame Seed Cookies [Giuggiulena]
93. Italian Walnut Pillow Cookies
94. Lebkuchen (German Christmas Cookies)
95. Lofthouse Style Frosted Sugar Cookies
96. My Grandma’s Biscotti Recipe
97. No-Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Oatmeal Cookies
98. Nut Crescents
99. Nutter Butter Snowmen
100. Peanut Butter Blossoms
101. Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
102. Pecan Sandies
103. Pecan Tassies
104. Peppermint Whoopie Pies
105. Pizzelle
106. Rugelach
107. Snickerdoodle Biscotti
108. Snickerdoodles
109. Snowball Cookies
110. Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies (Related: How to Decorate Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing)
111. Ultimate Ginger Cookies
112. Zia Lena’s Date Bar Cookies

Christmas Breads, Cakes, Pastries & Other Desserts:

113. Apricot Cream Cheese Babka
114. Banana Nut Bread
115. Better Than “Anything” Cake
116. Cannoli
117. Cinnamon Babka
118. Chocolate Babka
119. Cranberry Orange Bread
120. Date Nut Spice Bread
121. Decker Cake
122. Eggnog Bundt Cake with Rum Icing
123. Gingerbread Cake
124. Grandma’s Ambrosia Salad
125. Ho Ho (Ho) Cake
126. Homemade Rum Cake
127. Nut Rolls
128. Panettone [Italian Christmas Bread]
129. Peanut Butter-Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips
130. Pepperoni Bread
131. Snickerdoodle Cupcakes
132. Sticky Toffee Pudding
133. Yule Log [Buche de Noel] with Espresso Mascarpone Filling and Ganache Icing

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