It’s the time of year where we have permission to bake and eat and enjoy the little extra indulgences that Christmas and the surrounding holidays bring to the table! So in honor of all the Christmas YUM, I bring you some of my favorite treats and eats that we make and enjoy and now share with you!
Not a Christmas goes by that we don’t indulge in a batch of the best Christmas sugar cookies you’ll ever make and inevitably find yourself doing a rotten job of resisting. These Perfect Frosted Sugar Cookies are easy to work with, make a perfect amount for enjoying and sharing, and the frosting sets up perfectly for stacking. And they’re just so darn good!!!!
If you’ve ever found yourself wondering what to do with those lovely, tart cranberries you see so much of this time of year, just stop and make these Glazed Cranberry Orange Muffins. They are as lovely as they are fabulous! We make them several times during the holiday season when cranberries are in full swing, and they would be the perfect Christmas morning or brunch accompaniment to tea or coffee! With a tart orange glaze drizzled over sweet, soft orange-ish muffins and bursts of sweetened cranberries, these sweet little beauties are gorgeous and delightful.
Chocolate and Peanut Butter are always a win! These Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls have crunch crispy rice cereal inside and are an easy, no-bake Christmas treat win!
Pretty little moist, ginger-packed and spice-filled, these Mini Gingerbread Bundt Cakes are just what you crave during the holiday season! Glaze them with caramel or dust them with powdered sugar *snow* for a festive presentation.
I’ve made this Homemade Caramel Corn for decades and I’m going to promise you that it’s easier than you think to whip up a batch either for gifting (little holiday cellophane bags or Christmas tins work beautifully) or for a treat that’ll last through ’til the holidays are over. You just can’t go wrong with crunchy, salty, sweet caramel-y corn, can you?
Or how about taking pecan pie and ask it to step aside and let its yummier version step up and serve more people while it’s at it. Gooey Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars are what you want for Christmas this year!
For addictive, gooey, crunchy yum you may not be able to put down, I bring you Christmas Crunch! It is Christmas-y because we only let ourselves make it once a year around here due to the fact that we canNOT stop eating it. No baking for this one and perfect for sharing, parties, or gifts!
Need a bunch of bites that’ll bring ’em back again and again to your bowl? These Maple Glazed Bacon Weenies have all of the sweet and spicy yum plus bacon!
It’s Christmas morning and you need something easy and filling to get you through to dinnertime! This Cheesy Sausage Breakfast Braid can be made ahead and pulled out of the fridge to bake while you open your presents! Layers of tender, flaky puff pastry surround cheesy and savory sausage to make a perfect start to your holiday.
Or make the filling for Best Breakfast Burritos ahead and whip these babies up for a filling start to Christmas morning!
Or how about this loveliness to serve your family? Seriously, this is my new favorite thing. Raspberry Cheesecake Fluff has all of the ingredients to make you a Christmas dinner hero and it’s as easy to make as it is festive!
There’s a Christmas dinner and you need the perfect side dish. Tens of thousands of lovely readers have found this to be the dish that makes them the popular kid at the party. You just can’t go wrong with THE Mac and Cheese!
And there you have it! I will certainly be adding to this Christmas list as I create more yum in my kitchen, but I hope these recipes give you lots of smiles and food joy. May you have a blessed and beautiful Christmas and a truly joyous new year!