Over 30 Christmas Treat Recipes

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Heather says:

In the past I did a Sweets for the Season series with many Christmas treat recipes, but this year I just didn’t have time. So, here is a quick round up of all the cookie, biscotti, and other possible Christmas treat recipes here on Home-Ec 101. Some of these old posts are in desperate need of better pictures, but there’s always next year, right?

A quick round up of all the cookie, biscotti, and other treat recipes here on Home-Ec 101.


I’ve starred my favorite recipes. I also included the recipe for homemade ranch mix, as it makes a great, last minute gift in a mason jar with the directions attached.

Before you start baking here are tips about Keeping All Those Cookies.

Cookie Recipes

Almond Buttons – These almond butter cookies are simple and nicely complement a cup of coffee as an afternoon or after dinner treat.

Black and Whites – Chocolate crinkles, black and whites, krinkles, or kringles – soft & chocolatey cookies, the powdered sugar adds a nice counterpoint, with color & taste. 

Chocolate Chip Cookies – Thin, chewy, classic chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Chocolate Cookies with Peanut Butter Chips

Chocolate Drop Cookies – Soft and moist, these chocolate drop cookies are somewhat delicate right out of the oven.

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Thumbprint with Caramel Filling 


Honey Butter Cookies

Molasses Cookies Recipe* – These molasses cookies are like soft ginger snaps. Yummy any time of year, but especially good for holiday time.

No Bake Chocolate – Peanut Butter – Oatmeal Cookies* – These chocolate no bake cookies are amazing. There’s something about their texture that makes me come back for thirds and sometimes fourths.

No Bake Oatmeal Cookies*

Nutella No Bake Oatmeal Cookies* – These Nutella No Bake Oatmeal Cookies are my favorite. If you have someone on a gluten free diet this recipe can work for them.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe*  – This delicious oatmeal raisin cookie recipe creates a chewy rather than crisp cookie.

Oatmeal Scotchies with Toasted Pecans Recipe* – Don’t let the idea of toasting pecans scare you away from making these.

3 ingredient peanut butter cookies recipe

Peanut Butter Balls*

Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Russian Tea Cakes 

Shortbread Cookies

Sugar Cookies & Royal Icing

Triple Chocolate Cookies

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut

Pan Treat Recipes

Brownies You really don’t need a box mix to bake brownies. In fact you may already have everything on hand.

Cinnamon Rolls* (Great for Christmas morning or a New Years Brunch and can be made the night before and baked in the morning)

Other Treat Recipes

Caramel Popcorn – Why not try something a little different and make your own caramel popcorn? Old fashioned popcorn is superior to microwave, and kids like watching it pop.

Chocolate Biscotti* – I prefer this chocolate biscotti recipe without the chocolate chips and with the walnuts, but since I was making it for the family, they got it their way.

Chocolate Pudding

Peanut Butter Fudge – Have you ever come across a recipe that makes you say, “Why have I never made this before?” This 4 ingredient peanut butter fudge recipe is hard to beat.

Peppermint Crunch Bark – This peppermint crunch bark recipe is far easier than you’re thinking. The pieces look lovely tucked into tissue paper in tins or in canning jars.

Popcorn Snack Mix – I’m a sucker for combinations of salty and sweet and this popcorn snack mix hits the spot.

Ranch Seasoning Mix: A Fearless Friday Feat

Vanilla, Cranberry, Almond Biscotti

What are your favorite holiday treats?

P.S. After all these you might need to read Baking Tips From A Diabetic.

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4 thoughts on “Over 30 Christmas Treat Recipes”

  1. Growing up, peanut butter bon bons were my favorite part of Christmas. My mom only made them once a year and used her Cuisinart (also a once-a-year experience for her). It was a fun project for us kids to help with dipping the balls in chocolate. We’d freeze most of them and if we were lucky they’d last til the end of January. As we got older, we began experimenting with flavoring the chocolate and other fun variations. I associate bon bons with Christmas and Cuisinarts and to have bon bons any other time just seems odd to me. Now I have her 30 year old Cuisinart but I can’t make them this year because the bowl is broke (I use it way more than once a year! Also I had a roommate who was rough on it…). Oh well, there’s always next year!


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