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?
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.
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 Drop Cookies – Soft and moist, these chocolate drop cookies are somewhat delicate right out of the oven.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What are your favorite holiday treats?
P.S. After all these you might need to read Baking Tips From A Diabetic.