Find 20+ recipes to bake your spirits bright and make your holidays extra sweet! Additionally you’ll find some easy no-bake treats and food gift ideas too.
Whooooo’s ready for some holiday treats to bake and give?
There’s nothing like the aroma of sugar, vanilla and orange zest wafting in the air to put you in the Christmas spirit so I’m sharing a round up of goodies to sweeten your December! Whether you’re looking for a treat to enjoy, fill up a cookie tin or a special loaf to share with neighbors or loved ones, you’ll find something to satisfy their sweet tooth, including some easy no-bake treats!
Click on the links in red for the complete recipe. You’ll find the baking giveaway details at the bottom of this post.
These Melted Snowmen Cookies are fun to ‘build’! Start with your favorite cookie as a base. Add melted white chocolate chips or almond bark for ‘snow’. Mini peanut butter cups provide a snowman top hat with mini chocolate chips eyes and an orange sprinkle for a carrot nose!
Christmas Wreath Macaroons are as fun to decorate as they are to eat!
Only four ingredients plus sprinkles for this recipe.
Like all macaroons, as they’re flourless, they’re gluten-free.
The ultimate chewy, chocolate chip cookies, packed
with sweet and salty mix-ins for a smorgasbord of flavor!
An easy and festive Christmas cookie that uses a short cut!
Red Velvet = Christmas to me! These festive red velvet cookies are infused
with a burst of peppermint flavor and white chocolate centers.
These spirited cookies combine the flavor of gingerbread and bourbon
in a fluffy muffin like texture. Make the dough ahead and chill 4 up to 12 hours.
These Easy Owl Cookies are a hoot to make!
Use your favorite sugar cookie recipe to make a parliament of owls!
White chocolate, dried cranberries, pecans and oats make this a satisfying and delicious cookie
to add to your holiday baking! Drizzle with additional melted white chocolate if desired.
These chocolate shortbread cookies have a chocolate glaze with with decorative sprinkles.
They’re easy to whip up or in Nigella-speak, a “doddle” to make. :)
A reader favorite recipe and a delicious to enjoy or give for the holidays!
The red and green from the cranberries and pistachios make these mini loaves of bread merry and bright,
as well as sweet, tart and nutty. A perfect little loaf to give or enjoy for the holidays!
Welcome cranberry season with Cranberry-Chocolate Chip Bread with Orange Glaze.
The crunchy streusel topping and orange glaze makes this quick bread a moist
and flavorful treat anytime you slice it!
And some no bake treats. . .
I made countless dozens of these cookies in my former life and they are always a crowd-pleaser!
They can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator or freezer until ready to gift and serve.
An easy, no-bake treat that is both naughty and nice!
Nice, since they’re so easy to make and naughty, because they too hard to resist!
This easy no-bake treat comes together in under an hour to enjoy,
gift and share with friends and family.
An easy, no-bake treat that’s perfect for last-minute gift giving and holiday snacking!
You can whip up a batch in about 20 minutes, almost as fast as you can say
“On Dasher, on Dancer, on Prancer and Vixen . . .”!
An easy sweet treat that’s no-bake and comes together in 5 minutes!
Perfect for sharing with neighbors, teachers, friends and gifting for the holidays.
An easy no-bake Southern treat to enjoy with a cup of tea or for Christmas gift giving!
Quick and easy for seasonal sipping and ideal for gift giving!
It comes together in five minutes and is ready to use in two months, improving as it ages.
‘Tis the season to bake and give and I’m sharing some Christmas baking love with a giveaway!
One baker will receive Santa oven mitts, a set of Santa paper loaf pans for baking and gifting, Rae Dunn Ho Ho Ho spatula set and Christmas sanding sugar.
A second and third baker will receive a Christmas truck with tree spatula and cookie cutter, set of paper loaf baking pans, Believe in the Magic of Christmas kitchen towel and holiday sprinkles.
A fourth baker will receive Rae Dunn Fa La La spatula set, decorative sprinkles, paper baking/snack cups, and a red metal 9 x 5 loaf pan.
A fifth baker will receive Ralph Lauren oven mitts, a plaid handle whisk set, plaid and check paper baking/snack cups, decorative sprinkles and buffalo check mitten spatula.
A sixth baker will receive a pair of Christmas kitchen towels, tartan plaid mitten spatula, a 10-piece set of cookie cutters, red baker’s twine and sanding sugar.
A seventh baker a holly oven mitt set, paper loaf baking pans, Merry, Cheer & Believe spatula set, baker’s twine and sparkling sugar.
An eighth baker will receive sparkling sugar, a 3-piece cookie press set, a 4-piece mini spatula set, snowflake paper loaf baking pans and a Santa baker Christmas ornament.
And last but not least, Lola and Sophie wanted join in the fun and share a Cookies for Santa Dog Toy and their favorite Sweet Potato Dog Treats with one lucky pup!
To enter this giveaway and chance to win and bake your spirits bright:
🎄 Leave a comment telling me your favorite Christmas cookie or recipe to bake for the holiday season.
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This giveaway is open to those living in the continental U.S. through midnight December 8th.
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