20+ Essential Christmas Baking Recipes

I’ve been wanting to put all my Christmas Baking plans all in one convenient place for a long time. This is a collection of my favorite recipes to make, eat, and a few suggestions from friends and family. If you love holiday baking, try some of these outstanding recipes created by me and the bloggers I love to follow. 

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Nutter Butter Balls

Christmas Gooey Butter Cookies from the Recipe Critic

Christmas Gooey Butter Cookies

Pecan Butter Tarts

Pecan Butter Tarts

Peppermint Sugar Cookies from Cooking Classy

Peppermint Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting | Cooking Classy

Snowy Chocolate Pinecones from Handmade Charlotte

Quick + Easy Snowy Chocolate Pinecones Recipe

Christmas Molasses Cookies from Crazy for Crust

Soft & Chewy Christmas Molasses Cookies - this easy gingerbread cookie recipe is soft and chewy and the perfect amount of spicy. It's rolled in cinnamon sugar before baking and topped with Christmas M&Ms!

Candy Cane Cookies from Celebrating Family

Original recipe for the Betty Crocker Candy Cane cookies so many of us grew up with (not the one in cookbooks now!).

Peanut Brittle from Cincy Shopper

Homemade Peanut Brittle- Perfect traditional recipe that is great for Christmas gifts, holiday candy trays, or all year long sweet.

Oreo Truffles from a Beautiful Mess

Easy oreo truffles

Cherry Almond Cookies from the Kitchen is My Playground

Cherry Almond Cookies ~ One adorable & tasty little treat! Perfect for Christmas cookie trays, cookie exchanges, Valentine's Day treats, or for everyday enjoying. www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

Turtle Cookies from the Kitchen is My Playground

Insanely Delicious Turtle Cookies ... soft chocolate-pecan thumbprint cookies filled with caramel. Yum! www.thekitchenismyplayground

Baklava from Sprinkle Bakes

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies from Homemade Hooplah

Classic Chocolate Crinkle Cookies! Chocolate cookies rolled in powdered sugar and baked to light & crumbly perfection. They're the perfect combination of brownies and crinkle cookies! | HomemadeHooplah.com

Russian Tea Cakes from Crazy for Crust

Russian Tea Cakes - my mom's famous recipe! | crazyforcrust.com

Soft and Chewy Gingerbread Cookies from Cooking Classy

Gingerbread Cookies | Cooking Classy

Coconut Macaroons from the Domestic Rebel

Church Window Bars from the Curvy Carrot

Stained Glass Window candy - My grandma used to make these...They are the best thing since sliced bread! ;)

Peppermint Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies from Small Town Woman


Classic Pizzelles from The Pudge Factor

Classic Pizzelles

Danish Butter Cookies from the Candid Appetite

Shortbread Cookie Bites from Self Proclaimed Foodie

Shortbread Cookie Bites are a fun bite sized sweet treat that can be made for any birthday or holiday by customizing the fun sprinkles you choose!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies from the Frugal Girls

The Best Holiday Chocolate Bark from Tip Buzz

Holiday Chocolate Bark



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About Malia

Hi There! My name is Malia. I love to cook, garden, fish, and live in a small town in the Pacific Northwest. Come join in my silly adventures as I tromp through the garden, cook up a storm, and try to live every day to its fullest!

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