Christmas is a wonderful time of the year and is a popular holiday for baking. However, with the vast amount of holiday recipes available, it can be hard to find the right options to make, especially if you want something unique. Below you’ll discover 50 Christmas recipes you can make for your Christmas dinner which range from spicy cookies to cozy cider.
1. Christmas Tree Cookie Stand
This unique cookie stand depicts a Christmas tree and is made out of various star-shaped cookies. To make it, you start with the largest stars on the bottom and gradually layer on smaller stars. When you’re doing so, you can pipe green frosting around the edges and add sprinkles for ornaments.
2. Grinch Pancakes
If you’re a fan of the Grinch, you’ll enjoy these pancakes. The pancake batter is mixed with red and green sprinkles as well as green food coloring before being baked. Once you’ve made a stack of pancakes, you can then whip up some green whipped cream to put on top.
3. Sugar Cookie Truffles
These delicious sugar cookie truffles feature sweet cookies inside that are coated in a thick layer of white chocolate. You can also add some festive sprinkles on top. These cookies don’t use raw dough, but rather mashed up sugar cookies rolled into a ball.
4. Christmas Light Cookies
These fun Christmas light cookies use sugar cookies (or any type of flat Christmas cookie you desire) and then have a smooth layer of white frosting spread on top. Once this layer has dried, you can then pipe curving black lines across the middle of the cookies and stick colorful chocolate pieces sideways on them to depict lights.
5. Apple Cider
This festive drink not only tastes great, but will fill your home up with the delicious scent of spices. The cider only requires a few ingredients, like orange juice, apple juice, ginger, and cinnamon sticks, that need to be heated up in a pot for a few hours.
6. Cookie Dip
If you’re looking for a unique way to serve your Christmas cookies, you can try this cookie dip. Made out of frosting, cream cheese, and Greek yogurt, and sprinkles, the dip is a sweet treat for guests to dip their cookies in. Better yet, it saves you time from having to frost the cookies yourself.
7. Festive Cookie Box
If you’d like to make a unique gift for someone or want something that will “wow” people at your dessert table, you can make a festive cookie box. The box is made to be filled with a variety of different cookies people can choose from, like gingerbread and jam cookies.
8. Christmas Toffee
For chocolate loves, Christmas toffee might be a good recipe to make to satisfy your sweet tooth. Featuring a thick layer of toffee mixed with almonds on the bottom, the toffee is then covered in a smooth layer of dark chocolate and red/green sprinkles.
9. Cream Cheese Mints
For those looking for a refreshing mint-flavored dessert that doesn’t use candy canes, this might be a good recipe to try. To make these small mints, you just need cream cheese, powdered sugar, milk, sprinkles, and mint extract, After whipping it up in a bowl, you can then put small scoops on a baking sheet and put the mints in the fridge to harden.
10. Festive Pinwheel Sugar Cookies
While it might take a little extra time to make, these festive pinwheel sugar cookies are not only delicious, but filled with holiday cheer. To make them, you need to create a batch of regular sugar cookie dough and then one dough that is dyed with red food coloring. You can then roll the two doughs together to create a pinwheel design. You can leave it how it is, or roll the exterior in sprinkles before cutting out the cookies.
11. Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
These scrumptious Christmas cookies are made out of delicious chocolate pieces and cocoa that are baked to have a unique “crinkle” effect. Before baking them, you can roll them in powdered sugar.
12. Peppermint Pretzel Bites
Peppermint pretzels bites are made out of square pretzels pieces with dollops of white chocolate on top. Before the chocolate hardens, you can place a red or green chocolate candy on top of the white chocolate and put some festive sprinkles on top.
13. Christmas Trail Mix
This Christmas trail mix is a wonderful mixture of pretzels, chocolate candies, and cereal pieces. It’s simple to make and just needs to be tossed together in a bowl. You can keep it in the bowl or put them in goody bags.
14. Chocolate Oreo Snowflakes
To make chocolate Oreo snowflakes you just need to gather some Oreos, red/white/green candy melts, and some colorful frosting. After melting the different candy melts in different bowls, dip each cookie into the mix and coat it on all sides. Once it has dried, you can pipe colorful snowflakes on top.
15. Christmas Antipasto Skewers
These delicious skewers feature pieces of salami, artichokes, basil, rosemary, and tomatoes. You can slide each of these ingredients on a skewer and then arrange them to look like a Christmas wreath.
16. Raspberry Danish Braid
You can make this raspberry Danish braid by gathering croissant dough and filling it with soft cream cheese and raspberry jam before rolling them up. You can keep them as they are or arrange the braid to be in the shape of a candy cane.
17. Christmas Chow
Christmas chow is an interesting mix of Chex cereal, powdered sugar, chocolate, peanut butter, and sprinkles. This recipe isn’t only easy to make, but will satisfy your sweet tooth as well.
18. Colorful Chocolate Chip Cookies
To make this recipe, all you need to do is make a batch of chocolate chip cookies. Then, before baking them, mix in some red and green sprinkles. When the cookies are done baking, you’ll find they have a festive look.
19. Christmas Tree Brownies
You can make Christmas tree brownies by first baking some brownies. Then, cut the batch up into triangles. After doing so, you can pipe green swirls across the brownie so it looks like a Christmas tree.
20. Eggnog Pudding
If you’re a fan of eggnog, you’ll love this recipe. This fresh eggnog pudding just requires you to whisk eggs, eggnog, and cinnamon together in a bowl. You can then heat it up so it thickens. Once it does, put it in the fridge to cool. Before serving it, you can pipe some whipped cream on top.
21. White Velvet Buttermilk Cake
This delicious cake features a delicate mix of white velvet frosting with buttermilk which helps to give the cake a moist taste. This recipe makes two eight-inch cakes that measure about two inches tall.
22. Chocolate Pockets
These simple chocolate pockets can be made by rolling out some cookie dough and filling it with chocolate cream. You can then bake them in the oven and drizzle some chocolate sauce over the pockets before they fully cool down.
23. Toffee Crack
This simple toffee recipe uses crackers as a base with the toffee to add a unique crunch. Once this layer hardens, you can then pour some chocolate over it and put some marshmallows, chocolate pieces, and sprinkles on top.
24. Pink Christmas Tree Cookies
To make these cookies, you first need to bake a batch of cookies (sugar cookies or gingerbread work best for this) that are cut out in Christmas tree shapes. Once they have cooled, you can pipe the cookies to have a beautiful pink ombre design.
25. Fantasy Bars
This crunchy treat features pure chocolate mixed with marshmallows, butterscotch, and peanut butter. After mixing all the ingredients together, pop it in the oven and let it bake for a few minutes so all the flavors mix together.
26. Grinch Fudge
To make Grinch fudge, you need to make a white chocolate mixture first and then dye it with light green food coloring. You can then pour the mix into a baking sheet and put it in the oven until it sets. After taking it out, let the fudge cool before cutting it into small pieces. You can also press a small heart sprinkle into each piece.
27. Old Fashioned Gingerbread Cookies
These simple yet tasty cookies will take you back to Christmas pasts with its nostalgic spicy flavors. They’re also very fluffy and thick which makes them a little different from other gingerbread recipes.
28. Festive Christmas Cookies
You can make these festive Christmas cookies by first making a batch of sugar cookie dough. Then, dye the dough green. Scoop the dough into small balls and bake them for a few minutes. After taking the cookies out, you can press some red chocolate pieces into the top of them.
29. Marshmallow Fluff Dip
Marshmallow fluff dip features a stunning red color and features pieces of crushed candy canes in it. The dip can be made by whipping marshmallow fluff, cream cheese, and mint extract together. You can then put a few drops of red food coloring in it before stirring in the crushed peppermint.
30. Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies
These cute meringue cookies are piped in the shape of a Christmas tree and feature a light green color to help make them even more festive. While they take about two hours to bake, they are sure to catch the eye of many at your Christmas party.
31. Swirl Fudge
This fudge is made out of white chocolate and features beautiful red and green swirls in it. The fudge only requires three ingredients making it a simple yet delicious Christmas recipe to make.
32. Gingerbread People Cookies
Almost every Christmas dinner features gingerbread cookies. This recipe is a mix of molasses and spices which you can roll out and cut into gingerbread men and women. After baking the cookies, you can pipe designs on them.
33. Christmas Bark
Christmas bark is made out of a base of creamy toffee and topped with thick chocolate. After letting the bark bake, you can crush up some red and green chocolate pieces and then sprinkle it over the bark before it fully cools down.
34. Sugar Cookie Fudge
Another way to feature sugar cookies at your Christmas party is to make this fudge. Featuring a delicious sugar cookie taste, the fudge is easy to make and can be decorated with red and green sprinkles before being cut up.
35. Quick Sugar Cookies
Many often enjoy sugar cookies, but quite a few recipes require you to let the dough chill for a few hours. This recipe doesn’t need to be chilled and instead can be made, rolled out, and baked within minutes.
36. Santa Fruit Bites
For those looking for healthy snacks to grace their Christmas tables, you could make these Santa fruit bites. They are made out of nothing more than grapes, banana slices, and strawberries.
37. Molasses Cookies
These gooey molasses cookies aren’t only flavorful, but feature a delicious blend of spices that are sure to make your home smell divine when baking them. After baking, you can also dip half of the cookie into white chocolate to give them a unique look.
38. Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
To make chocolate peppermint cookies, you first need to make a batch of dark chocolate cookies. Once they have been baked and cooled, you can dip half of the cookie into melted white chocolate and sprinkle some crushed peppermint pieces on the melted chocolate before it hardens.
39. Strawberry Santas
This fun recipe features strawberries, white chocolate, blueberries, coconut flakes, and small chocolate chips which are all put together to make a cute Santa figure. In addition to having a fruity taste, they are also somewhat sweet.
40. Christmas Cookie Bars
You can make this delicious cookie bar by first making a batch of chocolate chip cookie dough. Then, pour the mixture in a baking glass and sprinkle some M&Ms on top. After it has been baked and cooled, you can cut the mixture up into bars.
41. Festive Christmas Pretzel Rods
These festive Christmas pretzels rods can be made by gathering a few long pretzels rods and then dipping them into candy melts of various colors. After doing so, you can then decorate the icing with sprinkles or crushed candy canes before it hardens.
42. Pine Cone Cheese Ball
This pine cone cheese ball is a great appetizer to serve at your Christmas dinner. To make it, you just need to mix cream cheese, mayonnaise, dill, mayonnaise, and pepper together in a bowl. Then, take the mix and shape it into a pine cone shape. You can then stick whole almonds around the cheese ball so it looks like a pine cone.
43. Baked Cranberry Pudding
This classic Christmas recipe is made with whole cranberries, brown sugar, orange zest, and plenty of spices. After mixing the pudding together and baking it, you can then make a sugared cranberry topping for your dessert.
44. Gingerbread Truffles
These truffles feature not only gingerbread, but chocolate as well. To make it, you just need to form balls out of gingerbread cookie crumbs and then dip them into melted white chocolate. You can leave the truffles as they are or add some sprinkles on top.
45. Molasses Cookie Sandwiches
To make these cookie sandwiches you first need to make a batch of molasses cookies. Once they have cooled, you can make a light vanilla frosting and then frost one of the cookies with a generous serving of icing. You can then place another cookie on top to make a sandwich.
46. Cranberry Brie Appetizer
This delicious appetizer features a phyllo dough base that is filled with a square of creamy Brie cheese and then topped with fresh cranberries and a small sprig of rosemary. You can easily assemble this recipe in a muffin tin saving you plenty of time and space.
47. Kris Kringle Cookies
These fun cookies are made with a sugar cookie-like dough but flavored with peppermint extract. You can then split the dough into two separate bowls and dye one batch red and the other green. After they’re done baking, you can dust some powdered sugar on them.
48. Peanut Butter Cookie Bars
These gooey peanut butter cookie bars not only feature peanut butter in them, but delectable chocolate chips. You can bake the cookie bars plain, or add some holiday sprinkles on top before baking the mix.
49. Butter Cookies
These butter cookies aren’t only easy to make, but are mouthwatering thanks to their rich taste. These classic Christmas cookies can be piped on a cookie sheet and baked. You can dip half of the cookie in melted white chocolate and put some sprinkles on top of the chocolate before it dries.
50. Christmas Nougat
This confection is a delicious mix of honey, eggs, and red/green gumdrops. The nougat is chewy and features a burst of sweet flavor when you bite into the gumdrops mixed inside.
If you’re on the search for some delicious Christmas recipes to make for the upcoming holiday season, definitely keep these options in mind. These sweet and savory options aren’t only easy to make, but very tasty as well.