Christmas Recipes

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There are many kinds of delicious, holiday recipes for special foods, goodies and beverages. Start your own family Christmas tradition with one of these homemade recipes.

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January 21, 2010

chocolate miceI love this recipe! It is easy to make and both my daughters (4 and 5 1/2 years) love helping make them for the Christmas Bake Sale at church every year!


*I used the Royal Cherry with Stems, about 22 that I could use


Carefully (I used a butter knife) twist cookies apart; set aside the halves with cream filling. Save plain halves for another use. In a microwave or heavy saucepan, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Holding each cherry by the stem, dip in melted chocolate, then press onto the bottom of a chocolate kiss. Place on the cream filling of cookie, with cherry stem extending beyond cookie edge for tail.

For ears, place slivered almonds between the cherry and kiss. Refrigerate until set. with green gel, pipe holly leaves on the cream. with red gel, pipe holly berries between leaves and pipe eyes on each chocolate kiss. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Servings: 24
Time:1-2 Hours Preparation Time
20 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: adapted from Country Women Christmas 2000 Cookbook ( I got if from Faith and Family


By Nicole from Eden Prairie, MN

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February 26, 2007


  • 18-24 frozen dinner rolls
  • 1 small package butterscotch pudding (not instant)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine or butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


Arrange frozen rolls (do not thaw) in bundt pan or angel food cake pan. Sprinkle butterscotch pudding (not instant) on top of the frozen dinner rolls. Heat butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nuts, vanilla on stove until bubbly. Pour over rolls. Let cool to room temperature. Cover lightly with foil. Set on counter overnight. Rolls will rise. Bake in the morning around 25 - 30 minutes at 350 degrees F. When done, let set for a few minutes then turn upside-down on round platter. YUMMY!
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September 26, 2006

Mix all together. Fill small gift bag and tie with raffia. Attach a printed card to each bag with the following poem.

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December 20, 2006

Soften cream cheese at room temperature. In large bowl, Whip cream cheese with electric beater for 2 minutes, until light and fluffy.

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December 7, 2005

You'll wow your guests with this beautiful, edible centerpiece!

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December 11, 2007

An excellent side dish for turkey and dressing.

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December 10, 2007

Heat cranberry juice, red hots and 1 cup water until candy is dissolved. Add remaining ingredients. Mix well. Serve hot or cold.

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March 20, 2007

Unroll crescent dough; separate into triangles. Arrange triangles in circle on greased 14 inch pizza pan with wide ends overlapping in center and points toward the outside.

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December 19, 2006

Crushed peppermint candy make these brownies a special Christmas treat.

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April 21, 2006

Combine eggs, applesauce, milk, liquid sweetener, lemon juice, and nutmeg. Pour into unbaked pie shell. . .

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December 10, 2005

Heat sugar, cocoa, water, cinnamon, and nutmeg in 2 qt. saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth.


Heat to boiling, reduce heat. Simmer 4 minutes, stirring constantly...

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December 7, 2004

A quick, refreshing treat for a special occasion.

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December 21, 2014

Does anyone have an idea of what sweet thing I could make on Christmas morning for my family?

By rhiannon.b


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December 22, 20141 found this helpful

Homemade crepes filled with chestnut puree, a bit of strawberry jam and real whipping cream, drizzled with maple syrup. Decadent and Delicious !! Hard boiled eggs on the side to sop up the gooey maple syrup left on the plate is wonderful too.


We didn't have a lot of money when I was a kid but Christmas and Easter mornings were special days. I'm a senior now, and do this for my grandkids. A family tradition lives on.

To keep things easier on the morning, I often make the crepes the day before and in the morning, just sprinkle them with water before re-heating them in the oven. Re-heating in the microwave makes the crepes too floppy.

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October 22, 2009

I am looking for some good Christmas recipes for me and my daughter to make this year. We both are really into cooking and this is something I never did with my mom as a child. I am looking for any cookie, candy, and bars recipes or anything you've got. Thank you for your time.

By Jaimie from Toledo, OH


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October 23, 20091 found this helpful

Maple No Bake Cookies

1/2 cup Butter
2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown Sugar
1/2 cup Milk
1 cup Marshmallow crème
1/2 cup Peanut butter
1 tablespoon Maple flavoring


3 cup Rolled oats

Mix the butter, granulated sugar, brown Sugar and milk; boil for two minutes
Remove from the heat and stir in the remaining ingredients
Drop onto waxed paper or tray using spoonfuls
Set in the refrigerator for one hour until hardened

Deeli's Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies

2 large egg whites (room temp)
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

In mixing bowl, beat egg whites on high speed with an electric mixer until they hold stiff peaks. Slowly beat in sugar. Reduce speed to low and evenly dispense vanilla. Gently fold in chocolate chips.

Drop mixture by rounded teaspoonfuls onto parchment lines baking sheets. Bake at 250 degrees for one hour. Turn off oven, leaving cookies in oven for two hours longer.

Try chopped pecans as a substitution for the chocolate chips.

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October 24, 20090 found this helpful

Here is one that we make at every holiday. It is a tradition in our house. They are very good too. Enjoy.

Sugar Cookies (Company's Coming)
Ingredients :

3/4 cup butter or hard margarine softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 lrg egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 tsp cardamom optional
1/4 tsp salt

Cream butter and sugar in large bowl. Add egg and vanilla. Beat. Mix remaining ingredients in separate bowl. Stir into batter. (I then put the dough in the fridge to harden it a bit before I roll it.) Roll out 1/8 inch (3 mm) thick on lightly floured surface. Cut into rounds or different shapes. Bake on greased cookie sheet in 350F (175C) oven for about 10 minutes. Cool. Decorate.

Makes 7 dozen cookies
Variation: For plain sugar cookies, sprinkle with granulated sugar before baking.
Variation: For decorated sugar cookies, sprinkle with colored sugar or sprinkles before baking or decorate baked cookies with icing.

Diane Says: Here is one recipe I make at every holiday. The kids have fun making these.
Yield: 7 dozen
Notes: Have fun with the kids cutting out different shapes. We make these for every holiday with cookies cutouts.

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October 12, 2006

I like to research for the origin of things, especially cooking. It is often thrilling to see how our grandmothers did things. This time, I am searching for old fashioned recipes for Christmas, such as spekulatius recipe, stolen cakes, etc. I know there are some goodies that need a whole month of preparation before baking. Also, recipes you can store for a period. If anyone can oblige... My thanks in advance.

Zelda from Sao Paulo - Brazil


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October 13, 20060 found this helpful

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By Laura Lantz (Guest Post)
October 13, 20060 found this helpful

I have a couple recipes from my husbands Czech Grandmother that I love for Christmas.
One is Houska - a bread with golden raisins and slivered almonds and mace as a spice.
The other is Kolacky - a danish like desert. Yummy.
If you would like the recipes email me at jandl3dogs AT
Also try these two websites - & (has ethnic recipes from all over the world).

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December 1, 2020

With a little arranging on toothpicks, your veggie platter can be an adorable standing Christmas tree. You can use any veggies and cheeses you desire. Happy holidays!

Veggie Christmas Tree

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