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Festive Delights: Christmas Treats to Sweeten Your Holiday

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Much of the holiday magic comes by way of Christmas treats! From mouthwatering cookies to decadent desserts, we’ve got your holiday cravings covered. Discover the joy of creating homemade treats that add a sprinkle of sweetness to your celebrations. Whether you’re a baking enthusiast or a newbie in the kitchen, these recipes are designed to make your Christmas merrier and more delicious. These recipes will help you capture the essence of the festive spirit.

1. Festive Christmas Tree Cupcakes with Buttercream

Christmas tree with a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
Photo Credit: My Everyday Table.

These Christmas tree cupcakes are absolutely adorable and tasty too. The cupcakes use a cake mix that’s been doctored up to make it even better, and a homemade buttercream frosting. These delicious cupcakes will be a hit at any holiday gathering!

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2. Chewy Iced Gingerbread Cookies with White Chocolate Frosting

Iced gingerbread cookies with sprinkles.
Photo Credit: My Everyday Table.

These chewy iced gingerbread cookies with white chocolate frosting and sprinkles are perfect for a party or for giving as gifts. You are going to love these spiced cookies, they are perfect for a quick snack with an afternoon cup of tea! 

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3. Peanut Butter Balls

Photo Credit: Broke Bank Vegan.

These peanut butter balls are an easy to make no-bake holiday treat that everyone is sure to enjoy! You can customize these treats by adding different toppings or mix-ins to change up the textures and flavors. 

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4. Hojarascas (Mexican Christmas Cookies)

Photo Credit: M.A. Kitchen.

These crumbly Mexican Christmas cookies are filled with cinnamon flavor and are just perfect for celebrating the festive season. Let the kids help you make these simple cookies and serve them with a mug of hot chocolate afterwards! 

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5. Gingerbread Man Cookies

Photo Credit: XoXo Bella.

These soft, sweet, chewy spiced cookies are a favorite of kids and grown-ups a lot. Make it a family night activity with this simple recipe and have everyone decorate their own gingerbread man cookies. 

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6. Homemade Christmas Tree Pop Tarts

Photo Credit: XoXo Bella.

These homemade Christmas tree pop tarts are absolutely adorable and they are easy to make too. These treats are full of delicious flavors and they make a perfect breakfast or snack for the holiday season! 

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7. Gingerbread Pizzelle

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These Italian Christmas cookies are flavored with molasses, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves, and these snappy cookies are a holiday tradition in many homes. If you’ve never tried them, try this simple recipe and enjoy. These cookies are perfect for snacking and gifting. 

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8. Banketstaaf Dutch Christmas Log

Photo Credit: Lavender and Macarons.

This Dutch almond pastry is ready for the oven in just ten minutes, which makes it a nice treat to keep on hand for when unexpected holiday guests arrive. Just 25 minutes in the oven and you will have a decadent holiday treat that everyone will love. 

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Photo Credit: XoXo Bella.

You are going to love these adorable holiday reindeer cookie treats. Get the kids in the kitchen and let them help you create these chocolate dipped cookies with cute reindeer faces. This is a treat the whole family will love!

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10. German Christmas Cake (Stollen Recipe)

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This Christmas cake is a German holiday tradition, a delicious cake filled with dried and candied fruits, marzipan, and almonds. This cake is meant to be made well in advance of the holiday so that the cake can soak up all of the flavors from the fruit. After baking this cake should be stored in a cool, dry place for two to three weeks. 

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11. Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Meringue Kiss Cookies

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These chocolate dipped meringue cookies are easy to make with just a few simple ingredients you probably already have on hand for the holiday season. You can flavor them with peppermint or vanilla extract, or make some of each. 

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12. Finnish Christmas Cookies with Prune Jam

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These Finnish Christmas cookies are quite tasty and crispy. They are shaped like pinwheels and filled with a tangy prune jam that enhances the flavors of the cookie. These will be perfect for holiday snacking and sharing! 

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13. Easy German Chocolate Brownies

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These rich fudgy brownies are easy to make with brownie mix, and a German chocolate frosting swirled throughout the batter. You are going to love these delicious brownies. 

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14. Grinch Thumbprint Cookies

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These Grinch thumbprint cookies are easy to make and you can even let the kids help! These would be perfect for a family movie night snack, a holiday cookie exchange, or a Christmas party. 

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This five ingredient Christmas sugar cookie fudge should definitely make your list of Christmas baking this year. This white chocolate fudge with sugar cookie flavors make a perfect hostess gift for the holidays and it would also be a great option for a Christmas cookie exchange. 

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16. Rudolph Christmas Reindeer Cookies

Photo Credit: Food Plus Words.

These Rudolph Christmas reindeer cookies have powdered sugar icing and they are decorated to look just like Rudolph, antlers and all. You are going to love these homemade sugar cookies covered with homemade royal icing. 

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17. Gluten-free Lemon Cookies with Jam

Photo Credit: My Pure Plants.

These gluten-free lemon sugar cookies are buttery, soft, and crunchy with a tangy lemon flavor that you’ll love. These beautiful, flavorful cookies will be a tasty addition to your holiday cookie platters. 

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