Our Favorite Holiday Treats


holiday bakingDo you love baking during the holidays? Cookies are a quintessential treat for celebrating the season. Having a plate of cookies or other holiday treats on the counter for guests or just an extra special snack for your household is part of many families’ traditions.   

Holiday Treats

We rounded up some of our contributors’ favorite recipes. Try out a new recipe this year!

For the Mint and Chocolate Lovers

“These are like Panera’s mint crinkle cookies!” – Andrea Cooley, co-owner

Chocolate Mint Crinkle Cookies

For a Classic

Nothing looks cuter on a holiday plate than a few Gingerbread people. – Katie Nyberg, contributor

My Favorite Gingerbread Cookies

For Something Chewy

“A huge hit with kids and adults. And easy!” – Katie Nyberg, contributor

Easy Christmas Gumdrop Nougat Candy

For a Gluten-Free Option

A homemade version of a childhood favorite. – Elizabeth Sullivan, contributor

No-Bake Healthy Gluten-Free Fig Newtons

For the Kids to Help With

“I top them off with adorable sprinkles.” – Niki Smith, contributor 

Chocolate-Covered Ritz & Peanut Butter Cookies

For a Salty Sweet Combo

“We use holiday M&Ms – easy, delicious, kids can do it!” –  Brittney Rutherford, contributor 

ROLO® Pretzel Delights

For a Great Hostess Gift

Change up the toppings if you’d like! – Nicole O’Banion, content coordinator

White Chocolate Bark

For a Little Bit of Everything

“Don’t skip adding a bit of sea salt to the top, takes it the next lever” – Nicole O’Banion, content coordinator

7-Layer Magic Bars

And Because, Fudge

’tis the season to eat all the chocolate. – Kara Knaack, co-owner

Fantasy Fudge

What’s your favorite holiday treat to make? 


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