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Traditional Christmas Baking
Choose a new recipe that can turn into your signature Christmas baking treat for years to come.
There is something magical about annual Christmas baking. The air is changing and memories are being made each day leading up to the main event. Whether you’re baking for your family or preparing them for friends and neighbors here are some fun new recipe options. The thought dawned on me, as I was eating a... Keep Scrolling
Written by Molly Snelson


There is something magical about annual Christmas baking. The air is changing and memories are being made each day leading up to the main event. Whether you’re baking for your family or preparing them for friends and neighbors here are some fun new recipe options. The thought dawned on me, as I was eating a friend’s specialty holiday cookies, that I don’t have a “signature sweet.” Going forward I’d like to pick a particular recipe and have it be MY Christmas baking specialty. Here’s to new traditions, a yummy smelling house and seasonal sweets, Merry Christmas!

DIY tutorial images for decorating the top of a shortbread cookie in the shape of a Christmas tree.
DIY with this easy to follow tutorial.

These cookies look like a fancy, edible, green carrara marble! All prepared with an easy to follow tutorial, we love these Swirled Shortbread Christmas Tree Cookies. 

Pastry brush glossing over cookie stamped snowflake gingerbread cookies with white glaze.
Could these be too pretty to eat?

I’m a sucker for beauty and I just want to hang these cookies on my tree and place them all around the house. Whip out your cookie stamps and get glazing, I bet these are pretty delicious.

Stack of five dark chocolate cookies half-dipped in white chocolate with crushed peppermint on top and tied up with candy cane string.
Move over Peppermint Jojo’s.

I wait every year for the Peppermint Jojo’s to return to Trader Joe’s and when they arrive I buy WAY too many boxes. There have been years past when they’ve run out and when seasonal items are gone, they’re gone. Such heartbreak. SO, I found a DIY replacement that just may fit the bill and these are homemade which is always better, in my opinion.

A cupcake with the wrapper pulled back and topped with dollops of frosting, a cinnamon stick and a fresh-baked gingerbread man.
Have you ever seen a more festive cupcake?!

These cupcakes would make such a festive treat for little ones and grownups alike. A gingerbread man and his cinnamon walking still out for a snowy cupcake stroll, get outta here with all that cuteness!

A plate of cookies styled on a wooden round with a cookies jar in the background alongside bottles of eggnog.
Eggnog comes but once a year, put it in everything!

Eggnog is another seasonal favorite in our house and I knew I could find something fun to pour it in besides fun festive cocktails. I love the spices in eggnog and think these cookies would be a great shift from the classic sugar cookie with just a little something EXTRA.

 

White plate with four salted caramel shortbread cookies on top.
Salty and sweet is always a treat!

The sweet and the salty combination is obviously the 6th love language. These shortbread salted caramels look like heaven!

Snowflake shaped gingerbread cookies in different sizes and some with white glaze on top.
To glaze or not to glaze, that is the question.

How lovely are these lemon and cardamom gingerbread cookies? These are another one I’d love to decorate the house with. The lemon and cardamom also has us intrigued. 

Want more Christmas Baking ideas? Check out this post on Getting Neighborly with Christmas Cookies. 

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