We brought our new Christmas tree home today! We decided it was time to go with a "slimmer" artificial (I hate that word) model that would take up less floor space, and I'm so excited to try it out! I hope it will be enough tree for my littlest guy, as he can be picky about his Christmas trees... He's so funny and adorable in how much he gets excited about the tree, and he's the one who helps me the most with all the decorations. Every day while we have it up, he's the one who jumps out of bed in the morning and runs to turn on the tree's lights. I love his excitement! I'll show you a picture when we get it up and decorated, hopefully this weekend.
I'm really trying not to stress about all the things I need to get done, and instead just take one day at a time, and really enjoy this season, the celebration of Christ's birth, the Christmas music, lights, special baked goods, presents to shop for, fires in the fireplace, bright white snow on the ground, and the beautiful and fun decorations that make my home more beautiful and cozy. That's a lot to enjoy! 🙂
To help us both enjoy this season even more,
I've put together a list of 40 Delicious Christmas Baking and Candy Recipes.
So here's the mouth watering list,
just click on the images or the links to get the recipes!
If you're watching your weight, or even if you're not,
this 2 Ingredient Apple Angel-Food Cake is scrumptious and easy!
These Mini Fruit Pizzas are another fruity and delicious treat that are beautiful as well!
Holiday Punch can make any occasion a lot more special, and it's super easy too!
Fudge and Christmas time seem to go together, don't they...?
This Rocky Road Fudge Candy has everything good in it,
including chocolate, peanut butter, marshmallows and party peanuts.
Chocolate Hazelnut Pie Cookies are a bit tricky to make,
but oh they are worth it, because they're scrumptious, and elegant looking too!
Chocolate & Butterscotch Caramel Pecan Bars are amazing!
So many different textures and tastes going on, make these a very special treat!
If you don't want to worry about your kids getting cookie dough with raw egg
everywhere, this is the perfect Egg Free Kid Friendly Sugar Cookie recipe to try,
when you use your favorite holiday cookie cutters.
and it just so happens to bake up perfectly and taste yummy too!
This is the best Pumpkin Cake I've ever had because it's rich, moist and full of flavor!
Want a special brunch when your family is off for Christmas vacation?
Try making cinnamon rolls in your waffle maker, SCRUMPTIOUS!
These semi-homemade Chocolate Covered Caramels are wonderful for
so many reasons: they're yummy, make a great gift, or a cute little tie-on when
you're wrapping gifts to dress up the packaging!
My pictures don't do these Pumpkin Doughnuts justice...
They are absolutely luscious and full of pumpkin and cinnamon flavor,
and since they start with canned biscuits, they're super easy!
I would rather have this Apple Pie Cake than regular apple pie because I get a two-for-oner
with both the yumminess of pie, but the fulfillment of cake too!
I admit, my Ice-Cream Snowman is a little pitiful, but the kids and I had so much fun
making them and eating them, I had to throw this in the collection. 🙂
These Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Bars are another recipe
where my pictures aren't up to par, but that you just have to try because
they are so special!
Gingerbread with Cinnamon Cream
is a holiday treat that shouldn't be missed.
Store bought Gingersnap Cookies have nothin' on these fabulous cookies!
Take your Pumpkin Pie up a notch with a scrumptious
shortbread crust, and this recipe feeds a crowd.
Holiday baking can't get any easier than these Pie Crust Cookies!
Just use your favorite holiday cookie cutters, and then sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar.
I found this recipe for these amazing crunchy AND chewy Cinnamon Stick Cookies
in a magazine years ago, and they have become our family's favorite Christmas
or anytime cookie! They're great with coffee or tea as well.
Such an easy way to make individual Mini Apple Pies
is to use biscuit dough!
The final 20 recipes come from a previous Christmas Cookies and Sweets roundup I did a couple
years ago, but they're still wonderful treats that can't be missed!
Have you written down who all you want to buy for?
Here's a printable Christmas Gift List to keep you organized!
I hope you have fun this holiday season, and enjoy some new and old memorable recipes!