The Mama’s Guide To Christmas Recipes

We tried to spread as big of a net when it came to creating this guide to Christmas recipes. We hit on everything from Christmas breakfasts, Christmas dinner ideas, Christmas recipes we’ve inherited from our heroes (our families), Christmas goodies, Christmas cookies, and everything in between. We have the Mama’s Guide to Christmas recipes to help ease the stress and enhance the spirit during this holiday season. Enjoy!

Mamas Guide To Christmas Recipes

What You Need To Know About Christmas Breakfasts

We have eight of our favorite breakfast recipes perfectly created to set the mood to this special holiday. We have sweet and savory...but mostly sweet. Some of these are ideal for Christmas morning because you can prepare them the night before (for those of us who want to cut down on the busy of the morning). And some of these are great additions to any morning during the holidays. These breakfast recipes will set the Christmas mood in your home but more importantly prep your belly for this festive season.

Christmas Breakfast Recipes

Fuss Free And Fun Christmas Breakfast Recipes

Christmas is right around the corner and a special breakfast is the perfect way to extend the joy of the season. After all, it doesn’t take long to rip open those presents! Don’t stress, it won’t take much to make it fun with a little creativity. We have a handful of fun Christmas breakfast recipes which are stress free, fuss free, and fun.

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fun christmas breakfast ideas

French Toast Casserole Recipe

Ready to ring in the new year? Make this French Toast Casserole for an easy breakfast dish for a crowd. Warm croissant, butter and cinnamon...What else do you need to start the new year? Make this overnight French Toast Casserole recipe and enjoy a glorious breakfast.

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Cinnamon French Toast Bake

Cinnamon rolls + french toast? Yes, please!! During the holidays, we love having people over for brunch. It might be for lazy purposes. We've collected a lot of brunch recipes over the years and almost all of them let you put them together ahead of time, which is key because many of us do our best organizational work at about midnight ;) Put this together to celebrate the special time in your life, and spend the morning enjoying time together, not racing around cooking! Cinnamon rolls and french toast? Heck yes!

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french toast casserole

Eggnog Pancakes Recipe

Christmas breakfast? Leftover eggnog after the holidays? Need to mix up your Sunday morning pancake? Eggnog Pancakes are here to save the day! With less than 10 ingredients you can have these yummy eggnog pancakes in a matter of minutes! The perfect hack to for that leftover eggnog.

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eggnog pancakes

Eggnog Syrup Recipe

This syrup is always on the Christmas breakfast menu and without fail I catch people sneaking spoonfuls or asking to DRINK it! It's that good. We love this syrup with Eggnog Pancakes or King Arthur's Gluten Free waffles (I'm gluten free, my family is not, they like these waffles better than any other "regular" waffle recipe they've ever tried).

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eggnog syrup recipe

Mini Breakfast Bread Bowls

I ran across this great idea over at Perfecting the Pairing for using stale dinner rolls and other random leftovers you might have: turn them into delicious breakfast bread bowls! I love this idea for brunch, holiday meals, and entertaining. Here's the scenario: you've got friends staying the weekend and a few rolls left over from dinner. After the guests go to bed, just fill those rolls with eggs and mix-ins like grape tomatoes, ham, herbs, and a little salt and pepper. Stash in the fridge and bake in the morning. The recipe would work even better if your rolls are a couple days old. What a useful and delicious idea!

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mini bread bowls recipe

Raspberry Sweet Rolls

Tis’ the season of cinnamon and molasses! Right? I realize that we are in the season of cinnamon, cloves, molasses etc, but I love raspberry every day. These sweet rolls will be the perfect treat to lighten up your neighbor’s treat plate, or the perfect Christmas breakfast (I mean they are kinda red right?). The roll itself is perfectly soft, and oh so squishy, while the raspberry filling is pretty much drool worthy. Seriously.

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raspberry sweet roll recipe

Apple Cider Donuts

Who says a donut can’t be breakfast? For Christmas...we’ll let it slide. We were on the hunt for some killer apple cider donuts and found an amazingly delicious recipe. This recipe allows you to bake and/or fry these apple cider donuts. Frying can be an ominous and challenging task (managing oil temps, the mess, etc), but this is recipe is spot on for the baker inside of all of us.

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apple cider donuts recipe

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Christmas Dinner Recipe Ideas

Christmas dinner is definitely one of the most important dinners you’ll have throughout the year. You want to make it special. You want it to taste good. But more than anything else, you want it to be memorable and celebratory of the moment. We have compiled over a dozen recipes we’ve used on that special occasion. From our kitchens and our homes to yours, we greet you with a special invitation to get a peek into what our Christmas dinners look like.

Christmas Dinner Recipes

6 Holiday Appetizer Ideas

Tired of the old stand-by appetizers? Here are six new holiday appetizer ideas to kick-start your holiday party! It's almost time to say Out with the Old and In with the New! Here are six new holiday appetizer ideas to replace your old stand-by recipes.

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christmas appetizer

Slow Cooker Christmas: Artichoke Spinach Dip

Tired of the old stand-by appetizers? Here are six new holiday appetizer ideas to kick-start your holiday party! It's almost time to say Out with the Old and In with the New! Here are six new holiday appetizer ideas to replace your old stand-by recipes.

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Mini Hashbrown Crust Quiches

Have you gathered your holiday brunch menu recipes yet? For a tasty egg dish that needs no introduction, let us share our Mini Hashbrown Crust Quiches. This recipe can be used in a muffin tin or a pie pan. Either way, you’ll have a new addition to your list of brunch menu recipes.

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hashbrown crust quiche recipe

Ultimate Scalloped Potatoes

We were craving something home-y and thumbed through the Fannie Farmer Cookbook for this little gem: the Ultimate Scalloped Potatoes. (Editor’s note: we renamed them “Ultimate” because of one ingredient change (You’ll agree). This recipe is so simple and so easy and is packed with massive flavor.

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House Salad With Lemon Dressing

This perfect salad goes with so many Christmas dinner recipes. This salad recipe has become one of our favorite go-to salads of summer and the holidays. It is quick and easy to put together and the light lemon dressing makes it oh so lovely and healthy. It’s not a protein-heavy or carb-heavy salad, so you feel great after eating it.

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christmas dinner salad

Healthy Ham And Bean Soup

There’s something about soup. It could possibly be one of the best Christmas dishes because it’s ability to warm the soul. Soup is simple, nutritious, and wholesome. This healthy ham and bean soup is one of our favorites during the holidays.

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healthy ham and bean soup

Slow Cooker Baked Potato Soup

We admit we’re kind of Pinterest recipe junkies. But here's our one Pinterest complaint. You see these amazing recipes that look DELISH when you pin them, and then you get all excited, make the recipe, serve it up for dinner, and meh. Drives us nuts! We quickly pinned this recipe when a Facebook friend who actually works in the culinary industry posted that she was deleting pins when she didn't love the recipe and said that this was a keeper. Even better...you make it in the slow cooker.

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slow cooker baked potato soup recipe

Sweet Potato Salad Recipe

This is one of the more untraditional recipes to feature during Christmas, but sweet potatoes and Christmas go so well together. It’s not a normal way to eat sweet potatoes during the holidays, but this recipe is a fun twist for any Christmas dinner.

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sweet potato salad recipe

Easy Roasted Vegetables Recipe

Looking for an easy way to make a boring dinner seem gourmet? Looking for a nutritious way to liven up a soup dish? Try adding roasted vegetables. Super easy and healthy too! One of our favorite side dishes for nearly any meal is roasted vegetables. Our boring dinners and soups feels gourmet in seconds plus we can always use an extra serving of healthy vegetables in our day.

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christmas roasted vegetables recipe

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

We think creamy mashed potatoes are as much a staple for holiday dinners. We have an incessant desire to enjoy the best-mashed potatoes every year. This led us to stand over a hot, steamy stove every year and mashing like a madwoman and then hustling a too-hot pot over to the site of our holiday feast. Usually, by the time the turkey was carved, the potatoes were cold and dry. Not anymore. Created with Thanksgiving in mind, but still perfect enough for Christmas is this creamy mashed potato recipe.

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creamy mashed potatoes recipe

Mozzarella and Potato Pie

Mozzarella and potatoes? Absolutely! Were you thinking of making regular old mashed potatoes for your Christmas dinner? Meh. Kick your potatoes up a notch with this FABULOUS recipe from Kayotic Kitchen and originally from The Southern Junior League Cookbook. Let me say two things. This recipe calls for fresh mozzarella balls. Melted into mashed potatoes. Stop what you’re doing right now and check it out!

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mozarella and potato pie recipe

Braised Sweet Potato Mash

What can you do with a sweet potato casserole without marshmallows? A lot. This recipe includes cumin, cayenne, cream cheese, and smoked Gouda. We can't wait to try this for our holiday dinners! Our kids may just get the giggles when we tell them we’re going to cook with the root beer. Yes, rootbeer braised sweet potato mash!

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braised sweet potato mash recipe

Sage Sausage Stuffing Recipe

Eating with family is fun and nice, eating out is super too--BUT my cooking satisfaction score is about zero when my own creations are absent. What? I don't want to eat Auntie's stuffing. Well, it's just not THIS Sage Sausage Stuffing recipe, right? Without an herb-roasted, brine-soaked turkey on the side, this sage stuffing recipe just might upstage your entire meal.

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Sage Sausage Stuffing Recipe

Leek And Bacon Stuffing

We love stuffing and want to see it on the table throughout the year—not just during the holidays. We think this Leek and Bacon Stuffing is a fantastic candidate for Christmas, Sunday dinner with the family...or just on a Tuesday night. Stuffing is a FAR too under-appreciated side dish as far as we’re concerned. And really, how can you go wrong with anything that includes bacon?!

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Leek and Bacon Stuffing recipe

Crockpot Honey Glazed Ham Recipe

We love stuffing and want to see it on the table throughout the year—not just during the holidays. We think this Leek and Bacon Stuffing is a fantastic candidate for Christmas, Sunday dinner with the family...or just on a Tuesday night. Stuffing is a FAR too under-appreciated side dish as far as we’re concerned. And really, how can you go wrong with anything that includes bacon?!

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Leftover Ham Recipes

Are you wondering what to do with leftovers now that your big holiday meal is over? Mini ham and cheese frittatas? Ham and cheese ziti? Oh yeah! Check out these leftover ham recipes!

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mini ham and cheese fritatas

Slow Cooker Turkey Recipe

Whoever thought of cooking your turkey in the slow cooker? You’ll only need three ingredients, a large slow cooker, and time. The instructions are super simple and during the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we need a solid Christmas recipe in our recipe arsenal to help us overcome all those holiday jitters and stress. This one definitely delivers!

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Slow Cooker Turkey recipe

Five Leftover Turkey Recipes

Enjoy an easy meal by making one of these 5 leftover turkey recipes! Happy Holidays! Enjoy the parades, the football, the shopping, going over the river and back from Grandma's house, and eating lots of turkey. When it's time to decide what to do with all the leftover turkey, why not try one of these leftover turkey recipes?

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Leftover Turkey Recipes

Apple Pie Recipe

Need a quick and easy dessert to bring to any Christmas dinner? Here’s an apple pie recipe you can’t destroy. You can’t mess up. And won’t cause you a massive amount of frustration. The key? Use the right kind of apples. Baking an apple can make it mushy. Most pie recipes call for lots of sugar. We slice and dice apples and slice, dice, dish out the super easy secrets in this apple pie recipe perfectly equipped for the holidays.

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Apple Pie Recipe

Caramelized Apple Pie

How do you improve an apple pie? Joy the Baker shares her secrets, including caramelizing the juice from macerated apples. Joy led a workshop on photography and just happened to whip up an apple pie in the middle of our discussion! Her calming voice and steady work lulled our class into an awed trance as she cut, peeled, gathered, rolled, macerated and styled her work on the fly. See what else CLICKed for me!

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Carmelized Apple Pie

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Christmas Family Inherited Recipe Ideas

The holiday season is when we can feature some of our favorite Christmas recipes we’ve inherited. Here we have the BEST CHRISTMAS RECIPES that have been inherited from the women in our families. Our team over here at TodaysMama.com is sharing our very favorite, most nostalgic, holiday recipes and we've invited some of our friends across the internet to share their family recipes as well. 

Christmas Inherited Recipes

Lime Green Jello Salad Recipe - Rachael Herrscher

Hear us out—it's not a salad, we don't really even know what it is. We've been talking about Jello Salad a lot lately—in fact, you can catch some of our conversations about it on our podcast on Episode 17 with Jill Smokler (founder of Scary Mommy) and on Episode 18 where Erin and I talk about ALL THE THINGS we're loving right now (including Green Jello Salad and Gluten-Free Waffle Hacks and all the things that yield "Maximum Impact with Minimal Effort".

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Lime Green Jello Salad Recipe

Christmas Crack Recipe - Erin Caserio

Erin says, “When I was a little girl, my Grandparents would come visit us for Christmas. They would drive from their home in Arizona, to our house in New Mexico and since I am currently firmly what you’d call “middle aged,” this was well before cell phones so all I had was a ballpark idea of when I’d see their car pull into our driveway. I would wait at the door for them to arrive and that was the signal that CHRISTMAS HAD ARRIVED!”

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Christmas Crack Recipe

Brown Sugar Muffins Recipe - Kalli Verbecky

This brown sugar muffin recipe is super simple: 8 really simple ingredients and 5 really simple steps and you have some of the best muffins for Christmas. Check it out!

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Brown Sugar Muffins Recipe

Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe - Kalli Verbecky

Kalli says, "Every year my mom makes the same combination of holiday goodies for her family, neighbors and friends, and she always makes extras to have on hand and more through the holiday season which I appreciate more than she probably will ever know because I know that during the months of Nov-Jan, it's always down in the cold storage, waiting for me like a gift from the lawd above. I love the holidays, and I love my mom, and I love her peanut butter fudge!"

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Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

Christmas Butter Cookie Recipe - Natasha Nicholes

Natasha says, “While I think of big stews with my maternal grandmother and macaroni and cheese and cornbread with my paternal grandmother, my mother's connection to me is with butter, flour, sugar and extract. Those were the sweetest moments for me growing up, and I'm hoping by baking these same cookies with my children, they will remember our moments together fondly as well.”

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Butter Cookie Recipe

Chocolate Creme Pie Recipe - Pam Wattenbarger

A family tradition twist on a classic Christmas staple, this chocolate creme pie recipe is one to keep in your recipe box. Pam says, “My mother believed in sweets in moderation. She made pies sparingly and only when it was a special occasion. This chocolate crème pie was jokingly my mom’s ‘secret family recipe’ because it was what everyone expected my mother to bring to family events.”

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Chocolate Creme Pie Recipe

Okra Soup Recipe - Kita Bryant

Don’t feel threatened because this recipe features a little less used ingredient, okra. Trust us...it’s delicious. Kita says about this recipe, “I knew that my mom was dying of cancer and I needed to get as many recipes as I could get from her. She was so sick though that I couldn't ask her for many but this was one that I had to have so she and I cooked it together before she passed away. Cooking this now for my family makes it feel as if my mom is always right there eating with us.”

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Okra Soup Recipe

Schaum Brötle Recipe - Rachael Hutchings

This recipe is for a light German meringue cookie passed down from Rachael’s great-grandmother. They were her mother's favorite. They are very light and will crumble and melt in your mouth as soon as you bite into one. One of the ingredients in the cookies is the grated peel of one lemon which gives the finished cookies a wonderful, light citrus zing. They also include chocolate chips, which weren't initially included in the recipe, but were a later innovation.

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Schaum Brötle Recipe

Garnett’s Famous Cinnamon Rolls - Becky James

Becky’s mother-in-law was an amazing cook and enjoyed making food for those she loved. She would find out a meal or treat you loved and then have that ready for you the next time you stopped by. Her cinnamon rolls were known throughout the town. She would make them for fundraising auctions, and they always went for top dollar.

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Garnett's Famous Cinnamon Rolls

Grandma Baxter’s Cake Donuts - Kara Baxter

Who doesn’t love a solid cake donut recipe? Kara has this to say about her Grandma’s traditional cake donuts, “Grandma Baxter was one of the most incredible women I've ever known. Her life was incredibly difficult from the start but she was always soft, kind, and beyond loving to everyone she met. Baking was one of the ways she showed her love, and she has passed on several classics to our family—these donuts being a major favorite and permanent holiday tradition.”

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Cake Donuts recipe

More Christmas Family Inherited Recipe Ideas From Today’s Mama

We have more Christmas family inherited recipes we know you’d enjoy. Here are a handful more to add to your Christmas recipe list.

Sugar Cookie Recipe from the Kitchen of Holly Bertone

Marshmallow Fudge Recipe from the Kitchen of April Clark Davis

Snickerdoodle Recipe from the Kitchen of Lisa Jorgenson

Bajan Sweet Bread Recipe from the Kitchen of Nailah Blades

Poppy Seed Cake Recipe from Mary Beth Sharkey

Husband’s Delight Casserole from the Kitchen of Olivia Smith

Oatmeal Date Cookies from the Kitchen of Meg Meeker

Potato Roll Recipe from the Kitchen of Raquel Lynn

Sour Cream Pound Cake Recipe from the Kitchen Callie Washer

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Christmas Goodies And More!

Now, we’re getting serious with the Christmas recipes. We’re talking Christmas goodies. You’ll find Peppermint bark, Christmas fudge, gingerbread hacks, and more in this Christmas goodies roundup. This is the section that gets our team at TodaysMama.com excited about the holidays. 

Christmas Goodies Recipes

Creative Christmas: Food Gifting

I love to give gifts to people, especially when you find the perfect one that you just know is right for the person. However, as I look at my budget and the number of people that I want to give to, I find myself in a bit of a bind. That’s where food gifting comes in for me. It’s a way to give to lots of people without breaking the bank! Here are the food gifts I am looking at for this year…

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Creative Christmas Food Gifting

Peppermint Bark Recipe

Love the rich, sumptuous taste of peppermint bark but don’t want to pay $25 a pound? Try this easy recipe and make your own. Using a quality chocolate is the key to getting a smooth flavor while still not paying a premium price. I first started making Peppermint Bark after seeing a box of Williams Sonoma Peppermint Bark. Now, it's my traditional neighbor's gift for the holidays. Now that you have the recipe, my recipient list may get shorter!

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Peppermint Bark Recipe

Peppermint Panache: The Perfect Holiday Party

The holiday season is already stressful and expensive but it doesn’t mean you can’t throw a fantastic party! We’ve put together a perfectly fabulous holiday dessert party around one of our favorite holiday treats, Peppermint. It’s easy, inexpensive and ultra festive.

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Grandma’s Fudge Recipe

Taking one bite takes me back to opening gifts in her home with aunts, uncles, cousins and siblings– around her vintage white Christmas tree no less. So many wonderful memories in one bite. In a few weeks my grandmother will gather her family around the tree and give them something she’s been working on for a few years now (with my help, which is why it’s probably taken a few years instead of a few months). A cookbook filled with family favorites– including this fudge.

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Grandma’s Fudge recipe

7 Holiday Fudge Recipes

We love fudge. Like a lot. That love doesn’t subside during Christmas either. But really, who craves fudge specifically in July? I probably would, don't judge. Anyway, my point is that fudge feels a little bit SEASONAL if you know what I mean. When you're planning out what you plan to fill those cookie tins with this year, throw a little fudge in the mix. Keep reading for 7 Holiday Fudge Recipes. After all, it's fudge season!

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Holiday Fudge Recipes

Easy Christmas Chocolate Dipped Treats

School break time is here and these chocolate dipped treats are the funnest activity for busy little hands! These chocolate dipped snowmen, reindeer and santas are also perfect for parties, neighbor gifts, and treats! You and your kiddos will have so much fun dipping cookies in chocolate and decorating with candy. And the best part? These treats require NO BAKING, just decorating! Win win!

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Easy Christmas Chocolate Dipped Treats

Reindeer Nutter Butters Recipe

Nutter Butters are off the hook. And if you're going to debate me on this fact, I'll only excuse you if you have a peanut allergy. Dipped in chocolate? Amazing!

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Reindeer Nutter Butters

Reindeer Donuts Recipe - Super Quick and Fun!

I planned to make a delicious chocolate cake I spied on Pinterest for our work potluck today. However, life being what it is, I got sidetracked. I had dinner plans, ran our daughter to dance lessons and then went pant shopping for our littlest. By the time we got home, we were exhausted. My girls were eager to help and I wasn’t about to disappoint them. I went ahead and took out the chocolate prepackaged mini donuts and laid them out on a serving plate. Then, I proceeded to have my girls put the icing on the red peppermint M&Ms for the reindeer noses. They put extra frosting on the white M&Ms and pretzels to form the face.

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Reindeer Donuts recipe

11 Gingerbread Recipes For The Holidays

December's here! Get that gingerbread in the oven. Out with the turkey and in with the tinsel. Boom. It happened JUST LIKE THAT. The holiday clock is ticking. Get your stockings hung, your outdoor lights strung and your seasonal dessert in the oven. Houses covered in lights with a huge glowing Santa mounted on the roof should just smell like gingerbread, don't you think?

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Gingerbread Recipes for the Holidays

Gingerbread Cheesecake Bites

I have proclaimed my love for cream cheese anything before. But with gingerbread? The PERFECT holiday treat! These are so easy. And seriously people. With the tree decorating and the shopping and the wrapping and the card sending and all of the family memory making and cooking, and on and on and on and on, do you really need a complicated cookie recipe? NO.

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Gingerbread Cheesecake Bites recipe

The Yule Log Cake Recipe

For our family, the Bûche de Noël or the Yule Log Cake is tradition. How do you end up with a cake made to look like a log? Rumor has it that Napoleon was afraid all Parisians would die from disease and ordered chimneys closed so germs wouldn’t get out. What do French people do when there’s no real log to burn? Make a cake that looks like one!

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Yule Log Cake recipe

Traditional Kings Cake Recipe

I first remember eating Kings Cake in my high school French class. This king's cake recipe is made in the round and holds a secret bean, plastic baby, or a coin. The lucky bean-finder brought a new cake the next day. We successfully ate cake for nearly 6 weeks until our teacher was afraid we’d have a rat infestation from all the food. Maybe we went a bit overboard, but I’ve never forgotten the fun of celebrating Three Kings’ Day!

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Traditional Kings Cake Recipe

More Christmas Goodies Recipe Ideas From Today’s Mama

We have more Christmas goodies we know you’d enjoy. Here are a handful more to add to your Christmas list.

Chocolate Pizza For Christmas

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

Sweet and Tasty Pumpkin Pie Dip

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

Pumpkin Pie Lean Shake Recipe

Chocolate Cherry Bars

Homemade Hot Chocolate and Marshmallows

Mom’s Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Bacon Wrapped Cinnamon Rolls

Healthy Snacks During the Holidays

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Our Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes!

We saved the best for last: Christmas Cookies. And in case you are wondering, yes...Christmas cookies deserve their own section in a Christmas recipes guide because they exist in a holiday treat universe unlike any other. We still love Christmas dinner and the other goodies, but who we kiddin? We all know it’s in anticipation for what we crave the most during Christmas: All. The. Cookies. For you, for your family, for your loved ones, for your neighbors...it doesn’t matter, these Christmas cookie recipes will impress!

Christmas Cookies Recipes

50+ Christmas Cookie Recipes

50+ Christmas Cookie Recipes RIGHT HERE! Christmas is around the corner but if you’re like me, it’s already time to plan ahead for next year’s Christmas Cookie exchange. I’ve done some pretty thorough scouting and feel like any of these could be real contenders if you know what I mean…

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Christmas Cookie Recipes

Easy Holiday Cookies And Treats

The Gathering of Friends author, Michelle Huxtable, shares her favorite cookie and sweet treats. You can’t really call it “the holiday season” until your power your way through a few candy canes.

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Easy Holiday Cookies & Treats

Santa’s Cookie Roundup

I love all the excitement that goes on in the kitchen this time of year, especially the baking! Check out Santa’s Cookie Roundup for ideas on what to have in your cookie jar this season!

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Santa’s Cookie Roundup

Kid-Friendly Holiday Cookies

Baking cookies can be a fun family activity. Break down recipes into manageable tasks such as mixing the batter, measuring ingredients, decorating with sprinkles, candy, etc., and keep those little hands busy. Children can learn helpful skills and have fun at the same time! Here are a few kid-friendly recipes for you to try.

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Kid Friendly Holiday Cookies

12 Days Of Christmas Cookies

This is a fun twist on a Christmas tradition. Count down the 12 Days of Christmas with these Christmas Cookies! A new recipe for every day until the holiday is here. Let the countdown begin! 12 Days until Christmas and I've got a cookie recipe for every day! I'll admit...one of my favorite things about this time of year are the Christmas cookies.

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12 Days of Christmas Cookies

Gingerdoodles Recipe

Just to get in the spiced holiday baking frame of mind, check out this recipe from Bakergirl for Gingerdoodles. It's a magic creation of a gingersnap and snickerdoodle that will have you pulling out your Christmas lights in no time. Enjoy!

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Gingerdoodles recipes

Gingerbread Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

How to get the best tasting gingerbread cake mix cookies with only 4 ingredients?! Plus...the gingerbread cookie topping hack that will blow your mind! This is one of our favorite recipes for the holidays and a fun twist on a holiday tradition. The gingerbread cookie is unique, eclectic, flavorful, and definitely a dynamic icon of the Christmas season. It stands to reason why it is one of the most popular cookies during the season.

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Gingerbread Cake Mix Cookies

Pecan Candy Cookies - Sheila Thigpen

It's a crispy-on-the-outside, chewy-on-the-inside cookie that pairs perfectly with a cup of coffee or tea. This simple, yet amazing pecan candy cookie recipe comes from the kitchen of Sheila Thigpen and is one of our favorites in our best Christmas recipes collection. Four ingredients. That’s it. But don’t let the simplicity of ingredients temper your expectations because this pecan cookie brings the flavor.

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Pecan Candy Cookies recipe

Holiday Chocolate Peppermint Cake Mix Cookies

Just 5 ingredients stand between you and spreading Christmas cheer! Looking for something super festive and super easy? Our Holiday Chocolate Peppermint Cake Mix Cookies only have five ingredients and are the perfect Christmas cookie to bake with kids. Bonus points for looking fancy enough to hand out as gifts!

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Chocolate Peppermint Cake Mix Cookies

Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Dude. For reals the best chocolate chip cookie recipe ever. I dare you to defy me. They are good. And by good, I mean people assault me when I bring them to parties and they are gone within minutes. I know, everyone has a chocolate chip cookie recipe. But let me tell you how I made mine THE BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe. Ever.

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Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

More Christmas Cookie Recipe Ideas From Today’s Mama

We have more Christmas goodies we know you’d enjoy. Here are a handful more to add to your Christmas list.

Chocolate Crinkle Cake Mix Cookies

Easy Chocolate Peppermint Cake Mix Cookies

Chocolate Turtle Devils Food Cake Mix Cookies

Cake Mix Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookies

Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies: Double Chocolate

Eggnog Cake Mix Cookies With Eggnog Frosting

Cranberry Orange Cake Mix Cookies

Easy Lemon Cake Mix Cookies

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