Christmas it the time for baking. We all want the platters of cookies the beautiful cakes and pastry for parties and the Christmas eve and Christmas day dinners. But with all the items on our plate (pun intended) how can we do it all. Here are 17 easy simple Christmas recipes for you to try this year.
Christmas baking is a fun way to start your kids helping and learning to cook. Cooking is a skill that we all need to learn. Setting aside time this season to bake with your family is not only delicious but a perfect life skills learning experience.
Let’s start baking for Christmas and share all the fun family traditions with the next generation!
Easy semi-homemade box mix frosted brownies with a thin layer of delicious chocolate. Everyone loves brownies but if you want that wow factor for your next gathering or just a special dessert for your family, layered buttercream frosted brownies will soon be a family favorite.
Thick and gooey chocolate brownie, sweat and creamy buttercream frosting, and a rich thin layer of delicious bittersweet or dark chocolate top.
Every Thanksgiving and Christmas season I make our traditional family Molasses Gingersnap Cookies. I do not have a recipe from a family member but I remember the soft and crisp taste of delicious molasses gingersnap cookies from my childhood. I found our family's favorite recipe in a magazine years ago and have made it my own.
Christmas Spritz Cookies are a soft buttery, sweetened with sprinkles, Christmas cookie. Spritz cookies are at traditional simple butter cookies from Scandinavia & German countries. The word spritz comes from the German work Spritzen which means “to squirt”. Spritz cookies are made by using a cookie press, that squirts out the cookie.
I have tried 3 different cookie press and the electric cookie press that plugs in has lasted the longest and works the best.
Your family will love a loaf of delicious moist Maple Glazed Cinnamon Quick Bread for breakfast or for a snack. Serve any time of the day and the whole loaf will disappear. The bread is dreamy and the glaze is full of maple cinnamon flavor.
Quick Bread make a perfect breakfast treat or dinner dessert
Buche de Noel the traditional French word for the Christmas Yule Log Cake is a dessert I have made for our family for the last 30 years. This beautifully decorated cake is one of the first Christmas recipes I found in a box of my mother's old recipe boxes.
It is a delicious, rich, chocolate cake with a ganache chocolate frosting, filled with whip cream, that is asked for each and every year.
Glazed lemon bread is a simple quick bread. Delicious sweet and tangy loaded with lemon flavor, moist and fluffy, assembles in mixes in 10 minutes. So yummy for an afternoon snack or for breakfast with your coffee.
The Grinch movie is a family favorite during Christmas. It does not matter if you are a traditionalist Grinch movie lover or love all the modern versions. Make this super cute cookie for your movie night and enjoys all the smiles.
An easy Pecan Pie with dark Karo syrup is the perfect combination for sweet and salty pie perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas. A traditional holiday pie in many homes and one that can be made with the kid’s help. History of Pecan Pie for the Holidays Pecan pie is first baked in Europe and then…
Easy Lemon Poke Cake with a Lemon Curd Filling – very moist! This easy to make decadent cake is from a Duncan Hines box cake mix recipe. The perfect dessert for any occasion! My Lemon Poke Cake is quick and decadent. Very moist, with a lemony curd for that extra zing. It’s great for summer…
Corned Beef Reuben Irish Nachos recipe is a fun twist on traditional nachos and a classic Reuben sandwich. An Irish taste with oven-baked sliced potatoes instead of chips added sauerkraut, swiss cheese sauce, and delicious moist shredded corned beef. Learn my secret for super fast tender and moist Corned Beef and make this for your…
Easy Homemade Sausage Gravy & Biscuits is a big hit for breakfast, but not a lot of work. It looks like you spent hours but can be prepped ahead. I am always looking for easy breakfast ideas for the holidays. On Thanksgiving & Christmas when we have the family over I like to have an…
Corn Bake Casserole is a quick and easy dish that can be combined together ahead of time and put in the refrigerator. Fluffy, creamy, rich, and delicious a favorite of kids. It is the second favorite to the green bean casserole and we now make it every Thanksgiving and Christmas. Corn Bake Casserole is the new…
Have fun this Easter with your kids making super easy bunny ear Easter Cupcakes. Start with a box mix to make the cupcake mix super easy and spend your time with the kids decorating with sprinkles and fun bunny ear tippers. Make a simple buttercream frosting that will have you asking for a second cupcake….