Christmas Recipes

Cookies to decorate, Christmas dinner ideas, and holiday party traditions like pudding and cake. See top recipes, videos and get tips from home cooks like you for making this Christmas special.

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Christmas Reindeer Cupcakes

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Cute reindeer cupcakes for Christmas that the kids will absolutely adore. These cupcakes are great anytime of year, however, simply skip the reindeer decorating! You can get the kids to help you decorate for loads of family fun.

Double-Decker Marshmallow Fudge

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A layer of homemade marshmallow batter is poured over a pan of fudge to make a truly decadent version of this holiday favorite.

Amazingly Good Eggnog

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It's taken me several years to perfect this recipe. Now everyone asks, 'When are you making the eggnog?!' This uses cooked eggs for safety, and you can use more or less rum to taste. It's a bit of work to make, but well worth it. You'll never buy store-bought eggnog again! Enjoy!
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Buche de Noel

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Buche de Noel is the French name for a Christmas cake shaped like a log. This one is a heavenly flourless chocolate cake rolled with chocolate whipped cream. Traditionally, Buche de Noel is decorated with confectioners' sugar to resemble snow on a Yule log.

Marzipan Christmas Kringle (Juleskringle)

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This marzipan tubular bread is an ABSOLUTE must for the Christmas season, and a traditional dinner would not be complete without this Christmas Kringle for dessert. It may seem complicated at first glance, but if you follow the recipe step by step, it is actually quite easy and you will amaze your family with this beautiful dessert. This is an extremely rich and decadent treat so guests only need a little. Often a coin is hidden in the kringle and it is thought that the finder will be guaranteed good luck for the upcoming year. As such, it is considered bad luck not to indulge at Christmas!

Christmas Stollen

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I got this recipe while I was head baker at London's Dorchester Hotel. It's packed with dried fruit and filled with a marzipan surprise.

Eggnog Cheesecake III

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This is a delicious cheesecake for eggnog lovers. The secret to a smooth cheesecake is to cream the cream cheese in a food processor for several minutes.

Grandma's Gingerbread Pancakes

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My dear Grammie was making gingerbread one morning and my brother and I arrived, starving! She altered the recipe slightly, put it on the grill and the result is this delicious recipe. The smell of it cooking always takes me back to that morning--mmmm!

Butter Rich Spritz Butter Cookies

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These are wonderful cookies from the press. They are rich in flavor. My mom has made these cookies for years for all of the holidays. She even used food coloring for the different designs, like green trees, etc.The kids love to decorate them as much as they love to eat them.

Hot Buttered Rum Batter

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This is THE batter to use for absolutely delicious and buttery Hot Buttered Rums! You can keep this in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Gingerbread Waffles with Hot Chocolate Sauce

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Yummy and delicious. These extraordinary waffles are flavored with molasses and spices. Topped with homemade chocolate sauce, they are perfect for a special breakfast treat.

Christmas Prime Rib

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Delicious coating on outside of roast, and perfect roasting time. Plan on 1 pound per person.

Inspiration and Ideas

Holiday Appetizers

Festive little bites dressed in their Christmas best! Try these dips, deviled eggs, stuffed mushrooms, and, of course, Cream Cheese Penguins.

Christmas Cookies

Give gifts they'll love to eat. Find recipes for all the Christmas favorites.

Rich and Creamy Potatoes Au Gratin

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These are the easiest, creamiest potatoes au gratin I have ever had... YUM!