When it comes to baking for the Holidays there are your staples: sugar cookies, Russian tea cookies, and little gingerbread men. If you are looking for something different to add to your Christmas all day bake-a-thon here are several simple recipes for you to choose from. Keep for yourself, give as gifts, or make for a holiday bake sale either way these treats will be a stand out!
If you love white chocolate this cluster is for you. You can add what ever your favorite nut is and the Craisins give the cluster that Christmas color. You will actually be surprised how easy this recipe is to pull off. You don’t need chocolate molds to make this candy. You can use a common household item that you may already have. See the recipe and the “how-to” here: White Christmas Clusters
Best chocolate chip cookie ever! Take your chocolate chip cookies up a flavor notch by adding a spice that is probably already in your spice rack. Half the amount of chocolate chips so the chocolate won’t steal the show. And that gives you a perfect cookie for Santa! See the recipe here: Holiday Spiced Chocolate Chip Cookies
I know those canisters of Betty Crocker frosting are tasty and convenient but have you tried making your own frosting? It is easy, just throw the ingredients in a Kitchen Aid mixer. Here is a the basic recipe and you can get fancy with some seasonal variations: Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting
These super delicious sticky spiced chocolate pecans will leave your friends licking their fingers trying to guess the secret spice ingredients. See the recipe and the secret ingredients here: Spiced Chocolate Pecans
This isn’t just any oatmeal cookie. This is the best oatmeal cookie with or without Craisins. The oatmeal to cookie batter ratio is pure perfection. Raisins are good but not good enough to be laced through this fine cookie. See the recipe here: Best Oatmeal Craisin Cookie
Now that you have recipes and inspiration get in the kitchen and start having some Holiday baking fun!