Ahh, the holidays. The time for some major baking. So, let's make things a little easy with a list of the top 10 must-bake holiday cookies and treats this season!
1. Classic Sugar Cookies
It’s that time of year again full of festivities and tradition. My favourite holiday treat to make for family and friends is by far classic sugar cookies! They are so fun to decorate and are such a gorgeous cookie.
2. Soft and Chewy White Chocolate Cranberry Walnut Cookies
Warm, fresh-from-the-oven, soft and chewy white chocolate cranberry walnut cookies make the perfect holiday treat. They are beyond simple to prepare, and even easier to watch disappear! You’ve got sweetness from the white chocolate, a slightly crunch from the walnuts, and the perfect tangy bite from the dried cranberries. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love these.
3. Jam-Filled Thumbprint Cookies with Almond Glaze
Soft, buttery, melt-in-your mouth jam-filled thumbprint cookies with almond glaze are the cutest, festive treat to make. Plus, it comes together with just a handful of ingredients and less than 20 minutes of prep time.
4. The Best Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies
What is better than classic, soft and chewy peanut butter cookies? Umm... not a whole lot comes to mind. Get ready to fall in love with a cookie. A puffy, thick circular pile of goodness. It takes 10 minutes to prepare (basically while the oven is preheating anyways) and 8 minutes to bake. Yup, 8 minutes. When you are craving a delicious treat, nothing else is on your mind than taking that first bite. The amount of time it takes really matters!!
5. Dark Chocolate Raspberry Truffles
Making homemade truffles is much easier than you might think, so it should seriously be something that everyone should have in their repertoire! These dark chocolate raspberry truffles are literally as simple as combining high quality chocolate, cocoa and raspberry jam.
6. Chocolate and Peppermint Christmas Bark
Chocolate and peppermint Christmas bark aka Christmas "crack" is the perfect treat this holiday season. A big cookie jar full of this stuff just adds a little extra Christmas cheer in our home… well maybe just for a day until we run out…
7. Classic French Macarons with Vanilla Buttercream Filling
Every bite of this sweet, classic french macaron with vanilla buttercream filling is melt-in-your-mouth goodness. You don't need to break the bank purchasing these treats, just make them at home! It is such an exquisite treat that will be sure to impress your family and friends.
8. The Best Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
There is just something about good old homemade, chewy chocolate chip oatmeal cookies that is so hard to resist. But when you starting talking about the best chewy chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, there is no control. I’m talking about thick, soft-centered, oozing with chocolate, oatmeal cookies that will have you grabbing seconds with no hesitation.
9. Gingerbread Muffins with Vanilla Bean Glaze
Nothing says Christmas quite like gingerbread! This fun twist on the classic takes hard, boring gingerbread and turns it into a delightful breakfast (or dessert) staple that you’ll come back to again and again. These gingerbread muffins with vanilla bean glaze is a winner.
10. Candy Cane Layered Cake
Looking for a showstopper at your next holiday party? Incorporate the minty taste of candy canes into this gorgeous, festive candy cane layered cake! It is bursting with flavour from the inside to the candy cane decoration on the outside. I seriously can’t get enough!