94% of people celebrate at least 1 winter holiday (Christmas, Kwanza, Hanukkah). Christmas is typically the largest economic stimulus for many nations around the world as sales increase dramatically in almost all retail areas. The Christmas holiday just in the United States brings in over $3 trillion. It brings in a lot of extra jobs around the world, and maybe a few extra pounds for the average person 😉 !
Candy canes are a Christmas must which there are 1.76 billion made every year, 19 million chocolate Santa’s are eaten every Christmas and 70% of adults give or receive a box of chocolates. The top five most liked Christmas cookies last year were sugar cookies, gingerbread man cookies, peanut blossoms, thumbprint cookies, and Russian tea cakes (also known as Mexican wedding cakes).
Every Christmas as I was growing up we made plates of homemade goodies and delivered them to neighbors, friends, and family. That is a tradition I have continued with my children, and it is something we all look forward to every year. We spend the whole weekend making a huge list of goodies. It gets a little crazy every year, but the memories made making them are priceless.
Over 50 Festive and Delicious Christmas Recipes
- 7 No Bake Christmas Candy Recipes ~ 7 Christmas candy recipes that kids can make without baking.
- Festive Christmas Snack Ides ~ This Silly Girls Kitchen shares this festive twist on muddy buddy recipe that would be very easy to make as a family!
- Christmas Tree Waffles ~ What a perfect Christmas breakfast idea, Christmas Tree Waffles.
- Breakfast Ideas For Christmas ~ Lets face it Christmas morning is busy, it is in our house and I’m sure we are not the only ones. Over at Made From Pinterest there are 8 different breakfast recipes that are perfect to have ready for your busy Christmas morning.
- Pinwheel Cookies ~ These gingerbread sugar cookie pinwheel cookies sound amazing!
- Crock Pot Cinnamon Almonds ~ I’m sure most of us have been in a mall close to the Christmas Holiday time and smell the amazing almonds they sell. Did you know that you can easily make your own to hand out for Christmas or just eat? The Recipe Critic shares the recipe for you.
- Christmas Peanut Butter Blossoms ~ This great twist on the original peanut butter blossoms recipes is super festive and delicious recipe idea.
- Oreo Cookie Balls ~ We have had a fun time making Oreo Cookie balls, Christmas themed of course. Here is link to the recipe on how to make your own over on Pip and Debby.
- Red Velvet Fudge ~ Fudge is such a delicious recipe to have around the holidats, making red velvet fudge adds some beautiful holiday color.
- Cut Out Cookies ~ Cut out sugar cookies are made EVERY year in our house, we make the dough, cut out the cookies, bake them, and then frost them. The family memories made working together to make these is simply priceless. Everyone get to eat a couple of them, but the rest go to the neighbors!
- Peppermint Cheesecake Brownie ~ These Peppermint Cheesecake Brownie look delicious and festive looking twist on a traditional recipe idea.
- Krispy Treat Christmas Trees ~ These Krispy Christmas Trees would be a very easy to make treat idea or even be great to add to your gingerbread house, stop over to Raining Hot Coupons for the complete recipe idea.
- Nutter Butter Cookies For Christmas ~ These adorable twists on Nutter Butter Cookies are a perfect treat to add to your Christmas baking and look rather simple to make.
- Candy Cane Cookies ~ These delicious candy cane cookies were an addition to our Christmas goodies a couple different years and are so easy to make.
- Snowman Cupcakes ~ These adorable snowman cupcakes look absolutely adorable and pretty easy to make too.
- Chocolate Covered Pretzels ~ These easy to make chocolate covered pretzels are simple enough for the little ones to be able to enjoy!
- Sugar Cookie Popcorn ~ This Sugar Cookie popcorn recipe would be perfect to go along with a family Christmas Movie Night.
- Candy Cane Brownies ~ These are such festive and delicious looking candy cane brownies.
- Christmas Candy Cane Hot Cocoa ~ What a really delicious Christmas recipe idea using hot cocoa.
- Cake Cookie Bars ~ Holiday Cake cookie bars are an easy and look so festive.
- Reindeer Grahams ~ This simple to make Reindeer Grahams are so adorable and would make a really great quick snack for Christmas Break.
- Sugar Cookies ~ These yummy homemade reindeer sugar cookies are so adorable.
- Gingerbread Cupcake ~ I love anything gingerbread during this season, these gingerbread cupcakes look so delicious.
- Saltine Chocolate Toffee ~ This simple version of Saltine toffee is a delicious holiday treat idea.
- Christmas Tree Cupcakes ~ I love these Christmas tree cupcakes, they are super festive and would be great for any holiday party.
- Nutter Butter Cookies ~ These Nutter Butter Christmas light cookies look delicious and are so festive looking.
- No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake ~ This peppermint cheesecake recipes requires no baking and looks delicious.
- Oreo Peppermint Bark ~ This delicious recipe combines oreos and peppermint for this great Oreo peppermint bark.
- Rudolph’s Reindeer Chow ~ It wouldn’t be the holiday season with a twist on the original puppy chow recipe, this Rudolph’s reindeer chow is just perfect.
- Santa Cupcakes ~ These santa cupcakes are just adorable and would be great for any Christmas party!
- Chocolate Covered Cherries ~ These Chocolate covered cherries AKA Chocolate Covered Cordials look so delicious.
- Peppermint Cheesecake Bars ~ These Peppermint cheesecake bars are adorable with santa hats on the top of them.
- Meringue Christmas Trees ~ What adorable, festive, and delicious treat idea of course Christmas themed Christmas Trees made of Meringue.
- Ornament Rice Krispy Treats ~ This is such a festive twist on the original rice krispy treats making ornaments.
- Spritz Cookies ~ A traditional, delicious, and beautiful cookie recipe for Classic Spritz Cookies.
- Angel Pretzel Pops ~ These are such a really great idea for Christmas treats, making angel petzel pops.
- Peanut Butter Rudolph Cookies ~ These absolutely adorable Rudolph cookies made from Peanut Butter cookies are perfect.
- Cake Mix Cookies ~ These are beautiful green and red cake mix christmas sugar cookies.
- Strawberry Hot Chocolate ~ This is such a delicious twist on the original hot chocolate recipe, Strawberry hot chocolate.
- Easy Reindeer Cupcakes ~ These adorable and easy to make reindeer cupcakes are perfect for the holidays.
- Peppermint Mocha Cookies ~ Peppermint Mocha Gooey Butter Cookies look delicious and very festive.
- Ice Cream Cones Peppermint Flavored ~ Add some delicious peppermint flavor to your waffle cones for a delicious peppermint ice cream cones treat.
- Holiday Grinch Bunt Cake ~ I love how bright and colorful this holiday grinch bunt cake is. We have made a halloween one before, but will have to give this one a try too!
- Gingerbread Cookie Bark ~ What a really cute holiday treat idea, gingerbread cookie bark.
- Peppermint Oreo Cake ~ This Peppermint Oreo Crunch cake is so beautiful and I’m sure it’s delicious too!!
- No Bake Eggnog Cheesecake ~ This no-bake eggnog cheesecake would be a pretty simple holiday recipe idea without heating up the house.
- Christmas Tree Brownies ~ These are a super festive twist on brownies, make them into Christmas Tree brownies.
- Oreo Cookie Ball Ornaments ~ Cookie balls are just delicious, making them into cookie ball ornaments is such a great idea for Christmas time.
- Chocolate Covered Peppermint Oreo’s ~ This recipe for Chocolate Covered Peppermint Oreo’s is such a festive looking recipe and I’m sure are super yummy!!
- Soft Ginger Cookie Recipe ~ Grandma’s Soft ginger cookie recipe sounds delicious, who doesn’t love ginger cookies especial when they are soft.
- Perfectly Soft Sugar Cookies ~ There is nothing else that says it’s the holidays other then homemade sugar cookies, make them perfectly soft sugar cookies they are a little slice of heaven.
- Grinch Punch ~ This grinch punch recipe sounds delicious and would be great for your holiday parties.
- Candy Cane Fudge ~ This festive twist on fun making Candy Cane Fudge sounds and looks delicious. It would be a perfect holiday treat.
- Jelly Bean Christmas Trees ~ These festive and easy to make Jelly Bean Christmas Trees are the perfect holiday treat for kids.
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