Here is a roundup of 12 Recipes to make this Christmas! From Christmas cookies to indulgent desserts and breakfast ideas for Christmas morning to fluffy dinner rolls to wow everyone at Christmas dinner, this guide has it all!
Cookie Recipes to Make this Christmas
While I do have lots of cookie recipes on my blog, these are just a few that are my absolute favourite and are always on my Christmas baking list! I like a good mix of spicy cookies, minty cookies, buttery cookies, and fruity cookies and this selection covers all of the above.
For the first recipe in this guide and hands-down the most important: Best Ever Ginger Cookies.
These babies are soft and chewy on the inside and crispy around the edges with a surprising bite from the addition of chipotle and black pepper to the spice blend! I (jokingly) say these cookies are the most important because they are always one of the first on my list to bake each year and I bake a lot of them. 14 dozen this year, in fact!
Second up, Glazed Eggnog Cookies!
These buttery cookies are delicate and simple but pack yummy nutmeg flavour and are topped with the creamy eggnog glaze!
Next are my Mint Chocolate Crinkle Cookies.
These decadent cookies are so full of chocolate flavour and a fresh minty pop from the Andes Chocolate Mints inside. Complete with the signature crinkled snowy looking powdered sugar on the outside!
Another of my all-time favourites, these Apricot Thumbprint Cookies always impress!
They might seem simple and a bit old-fashioned, but these soft, buttery cookies filled with tart and fruity apricot jam are a big hit. Change it up by making some with raspberry jam instead apricot. Or try any other flavour of jam.
Lastly for the cookies in this guide, No-Roll Sugar Cookies!
These are the only sugar cookies you will catch me making. I simply do not have the patience for rolling out cookie dough and cutting out cookies. These sugar cookies are buttery and gooey on the inside and crispy around the edges - perfect qualities of a good cookie if you ask me!
Breakfast/Brunch Recipes to Make this Christmas
Every year, my family has a special Christmas morning brunch. Everyone wakes up in their special Christmas Eve pajamas that my parents give us every year and we have brunch together before moving on to our gift exchange! I usually try to contribute some kind of sweet breakfast item to accompany my moms breakfast casserole or I think she's planning to make a frittata this year. So here are some ideas for yummy breakfast treats!
Cinnamon rolls are always appreciated and these ones can be prepped and put in the refrigerator on Christmas Eve to be baked in the morning! How simple is that?
Next, Banana Gingerbread Muffins.
These yummy banana muffins are made with molasses and gingerbread spices. Muffins are simple and easy to whip up and these could definitely be made the day before. So festive!
These Lemon Cream Cheese Turnovers are so easy and fast to make!
Simple and fast is the name of the game on Christmas morning when you don't want to miss any of the fun and excitement going on! Just remember to take out your puff pastry the night before to thaw in the fridge. 🙂
Dessert Recipes you Need to Make this Christmas
I like to have some showstopping desserts in my repertoire for the Holidays. These are just a few of my favourites over the years. Stayed tuned, I have two more fancy dessert recipes coming before Christmas. Subscribe to my email list to be the first to hear about them!
First, of course, is this stunning Vanilla Bean Creme Brûlée.
A classic fancy-pants dessert, creme brûlée is surprisingly not as hard to make as you might think! With the right tools and methods, this delightfully creamy dessert comes together quite easily!
If you love cheesecake, you will adore this Mint Chocolate Cheesecake!
Creamy and delicious with a chocolate mint ganache topping and crispy Oreo crumb crust. This no-bake cheesecake is easy and so, so tasty!
Maybe the most fun recipe in this guide, these Hot Chocolate Cupcakes are going to be loved by young and old alike!
These fluffy chocolate cupcakes are topped with creamy hot chocolate buttercream and mini dehydrated marshmallows! Because it's a marshmallow world in the winter...! 😉
And finally here is a dinner roll recipe you need to make this Christmas!
Oatmeal Dinner Rolls would be the perfect addition to any Holiday meal!
These soft, fluffy, and flavourful rolls are sure to be a hit! I would also recommend my Garlic Herb Breadsticks or these Cheddar Garlic Butter Biscuits just in case you haven't had enough carbs yet this season, haha.
And that's it!
Thank you for reading through this guide! I hope you found some good ideas for baking this Christmas! This is not an exhaustive list of my recipes, of course. Check out all of my seasonal recipes HERE!