Hello, my little elves!
Christmas is 11 days away! Can you believe it?! How come Christmas comes SOQUICKLYYOUCANBARELYBLINK when you’re an adult, but is slower than all of eternity when you’re a kid? #wayharsh
If you’re an early-bird like me, visions of Christmas gift goodies should be dancing in your head. What to make? Cookies? Candy? Cupcakes? Bars? And what flavors? Peppermint? Chocolate? Gingerbread? Eggnog? Well, don’t you worry your little head, because I’ve conveniently compiled a HUGE list of every sugar plum, cookie + confection on this here blog for an ULTIMATE Christmas treats roundup! Yay!
And it’s calorie-free
Peppermint. Look no further for minty freshness. These peppermint treats definitely deliver! Each bite is loaded with a cool, refreshing bite of mint that’s sure to make your tastebuds merry!!
White Chocolate Peppermint Bars
Peppermint Seven-Layer Bars
Peppermint White-Trash Candy
Peppermint Crunch Cupcakes
Peppermint Bark Ice Cream
Peppermint Nanaimo Bars
Peppermint Bark Fudge
Chocolate Peppermint Cracker Thins
Eggnog. Whether you love ir or hate it, eggnog is a traditional holiday drink. Known for being nutty and sweet, that classic flavor transcends beautifully in these tasty creations!
Gingerbread. A quintessential Christmas treat, gingerbread has that signature sweet + spicy thing going on that everyone loves. These treats offer plenty of sugar, spice and everything nice.
Gingerbread Whoopie Pies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
Deep Dish Oreo-Stuffed Gingerbread Cookies
Gingerbread 7-Layer Bars
Gingerbread Oreo Pops
Gingerbread Cookie Butter Blondies
Cookies. Cookie swaps, cookie baskets, Santa’s cookies… cookies seem to dominate the season with their simple perfection. Whether they’re coated in powdered sugar, studded with candy, or based from cake mix, you can guarantee these are all excellent options!
Sugar Cookie-Covered Oreos
Christmas Swirl Sugar Cookies
Oatmeal Scotchie Pecan Pookies
Cake Mix Macaroons
Mexican Mocha Cookies with Kahlua Icing
Peanut Butter Toffee Chocolate-Covered Pretzels Cookies
Candy. Technically, candy knows no season. It’s welcome yearround! But now is the perfect time to make everyone’s favorites into homemade treats as easy gifts. With a few simple ingredients and steps, you’ll have delicious candy in no time.
Santa. I mean, he is the celebrity of Christmas. And methinks Mr. Claus would enjoy either of these adorable cupcakes, decorated in his honor.
Bars. Bars are my favorite thing to make period. One bowl, one pan and SO many possibilities. These versions wrap well and taste good even days after they’re made– perfect for DIY gifts!
For Fido. The season of giving isn’t limited to humans, you know. I’m sure Fido would appreciate some love and spirit from the kitchen with these dog-friendly treats! (they’re Mannie-approved!)
Craft. While I don’t offer too many crafts (my ‘crafts’ are limited to this one), I do enjoy making wreaths during the holidays. Not only is it surprisingly easy, but it’s a totally custom, unique gift to give to someone special. For under $40 you can create a handmade, gorgeous wreath! My tutorial will show you how.
And while this roundup features my favorite Christmas treats, I’m not the only one baking up genius treats for the season. Here are some of my favorites from fellow blogs!
Meringue Hugged Kisses from Pint Sized Baker
Almond White Chocolate Magic Bars from Crazy For Crust
Rumfetti Cake Batter Truffles from Back For Seconds
Pumpkin Cheesecake Nog from Something Swanky
Chocolate Chunk Peppermint Pudding Cookies from Chef in Training
Soft Gingersnap Molasses Cookies from Sally’s Baking Addiction
DIY Vanilla Chai Mix from A Kitchen Addiction
German Chocolate Bourbon Brownies from Lemons for Lulu
Melting Snowmen Cookies from Kitchen Meets Girl
Cinnamon Sugar Biscotti from Chocolate, Chocolate & More
Chocolate Pecan Pie from Buns in my Oven
Candy Cane Oreo Cheesecake Cookies from Damn Delicious
Lemon Cheesecake Cake from BruCrew Life
Sugar Cookie Bars from Cupcakes and Kale Chips
Double Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies from Foodie Misadventures
Lump of Coal Cookies from Sweet 2 Eat Baking
Ice Cream Oreo Truffles from Wishes and Dishes
Almond Toffee Bites from Shugary Sweets
Cranberry Upside Down Cake from La Petite Baker
Browned Butter Brownies from The Cooking Actress
Mint Oreo Bark from Crumbs and Chaos
Caramel Apple Crumble Pie from Averie Cooks
Andes Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge from Sally’s Baking Addiction
Hot Chocolate Cookies from Heather’s French Press
Irish Cream and Chocolate Silk Pie from Country Cleaver
Turtle Thumbprint Cookies from The Farm Girl Recipes
Maple Nut Chocolate Candies from Mom on Timeout
Lemon Pound Cake from Table for Two
Chocolate Shortbread Blondies with Macaroon Topping from Bailey Bakes
Baked Eggnog Doughnuts with Eggnog Rum Glaze from Savory Simple
Eggnog Truffle Pops from Love From The Oven
Brown Butter + Cinnamon Shortbread from Tutti Dolci
Chocolate Drizzled Salted Caramel Popcorn from Crunchy Creamy Sweet
Peppermint Creme Brulee from A Spicy Perspective
Now you really don’t have an excuse not to bake, right? If this doesn’t get you inspired, turn on some Elvis Christmas, light a vanilla candle, and print this out. And of course, happy baking!!