25 Fabulous Christmas Treats

25 Fabulous Christmas TreatsMerry Christmas y’all!

Well, almost Christmas 🙂

I don’t know about you, but I am SO EXCITED. Every year I get majorly excited/nervous for the big day because I’m desperate for my family to open their gifts. I’m just a big gift-giving weirdo and want everyone to open everything rightthissecond. So it’s no surprise that I am TERRIBLE about keeping secrets. I practically have to threaten myself with terrible self-inflicted pain to keep quiet and not spoil everyone’s gifts for them.

That said, I do love giving homemade gifts whenever possible, especially to family, friends, and neighbors. My neighbors are so great (well, except one lady, but we won’t talk about her) and this is the perfect time of year to celebrate them putting up with barking dogs and my dad’s perpetual drum playing.

So I decided to put together a roundup of TWENTY-FIVE different Christmas treats that are perfect for giving as gifts. Most of these treats keep well for up to a week, which means good things if you’re going to be shipping these treats across the country to faraway friends and fam.

I like to make a big batch of about 4-6 different treats and package it up in cute cellophane bags, then tuck the bags into a larger tin or gift bag with a hand-written card for each neighbor and family friend. I also made little boxes for my mom’s coworkers with a variety of treats inside each one. Variety is the spice of life they say, so make a few different things for a spectacular presentation.

Now without further adieu, let’s get baking!!

RED VELVET PEPPERMINT THUMBPRINTSRed Velvet Peppermint Thumbprints

These Gingerbread Molasses Cookies are SO SIMPLE. Supremely soft, ultra chewy, and perfectly spiced. Perfect for the holidays!Soft & Chewy Gingerbread Molasses Cookies

This Easy Toffee is SO SIMPLE and is made entirely WITHOUT a candy thermometer! Crunchy, sweet, buttery and decadent, it's great to give as gifts too!No-Thermometer-Needed Easy Toffee

These No-Bake Peppermint Mocha Brownies are ultra fudgy, super chewy and loaded with rich chocolate, espresso and peppermint flavors. They're EASY, taste delicious, and save you oven space!No-Bake Peppermint Mocha Brownies

These truly are the BEST Cut-Out Sugar Cookies EVER! Super easy, really quick, no-chilling required and makes a nicely-sized batch. Perfect for decorating and giving as gifts!The Best No-Chilling-Required Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

These classic, all-butter Peanut Butter Blossoms are the PERFECT cookie! Soft, chewy, thick and buttery and filled with a delectable chocolate center. This dough is so foolproof and doesn't require chilling!Classic, All-Butter Peanut Butter Blossoms

This Butter Toffee Pecan Shortbread is SO easy to whip up and tastes amazing! Tender, buttery, crisp and loaded with caramel toffee and pecans, it's the perfect cookie!Butter Toffee Pecan Shortbread

This Homemade Quick & Easy Salted Caramel Sauce is to die for! Rich, creamy, sweet and buttery, it comes together in minutes and is totally foolproof!The Best Salted Caramel Sauce

These are the EASIEST Coconut Macaroons you'll ever make! Only 5 simple ingredients you probably have on hand produces the chewiest, sweetest cookies!The Easiest Coconut Macaroons

NO BAKE BROWNIE BOMBSNo-Bake Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs *(sprinkle the tops with festive holiday sprinkles!)

Cranberry White Chip CookiesThe Best Soft & Chewy Cranberry White Chip Cookies

Snowball CookiesSnowball Cookies

Peppermint Crunch PretzelsPeppermint Crunch Pretzels (no-bake!)

Slow Cooker Candied NutsSlow-Cooker Candied Nuts *(makes a big batch!)

Salted Caramel Butter BarsSalted Caramel Butter Bars

These Copycat Levain Bakery Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies are INCREDIBLE! Thick, chewy, soft and bursting with walnut pieces and chocolate chips, they're so easy to make and taste just like Levain's from NYC!Copycat Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Gingerbread Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Marshmallow Frosting are to-die for! Moist, soft and topped with a pillow of sweet frosting, they're the perfect holiday food!Gingerbread Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Marshmallow Frosting

Maple Caramel Bacon CrackMaple Caramel Bacon Crack

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup FudgeReese’s Peanut Butter Cup Fudge

2 Ingredient Turtles2-Ingredient Turtles

Chocolate Cherry Seven Layer BarsChocolate Cherry Seven Layer Bars

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Gooey BarsChocolate Chocolate Chip Gooey Bars

buttercream fudgeButtercream Fudge

These Gingerbread Macarons are surprisingly simple to make and taste amazing! Sweet, spicy, crisp and chewy and filled with a creamy Biscoff center, they're the perfect holiday treat!Gingerbread Macarons

These No-Bake Texas Sheetcake Bites are perfect for when the chocolate craving strikes! Impossibly easy, totally foolproof and they taste super fudgy and amazing!No-Bake Texas Sheetcake Bites

Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

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Comments

  1. ahhh sooooo many amazing options!!! LOVE this roundup!

    (I also can’t wait for people to open the gifts I gave them! ee!!!)

  2. Love all of these ideas! I’ve been looking for a couple more recipes to round out my gifts. I think I’m going to have to try that Reese’s fudge!

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