The Ultimate List of Christmas Sweets and Treats

Friday, December 9, 2016

Cookies, cakes, cakepops, hot chocolates, pies, and snack mixes are all over Pinterest right now and it's making me drool. So many yummy things to bake and I haven't even started yet!!!

With so much to do around the holidays, it makes complete sense. It's tough finding a balance between getting everything done and staying sane. I am certainly not going to stress myself out over unbaked cookies, but there are several things I would really like to make before the holidays are over.

And since it's not only difficult to find time to bake, but also hard to decide what to bake, I have put together one giant list of holiday sweets and treats you may want to make this Christmas. Who knows, you may even find your new favorite recipe!

The Ultimate List of Christmas Sweets and Treats. A huge list of Christmas sweets, savory treats, and delicious drinks! #Christmas #Baking #Cookies

Christmas Cookies

1.) 3 Ingredient Buttery Shortbread Cookies

2.) Buttery Jam Thumbprint Cookies (A personal favorite)

3.) White-Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies

4.) Egg Nog Snickerdoodles

5.) Candy Cane Cupcakes

6.) Sugar Cookie Truffles

7.) Pecan Thumbprint Cookies

8.) M&M Cookie Bars

9.) Peppermint Cake

10.) Christmas Chocolate "Lasagna"

11.) Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes

12.) Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

13.) Peanut Butter Christmas Cookies

14.) Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies

15.) Eggnog Pie

16.) Oreo Krispies (Video Tutorial)

17.) Maple Pecan Cupcakes

18.) Melting Snowman Oreo Balls

19.) Gingerbread Bars w/ Eggnog Cream Cheese Frosting

20.) Ritz Cracker Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

21.) Easy Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bites

22.) Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups

23.) Candy Cane Pie

24.) Graham Cracker Toffee

25.) Pecan Pie Cheesecake Bars

26.) Pretzel Hugs

27.) Crockpot Salty Sweet Candy

28.) Cheesecake Cookie Bars

29.) Oreo Truffles

30.) Peppermint Brownie Cake Pops

31.) Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

32.) White Chocolate Ginger Cookies

33.) Peppermint Kiss Oreo Balls

34.) Salted Caramel Chocolate Cheesecake

Savory Holiday Treats

1.) Baked Cheddar Crackers

2.) Cheddar Rosemary Shortbread

3.) Italian Seasoned Crackers

4.) Sriracha Chex Mix

5.) Sweet-N-Salty Snack Mix

Holiday Beverages

1.) Grinch Hot Chocolate

2.) Sparkling Cranberry Pineapple Punch

3.) Creamy White Christmas Punch

4.) Slow-Cooker Cranberry Apple Cider

5.) Hot Pumpkin Nog (Non-Dairy)

6.) Polar Express Hot Chocolate

7.) Slow-Cooker Spiced White Hot Chocolate

8.) Christmas Sangria

9.) Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

10.) Easy Mint Mocha Coffee

Whew! Seriously, friends- that's a lot of yummy stuff!! What sounds the best to you? And do you have any Christmas favorites that you always make? Mine are homemade Rice Krispy Treats, raspberry thumbprints, and chocolate chip cookies!

Happy baking!

This post was originally published 12/22/15, but has since had a complete overhaul :)


  1. Wow those white chocolate and cranberry cookies sound and look delicious! Thanks for sharing this great list of last minute baking ideas!

    1. They do, don't they! I haven't made those yet, but I bet they'd be good!

  2. Oh wow! These look absolutely amazing!!! yummy!!! These are some of my favorite holiday cookies

    1. Some of them are mine too. Others are ones I want to try :)

  3. These look delicious! I can't wait to try them. I've definitely got to get baking soon!

  4. Thumbprint cookies are excellent last minute throw togethers. And you can never go wrong with some classic chocolate chip. Thanks for sharing!

  5. thank you for the list I'm always last minute lol

  6. Ha! I feel the same way you've felt with not doing "grown up" Christmas things during the holiday... Only thing is I still didn't accomplish them. Glad you was on your #grownwoman status this year! Those cookies look delicious!

  7. Love this! I try to be organised every year, but since I bake for a living, I usually forget to bake just for fun and make cookies for Christmas! I guess it's because when I want to have time off, I don't want to be in the kitchen, but love these cookie ideas!

    1. Aww, yay! You saw it! Thank you for reading!
      And yeah, I can totally understand that!

  8. These all look so good. I love Annie's Noms' blog.

    1. I just recently discovered her. But anyone who teaches me new recipes is my friend ;)

  9. I was going to bake some cookies today but had no idea what to make. I think I'll try the white chocolate and cranberry. I might even add some macadamia nuts to it, they're my favorite!

  10. Christmas baking is a huge part of the holiday season for me! I usually bake 6-7 different kinds. This year one of the favorites is hot cocoa cookies - they are chocolate cookies with a marshmallow on top :)

  11. Haha I love that last sentence! When I'm teetering on the edge of zombie status I am ALL about store-bought baked goods! But all of these look pretty yummy too ;)

  12. #3 looks sooooooooooooo good. I normally just make peppermint cookies!

  13. I really was determined to bake cookies when I came home, but with everything that has been going on and people to visit, I lost the time! This is a great list though (:

  14. That looks yummy! i didn't bake any treats this year for the holidays. I still have time though.

  15. I will be baking cookies at the last minute! Thank you for the great delicious cookie recipes! I might go with eggnog snickerdoodles! Looks so yummy.

  16. OH MY GOSH THIS IS THE JACKPOT! My sister in law has been struggling to make something other than gingerbread cookies so this is perfect!

  17. I love this list of recipes!! I cannot wait to try these out! Especially the beverages. Anything that is hot and chocolate I am all in! Thanks for putting together this killer list!

  18. Yum! Saving this list for later! I love making sweet treats during the holidays!

  19. OMG these look amazing. Right when I'm trying to eat healthier. lol

  20. This is awesome! I haven't decided what to do make yet this year, but I know I'll be making Peanut Butter Fudge and Orange Cream Fudge. I will have to check these out!

  21. I'm going to start my holiday baking this week. We don't eat much sweet stuff at home so I take most of it to the office.

  22. I want to try everything but an eggnog pie just sounds very interesting. Might have to try that sometime!

  23. OH MY GOSH! This really is the best list of holiday desserts! This is a great find!

  24. Wow! This is perfect. My friends and I are having a "friendsmas" next weekend and we wanted to do some baking. I will keep this bookmarked for the holiday season. Thank you.

  25. This list is amazing! There are so many things on it that I want to try!


  26. Oh my goodness, so many things!! My son is an m&m fiend so I will have to check out those m&m cookie bars!

  27. Oh my gosh, what an incredible list!! There are SO many things I want to make!

    La Belle Sirene