My Favorite Christmas Recipes

Christmas Cookies
Christmas Cookies. Linda Larsen

This collection of recipes include treats I make every Christmas. Think about making your own collection of best recipes. I feel it's important to keep a record of family favorites and the best recipes to pass on to future generations. Plus, you know every year, all your best recipes are collected in one place! These recipes are all for the 'extras' of your holiday table - appetizers, breads, cookies, and candies.

It's easy to roast a turkey or beef roast, and salads and side dishes are all simple. It's the trimmings that make a special meal!

Enjoy these recipes as you prepare for the holidays this year.

My Favorite Christmas Recipes

  • Smoked Salmon Pizza
    Smoked salmon is a real splurge for me. This simple pizza is so rich, creamy, and delicious; it's the perfect appetizer for any party.
  • Peanut Blossoms
    These tender and rich little cookies just melt in your mouth. The combination of chocolate and peanut butter is always wonderful.
  • Million Dollar Fudge
    This fudge, which weighs about 6 pounds per pan, is absolutely wonderful; rich, creamy, and chocolatey with a perfect bite.
  • Cocoa Divinity
    Divinity is rather difficult to make, but with a stand mixer and this recipe, you will have success. It melts in your mouth, and the light cocoa flavor is perfect.
  • Swedish Tea Log
    Well, as you know, I could live off this recipe (not really; I just wish I could...). Serve this perfect sweet coffee cake for any holiday breakfast or brunch.
  • Crisp Chocolate Caramel Bars
    This bar cookie is really special. A tender butter cookie base is topped with melted caramel, then frosted with a crisp and creamy chocolate topping.
  • Mini Pecan Tartlets
    These tiny little tarts are like miniature bites of pecan pie. And the chocolate topping makes them very fancy.
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Bonbons
    Homemade candy is a sure fire winner at Christmas time. Peanut butter, dates, and chopped nuts are coated in rich chocolate for a fabulous treat.
  • Oatmeal Carmelitas
    My favorite bar cookies ever! Caramel, chocolate, and buttery oatmeal cookie crumbs combine to make a fabulous treat.
  • Pesto Torte
    This elegant and rich appetizer even comes in holiday colors! Make your own pesto, or use purchased pesto if you'd like in this wonderful recipe.
  • Parker House Rolls
    These are the perfect dinner rolls; I have to make them for every family gathering. They are light, fluffy, rich, and delicious!
  • Best Pecan Pie
    Have you ever sliced into a pecan pie and had the filling run all over the plate? This pie cuts perfectly into triangles every time, and it tastes even better than it looks.