57 Holiday Baking, Drinks & Gift Recipes

My “to bake” list is FAR too long.  There is no way I know enough neighbors, friends and family to justify baking everything on my list.  I need to narrow it down!

But, if you still haven’t started baking, or are at a loss for what to bake, drink or gift, try one of these 57 recipes from around the web.

Chocolate Wafers 2

Cookies & Bars (best way to store and ship here)

Bruleed Orange Butter Cookies

Caramel Toasted Coconut Stars

Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti

Chocolate Fudge S’Mores Thumbprints

Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

Chocolate Nutella Fudge with Sea Salt

Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies

Cranberry Orange Pinwheels


Crispy Chocolate Wafers

Crispy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Truffles

Eggnog Macarons

Eggnog Sugar Cookies

Gooey Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Lofthouse Sugar Cookie Bars

Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies

Maple Sugar Cookies

Mimi’s Molasses Crinkles

Mini Alfajores

Nutella Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Pecan Sandies


Peppermint Bark Chocolate Cookies

Perfect Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Pistachio Orange Crescent Cookies

Quadruple Chocolate-Cherry Cookies

Red Velvet Cheesecake Cookies

Soft Gingersnap Cookies with White Chocolate Chunks

Tiramisu Cookies

White Chocolate Tangerine Tea Cakes





Fresh Mint Hot Chocolate

Gingerbread Cafe au Lait

Gingersnap Milkshakes

Grown-Up Hot Chocolate with Homemade Bailey’s Marshmallows

Mulled Red Wine

Perfect Hot Chocolate for One

Spiked Ginger Cider

White Chocolate Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Chocolate Bread 2


DIY Food Gifts

Brown Sugar and Spice Body Scrub

Candy Cane Biscotti

Chai Concentrate

Chocolate Marshmallow Pops Three Ways

Chubby Hubby Truffles

Double Chocolate Quick Bread

Gingerbread Granola

Gingersnap Bark

Homemade Amaretto

Chocolate Pecans 1

Maple Hot Cocoa

Mexican Hot Chocolate Roasted Pecans

Nutella Gingerbread

Oreo Cheesecake Truffles

Pinot Noir Butter

Printable Recipe Cards

Salted Caramel Sauce (with printable labels)

Toasted Coconut Sugar

Two-Tone Cherry Pistachio Fudge

Vanilla Bean Sugar Scrub

White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels

What is on your baking list for the week?  What are you sipping and gifting?


  1. says

    I can’t tell you how perfect the timing of this is! I just sat down to try and find a few cookie recipes for making homemade gifts tomorrow knowing I had seen so many good ones out there but no idea where. I just bookmarked 3 of these (including your tangerine tea cake ones) to make. Thank you!

  2. says

    As I’m sure you can understand…I’m in charge of bringing the booze!!

    Maybe I’ll attempt something when you come to visit. Maybe something Badger Themed.

    Or perhaps I won’t so we still have an apartment to host the party in…