Category: Christmas Recipes

Rum Cake Recipe

How to Make Our Best Rum Cake

  We love making this cake at Christmas. Rum cake was my father’s favorite dessert this time of year, and he made it very tasty. We tried using our own white cake recipe from scratch. We found that a white cake mix worked great to show how to make our best rum cake. Our Best

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peanut butter cups

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Good morning everyone! Today we are making a traditional treat, loved at gatherings, our wonderful homemade peanut butter cups! Homemade Peanut Butter Cups   I made several dozen of these last Christmas for a fellowship but didn’t try one myself before we brought them. By the time I saw the tin during the fellowship, the

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Quick Hot Chocolate Cups

Because the days are still cold, we are still mixing up hot drinks. Quick hot chocolate cups are not difficult to prepare and deliver the quickest, sweetest food gift ever. Your friends are going to wonder why they didn’t think of doing this! The Difference Between Cocoa and Chocolate I had never really wondered if

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All Fruit Mincemeat Pie

Easy All Fruit Mincemeat Pie Recipe

This easy pie recipe is an all-time favorite from childhood. We always bought the frozen store mincemeat pie, which from what I remember was just fruit. Some recipes I’ve seen call for some sort of beef something, but this is an all fruit mincemeat pie, and it is delicious. Easy All Fruit Mincemeat Pie Recipe

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Eggnog Fudge

Eggnog Fudge

Eggnog fudge… what says Christmas baking more than eggnog? This eggnog fudge is light and creamy, and super fast to make! And may I say that it’s such a pretty Christmas treat too? Be ready to share some of this yummy treat… it’s super-rich! I don’t think the neighbors will mind… I do recommend using

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Old Virginia Gingerbread Cookies

Old Virginia Gingerbread Cookies are adapted from the many recipes that I came across when I lived in Colonial Williamsburg. Some ingredients in these recipes are interesting, but I wanted easy, and I wanted to use butter. Simply searching out what ingredient does what helped me make a recipe that turned out spicy and easy

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Russian Tea Cakes Sprinkled with Powered Sugar

Russian Tea Cakes Recipe

This is probably one of our favorite Christmas cookies. Russian Tea Cakes is a traditional cookie recipe in most homes, and we’ve made them every year for as long as I can remember. Russian Tea Cakes In my house growing up, among the other Christmas cookies at the table, there was always a tin of

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Quick and Easy Molasses Candy

Quick and Easy Molasses Candy

Jessica made this candy years ago and put it in one of our journals. At the last minute one day I decided to whip up a batch. It was going so well, I thought I’d get a quick video. Quick and easy molasses candy is a recipe you’ll keep. The molasses gives it a deep

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Butter Cookies

Salted Caramel Chocolate Butter Cookies

We had a craving to make a small butter cookie, but really wanting chocolate in the recipe, and these were perfect. What I really like is how versatile the finished cookie is, so I added the ideas below. I decided that I’d call the recipe salted caramel chocolate butter cookies. Salted Caramel Chocolate Butter Cookies

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Cream Cheese Snickerdoodles

Cream Cheese Snickerdoodle Cookies

Snickerdoodles were part of my childhood, and my absolute favorite cookie. These comfort cookies, of course, have cream cheese, which makes them a little richer than the original snickerdoodle, and very soft and chewy. Cream Cheese Snickerdoodle Cookies Ingredients I love how fluffy the snickerdoodle batter gets! Butter and Cream Cheese – The combination of

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Homemade Cheeseball Spread For Crackers

The Retro Cheese Ball

Who doesn’t remember a cheese ball at every gathering when they were young? That’s a corny opening to a recipe post. Cheeseballs were classic and they’re still classic! Cheese balls are retro, they are simple and versatile because you can add almost anything to them and roll them in just about anything crunchy or soft,

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Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies

I absolutely love soft ginger molasses cookies. Last year I made these soft cut-out gingerbread cookies, loved those! The combination of ginger and molasses says Christmas baking to me even more than a good sugar cookie! The recipe I had used for soft molasses cookies wasn’t quite what I wanted anymore. The cookies were far

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Easy Cheesy Crackers

If you need a fast appetizer for a party, Easy Cheesy Crackers are it. Well, not as fast as out of a box, but homemade is always fun isn’t it? It took me a little over an hour to get these out of the oven! Beware – they go fast. The dough can be made

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Fresh Homemade Cornbread Stuffing

Fresh Homemade Cornbread Stuffing

Every Thanksgiving and Christmas we prepare our favorite dishes, with my husband having a big role in making the turkey and the fresh homemade cornbread stuffing. A few years back he had the task of making our Thanksgiving feast for a house full as I was two days out of the hospital with our 6th

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Perfect Lemon Shortbread Cookie Recipe

We love lemon cookies, especially lemon shortbread Christmas cookies! These are great for an afternoon treat with coffee and conversation! This lemon shortbread cookie recipe is the best we’ve made. They give just a twang of lemon that melts in your mouth. You definitely need the icing to make them a perfect lemon taste, so don’t skip it!

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Eggnog Thumbprint Cookies | Classic Christmas Cookie

These classic thumbprint cookies bring so many memories to my mind. My family has been making these thumbprint cookies for almost 15 years. My mom and I found a little cookie magazine many years ago in the grocery store, and it became our beloved “cookie book”. I think it’s probably the only cookie magazine we’ve

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Toffee Shortbread Cookies | Christmas Baking

Delicious, tender shortbread, filled with buttery bits of toffee and drizzled with a yummy dark chocolate. I believe that Christmas baking always needs at least one good slice and bake cookie. It breaks up the messiness of cut out cookies and brings in something pretty but easy. I love these toffee shortbread cookies! This toffee

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Chocolate Rum Balls

Rum Balls with Chocolate

Chocolate and rum seem to be a bit of a comfort treat. There are so many favorite smells and tastes that remind us of Christmas. Chocolate Rum Balls are one of the treats of our Christmas cookie days, and rum extract is one of the smells.  And, although we use real rum in the cookie,

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Best Peppermint Patties

Peppermint Patties | Homemade Candy

I have a treat for you today, and I have to say that this is my favorite treat out of everything I’ve made this Christmas. If there is a candy I love to buy at Christmas it’s peppermint patties, but York peppermint patties can never compare to homemade peppermint patties. These peppermint patties are made

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Snowglobe Ornaments | Paper Christmas Stars

Since Christmas everything is up for wild sales right now… today is a good day to give you some fast, last-minute ornaments you can make with all of the cheap bounty that is currently available. I love making snowglobe ornaments! Empty glass ornaments and lots of little bits of sparkly things and you can have

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Soft Gingerbread Cookies | Christmas Baking

I was so excited to make these soft gingerbread cookies. I love molasses/ginger cookies of any kind, and developing this recipe reminded me that I have another molasses cookie recipe I need to blog about. But let me share this soft and perfectly chewy gingerbread cookie recipe with you for now… The cookies softness comes

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Salted Chocolate Caramel Shortbread

This cookie of chocolate, caramel and shortbread is irresistible! Salted Chocolate Caramel Shortbread To make this even easier, I bought a 5lb block of caramel like a crazy lady. I’ll use it all this season, I’m sure. Our choice shop for so many speciality items is King Arthur Flour. Two ingredients in this recipe, Peter’s

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Fresh Cranberry Orange Bread

Sweet, moist, fresh cranberry bread. I love cranberries… but you can only make so much cranberry sauce between Thanksgiving and Christmas, SO – Here is a simple recipe to make something sweet and yummy with all of those crispy, red berries. This bread was extra moist, with just the right amount orange zest, and the cranberries

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Christmas Cookie Day

THIS PART IS REALLY GOING TO BE FUN… OLD TIME RADIO THEATER! EVERY CHRISTMAS! Stay tuned for our 12 days of Christmas! Today is Christmas Cookie Day! Christmas Cookie Day! While I was sitting here putting this post together, I was thinking about all of the baking we’ve done and all of the cookies we’ve made over

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Eggnog Tea Cake

View Post Good morning! We are doing some baking today!  Eggnog is in seasonal abundance right now and this cake is a wonderful treat for breakfast in the morning or even tea in the afternoon.  I don’t care for drinking the store-bought eggnog, but I will bake with it.  Enjoy this very buttery tasting tea

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