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The holidays are always a fun time, especially if you enjoy baking! There’s just something about making yummy cookies and cakes to give to friends and co-workers as gifts or to serve up to your guests at holiday celebrations! In our family, we celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas as we have both traditions in our blended families and I can tell you that the love of good food and making fun treats is part of each of our backgrounds.
So here I will share with you 50 amazing holiday baking recipes (with maybe 1 or 2 no-bake recipes in the mix as well) that you can make this holiday season, whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas or both in your family!
Whether your family celebrates Hanukkah or Christmas, there is definitely good food involved.
From delicious latkes and sufganiyot for Hanukkah to sugar cookies and gingerbread cookies for Christmas, we all love the foods that accompany these special days.
We reached out to some amazing food bloggers and asked them to share some of their holiday baking recipes with us and they came through with 50 of them!
So here are their amazing Christmas and Hanukkah treats!
Now, Hanukkah (or Chanukah…whichever way you prefer!) is not famous for its baked goods. Fried foods are much more of a focus on this holiday and I will share some recipes for those in another post! So our selection of baked Hanukkah treats is limited but not any less yummy!
Stay tuned for a Hanukkah foods post coming soon!
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Lemon Star cookies are a Chanukah tradition in my family, even though there is nothing traditional about them. Neither cut-out cookies nor lemon have anything to do with Chanukah. They are a tradition for us simply because after I baked these tender, sweet-sour Lemon Stars for the first time many years ago, they have been requested every year since.
A twist on a traditional Jewish classic, this chocolate vegan Babka is delicious and surprisingly easy to make. The twisted sweet bread is filled with pecans, chocolate, and tahini, and makes the perfect breakfast, dessert, or snack
Surprise your Hanukkah guests with these perfect rolled pastries called rugelach. They freeze well, can be prepared in steps over a few days and taste so good, you'll be hooked for life just like our family.
This Air Fryer Gingerbread Cookies recipe is a quick and easy version of everyone’s favorite Christmas cookie! Made with pantry staples and done in just minutes, these air fryer gingerbread man cookies will become a new family tradition.
These Christmas morning muffins are made with Greek yogurt, filled with rosemary, dried cranberries, nutmeg and vanilla bean. Topped with a cinnamon crumble and vanilla nutmeg glaze they’re the perfect festive bite for Christmas morning.
Get ready for cookie season with Small Batch Gingerbread Cookies made without shortening and decorated with an eggless royal icing! Plus learn tips and tricks on how to make rolling out cookie dough stress free this holiday.
Bring something fun and irresistible at your next holiday cookie exchange and bake up these peppermint chocolate sandwich cookies. They are bursting with peppermint frosting and studded with peppermint candies.
Jan Hagel are traditional Dutch cookies especially popular during the holiday season. These delicious shortbread cookies studded with almonds and rock or pearl sugar are as pretty as they are delicious.
These easy and fun Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Rods are the perfect sweet and salty gift or snack. This recipe contains an easy, step-by-step guide to making sweet, silky smooth, and delicious caramel, as well as plenty of ideas for yummy toppings.
Your Favorite Hanukkah and Christmas Treats
What are some of your favorite Hanukkah and Christmas treats? We would love to hear about them so please share in the comments!
Also, if you try any of these amazing recipes (and we hope you try lots of them) let us know which ones were your favorites and how you used them (as gifts, for your holiday celebrations, etc.)
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