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Holiday Baking Guide 2016

I interrupt your Thanksgiving week to predictably jump ahead to Christmas. I’m going to be taking the week off here at Cookies & Cups baking up a storm for my family, so in the meantime I urge you to bookmark this list, because come Friday, it’s officially go-time!

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I have TONS of recipes here on this site that I think you need to make for the holidays, of course, and while I included lots of them here on my list, I also browsed the world wide web for other eye-catching desserts I thought you would like too!

Photo collage of Holiday Cookies

Let’s get started…with cookies of course!
If ever there was a time to break out your best cookie, that time is NOW!

Here is my working list:

  1. Cowgirl Cookies
  2. Homemade Saulsalito Cookiespictured
  3. Brown Butter Shortbreadpictured
  4. Chocolate Crunch Cookies
  5. Amish Cinnamon Brown Sugar Cookies
  6. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dunkerspictured
  7. Chocolate Chip Cranberry Oat Cookiespictured
  8. Sugar Cookie Double Doozies
  9. Boyfriend Cookies
  10. Butter Toffee Cookies
  11. Sea Salt Butterscotch Pretzel Cookies
  12. Cookie Dough Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
  13. Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
  14. Swirled Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
  15. Thick and Soft Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
  16. Black Forrest Cheesecake Cookies from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen
  17. Chocolate Dipped Butterfinger Cookies from Picky Palate
  18. White Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Sugar Cookies from Cooking Classy – pictured
  19. Spritz Cookies from Saving Room for Dessert – pictured
  20. Gingerbread Men from Sally’s Baking Addiction – pictured
Photo collage of Holiday Cakes
  1. M&Ms Wreath Cakepictured
  2. Snowman Cakepictured
  3. Ridiculous Chocolate Cake
  4. Ridiculous Vanilla Cake
  5. Brown Sugar Crumb Cake
  6. Praline Bundt Cake
  7. Frosted Fudge Cake
  8. Bailey’s Butter Cake
  9. Easy Sour Cream Cake with Creamy Chocolate Frosting
  10. Whipped Cream Pound Cake
  11. Instant Pot Salted Caramel Cheesecakepictured
  12. Honeybun Cake
  13. Cinnamon Roll Layer Cakepictured
  14. Earthquake Cake
  15. Easy Caramel Cake
  16. White Christmas Truffle Cake from Vivalinka
  17. Sparkling Cranberry White Chocolate Cake from Life, Love & Sugar – pictured
  18. Gingerbread Spice Cake from Sally’s Baking Addiction
  19. Chocolate Peppermint Holiday Cake from The Kitchen McCabe – pictured
  20. Yule Log from Culinary Ginger – pictured
Photo collage of Holiday Bar Cookies and Brownies Ideas
  1. Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Praline Bars
  2. Cookies and Cream Stuffed Brownies
  3. Dulce de Leche Snack Squarespictured
  4. Mint Fudge Stuffed Browniespictured
  5. Nutella Truffle Stuffed Browniespictured
  6. Congo Bars
  7. Bombshell Oreo Brownies
  8. Christmas Tree Brownies from One Little Project – pictured
  9. Peppermint Brownies from Bakerita – pictured
  10. Rudolph Brownies from Kitchen Fun with my 3 Sons
  11. Red Velvet Milky Way Brownies from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen – pictured
  12. Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies from Picky Palate
  13. Gingerbread Brownies from I Heart Eating
  14. Christmas Tree Brownie Pops from Five Heart Home
  15. Loaded M&M Oreo Cookie Holiday Bars from Averie Cooks – pictured
  16. Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars from Two Sisters Crafting
  17. Triple Layer Cracker Toffee Bars from Pillsbury
  18. Millionaire Shortbread Bars from Coco and Ash
  19. Cranberry Bliss Seven Layers Bars from Averie Cooks
  20. Eggnog Cheesecake Bars from Shugary Sweets
Photo collage of Holiday Pie ideas
  1. Easy Skillet Caramel Apple Pie pictured
  2. Berry Slab Piepictured
  3. Skillet Sugar Cookie Peach Cobbler
  4. Cookie Butter Pie with Cream Cheese Crustpictured
  5. Butterfinger Pie
  6. Christmas Cookie Pie from Bake with Christina
  7. Peppermint Pie from Saving Room for Dessert – pictured
  8. Egg Nog Brulee Pie from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen – pictured
  9. Gingerbread Cream Pie from Lauren’s Latest
  10. Pear and Cranberry Pie from Bakers Royale –
  11. Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie from Kevin and Amanda
  12. Old Fashioned Sugar Cream Pie from Loaves and Dishes
  13. Cranberry Custard Pie from The Food Charlatan – pictured
  14. Buttermilk Pie Recipe from Add a Pinch
  15. Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie from A Family Feast
  16. Snickerdoodle Pie from Taste and Tell Blog
  17. Perfect Pumpkin Pie from Buttered Side Up – pictured
  18. Hershey’s Chocolate Pie from The Shabby Creek Cottage
  19. Brown Sugar Sweet Potato Pie from Sally’s Baking Addiction
  20. Grasshopper Pie from Real Housemoms
Photo collage of various holiday baking ideas and desserts.
  1. Snickerdoodle Krispie Treatspictured
  2. Toffee Glazed Macadamia Nuts
  3. Coffee Cake Granola pictured
  4. Trashy Treats
  5. Brown Sugar Pancakes
  6. Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Bake
  7. Snickerdoodle Muffins
  8. Easy Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bites from Crunchy Creamy Sweet –pictured
  9. Snowman Cupcakes from One Little Project –pictured
  10. White Chocolate Ting-a-Lings from Lemon Tree Dwelling
  11. Chex Mix Christmas Crack from Princess Pinky Girl
  12. Christmas Sugar Cookie Truffles from If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen
  13. Rumchata Chai Latte from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen
  14. White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels from Lil Luna
  15. Grinch Punch from Raining Hot Coupons
  16. Peppermint Rice Krispies Treats Snowballs from She Wears Many Hats
  17. Cranberry Orange Margaritas from Half Baked Harvest – pictured
  18. Oreo Ornaments from This Grandma Is Fun
  19. Salted Caramel White Russians from Kate La Vie –pictured
  20. Christmas Tree Pancake Stacks from Sprinkle Some Fun –pictured

I hope you have LOVE the list I put together and are getting your mixing bowls ready for the best season of the year…BAKING SEASON!!!

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7 comments on “Holiday Baking Guide 2016”

  1. Gilce Andrade de Mattos

    Oh thank you so much! I loved ! I’m brasilian , so , muito obrigada ! Eu amei ! Feliz Natal !!!!! Merry Cristhmas !!!!!!

  2. The list of holiday baking is amazing and quite helpful…This is the first time I have come across your blog and I must tell you I am spellbound by looking at your blog…The baking list is really helpful for cooks like me…I have bookmarked your page…Thanks

  3. I appreciate the list of holiday baking ideas. I love all of the great ideas I see on some of these simple recipes that have been changed just a little to be more festive. My mother is looking to do some more baking this year for the holidays, I will be sure to share this list with her so she can impress the neighbors!

  4. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

    Shelly – This Holiday Baking Guide is phenomenal! I love everything and want one of each!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing my Buttermilk Pie Recipe!
    I hope you have a wonderful holiday season filled with lots of love & laughter…and a lot of good baking! 😉
    Robyn xo

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