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Easy Christmas Recipes

If you're short on time during this busy season, browse our collection of easy Christmas recipes. Find quick, no-fuss holiday recipes, including appetizers, candies, cookies and more, and enjoy more time with family and friends as a result.

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There are two super-duper treats in this brilliant confection for teachers, neighbors and friends—cream-filled cookies and candy canes. We keep a big supply ready for gift giving. —Robin Turner, Lake Elsinore, California
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Sparkling Party Punch

Sparkling Party Punch

Sparkling Party Punch

This has been my signature punch for years, and the much-requested favorite at our annual Christmas party. It’s sparkly, fruity, frothy (if you add the sherbet) and so simple! —JAN WITTEVEEN, NORBORNE, MISSOURI

Family-Favorite Cran-Apple Relish

Family-Favorite Cran-Apple Relish

Family-Favorite Cran-Apple Relish

I made this relish for first time 53 years ago when I was 14. My mother wasn't able to prepare Thanksgiving dinner that year, so I was the cook for our family of 12! We all liked this dish so much that it became our family's traditional cranberry relish.

Cookies & Cream Truffle Balls

Cookies & Cream Truffle Balls

Cookies & Cream Truffle Balls

For easy truffles, I roll cookies and cream cheese into balls and dunk them in white chocolate. That’s merry and bright in one bite. —Carla Giorgio, New York, New York
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Apple-Cranberry Relish

Apple-Cranberry Relish

Apple-Cranberry Relish

This fresh ruby-colored relish is sweet and tangy, and the apples and celery give it a terrific crunch. At our house, it's a holiday menu mainstay since it's so pleasant with poultry and pork. —Edith McFarland, Willits, California

Chocolate Rum-Soaked Cherries

Chocolate Rum-Soaked Cherries

Chocolate Rum-Soaked Cherries

I adore chocolate-covered cherries. Who doesn’t? But there’s something extra special about making them in my own kitchen for my very favorite people! —Catherine M. Schultz, Racine, Wisconsin

Peppermint Topping

Peppermint Topping

Peppermint Topping

Turn ice cream into a special treat with this tasty sauce. Kids and adults alike will love its cool, sweet flavors. Kelly Ann Gray - Beaufort, South Carolina

Savory Parmesan Sticks

Savory Parmesan Sticks

Savory Parmesan Sticks

I really like how easy this recipe is and how good these smell when baking. They look pretty on the table. Change up the herbs to your own tastes.—Viki Ailport of West Lakeland, Minnesota

BLT Caesar Salad

BLT Caesar Salad

BLT Caesar Salad

WITH the addition of cold, cooked chicken, this salad makes a great meal all by itself. As is, it’s a nice idea for a twist on Caesar salad, always delicious and fewer calories than your standard BLT.

Cranberry Vinegar

Cranberry Vinegar

Cranberry Vinegar

For a delicious vinegar for salad dressings and marinades, try this vinegar with cranberries. It would make a wonderful side salad during the holidays.—Lesley Colgan, London, Ontario

Simple Pecan Rolls

Simple Pecan Rolls

Simple Pecan Rolls

There's no letting the dough rise overnight with these delightful cinnamon pecan rolls...all you need is a package of ready-made rolls. It can stay your secret that these sticky treats weren't made from scratch!

Chocolate Caramel Turkey Legs

Chocolate Caramel Turkey Legs

Chocolate Caramel Turkey Legs

Mention turkey legs made of pretzels and chocolate, and the kids come running. Let them help by unwrapping caramels for this easy, no-bake treat. —Amy Lents, Grand Forks, North Dakota
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