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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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After an afternoon of sledding, kids will love to warm up with hot chocolate and these special snowman toppers. The snowmen will disappear as they sip and so will the chill on their fingers and toes! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Edible Evergreens

Edible Evergreens

Edible Evergreens

This tasty tree requires only two ingredients and is a snap to assemble. Just gather the edge of a fruit roll as you wrap it around a sugar one "tank" to make pretty evergreen "branches."

Broccoli Stir Fry

Broccoli Stir Fry

Broccoli Stir Fry

Broccoli Stir-Fry is a great way to dress up a nutritious vegetable. Reports Susan Davis of Vernon Hills, Illinois, As a wife and mother who also works full-time, I'm pleased to pass along this easy recipe to other busy cooks. Broccoli stir-fried with lemon pepper makes a mouthwatering side dish."—Susan Davis, Vernon Hills, Illinois

Candy Cane Reindeer

Candy Cane Reindeer

Candy Cane Reindeer

Our Test Kitchen staff had a blast creating these adorable candy cane stocking stuffers. Rudolph and his friends never looked sweeter than they do with pretzel antlers, chocolate eyes and red-hot candy noses.
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And the Beets Go On

And the Beets Go On

And the Beets Go On

This is an appetizing side dish. Their ruby red color and tangy flavor make these beets an excellent choice for Valentine’s Day.

Walnut Cranberry Butter

Walnut Cranberry Butter

Walnut Cranberry Butter

"This cranberry butter is wonderful on warm bread or biscuits," recommends Corky Huffsmith of Indio, California. "Be sure to use real butter and margarine—the low-fat products have a higher water content that doesn't give the same results."

Orange-Glazed Ham Steaks

Orange-Glazed Ham Steaks

Orange-Glazed Ham Steaks

These tasty ham steaks combine orange marmalade and maple syrup for a terrific taste that goes beyond dinner: I like to serve leftovers at brunch. We love it with fruit and scrambled eggs. —Bonnie Hawkins, Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Mint Sandwich Cookies

Mint Sandwich Cookies

Mint Sandwich Cookies

Canned frosting, peppermint extract and chocolate candy coating quickly turn crackers into these wonderful little no-bake cookies. My children and I like to assemble them for parties and holidays. I hope you and your family enjoy them as much as we do. -Melissa Thompson, Anderson, Ohio

English Tea Cakes

English Tea Cakes

English Tea Cakes

These unique cookies are baked in muffin cups, giving them a perfectly round shape. I sometimes omit the pecans and decorate the cookies for holidays.

Cherry Kisses

Cherry Kisses

Cherry Kisses

Cookies that melt in your mouth and are practically fat-free—is it any wonder these crispy meringue morsels disappear as fast as I can whip them up? Friends and family love them. —Jo Ann Blomquest, Freeport, Illinois

Saltine Cracker Candy with Toasted Pecans

Saltine Cracker Candy with Toasted Pecans

Saltine Cracker Candy with Toasted Pecans

My kids and grandkids love these nutty, salty, chocolaty bites. The neighbors kids rush right over when they find out I have them. —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario

Simple Lime Gelatin Salad

Simple Lime Gelatin Salad

Simple Lime Gelatin Salad

Looking for a festive dish to light up the holiday spread? This pretty pale-green gelatin salad is eye-catching and has a delightful, tangy flavor. —Cyndi Fynaardt, Oskaloosa, Iowa
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