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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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Give chocolate and pretzels the holiday treatment they deserve when you shape them as a wreath. Make one for the house and more to give away. —Shannon Roum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Nuts-About-You Cookie Sticks

Nuts-About-You Cookie Sticks

Nuts-About-You Cookie Sticks

French Vanilla Cookie Sticks make a fancy meal finale that couldn’t be quicker to whip up. Start with purchased Pirouette cookies, dip in a rich creamy chocolate and peanut-butter coating, dust with nuts or sprinkles, serve with your favorite after-dinner beverage. You’ll have time left over to savor your evening together.

Fruit Pancake Roll-Ups

Fruit Pancake Roll-Ups

Fruit Pancake Roll-Ups

Sweetened sour cream and fruit pie filling add flavor and richness to these pretty rolled pancakes from Wendy Moylan of Crystal Lake, Illinois. They're tasty for brunch...or dessert.

Chive-Seasoned Carrots

Chive-Seasoned Carrots

Chive-Seasoned Carrots

Every cook knows delicious carrots don't need to be disguised with lots of seasonings. Simple cook then with a bit of butter and onion, then sprinkle with chives and garlic salt for a satisfying side dish.
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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

Easy Oatmeal Cream Pies

Easy Oatmeal Cream Pies

Easy Oatmeal Cream Pies

These easy cookies use only five ingredients and taste very similar to a store-bought cookie. Of course, everything's better from your own kitchen!—Crystal Schlueter, Northglenn, Colorado

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!

Holiday Cornflake Cookies

Holiday Cornflake Cookies

Holiday Cornflake Cookies

I can't seem to make enough of these cornflake wreaths around the holidays. The cookies firm up quickly, so you'll need to place the Red Hots right away. —Kathleen Hedger, Fairview Heights, Illinois

Thyme-Roasted Carrots

Thyme-Roasted Carrots

Thyme-Roasted Carrots

Cutting the carrots lengthwise makes this dish look extra pretty. For even more elegance, garnish with sprigs of fresh thyme or parsley. —Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri

Angel Sandwiches

Angel Sandwiches

Angel Sandwiches

These cute little sandwiches are tasty and simple. And the orange marmalade in the cream cheese filling adds a flavorful surprise.

Festive Ice Ring

Festive Ice Ring

Festive Ice Ring

Use this colorful, fruit-filled ice ring from our Test Kitchen to keep your favorite punch cold during a holiday party.

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."
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