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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.

Candied Pumpkin Spice Pecans

Candied Pumpkin Spice Pecans

Candied Pumpkin Spice Pecans

You’ll be tempted to take possession of the bowl and eat up all of these sweet and spicy nuts. Before you know it, they’ll be gone! —Julie Puderbaugh, Berwick, Pennsylvania

Cranberry Ginger Bark

Cranberry Ginger Bark

Cranberry Ginger Bark

Need an item for a seasonal bake sale, cookie exchange or party...then try this treat. The crystallized ginger add such a special touch to this lovely looking bark.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Gluten-Free Almond Cookies

Gluten-Free Almond Cookies

Gluten-Free Almond Cookies

My friend on a gluten-free diet loved these fantastic cookies so much, she had to ask for the recipe! Quick and easy, they taste as good as the decadent treats I make using puff pastry and almond paste. Everyone loves these! —SHERRI COX, LUCASVILLE, OHIO
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Maids a-Milking Shakes

Maids a-Milking Shakes

Maids a-Milking Shakes

We drew inspiration from the traditional carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas" when making these kid-pleasing shakes. Top them off with whipped cream and crushed cookies. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

White Grape Punch

White Grape Punch

White Grape Punch

We risk running out each time I serve this mix-ahead drink. The pleasant, fruity taste keeps ‘em coming back for more.

White Chocolate Brie Cups

White Chocolate Brie Cups

White Chocolate Brie Cups

Try these unique little tarts as an appetizer before a special meal, or save them for a surprisingly different dinner finale. They’re sweet, creamy and crunchy—and very addictive!—Angela Vitale, Delaware, Ohio

Turtle Dove Nests

Turtle Dove Nests

Turtle Dove Nests

Inspired by the traditional carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas," our Test Kitchen staff created these cute chocolate nests. With jelly bean eggs, they would make fun treats for Easter, too. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Caramel Apple and Brie Skewers

Caramel Apple and Brie Skewers

Caramel Apple and Brie Skewers

I'm a caterer, and this is one of my best-selling appetizers. With shortcuts like prepared caramel and pre-sliced apples, it's a breeze to prepare. —Camille Ellis, Tampa, Florida

Pop 'n' Rock Popcorn

Pop 'n' Rock Popcorn

Pop 'n' Rock Popcorn

Have a mouthful of fun with this poppin' popcorn. Each bite tickles your tongue with a crunchy, sweet, crackle. It's the perfect complement to the mean Grinch in Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!—

Favorite Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Favorite Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Favorite Mashed Sweet Potatoes

My family begs me to make mashed sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving and Christmas. I love this recipe because it can be made a day ahead and warmed up before the big meal. —Senja Merrill, Sandy, Utah

Raspberry Cheese Danish

Raspberry Cheese Danish

Raspberry Cheese Danish

Your guests will think you made these yummy rolls from scratch...or bought them from a specialty bakery. No one needs to know the recipe calls for refrigerated dough! —Karen Weir, Litchfield, Connecticut
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