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25 Christmas Copycat Recipes for All of Your Holiday Favorites

No need to wait until December. Celebrate the holidays year-round with these Christmas copycat recipes. We have recreations of restaurant items, grocery faves and family recipes.

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Inspired by: The Cheesecake Factory’s Eggnog Cheesecake

I make good use of extra eggnog by creating this luscious cheesecake. A bit of rum extract adds a special taste. —Kristen Grula, Hazleton, Pennsylvania

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Inspired by: Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bar Taste of Home

Inspired by: Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bar

Friends sometimes ask me to make these for wedding receptions. For a fancier presentation, I cut the bars into triangle shapes and drizzle white chocolate over each one individually. —Erika Busz, Kent, Washington

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Inspired by: Grandma’s EggnogTaste of Home

Inspired by: Grandma’s Eggnog

When I was growing up, I couldn't get enough of the nonalcoholic eggnog my aunt always prepared for us kids. Now I enjoy this adult version. —Susan Hein, Burlington, Wisconsin

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Inspired by: Trader Joe’s Peppermint Joe-Joe’sTaste of Home

Inspired by: Trader Joe’s Peppermint Joe-Joe’s

I love to include a little homemade treat in teacher's gifts and hostess gifts. These delicious lovelies come together in 15 minutes, and never fail to charm. Store in an air-tight container at room temperature.

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Inspired by: Grandma’s StollenTaste of Home

Inspired by: Grandma’s Stollen

I’ve been making this during the holiday season for nearly 50 years. When we flew to Alaska one year to spend Christmas with our daughter’s family, I carried my stollen on the plane!—Rachel Seel, Abbotsford, British Columbia

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Inspired by: Christkindlmarket’s GlühweinTaste of Home

Inspired by: Christkindlmarket’s Glühwein

You'll want to heat this traditional beverage before company arrives. Your home will have the scent of Christmas! —Lana Gryga, Glen Flora, Wisconsin

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Inspired by: Pepperidge Farm’s Ginger Family Cookie CollectionTaste of Home

Inspired by: Pepperidge Farm’s Ginger Family Cookie Collection

No holiday treat platter would be complete without gingerbread man cookies! This is a tried-and-true recipe I'm happy to share with you. —Mitzi Sentiff, Annapolis, Maryland

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Inspired by: Ghirardelli’s Peppermint Bark

This is my favorite confection to make at Christmas. Not only is it easy, it's delicious as well. I like to fill small bags with the crunchy candy to place in gift baskets.—Nancy Shelton, Boaz, Kentucky

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Inspired by: IHOP’s Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

Are you in the Christmas spirit yet? If not, this special cocoa will do the trick. It’s like drinking a chocolate gingerbread cookie! —Erika Monroe-Williams, Scottsdale, AZ

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Inspired by: The Cheesecake Factory’s Pumpkin Pecan CheesecakeTaste of Home

Inspired by: The Cheesecake Factory’s Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake

I love to play with cheesecakes by mixing and matching flavors. This one with pumpkin and maple is the star of our Thanksgiving spread. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

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Inspired by: Starbucks Holiday Turkey and Stuffing PaniniTaste of Home

Inspired by: Starbucks Holiday Turkey and Stuffing Panini

As a turkey lover who can't get enough during fall and winter, I was inspired to come up with a restaurant-worthy sandwich. I love it with a soft, rich cheese like Brie. —Grace Voltolina, Westport, Connecticut

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Inspired by: Dunkin’ Donuts Peppermint MochaTaste of Home

Inspired by: Dunkin’ Donuts Peppermint Mocha

Make spirits bright with a minty mocha to share under the mistletoe or around the piano. I’ve also stirred in coffee liqueur instead of peppermint. —Lauren Brien-Wooster, South Lake Tahoe, California

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Inspired by: Angie’s BOOM CHICKA POP White Chocolate & Peppermint Flavored Kettle CornTaste of Home

Inspired by: Angie’s BOOM CHICKA POP White Chocolate & Peppermint Flavored Kettle Corn

Crisp and minty, this simple popcorn snack is a hit with all 10 of our children. For variety, use whatever kind of candy you like. —Shirley Mars, Kent, Ohio

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Inspired by: Lofthouse Holiday Sugar Cookies

Inspired by: Lofthouse Holiday Sugar Cookies

My family’s all-time favorite Christmas cookie has had a million shapes over the years. Little ones have fun making their own icing designs. — Cathy Hall, Lyndhurst, Virginia

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Inspired by: Grandma’s Fruitcake

Inspired by: Grandma’s Fruitcake

I added pecans and candied fruits to an apple cake recipe for my Texan take on traditional English fruitcake. —Daisy Corene McHorse, San Saba, Texas

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Inspired by: Starbucks Peppermint White Hot ChocolateTaste of Home

Inspired by: Starbucks Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

My soothing white hot chocolate is a great warm-up after a wintry day spent sledding or ice skating. Or include it as a festive addition to brunch or an afternoon tea party. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

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Inspired by: Starbucks Gingerbread Loaf

At our house, we love gingerbread that’s not too sweet. To sweeten it, mix powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract for drizzling on top. —Barbara Humiston, Tampa, Florida

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Inspired by: Swiss Miss Mint Chocolate Hot Cocoa MixTaste of Home

Inspired by: Swiss Miss Mint Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix

I've made this beverage mix many times as Christmas gifts for neighbors and our three sons' teachers. The mint flavor makes the warm drink so refreshing, you'll want to make extra to keep around your house, too. — LaVonne Hegland, Saint Michael, Minnesota

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Inspired by: Christmas Candy Gumdrops

Your friends and family will remember these chewy, fruity candies long after they've licked the last bit of sugar off their fingers! They're a great gift any time of year. —Christin Holt, Kingsburg, California

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Inspired by: IHOP's Gingerbread Pancakes

Molasses and spices turn an ordinary pancake mix into a special breakfast. These are so easy to make that you can have them any day of the week. —Trina Stewart, Yacolt, Washington

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Inspired by: Pepperidge Farm’s Candy Cane MilanosTaste of Home

Inspired by: Pepperidge Farm’s Candy Cane Milanos

Chocolate and mint make a great holiday pair. Try them in this sandwich cookie with crushed candy canes on top. —Evangeline Bradford, Erlanger, Kentucky

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Inspired by: Starbucks Eggnog LatteTaste of Home

Inspired by: Starbucks Eggnog Latte

This chocolaty twist on traditional eggnog will spread good cheer at your Christmas or New Year's celebration. My family makes a batch each year to sip while opening presents. —Beth Ann Hill, Dayton, Ohio

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Inspired by: The Cheesecake Factory’s Peppermint Bark CheesecakeTaste of Home

Inspired by: The Cheesecake Factory’s Peppermint Bark Cheesecake

We’re cheesecake fans. When we first tried peppermint Oreos, we knew they'd make an awesome crust. The minty cool crunch makes our favorite dessert even better. —Jeannie Burkhead, Pequot Lakes, Minnesota

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Inspired by: Gingerbread House Kit

Inspired by: Gingerbread House Kit

When it’s time to start the cookie-baking season, this recipe always kicks off the festivities. My mother-in-law first shared it with me, but it’s too good to keep to myself! You can tint the buttery gingerbread cookie icing a cheery pink or green and pipe it on with a decorating tip. —Ann Scherzer, Anacortes, Washington

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Inspired by: Starbucks Frosted Snowman CookieTaste of Home

Inspired by: Starbucks Frosted Snowman Cookie

Bring on the holiday cheer by sharing these smiling snowmen. You’ll need only one of these giant cookies to satisfy a sweet tooth!—Lynn Burgess, Rolla, Missouri

Katie Bandurski
Katie is an Associate Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in writing and email newsletters. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.

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