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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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Using our make-ahead dough, these four-ingredient cookies are easy breezy delights. They're so simple, but have the look and taste of cookies you spent hours making. —Carolyn Klingensmith, Livonia, Michigan
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Mock Devonshire Cream

Mock Devonshire Cream

Mock Devonshire Cream

I made this recipe often when I worked in the food service area of a local university. The cream pairs well with scones and muffins. —Carol Allen, Emporia, Kansas

White Candy Bark

White Candy Bark

White Candy Bark

This speedy candy recipe can be varied depending on the type of fruit or nuts you have on hand. Since we have a walnut tree, I use walnuts, but pecans could also be substituted as well as dried cherries for the cranberries. —Marcia Snyder, Grand Junction, Colorado

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
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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."

Easy Tossed Salad for Two

Easy Tossed Salad for Two

Easy Tossed Salad for Two

Apples, almonds and cranberries provide power foods galore in this easy five-ingredient salad. Katie Wollgast — Florissant, Missouri

Caramel Nut Marshmallows

Caramel Nut Marshmallows

Caramel Nut Marshmallows

These are a different kind of treat for the holiday candy plate. I had this recipe long before microwaves, but now preparation is much easier.—Berdine See, Independence, Iowa

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

Low-Fat Eggnog

Low-Fat Eggnog

Low-Fat Eggnog

"Everyone can enjoy a traditional taste of the season with this smooth, creamy eggnog," relates field editor Paula Zsiray of Logan, Utah. "Our kids love it."

Cherry-Raspberry Jam

Cherry-Raspberry Jam

Cherry-Raspberry Jam

When sour cherries and red raspberries are in season, I always freeze some with this recipe in mind. I've been making jams and jellies for years, and friends and family agree this is the best I make.

Cherry Gelatin Flowers

Cherry Gelatin Flowers

Cherry Gelatin Flowers

Our Test Kitchen had fun creating these jolly gelatin jigglers—but not as much fun as your kids are likely to have helping to make them! Best of all, you can vary the cookie-cutout shapes (and gelatin flavors) to suit a year of seasonal holidays—from Halloween to Valentine’s Day.

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
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