70 Holiday Baking Recipes: cookies, bars, cake, candy, and more!

These are a few of my favorite things…

You’ll have to excuse me, but that song is stuck on repeat in my head. Last night Shane and I watched the live Sound of Music show that aired this past week. Believe it or not, I’ve never seen the movie or the Broadway musical so this was my first introduction to The Sound of Music! I didn’t expect to like it nearly as much as I did, and I suspect we’ll be following up with the movie before the holiday season is over :)

Anyway, now that December and the holiday baking season are well underway, I figured I’d collect all of my go-to seasonal recipes from the archives in one place for you. Below are 70 of my favorite cookies, bars, cakes, candies, homemade gift ideas, and even breakfast recipes! I’m still struggling to figure out which treats I’ll be making for friends and family this year, but I know several from this collection will definitely make the cut.

Stay tuned this week because in addition to more holiday goodies, I have some great giveaways coming your way! :)

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies with Lemon Cream Cheese Filling

Cookies and Bars
Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Double Ginger Crackles
Thomas Keller’s Oreos
Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies
Almond-Cranberry Quinoa Cookies
Cranberry Bliss Bars
Chewy Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies
Peppermint Bark Pudding Cookies
Candy Cane Macarons
Soft Gingerbread Biscotti
Pecan Crescents
Candy Cane Sugar Cookies
Cinnamon Sugar Biscotti
Black and White Cheesecake Bars
Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies
Homemade Thin Mints
Best Shortbread
Brown Butter Snickerdoodles
Salty Chocolate Caramel Butter Cookies
Chocolate Truffle Cookies
Mint Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies
Chocolate Butter Cookies
White Chocolate and Lemon Biscotti
Chocolate-Peppermint Sandwich Cookies
Soft and Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies
Chocolate Turtle Cookies
Eggnog Cheesecake Bars
Glittering Lemon Sandwich Cookies
Peanut Butter Cup Biscotti
Candy Cane Biscotti
Gingerbread Whoopie Pies with Lemon Cream Cheese Filling
Brown Butter Cranberry Streusel Shortbread Bars
Eggnog Lattice Sugar Cookies
Black and White Cookies
Gingerbread Maple Moon Pies
Salted Caramel Chocolate Shortbread Bars
Gooey Caramel-Filled Chocolate Cookies
White Chocolate Gingerbread Blondies
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Candy Cane Cake

Cake and Bread
Easy Glazed Chocolate Cake
Cranberry Bread
Espresso Gingerbread Cake
Cranberry Shortbread Cake
Chocolate Candy Cane Cake
Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes
White Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cheesecake

Gingerbread Ice Cream

Ice Cream/Sorbet
Maple Gingerbread Cookie Dough Ice Cream
Creamy Dark Chocolate Peppermint Sorbet
Gingerbread Ice Cream
Cranberry Sorbet

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Candy and Homemade Gift Ideas
Creamy Chocolate Fudge
Fleur de Sel Honey Cream Caramels
Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows
Homemade Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa Mix
Homemade Kettle Corn
No-Bake Peanut Butter Squares
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge
Chocolate Lover’s Granola
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
Sparkling Sugared Cranberries
Hot Chocolate on a Stick
Caramel Corn
Homemade Peppermint Patties

Cinnamon-Eggnog Scones

Breakfast
Gingerbread Pancakes
Cinnamon-Eggnog Scones
Cinnamon Honey Scones
Gingerbread Scones with Maple Glaze
Cinnamon-Sugar Gingerbread Doughnuts
Cranberry Orange Scones
Cinnamon Swirl Cream Biscuits

Happy Baking!!