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cheesecake-stuffed red velvet crinkle cookies

red velvet cookies on a surface covered with powdered sugar

What’s red and white and stuffed with yummy cheesecake? These red velvet crinkle cookies, obviously! Soft and chewy chocolate cookies are filled with a creamy, cheesecake-like center for a holiday cookie that will blow you away with its deliciousness. This recipe makes 12 very large cookies, but prepare yourself to make a double-batch.

chai-spiced crescent cookies

a plate of chai-spiced crescent cookies

Christmas cookie-baking season continues with these chai-spiced crescent cookies! These moon-shaped, shortbread-like treats are made with classic chai spices — including cardamom, ginger and cinnamon — along with pecans and a generous dusting of powdered sugar to make them ultra-festive. They’re perfectly poppable when paired with a mug of hot tea, coffee or cocoa, and they come together in less than an hour — meaning you can bake them on repeat anytime you’re in need of cookies.

peanut butter brownie swirl cookies

peanut butter brownie swirl cookie on parchment

This Christmas, go big on the cookies — literally. These peanut butter brownie swirl cookies are oversized and totally delicious, thanks to three different kinds of cookie dough. Each swirl features peanut butter and sugar cookies plus a brownie layer that is absolutely extra yet very necessary. Bake up a batch to instantly get yourself into the holiday spirit!

holiday negroni

two holiday negronis in glasses on a surface

What is a holiday, really, without a fancy beverage in hand? This Thanksgiving, treat yourself to the Holiday Negroni, aka a sparkling Negroni-inspired cocktail made with amber rum and sparkling wine. It comes together in just five minutes and is so yummy, it might disappear just as fast. Cheers!

black-bottom sweet potato pudding pie

slice of pie on a plate

Thanksgiving might look a little different for everyone this year, but that doesn’t mean pie is uninvited to the dessert table. Put this black-bottom sweet potato pudding pie at the top of the list; with a sweet graham cracker crust, layers of homemade chocolate pudding and sweet potato pudding and a fluffy whipped topping, you’ll want to make room for slice after slice of this decadent dessert.

my favorite thanksgiving recipes

a slice of cranberry crumble pie with ice cream on top

Still lurking around the interwebs for Thanksgiving menu inspiration? Scroll through this post for plenty of easy, delicious and family-friendly Thanksgiving recipes from the apps to the sweets and everything in-between. These are some of my absolute favorite, most-treasured, tried-and-true Thanksgiving recipes we make for my family every year.