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peppermint checkerboard cookies

peppermint checkerboard cookies on a surface

These peppermint checkerboard cookies are delightfully sweet, minty and fun to make and eat! Stack and layer two different colored doughs to form simple checkerboard shapes, roll in colored sugars, bake and enjoy. You can easily make the dough ahead of time, too!

almond joy biscotti

almond joy biscotti on a surface

If you, like me, sift through the candy pile to grab all the Almond Joys, you are going to LOVE this biscotti recipe! Almond Joy Biscotti features a toasted almond and coconut dough that’s baked into slices and dipped in dark chocolate and more shredded coconut for a treat that’s deliciously dunkable, easily shareable, make-ahead friendly and totally perfect for the holidays. If you’ve never made biscotti before, now’s your chance to dive right in.

cookies & cream blossom bars

cookies and cream blossom bars on a cooling rack

These cookies & cream blossom bars take a fun detour from the classic blossom cookie with a cookies & cream-flavored twist that’s baked in bar form. A dense and fudgy chocolate cookie bar is topped with a snowfall of sparkling sugar and Hershey’s Kisses Cookies ‘N’ Creme candies for a delightful dessert that’s easy and perfect for cookie exchanges or holiday parties (or for going directly in your mouth).

stained glass window cookies

stained glass window cookies on a plate

Ready to bake the prettiest cookies for Christmas? ME TOO. These Stained Glass Window Cookies are both stunning and simple: the perfect combination. A super-forgiving sugar cookie dough with a kiss of molasses is baked with centers of crushed candies and decorated with icing for a fun, festive and straightforward cookie recipe you’ll want to bake year after year.

chai gingerbread pancakes

stack of pancakes on a plate with a drizzle of maple syrup on top

Everyone plans for the big meal at Thanksgiving, but what about breakfast? Start your holiday off on the right foot with these chai gingerbread pancakes. Loaded with chai-inspired spices and molasses, these fluffy and flavorful flapjacks are a great option for the day’s first meal — or any time during the holiday season.

cranberry old fashioned

cranberry old fashioned in a glass

Take your favorite classic cocktail up a festive notch with this delish Cranberry Old Fashioned cocktail! A super-easy cranberry simple syrup makes this bourbon drink sweet, tart and perfect for the holidays.