The holidays are the perfect time to test out new recipes, and remember why old family favorites have been passed down again and again! Our Favorite Holiday Baking Recipes have to have chocolate, but we're also up for gingerbread, peppermint, and even mocha.
Our Favorite Holiday Baking Recipes
Here are some of our favorite holiday baking recipes that are perfect for gift-giving this holiday season.
Chocolate and Peppermint Cookies from Juggling Act Mama: The combination of chocolate and peppermint is perfect for the holidays. They start with a scrumptious pudding cookie recipe that's a cinch to make!
Christmas Snickerdoodles from Juggling Act Mama: If you love crispy edges and chewy, tender centers in your cookies, then these are for you. They are sprinkled with cinnamon and topped with your favorite icing and sprinkles. This is the best Christmas cookie recipe you'll try.
Chocolate Dipped Ritz Cracker Cookies from Juggling Act Mama: These are sweet, salty, and delicious. They start with Ritz crackers and get coated in layers of chocolate and peppermint candy. There's nothing easier or better.
Cake Pops and Truffles
Santa Hat Cake Pops from Juggling Act Mama: These begin with your favorite box cake mix (even gluten free!) and get an adorable glow up with chocolate and fondant. Your guests will love these.
Oreo Truffle Balls from Juggling Act Mama: These might be the best two-bite dessert you'll ever eat. And they're no bake! All the flavor of your favorite cookie in a chocolatey package.
Homemade Brownie Truffles from Juggling Act Mama: These decadent treats start with a boxed brownie mix, and can be decorated to make gifts for just about any holiday. Here, we've topped the chocolate coating with red, green, and white sprinkles.
Mocha Truffles from Juggling Act Mama: These truffles are full of mocha flavor and oh-so-chocolatey. You're going to want to make a big batch of these and freeze them to have all season long.
Tri-Color Christmas Cake Pops from Juggling Act Mama: These cake pops are show-stoppers. They look so fancy, but are actually really easy to make, and will impress guests and hostesses alike. The best part? They start with cake mix!
Brownies & Bars
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars from Juggling Act Mama: These bars are edible cookie dough topped with rich chocolate ganache and loaded with chocolate chips. They are the the no-bake dessert of your dreams.
Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting from Juggling Act Mama: Homemade fudgy brownies topped with delicious, homemade cream cheese frosting, sprinkles, and candies. These are the best brownies for the bake sale or Christmas party.
Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies from Juggling Act Mama: These pack in the flavor of three different desserts into one dreamy, sweet treat. What could be better than chocolate with a swirl of cheesecake?
Magic Bars Recipe with Shortbread from Juggling Act Mama: These bars are loaded with delicious ingredients like pecans, coconut, and toffee chips along with two kinds of chocolate. If you love Twix bars, these are for you.
Gingerbread Cookie Dough Bark from Juggling Act Mama: If you love gingerbread, and eating cookie dough, you have to give this bark recipe a try. This is layers of eggless cookie dough sandwiched between gingerbread flavored candy, and topped with fun sprinkles. It's almost too good to be true.
Chocolate Christmas Bark from Juggling Act Mama: This milk chocolate bark is super easy to make and only requires three ingredients. You'll want to make a double batch because you won't be able to resist this delicious snack.
White Chocolate Bark from Juggling Act Mama: This White Chocolate Bark recipe is great for gifting and easy enough for kids to help with. It also makes a big batch.
More Holiday Treats
Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites from Juggling Act Mama: These delicious little bites are the best snack for parties and game-day and they are a cinch to make. Peanut butter, cream cheese, pretzels, and chocolate - a little sweet, a little salty. You will love them.
Old Fashioned Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge from Juggling Act Mama: Homemade fudge like Grammy used to make. This is a rich, decadent family recipe that is always on our Christmas dessert table. It's the ultimate fudge recipe.
Pomegranate Cupcakes from Juggling Act Mama: If you love red velvet cake, you have to give these a try. They are decadent and topped with a rich cream cheese frosting and pomegranate arils. These are perfect for Valentine's Day or holiday parties.
Caramel Hot Cocoa Bomb Recipe from Juggling Act Mama: Hot cocoa bombs are so trendy and these are so delicious. You'll love the mix of salty and sweet in this treat. Just add warm milk!
Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board from Juggling Act Mama: Who needs a gingerbread house when you can have a charcuterie board? This festive (and delicious!) spread has everything you need to make hot chocolate, and cookies and treats to serve along with it.