15 Favorite Christmas Treats

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The holidays are full of memories for me. Baking is a huge part of that, and I love to pack my freezer full of different treats for family, friends AND Santa Claus. If you haven’t begun your holiday baking, start NOW! ?

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1. Best Ever Snickerdoodle Cookies

These are the BEST Ever Snickerdoodle Cookies. Start with a sugar cookie base, add cinnamon, and skip the icing. So soft and chewy, and perfect for the holidays!

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2. Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are a classic holiday recipe, super simple to make, and quite festive, if I do say so myself! Cookie Season is in full swing, so get your mixers out, and let’s bake!

Overhead shot of chocolate crinkle cookies on a cooling rack, on a gray background.

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3. Chocolate Monster Cookie Balls

Chocolate Monster Cookie Balls are a combination of my mom’s M&M Monster Cookies and my Power Balls. Peanut butter, mini chocolate chips, mini m&ms, oatmeal, and honey…rolled into a ball and covered with melted chocolate and a peanut butter drizzle.

Overhead shot of cookie balls that were just drizzled with peanut butter, a fork lying in the middle of them on a sheet pan.

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4. Cinnamon Sugar Candied Pecans

Cinnamon Sugar Candied Pecans are a staple in our house over the Holidays. A perfect salad topper, but an even better snack! Watch out – these are addicting!

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5. Dark Chocolate Peppermint Mocha Cookies

Take a simple chocolate cookie (with coffee in it!) and make it festive by dipping it in white chocolate and topping it with peppermint sprinkles. So easy and SO delicious!

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Mocha Cookies take a simple chocolate cookie and make it festive by dipping in white chocolate topped with peppermint sprinkles! | suebeehomemaker.com

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6. Easy Caramel Corn

Easy Caramel Popcorn is straight from Norma Jean’s Kitchen. My mom made this when we were kids on a lazy football-watching weekend. Baking it in the oven makes it nice and crunchy, and leaves the house smelling like heaven!

I love to pack my freezer full of Holiday Treats so I'm prepared for family and friends. These can all be prepared in advance and frozen! | suebeehomemaker.com

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7. Easy Cut Out Sugar Cookies

These cookies bring me waaaayyy back. Norma Jean made them when we were growing up, and I remember helping to decorate them with my siblings. Oh, the memories!

I love to pack my freezer full of Holiday Treats so I'm prepared for family and friends. These can all be prepared in advance and frozen! | suebeehomemaker.com

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8. Easy Homemade Toffee

Toffee is the ultimate holiday treat and reminds me of my mom, who used to make this every year. Only eight ingredients, a little finesse, and some patience – learned the hard way.

Easy Homemade Toffee is the ultimate holiday treat and reminds me of my mom, who made this every year. Only eight ingredients and patience necessary! | suebeehomemaker.com

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9. Easy Homemade Turtles

These Easy Homemade Turtles are an easy no-bake holiday treat, that are both sweet and salty. My mom made these for us at Christmas time, and they are bring back all the memories.

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10. M&M Monster Cookies

M&M Monster Cookies combine ALL of the good stuff – peanut butter, oatmeal, chocolate chips, and m&ms. No flour in these cookies, and you won’t even miss it!

M&M Monster Cookies are loaded with chocolate chips, M&Ms, peanut butter, and oatmeal. So tasty and simple to make. You can also change up the mix-ins! | suebeehomemaker.com

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11. No Bake Peanut Butter Balls

My simple No Bake Peanut Butter Balls are amazingly creamy in the inside, and slightly crunchy on the outside. A great holiday treat, but you can use different sprinkles for any other occasion too!

I love to pack my freezer full of Holiday Treats so I'm prepared for family and friends. These can all be prepared in advance and frozen! | suebeehomemaker.com

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12. No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars are the lazy way to make peanut butter cups. Just as tasty, but way easier, and perfect for the holidays. My guys gobbled these up!

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13. Soft and Chewy Gingersnap Cookies

Soft and Chewy Gingersnap Cookies are one of my favorite holiday cookies. The molasses provides a full, deep flavor that isn’t overly sweet, and makes these cookies perfect for a cozy pajama day on a chilly weekend. Bring on Christmas!

These soft and chewy gingersnap cookies have a full molasses flavor heightened with ginger, cloves, and cinnamon. Perfect cookies for the holidays!

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14. Vanilla Bean Shortbread Cookies

Vanilla Bean Shortbread Cookies are simple, buttery, and the perfect accompaniment to coffee or tea. Make the dough in advance, and then freeze for later! Great for the holidays too. 

Overhead view of shortbread cookies dipped in chocolate, on a white background with gray napkin.

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15. Mini Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Mini Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies are not only perfect for the holidays, but for anytime of year. Oatmeal and cranberries are a truly great combination!

Overhead shot of Mini Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies on a wire cooling rack, with a gray and white napkin.

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