Holiday Baking Round-Up

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I bake a lot throughout the months of October, November, and December. But between the parties, the gifts, and my own addiction to sugar, it usually doesn’t last through Christmas. So if you’re like me, you need to do some last-minute baking. Over the next three days I will probably cook 2-3 dozen cookies and 2 batches of candy. Perhaps I’m a little crazy?!

Well, Christmas is now just a couple of days away and I’ve got you covered with my 5 favorite recipes for the holidays. I’ve got something for everyone. From chocolate, to traditional, to light and flaky, Lawyer in the Kitchen does holiday baking right!

1. Peppermint Bark

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Peppermint bark is a Christmas classic. Its great as a gift or on a beautiful tray for guests to nip at. I like to present mine in a beautiful, classically decorated, cookie tin! When I’m baking several batches as a small fit, I will use cellophane bags with pretty ribbon.

Get the recipe here.

2. Nut Snowballs

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Nut snowballs provide a crunchy, buttery reprieve from chocolate. And these are really quick to make.

Get the recipe here.

3. Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

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This is my newest recipe is it is so timely for Christmas. The flecks of red and creamy white are spectacularly elegant. And the cookie itself is buttery with a bite from the cranberries.

Get the recipe here.

4. Flaky Raspberry Roll-Ups

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These are my all-time favorite holiday cookie. They are very similar to Rugelach, a traditional Jewish pastry, which is filled with tons of delicious ingredients.

This cookie isn’t filled with all of the same ingredients, but the light, flaky dough is a great alternative to the heavy baked goods we usually eat around this time of year.

Get the recipe here.

5. Decorated Sugar or Gingerbread Cookies

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Decorated cookies are another Christmas classic. I personally love gingerbread cookies, but not everyone (especially kids!) enjoy the spicy flavor. Regardless of which cookie you choose, this easy-as-pie icing recipe will bring your decor to the next level. It basically acts as a glaze, and coats the cookie beautifully. Simply trace the outline first and let it dry for a few minutes (in the meantime, outline all the cookies). Then flood the center and cover with sprinkles, etc.!

Get the recipe here.

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And that is your holiday baking round-off! Be sure to check back in and let me which of these treats was your favorite. Wishing you a peaceful, joyous, and safe Christmas, and Happy New Year!

Hungry for more great recipes? Explore more Lawyer in the Kitchen!

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