Easy Christmas Baking Ideas for Family and Friends

I know Christmas is in a few short days, but you’ve still got time to bake for your family and friends! Let me pass on some of my favorite easy Christmas baking ideas that will wow everyone this Holiday Season! Happy Baking and Merry Christmas!!

Brownie covered Oreos stacked on a white plate with a red ribbon.

Brownie Covered Oreos

I Love, Love, Love this festive recipe I did last year. They make the perfect gift wrapped in clear bags with a bow. Simple and EVERYONE loves them.

Candy cane brownie bites cut in half to reveal a Candy Cane Kiss on the inside.

Festive Candy Cane Centered Brownie Bites

Who doesn’t love a surprise center when you bite into a sweet treat? These minty brownie bites will have your friends raving!

Butter cakes in jars arranged on a tray, labeled with gift tags.

Cinna Bun Butter Cakes in a Jar

How fun are these little cakes in a jar? Not only do you get to eat a delicious cake, but you get an adorable jar to use for later. A double gift 🙂  I found these mini jars at Michaels. Simple and perfect for gift giving.

Hershey's Kiss Pies stacked on a red and white plate.

Kiss Pies

These little Kiss Pies are almost too perfect. Only 2 main ingredients! Who wouldn’t want a Kiss Pie dropped off at their door this Holiday Season? xoxo

Chocolate cupcakes with a crumb topping on a plate.

Chocolate Crumb Topped Cupcakes

This simple jazzed up cake mix cupcake is so gorgeous and tastes completely homemade with the crispy crumb topping. Grab your cutest cupcake liners and get baking!

Three peanut butter cup rice krispie treats stacked on top of one another.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Layered Rice Krispie Treat

For all of your chocolate peanut butter fans, this is the perfect goodie for their plate. Thick chunks of Reeses Peanut Butter Cups atop traditional rice krispie treats make for one heck of a dessert!

Close up of a cinnamon roll sugar cookie.

Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies

If you are looking for that perfect cookie to bake for gifts, this one is it. I am not kidding when I say it is one of my favorite recipes to date on Picky Palate. It has been a reader favorite for almost 2 years now and does NOT disappoint 🙂

A hot chocolate cupcake perched on top of a white mug with a red and white striped straw.

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Mint Kissed Centers

Another really great recipe that looks perfect wrapped in celophane or clear little bags and a bow. You can pick up some tiny mugs at the dollar store.

Three cookies and cream bars stacked on a white cake stand with a red ribbon.

No-Bake Chewy Cookies and Cream Bars

The ultimate krispie bar treat packed with crushed Oreo Cookies and marshmallow. There are no words to describe how delicious these are!

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21 Responses
  1. Linda

    You have some great recipes on your site……Recently I was in a Panera Bread and saw they were selling a Red Velvet Chocolate Crinkle cookie. It looked like a great Christmas cookie. I can find recipes for Red Velvet cookies and the chocolate crinkle cookies….but not a mixture of the two. Would you be able to create such a recipe?

  2. Carrie

    Can’t wait to try some of these amazing looking treats. Christmas next year will certainly be sweet

  3. vanillasugarblog

    merry christmas Jenny!
    i just printed out the pb topped rice krispie treats.
    you are dangerously creative!

  4. Alex

    You are not kidding when you say the cinnamon roll cookies are a hit! I made them for a second time this week, with a simple sugar cookie dough and my family went nuts for them! Its just that great of a combination! Love your recipes! Happy Holidays!

  5. Marina {YummyMummyKitchen.com}

    All amazing. Added this to my round-up of favorite Christmas recipes. Thanks!

  6. Cassie

    This is a great roundup, Jenny. I love those cinnamon roll cookies…need to try those soon!

    1. Jenny

      Thanks Kathleen! Merry Christmas to you ๐Ÿ™‚ ……I will definitely keep on blogging ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Chris @ TheKeenanCookBook

    Too much deliciousness for my monitor to handle! I tried to decide which one is my favorite to say “I’d try this one first” but about 3 pictures in I gave up. They all look great! Happy Holidays to you and your family ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Fred @ Savorique

    You’ve just broke the world’s record of total calories per blog post ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. Jessica @ sisterswithaprons

    Will most definitely be making those oreo squares- and promptly eating the whole tray. Delish!!!

  10. JJ

    Stop! I can’t take this anymore!! Just took a plate out to the mail lady;). Better get one ready for the UPS man!

  11. The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh

    Oh man, I really shouldn’t know those cinnamon roll sugar cookies exist.

  12. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

    Thanks for the awesome recap of treats and I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas together, Jenny!!

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