Working on your Christmas cookie tray? Here are 20 scrumptious little bite sweet treat ideas for you. They're sure to be the hit of Christmas day!
We've always had a cookie tray on Christmas day at my mother-in-law's house, and it's been my job to keep it fully stocked. What about your family? Are you working on planning your family's cookie tray? If you are, then I've got 20 ideas for you right here! These little bite sweet treats are sure to be the hit of Christmas day.
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My Mom has made these tasty little rum balls forEVER for Christmas. I honestly and truly can't remember a Christmas when we didn't have these. Naturally, I have continued the tradition, ... so we now end up with multiple batches throughout the holidays at both houses. But that's no problem for us! I've kicked them up a notch by using spiced rum and by ... well ... adding some extra splashes. Mmmmmm, they're good like that. But you might not want to light a match around them. I'm just sayin'.
2. Turtle Cookies
Or, insanely delicious Turtle Cookies, as they're titled in their post. These are by far the readers' choice for the most popular cookie on The Kitchen is My Playground - and might I just say ... you all have fabulous taste.
3. Christmas White Chocolate-Dipped Pretzel Rods
Chocolate-dipped pretzels are always a hit. And with no baking involved, you can whip these beauties up pretty quickly. Use any type of Christmas-colored sprinkles you have on hand for embellishment. Dip ... sprinkle ... dip ... sprinkle ... it's as easy as that!
4. 7 Layer Cookies
These 7 Layer Cookies are a Christmas tradition from Mark's family. Since marrying Mark, I've heard many stories about his Mom having to make more batches of these like the day or two before Christmas ... because somehow they had all disappeared before the big day.
These festive little sprinkle-adorned beauties are just plain fun to make ... and to eat!
The tradition of making these Candy Cane Cookies started way back when I was a kid. Mom and I made this batch a couple of weeks back when we got together. Making them with Mom was a fun trip down memory lane!
7. Mocha Swirl Cookies
I made these beautiful swirls last Christmas to include in the sweet treat boxes I give my co-workers as a gift. Were they a hit? Oh, yes!
With their white chocolate-drizzled maraschino cherries perched prettily on top, these adorable little Cherry Almond Cookies are one tasty treat!
Rich and fudgy Christmas Chocolate Layer Bars are adorned with festive red and green for the holidays! Whip up a batch for your cookie tray, and watch them disappear.
Love magic cookies? Then you'll go crazy for this Christmas version of the classic! That's right, it's Gingerbread Magic Cookies, complete with a gingerbread crust, cinnamon chips, and white chocolate. It's just as good as the original ... hmmmm, perhaps even better!
Eggless chocolate chip cookie dough ... dipped in chocolate ... because sometimes you really just want the unbaked dough. Am I right?
Another one of my favorite Christmas traditions. I like mine 'naked' ... but add frosting and decorations, if you'd like!
13. Toffee Bars
Oh, these are soooooooo good! A brown sugar cookie crust topped with chocolate, toffee bits, and pecans makes for some very rich-and-delicious Toffee Bars.
Love pound cake? Well, enjoy the tender texture & flavor of cream cheese pound cake in bite-sized form with these tasty little Pound Cake Cookies.
Inspired by the flavors of classic chocolate covered cherries, these Cherry Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies are perfect for the holiday season. Or for Valentine's Day. Or ... for ANY day. While they may not have the oozy, gooey center of chocolate covered cherries, they sure do have that fabulous flavor combination of cherry and chocolate together!
These little bite-sized beauties pack a huge orange punch!
With their ultra-fluffiness and intensely-delicious vanilla flavor, Homemade Marshmallows are one confection I highly recommend for your cooking bucket list. They are completely-and-totally worth the homemade time and effort! ... and a perfect extra-special addition to your Christmas cookie tray.
Loaded with pecans and chocolate chips, then slathered with cracker candy's signature boiled butter-sugar mixture, these Graham Cracker Pralines are a quick and easy totally delicious, totally addictive cracker candy treat.
Know someone on the naughty list? Make them a batch of these no-bake lumps of coal. Oreo Cocoa Krispie Treats coal is such a deliciously fun way to tell folks they'd better shape up!
Happy holiday baking from my kitchen to yours! Enjoy!
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