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Easy Holiday Recipes

Along with holiday favorite gingerbread and peppermint-flavored desserts, I’ve also included both sweet and savory recipes here that would be great options for holiday gatherings or parties because they’re easy to transport and can be served without needing to be kept refrigerated or frozen. And I’ve thrown in a few cookie recipes, because some of my own favorite food-related holiday traditions center around Christmas cookies.

*For more cookie recipes, see the following: 21 Easy Holiday Cookie Recipes

Snowball cookies that literally MELT in your mouth.

Snowball Cookies – 60 calories each

I know this recipe was also in my holiday cookie round up, but I had to include it again here, because it’s been my most popular recipe for December by a landslide!
Oreo Brownie Bars

Potluck Oreo Bars – from the Hello Breakfast ebook


The Best Soft Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

Hello, deliciously awesome Christmas morning breakfast idea!
Raw Coconut Balls

Coconut Balls (Raw, Keto, Vegan)

I had no idea these were a holiday recipe, but they’re being shared like crazy this month on social media… so I guess they are???
The Ultimate Vegan Gingerbread Recipe

Vegan Gingerbread


Cauliflower Mac And Cheese Thanksgiving

Cauliflower Mac And Cheese


Easy Mushroom Gravy Recipe

Mushroom Gravy


cranberry orange bread recipe

Cranberry Orange Bread


The Ultimate Vegan Lemon Loaf Cake

Vegan Lemon Bread


crock pot pecans recipe

Cinnamon Pecans – In The Crock Pot


sweet potato brownies

Sweet Potato Brownies


The Best Vegan Hot Chocolate

Vegan Hot Chocolate


Gingerbread Banana Bread

Gingerbread Banana Bread


Low Carb Keto Cheesecake Recipe

Keto Cheesecake Recipe


Low Carb Keto Chocolate Coconut Fudge Bars Recipe

Chocolate Coconut Fudge Bars


How To Make Vegan Brownies

Vegan Brownies

 (As seen on the CNN homepage)


apple pie healthy

Healthy Apple Pie


healthy pecan pie

Vegan Pecan Pie


Vegan Cheesecake Recipe
Vegan Cheesecake Recipe


fb potatoes

How To Cook Sweet PotatoesThe Better Way


how to cook spaghetti squash
How To Cook Spaghetti Squash


Sweet Potato Salad, a great recipe for parties and can be served hot or cold

Sweet Potato Salad


The Best Homemade Vegan Cornbread

Vegan Cornbread


Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Butternut Squash Soup


Vegan Macaroni

Vegan Mac And Cheese

When I was growing up and my family ate lobster on Christmas Eve, I always had mac and cheese instead. So this is totally a Christmas recipe to me!

What recipes have you been making this month?

If you’ve tried a new recipe you’d love to share–either from someone else’s blog or your own–please feel free to share in the comments, to inspire other readers!

Published on December 22, 2019

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  1. Lucie says

    Thanks for this awesome roundup! I love your site and keep a pretty close eye on it but somehow I managed to miss the Chocolate Lace Cookies and Coconut Melties! On my must make list now 🙂 Lucie

  2. Alisa says

    Bummed! I was so excited to try the buckeyes for xmas but the recipe is only in the cookbook which doesn’t come out until January! Guess I’ll have them for the holidays next year. LOL

  3. Jordan @ The Balanced Blonde says

    Ummm I’m totally making your Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Buckeye Balls & chocolate chip cookies in a jar. My nieces will go gaga. Should have seen this sooner & I would have done the cookies as a fun DIY gift like I alwaaaays tell myself I’m going to every year. One day I will!! Xoxox merry almost Christmas, my beauty!

  4. Emma says

    Just got home from an epic dinner, however… that Healthy Gingerbread cake is calling my name! Oh if only I weren’t too exhausted to make it…

    Thanks for the summary, Katie! =)

    • Jason Sanford says

      Hi, it’s in the bonus pack, and you absolutely should have it! Sometimes it’s been getting caught in a spam filter (or some readers got the book before the bonus pack was offered). I am sending it to you manually right now, so please let me know if you don’t see it within the next few minutes.
      Jason (media relations)

  5. Nika says

    I also have the Hello breakfast book without the recipe for Oreo bars. 🙁
    I already made the cinnamon nuts and black bean brownies with an gingerbread twist 🙂
    Also I adapted the Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
    to make cut out cookies with only maple syrup (which was impossible to find on the whole internet 🙂 and as always Katie’s recipe saved the day! :D) by substituting more flour for the oatmeal in the recipe and omitting coconut flakes and walnuts.

  6. Paul Mc Cartney says

    Thanks for the info.My kids will love these chocolate dishes & your Blog is wonderfully done. More power to you.
    Keep active, stat fit and have fun.

    Cheers & a Lead a Happy Life ..:)

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