We love baking for the holiday’s but rarely talk about baking on this blog. This year we decided to do something different by sharing some of our favorite Holiday treats with you. With Christmas vacation right around the corner, it’s time to make your last grocery run before the kids invade. By stocking the house with a few of these drinks and treats the whole family will be happy through the new year. Do you still need a last minute gift? Grab tickets to one of our Walking Food Tours! There’s really no better gift than food.
For Your Vegan Relatives
We all have that one relative, maybe it’s you, that can never eat anything over the holidays. All the best food during the winter months is full of milk, eggs, or meat. Not these cookies! These Vegan Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies will have even the most carnivorous family member going back for seconds. With only 20 minutes of prep and 10 minutes in the oven, these sweet treats are equally tasty and easy to make.
The Christmas Morning Cocktail
There’s nothing wrong with a little Christmas morning cocktail after the busy Holiday months. This refreshingly light Christmas Sangria will keep you jolly all Christmas Day. To prepare, just grab a Pinot Grigio or Chardonnay of your choice, sparkling apple cider, cranberries, rosemary and a dash of sugar. Want to make a kid-friendly version as well? Just sub sparkling apple cider for the white wine and you’ll have a delicious kid-friendly cocktail in no time.
No-Fuss Christmas Eve Sweets
This is by far the easiest Christmas treat we’ve found and sure to be a favorite for any chocolate lovers. With only four ingredients this is a great dessert to make with your kids or on the fly. All you’ll need for this Peppermint Bark is dark chocolate, white chocolate, vegetable oil and crushed candy canes. After just an hour and a half, this dessert is ready to go and Ms. Claus approved.
Oh The Weather Outside is Frightful
This week many of us will be migrating from sunny Southern California to the colder parts of the country. When you’re hiding from the cold, this Hot Spiced Apple Cider will warm you right up. To make the drink you will need apple cider, an apple, orange, a few cinnamon sticks and some ginger. With absolutely no alcohol in the recipe, this cider is perfect for the whole family on those arctic afternoons.
This recipe is not for the faint of heart, so novice bakers beware. If you feel up to the task this beautiful Gingerbread Cheesecake will be sure to impress everyone at the Holiday party. This dessert is made with gingerbread crust, gingerbread cheesecake filling and topped with gingerbread men. That’s a whole lot of gingerbread!
Drinks for The Holiday Party
You either love eggnog or you hate it. We happen to love it so when we came across this recipe we couldn’t resist. Because eggnog is so heavy it’s typically only served in these colder winter months. Grab a blanket, a seat by the fire and a glass of this recipe!
Cookies for Santa Claus
These Gluten Free Cut-Out Sugar Cookies are the perfect treat for any gluten intolerant relatives or kids who love to bake. Instead of traditional wheat flour, this recipe calls for rice flour, making it perfect for anyone with a gluten intolerance. The whole family can help with these cookies by rolling out the doe and decorating. This recipe has a total cook time of an hour and twenty minutes, but if you’ve ever made sugar cookies you know this will probably turn into an entire afternoon
Happy Holiday’s foodies! We’ll see you next year with even more dishes to chew on.