5 Fun Christmas recipes

 

Christmas time is a great time to jump in the kitchen and try out something new. 

Don't worry if cooking really isn't your thing here are a few recipe ideas for Christmas that'll add a bit of Festive cheer to any Christmas Day and they're really easy to make! 

 1. Christmas Tree Brownies

Ingredients:

  • 1 box Brownie Mix
  • 1 tub white vanilla icing
  • green food colouring
  • small round sprinkles
  • small star sprinkles
  • candy canes

This recipe serves 12.

FIND THE RECIPE & INSTRUCTIONS HERE.

2. Peppermint Patties

Ingredients:

  • 7 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin or refined coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon food-grade peppermint essential oil or 1 teaspoon peppermint extract (see note)
  • 1 1/2 pounds bittersweet or semisweet baking chocolate, chopped
  • Crushed peppermint candies for sprinkling, optional

This recipe makes 50 Peppermint Patties.

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3.  CHRISTMAS COOKIE DIP

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 cup Greek vanilla yoghurt
  • 3 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 3 tbsp. butter softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4-3/4 cup powdered sugar plus more to taste
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 1/3 cup red and green sprinkles
  • gingerbread men cookies vanilla wafers, fruit, etc. for dipping

This recipe makes 2 cups of dip and takes 5 minutes to make! 

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4. GINGERBREAD BARS WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

Ingredients for Bars:

  • 2 cups + 2 Tbsp (300g) all-purpose flour (scoop and level to measure)
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup (169g) unsalted butter, diced into 1 Tbsp pieces, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 cup (220g) packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) unsulphured molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Frosting
1/2 cup butter, nearly at room temperature (I like to use 1/4 c salted butter 1/4 c unsalted)
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, nearly at room temperature
2 1/2 cups (325g) powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

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5.  CHRISTMAS TREE WAFFLES

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups waffle mix
  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 15 drops McCormick® Green Food Color
  • Confectioners' sugar
  • Mini candy-coated chocolate pieces, such as M&M's® Minis

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