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Ultimate Holiday Recipe Round-Up


Are you feeling the holiday spirit yet? If not, let me help you get into the mood. Turn on some Christmas music and hop into the kitchen and whip up some of these amazing holiday recipes! I’ve rounded up some of the best holiday recipes to make this holiday season the best one yet. We’ve got everything from Christmas Cheeseballs to Holiday Drinks and all kinds of sweet treats. Just click on any of the photos below to get the recipe!

Ultimate Holiday Recipes from The Country Cook. Including appetizers, desserts, and fun and festive drinks
Easy Holiday Blondie Bars

Holiday Blondies (+Video)

Easy Holiday Blondie Bars really are so simple and yummy! Made with boxed cake mix and eggnog or milk and topped with festive sprinkles!

Close up square image of finished Holiday Jell-O shots on Christmas tree linen, garnished.

Holiday Jell-O Shots

These Holiday Jell-O shots are an easy, festive and fun alternative to a drink recipe. Colorful, flavorful and perfect for your adult holiday gatherings!

Candy Cake Peppermint Fudge

Candy Cane Fudge

This Easy Candy Cane Peppermint Fudge recipe is so simple to make and comes out so creamy and delicious! A wonderful holiday treat!

Square image of finished garnished Candy Cane Jell-O Shots on red and white linen.

Candy Cane Jell-O Shots

These Candy Cane Jell-O Shots are festive, fun and easy to serve. The perfect tasty holiday twist for this adult only treat!

White Chocolate Peppermint Pie recipe

White Chocolate Peppermint Pie

This recipe for White Chocolate Peppermint Pie starts with an Oreo cookie crust and is filled with a creamy, peppermint cheesecake filling!

Peppermint Bark

Peppermint Bark

This holiday Peppermint Bark is a classic Christmas favorite! Layers of milk chocolate, vanilla almond bark and crushed peppermints!

Grandma's Soft Sugar Cookies

Grandma’s Soft Sugar Cookies

Grandma's Soft Sugar Cookies are super soft, light and fluffy. They are perfect with just a little sugar on top or with some icing.

Easy Homemade Peanut Brittle recipe

Easy Homemade Peanut Brittle (+Video)

This recipe for Easy Homemade Peanut Brittle is a delicious, crisp, buttery candy filled with peanuts that is perfect for gift giving!

Close up square image of Sweet Holiday Chex Mix being held up with wooden spoon.

Sweet Holiday Chex Mix

This Sweet Holiday Chex Mix combines three types of Chex cereal with pecans and coated it in a sweet glaze! It creates an irresistible treat that everyone loves!

Square image close up of Reindeer Chow in gift box tin.

Reindeer Chow

This Reindeer Chow (a seasonal version of Puppy Chow) is fun and festive and loaded with sweet and salty flavors! It is the perfect snack for your next holiday get together!

Close up overhead square photo of Reindeer Cookie Bars on white round platter.

Reindeer Cookie Bars

An easy holiday dessert, these Reindeer Cookie Bars are a fun and tasty treat that requires only 5 ingredients and 30 minutes to make!

Rudolph Reindeer Christmas Cookies.

Rudolph Reindeer Cookies (+Video)

These Reindeer Cookies are always a big hit and are the perfect cookies for Santa or for all your little elves! Easy and delicious!

Close up square image of finished Rudolph Cheeseball on platter with crackers.

Rudolph Cheeseball

Tasty, easy and fun, this Rudolph Cheeseball recipe uses minimal ingredients and is the perfect appetizer for all your holiday festivities!

Mix-It-Up Christmas Candy Bark

Mix-It-Up Christmas Candy Bark

Mix-It-Up Christmas Candy Bark uses Oreo Cookies, M&M's, pretzels, vanilla and chocolate almond bark to make a sweet and salty holiday treat!

holiday veggie trays

Christmas Tree Shaped Veggie Tray

This Christmas Tree Veggie Tray is perfectly festive for holiday gatherings. An easy and fun way to dress up a vegetable platter!

Christmas Tree-Shaped Cheese Ball

Christmas Tree Cheeseball (+Video)

This Christmas Tree-Shaped Cheese Ball is the hit of every holiday party. It looks pretty, it’s simple to make and it tastes amazing too!

Holiday Sugar Cookie Bars topped with Cream Cheese Frosting

Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars (+Video)

These homemade Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars are not only festive but are delicious! A sugar cookie base topped with a creamy, fluffy frosting!

Christmas Holiday Party Punch recipe

Christmas Grinch Punch (+Video)

This Grinch Christmas Punch recipe is a fun twist on a classic punch. No one can be mean or grumpy while drinking this delicious concotion!

Christmas Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Christmas Cut-Out Sugar Cookies (+Video)

This Christmas Cut-Out Sugar Cookies recipe is foolproof! They hold their shape after baking and they also taste amazing! Top with icing!

Adorable and Easy Meringue Christmas Trees recipe

Meringue Christmas Trees

These Easy Meringue Christmas Trees are so simple to make, taste delicious and are absolutely adorable! Kids and adults love these meringue treats!

Elf Bait Christmas Snack Mix recipe

Elf Bait Christmas Snack Mix

This Elf Bait Christmas Mix recipe is such a fun holiday treat! Grab your favorite cereal, some chocolate and some sprinkles. No baking!

Rice Krispies Christmas Wreaths recipe

Rice Krispies Christmas Wreaths

Rice Krispies Christmas Wreaths are a delicious holiday tradition. This recipe is easy to make and they turn out so festive and impressive!

Square image close up of Christmas Yule Log Cake showing inside swirl.

Christmas Yule Log Cake

A classic holiday dessert, this Christmas Yule Log Cake (also called Buche de Noel) is a show-stopping chocolate cake, with a cream filling and topped with chocolate ganache.

Square image of Christmas Tree Linzer cookies on black platter.

Christmas Tree Linzer Cookies

These Christmas Tree Linzer Cookies are beautiful cookies that are filled with jam and are the perfect addition to your holiday cookie tray!

Close up of Mini Shortbread Christmas Cookies on platter.

Mini Christmas Shortbread Cookies

These Mini Christmas Shortbread Cookies are sprinkled to perfection, cut into tiny bite sized squares then baked. They will be the talk of the party or a fun gift to box up for friends or neighbors!

Square image of three Christmas Tree Hand pie on white plate.

Christmas Tree Hand Pies

An easy holiday treat, these Christmas Tree Hand Pies use minimal ingredients, have a delicious pie filling, and are fun for everyone!

Christmas Crack or Cracker Toffee recipe from The Country Cook.

Christmas Crack (Cracker Toffee) +Video

Christmas Crack is an easy, buttery, cracker toffee treat. Saltine crackers, butter, brown sugar and chocolate chips are all you need! Everyone loves this one!

Close up square image of stacked Christmas Cake Batter Fudge.

Christmas Cake Batter Fudge

This Christmas Cake Batter Fudge is an easy, tasty and colorful holiday dessert recipe that tastes like red velvet cake! No cooking required!

Close up square image of two Ritz Cracker Christmas Ornament Cookies.

Ritz Cracker Christmas Ornament Cookies

These Ritz Cracker Christmas Ornament Cookies are a quick and easy holiday sweet treat that are perfect for your holiday cookie trays!

Close up overhead photo of one of the finished Christmas Tree Pop Tarts with icing and sprinkles.

Christmas Tree Pop Tarts

A fun holiday breakfast or dessert, these homemade Christmas Tree Pop Tarts are easy, tasty, festive and ready in less than 30 minutes!

Overhead square image of finished and decorated Christmas Tree Fruit Pizza.

Christmas Tree Fruit Pizza

This Christmas Tree Fruit Pizza has a cookie crust, green whipped cream and is covered in all your favorite fruits! Perfect for the holiday dessert table!

Easy Christmas Bundt Cake recipe.

Easy Christmas Bundt Cake

This Easy Christmas Bundt Cake recipe starts with a boxed cake mix that has added flavor and swirls of color to make it a delicious holiday dessert!

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  1. I am amazed at all of your practical and delicious recipes day after day! This group of recipes in this post are all so wonderful, and I plan to make several of them over the holidays. Thank you for all the work you do to circulate such delicious ideas!!!!

  2. I enjoyed reading all the recipe ideas. I copied a lot of them and can’t wait to make them. I love your posts.

  3. 5 stars
    Awesome lineup! I don’t know where to start, but pinning this for sure. Thanks for all your wonderful recipes ALL.YEAR.LONG!

  4. Wonderful list of party food! I will definitely add deserts from this list to my birthday party that I am planning to throw at the garden venues for events. Hey do you have some recipes that are perfect for a garden birthday party?

  5. Yep, I see quite a few of these that I will try for our Holiday party at work in a few weeks! Thanks for the ideas…Your recipes are so simple EVEN I can follow them1