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9 Popular Christmas Cookie and Holiday Treat Ideas

Looking for popular Christmas cookie and festive treat ideas for the holidays? Wait until you try these yummy ideas for your next cookie exchange, holiday party, book club, brunch ,or dinner party.


It’s Day 5 of the 10 days of Christmas where my friends and I are bringing you daily inspiration to get psyched up and ready for the holidays.

From Christmas decorating ideas to gift-wrapping ideas, these posts have you covered with lots of creative and budget-friendly ideas.

The 10 Days of Christmas lineup includes:

In today’s post, my friends and I are sharing our favorite popular Christmas cookie and sweet treat ideas for the holidays.

Whether you are attending a cookie swap, going to book club, brunch or holiday party, you’ll want to try some of these yummy ideas that are sure to wow your friends and family.

Wait until you try these 9 yummy Christmas cookie and holiday treat ideas that you should make this year.

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The bloggers I’m sharing with are some of the best in the home decor niche and I feel very blessed to be a part of something so fun with so many talented ladies.

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9 Popular Christmas Cookie and Sweet Treat Ideas You Should Try This Year

While I’m excited about all of the glitz, glam, and the season of giving brings, I am super pumped for the Christmas cookie exchanges, hot cocoa bars, and all other things sweet and savory for the holidays.

Are you?

Every year, I promise myself that I’ll spend a lot of time baking and then wind up waiting until the last minute and scrambling for a quick and easy recipe.

Do you do that too?

Farmhouse Christmas kitchen with chalk paint kitchen cabinets, stainless steel dishwasher, holiday lights, garland and granite counter tops

So this year, I have the same aspirations except I have a little extra incentive to bake in my new kitchen! How fun is that going to be?

I’m not the biggest baker in the family but since we moved to our vintage farmhouse less than a year ago, my family and I have been enjoying the kitchen cooking up all kinds of great dishes that I’ll share at the end of this post.

But I’m a big fan of making soups like creamy balsamic tomato soup, homemade chicken soup, meatballs in Sunday sauce, baked shrimp scampi, and so much more.

But before I turn on my favorite Christmas songs and start baking, wait until you see these 9 popular Christmas cookies and sweet treat ideas you’ll want to try this year!

Easy Christmas Cookies

Easy Christmas Cookies

Pretzel cookies with Hershey Kisses and your favorite M&M’s are a simple Christmas treat to make for those last-minute baking ideas or simple dishes with kids. Wait until you see how these easy Christmas cookies are to make!

sharing robyn's french nest favorite christmas recipes from her mom with beautiful christmas table decor with evergreen branches and holiday decor

Creating Christmas Dinner with Mom’s Special Recipes

My good friend Robyn from Robyn’s French Nest shares some ideas from her mom’s special recipes. Wait until you try the sweet and savory Chestnuts wrapped in bacon! Yummo!

White chocolate covered pretzel rods by she gave it a go

Christmas White Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

Seriously is there anything tastier than chocolate with pretzels? My good friend Brendt from She Gave It a Go thinks it makes a fun gift to make for Christmas too! Because who doesn’t love receiving something delicious, am I right?! These Christmas white chocolate-covered pretzel rods are the perfect homemade Christmas gift for everyone on your list. They take under 20 minutes

Quick and Easy Shortbread cookies by the tattered pew with christmas decor

Quick and Easy Christmas Shortbread Cookies

Looking for a simple cookie recipe that will be the talk of your Christmas cookie exchange? My good friend Kelly from The Tattered Pew shared these 3 ingredient cookies are some of the easiest to make and have the sweetest buttery flavor that will leave you wanting more.

ice skate cookies by thistlewood farms

Ice Skate Cookies from Ready to Bake Cookie Dough

My good friend KariAnne from Thistlewood Farms shared how to make these easy ice skate cookies from ready-to-bake cookie dough and peppermint candy canes. Perfect with hot chocolate and marshmallows.

low carb peppermint cheesecake that looks so good by simply 2 moms

Low Carb Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake

Want a delicious dessert for the holidays? My good friends Anne and AnnMarie from Simply 2 Moms shared this Low Carb Peppermint Cheesecake that is sure to impress everyone you serve it to! No one will ever guess that it’s sugar-free or gluten-free, and they’ll be shocked if you happen to tell them.

nana's italian cookies by cottage on bunker hill

Nana’s Italian Cookies

My good friend Jennifer from Cottage on Bunker Hill makes Nana’s Italian cookies every Christmas in memory of her…they were her favorite! And I know they’ll be yours too!

The best southern christmas candy by cottage in the mitten

The Best Southern Christmas Candy Made Simple

Looking for an easy and sweet treat to make this Christmas? My good friend Kim from Cottage in the Mitten shared this simple southern candy will be perfect for Christmas parties. Wait until you see how easy these are to make too!

Easy cranberry apple baked brie by the ponds farmhouse

Easy Cranberry & Apple Bake Recipe

This Cranberry & Apple Bake Recipe is one of my good friend Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse family’s all-time favorite holiday recipes. It’s so easy that even I will make it, and it’s the perfect combination of sweet and tart.

I hope you found some amazing holiday inspiration today.

Do you have a favorite popular Christmas cookie recipe you enjoy making? Do you think you’ll make any of these recipes?

Let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear what you plan to make!

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From porch styling to cozy centerpiece and tablescape inspiration, wait until you try these budget-friendly holiday decorating ideas using fresh greens for every room in your home.

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Looking For More Christmas Decorating Ideas?

Wait until you see these holiday decorating, entertaining, and food ideas to create a cozy home for Christmas.

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Quick and Easy Dishes to Try

Since we moved, I’m all about cooking in my new kitchen! The former homeowners designed a working kitchen and let me tell you, we’ve been working it here.

We’ve got three ovens and 6 burners so it’s been a lot of fun making dishes for friends and family.

Here’s what I’ve been cooking up lately!

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