Ten Christmas Culinary Treats
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!
1. Gingerbread Cookies
Kick off the holiday season with the classic gingerbread cookies. These sweet and spicy treats are perfect for decorating with icing and festive sprinkles.
2. Candy Cane Brownies
Take your brownies to the next level by adding a festive twist with candy canes. Crush some candy canes and sprinkle them on top of your favorite brownie recipe before baking.
3. Eggnog Pancakes
Start your Christmas morning with a stack of fluffy eggnog pancakes. Simply substitute some of the milk in your pancake batter with eggnog for a delightful holiday twist.
4. Peppermint Bark
Indulge in the refreshing flavors of peppermint bark. This delightful treat combines layers of creamy white chocolate and crunchy peppermint candy pieces. It's the perfect balance of sweetness and minty freshness.
5. Roasted Chestnuts
Roasting chestnuts on an open fire is a beloved Christmas tradition. The nutty aroma and warm, buttery flavor of these roasted chestnuts make them a comforting and nostalgic treat.
6. Cranberry Sauce
No Christmas feast is complete without a side of cranberry sauce. The tartness of the cranberries combined with a hint of sweetness creates the perfect accompaniment to your turkey or ham.
7. Mince Pies
Transport yourself to a traditional English Christmas with mince pies. These small, sweet pastries are filled with a mixture of dried fruits, spices, and sometimes a splash of brandy.
8. Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Warm up on a chilly winter night with a mug of peppermint hot chocolate. Simply add a candy cane to your hot chocolate and let it melt, infusing the drink with its delightful minty flavor. Top it off with some whipped cream.
9. Yule Log
The Yule log cake, also known as Buche de Noel, is a show-stopping dessert that resembles a log. Made with a light sponge cake rolled with cream or buttercream filling and decorated with chocolate frosting to resemble bark. Our son will attempt to make this today or tomorrow AM.
10. Pecan Pie
End your Christmas meal on a sweet note with a slice of pecan pie. The buttery, flaky crust paired with the rich, caramelized pecan filling creates a heavenly combination. Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the ultimate treat.