Christmas Sweets & Treats that are Super Easy

I love Christmas sweets and treats, but I don't love recipes that require complicated precision in order to create them.  I'm just not very successful with that kind of baking.  When Christmas time rolls around, I love cooking with my kids and not worrying about getting things perfect.  It's part of giving the gift of my presence during the holidays.

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Christmas Sweets Tradition

Each year I make a Pinterest board of Christmas sweets and treats for the kids to pick a goodie to make with me.  If the treat is simple, I'm not so worried about messing something up, or allowing the kids to take the lead.  All I need to do is provide the materials and help them with their inspiration.  I've found that there is nothing that a little bit of Christmas sprinkles can't fix.  Each year we might add to our cookie cutter collection, but most often the kids pick treats that are easy to make and yummy to eat!  I though I'd share my kids' picks this year, and then some others that meet my criteria of super easy, tasty, and cute!

Will's choice:

This year Will picked...

Christmas sweets - brownie christmas trees

A classic with a twist.  These Holiday Tree Brownies from Betty Crocker look fun and easy to make.  I can't wait to sample them!

Grace's Choice:

Grace would probably make everything on this list if I let her.  We're kindred spirits that way.  This year she picked two...

Christmas Sweets

This super easy Peppermint Bark Cheesecake dip from A Pumpkin and A Princess is sure to go quickly!

Christmas Sweets - Eggnog Cookies These are a sophisticated choice for my teenager in training.  Amy's Healthy Baking offers Eggnog Snickerdoodles that are sure to be a family favorite.

Ellen's Choice:

Ellen is usually my wild card.  I never know what way she will lean, or if she'll change her mind before I have a chance to gather the ingredients.  That's one of the reasons I love her.  This year was no different.  In stead of picking one, she opted for three... Christmas Popcorn

Her first pick is Christmas Crunch {Funfetti Popcorn} via

Christmas Sweets - Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

Since the first was really just a treat, she wanted a cookie option too.  These Candy Cane Kiss Cookies from Sally's Baking Addiction caught her eye.  She's not a huge fan of the peppermint, but Sally's cookies inspire creativity, so she's already thinking of how she will put her own spin on these sweet treats.  I can't wait to sample them!

Christmas Sweets Rice Crispy Ornaments

Her third treat is sure to brighten up our Christmas treat display.  These Christmas Ornament Rice Krispie Creations from Crazy Brain Creations on Etsy are such a fun twist to rice krispie treats.  We're going to make a big mess with these, but it will be tons of fun!

Nana's Choice:

Nana gets a choice, but Will has offered to make it for her.  Here's what she's requesting...

Christmas sweets - melted snomen cookiesThese cookies look like all kinds of wonderful.  The Melted Snowman Cookies from Home is Where the Boat is are simple yet adorable!

Dad's Choice:

This guy won't be making it in the kitchen for baking, but he'll show up for eating. I'm always happy to bake for him.  Thankfully he doesn't eat too much, so there will be plenty for everyone.  He wanted a mash up of two cookies...

Christmas Sweets - Chocolate CrinklesThese Chocolate Crinkles from Simply Recipes make the cut just about every year.  This year though, another chocolate cookie caught his eye...but he wan'ts it rolled in powdered sugar!

Christmas Sweets - Chocolate Yummy Cookies

Don't these look amazing?  Roxana's Home Baking's Soft & Chewy Chocolate Fudge Cookies won't be around long.

My Choice:

So I've saved the best for last.  Well, not really, because I really haven't met too many Christmas sweets that I don't like. I just wait for everyone else to make their choices and then pick what I really wanted them to pick each time.  This year it was all about the peppermint for me...

Classy Cooking Peppermint Sugar Cookies


What are some of your family's favorite Christmas sweets?

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  1. Tiffany on December 7, 2015 at 10:49 am

    I love the brownie trees! What a great idea! These would be so easy to make too! Right up my alley!

    • Betsy on December 7, 2015 at 10:50 am

      I’m with you. They are so cute!

  2. Shelah on December 7, 2015 at 11:31 am

    They all look delicious, but I am going to agree with Grace. That cheesecake dip looks amazing!

  3. Melissa on December 7, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    Ohh my my!! All of these! I am not an ambitious baker but these look too good to pass up!

  4. Katie @ Mom to Mom Nutrition on December 7, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    The holiday tree brownies are my son’s favorite!!! I agree with Nana 😉

  5. Stephanie on December 8, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    I am going to make the Eggnog Snickerdoodles for my husband. He loves egg nog!

  6. on December 8, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Those Christmas tree brownies are soo cute! I have always been a fan of the melted snow men too!!

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