Holidays and Events Recipes

Celebrate with top-rated holiday cookies, appetizers, and desserts. Find the right recipe for any holiday.

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25 Fancy Christmas Cookies That Are Gifts All by Themselves

There are cookies, and then there are Christmas cookies — decked out for the holidays with bright colors and festive embellishments.
By Vanessa Greaves

Hot Cinnamon Apple Brandy Cider

Rating: 4.75 stars
This sweet, delightful hot cinnamon apple brandy cider is spiced with freshly squeezed apple cider, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon!

Yukon Cornelius Pull-Apart Cupcake Cake

Rating: 5 stars
Yukon Cornelius is my favorite, and an all-time classic, character from "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." Did you know that when he would throw his pick axe into the ice and taste the end of it, that he was actually looking for peppermint to mine? As such, I created this cupcake cake in his image with dark chocolate cupcakes filled with a peppermint-white chocolate ganache, and topped with peppermint buttercream. This is a fun and showstopping dessert--perfect for a "Rudolph" watch party! If not serving immediately, store in the fridge no longer than 1 to 2 days before serving.

Our 10 Best Fudge Recipes

This collection includes classics like chocolate and peanut butter fudge as well as new favorites like orange cream and caramel fudge. 
By Bailey Fink

Apple Crumble Coffee Cake

Rating: 4.77 stars
Finally, after all these years, I've come up with a solution for people who can't decide whether to make an apple crumble or coffee cake. This features the best things about both of those recipes. It's like baking a crumb-topped coffee cake on top of another coffee cake!

Eggnog Poke Cake

Rating: 5 stars
A rum and nutmeg spiced cake is the base for an eggnog sauce and eggnog whipped cream. Homemade eggnog and fresh nutmeg are highly recommended to give this the best flavor. Make sure to use a high-sided cake pan, as this cake rises a lot while baking!

Fluffy Pancakes

Rating: 4.82 stars
Tall and fluffy. These pancakes are just right. Topped with strawberries and whipped cream, they are impossible to resist.

Fool-Proof Yorkshire Puddings

Rating: 4.13 stars
These traditional British Yorkshire puddings take less than 10 minutes from start to finish! [Recipe originally submitted to]

Old-Fashioned Swedish Glogg

Rating: 4.82 stars
My grandfather brought this recipe over from Sweden in 1921. We still use it today. God Jul.

Dough Ornament Recipe

Rating: 4.3 stars
This inedible dough makes great Christmas tree ornaments.

Chef John's Individual Beef Wellingtons

Enjoy these individual beef Wellingtons with no regrets and no second thoughts! Perfectly cooked filet mignon topped with a rich, savory mushroom pate is wrapped in a crispy pastry crust and served on top of a buttery pastry base for a 1-2 punch that's hard to beat. Serve as-is or with a simple, brown pan sauce.

Inspiration and Ideas

Our 20 Best Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Ideas of All Time
These are our very best Christmas breakfast and brunch recipes, and they have the ratings and reviews to back it up.
A Prime Rib Christmas Dinner Menu
Prime rib tends to steal the show, so you want to serve it with dishes that match its indulgent flavor without upstaging it.

Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Rating: 4.67 stars

The one and only! EAGLE BRAND® makes this traditional dessert the perfect ending to a Thanksgiving feast.