From our best Christmas cookies to festive Yuletide menus, we’ve got recipes to help you plan perfect Christmas parties, dinner on Christmas Day, holiday brunches, plus a special plate of cookies for Santa’s visit on Christmas Eve.
Creamy, sweet, and spiked with bourbon, this Eggnog is both a drink and dessert.
Christmas Tree Cookies Ornaments
These classic spice cookies are beautiful ornaments for a tree and simply delicious to eat.
Apple, Ginger and Cherry Chutney
The sweet and savory flavors of apples, cherries, and Brie or Cheddar will delight your palette.
Caramel Hazelnut Pudding
Warm, decadent pudding from Gran’s Kitchen: Recipes from the Notebooks of Dulcie May Booker.
Weezie’s Sour Cream Cheesecake with Strawberry Compote
A rich sour cream cheesecake recipe from The New Jewish Table cookbook.
Rich Dessert Hot Chocolate
This is the penultimate rich and creamy hot chocolate–like drinking custard out of a cup. Serve it for dessert. How to video included in recipe.
Mahammar (Pepper, Pomegranate and Walnut Dip)
A seasonal Mediterranean dip that’s a healthy holiday treat.
Winter Squash and Onion Bread Pudding
This savory bread pudding makes a wonderful vegetarian main dish. It is also terrific as a dressing served alongside roast turkey and gravy.
Roast Beef with Garlic and Herbs
Serve this impressive roast beef with horseradish “mousse,” a gravy boat of au jus, and small dinner rolls.
Chef Will Leroux makes batches of this creamy clam chowder to give as gifts during the holidays.
Comte Cheese Spoon Breads with Roasted Pepper Raisin Jam
Made in individual muffin cups, these spoon breads are cheesy, creamy and delicious, especially when served with Roasted Pepper Raisin Jam.
Upside Down Apple Cake
A bit a cornmeal in the batter adds great texture to this luscious apple cake.
Sweet Tangerine Cake
A not-too-sweet single-layer cake that’s a perfect take-a-long to book club meetings, potlucks and casual gatherings.