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.
Finnish Gingerbread Men (Pepparkakor)
These gingerbread cookies are on the soft side. For a crispier cookie, use all butter.
This streusel-topped version, light on molasses and heavy on spice, has a moist, almost coffeecake-like texture and a delicate crumb.
Classic Hot-Water Gingerbread
This quick gingerbread cake features a sweet and tangy Lemon-Orange Sauce.
Gratin of Sweet Potatoes and Swiss Chard
Sweet and earthy yams meet green and earthy chard in a warm and filling casserole.
Cider-Braised Pork Loin with Carrots and Onion
Boneless pork loin is slow-cooked in sweet cider until juicy and tender.
Rich. Chocolatey. Impressive. If you’ve never made your own truffles, start with this recipe.
Brandy Alexander Pie
The famous cocktail comes to life in this pie, flavored with cognac and creme de cacao.
Leftover Turkey Vegetable Soup
Leftover turkey bones mean tasty soup. This is the perfect dinner after a turkey feast.