Easy, Quick, And Fun Christmas Recipes

For those of us looking for a quick and tasty recipe for that office Christmas party, or get-together with friends and family, here a few that will get you raves. The following recipes and their authors can all be found at Food.com!

Christmas Trash

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INGREDIENTS

  • 3cups Rice Chex
  • 3cups Corn Chex
  • 3cups honey nut Cheerios toasted oat cereal
  • 2cups small pretzels
  • 2cups salted peanuts
  • 1(12 ounce) bagholiday M&M’s plain chocolate candy (red & green)
  • 1(12 ounce) bagholiday M&M’s peanut chocolate candies
  • 2(12 ounce) bags white chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS

  1. Mix all ingredients but the white chocolate morsels in a large bowl.
  2. Melt white chocolate morsels according to directions on the package.
  3. Pour melted white chocolate over the cereal mixture and toss well to coat.
  4. Spread on waxed paper and let sit until the white chocolate hardens.
  5. Store in an airtight container.

Peppermint Christmas Cookies

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INGREDIENTS

  • 34cup soft butter
  • 34cup icing sugar
  • 1egg
  • 1teaspoon vanilla
  • 2teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 14teaspoon salt
  • 1teaspoon green food coloring or 1 teaspoon red food coloring (paste colouring gives a deep shade)
  • 1 34cups flour
  • 30chocolate Hershey chocolate kisses or 30 chocolate rosettes or 30 chocolate wafers

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cream together butter, sugar, egg, vanilla, and salt.
  2. Add coloring and mix well to distribute color evenly.
  3. Stir in flour.
  4. Shape in 1 inch balls.
  5. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Flatten each by pressing a chocolate in each center.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, or until bottom starts to brown.

Christmas Punch

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2quarts cranberry juice
  • 2quarts lemonade
  • 2quarts pineapple juice
  • 2quarts carbonated lemon-lime beverage or 2 quartsginger ale (or less)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Pour all of the juices together in a big punch bowl.
  2. Add enough soda to give the punch a kick, but not so much that the flavor of the juices is diluted.

Pebber Nodder

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INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the butter and sugar until smooth.
  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time, stirring until light and fluffy.
  4. Combine the flour, cardamom and cinnamon. stir into the sugar mixture just until blended.
  5. Separate the dough into 6 balls.
  6. Roll each ball into a rope about as big around as your finger on a lightly floured surface.
  7. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces, and place them on an ungreased baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned.
  9. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Cheerio Christmas Trees

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INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat butter in 3-quart saucepan.
  2. Add marshmallows.
  3. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth.
  4. Remove from heat; stir in food color and vanilla.
  5. Fold in cereal until evenly coated.
  6. Quickly shape warm cereal mixture into Christmas tree shapes (about 2/3 cup per tree) on waxed paper, using buttered hands.
  7. Cut gumdrops into thins slice.
  8. Press gumdrop slices sticky side onto trees for “ornaments”.

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