One of the best things about the holiday season is all the irresistible food. Something about this time of the year just brings out the Martha Stewart in all of us. I really get a kick out of dusting off my 1950s housewife apron and infusing my home with the smell of butter, chocolate, and comfort, while simultaneously leaving behind a messy trail of my activities. Food really does bring people together, and what better time than the holidays to bake-up a storm and share the love?
I’m sure you have your tried-and-true holiday treat favourites. Today, the Merchandising team would like to share with you our go-to Christmas baked-goods. Give them a try- they guarantee to impress!
Eggnog Cheesecake Squares (click for recipe)
Red Velvet Cheesecake Squares (click for recipe)
I remember when I was younger, every year that Christmas was hosted at my family’s home, I would supply the dessert. And it wasn’t just any old dessert- it had to be some fancy, decadent cheesecake. Oreo, pear and ginger, raspberry swirl, pumpkin swirl…yup I’ve had my fun with Philly. What I love about these two recipes is that they are bar sized so you can sample them while trying everything else and reasoning to yourself that you didn’t overdo it with the desserts (even though that’s pretty much impossible). Both of these recipes are easy and delicious
Sugar Pie (click for recipe)
I really like sugar pie. It’s a fast, easy and traditional dessert in our family. Everyone enjoys this sweet even if it is really simple. Anyways, who would say no to sugar during Christmas time?
This is a great traditional Christmas dessert in our family. Every year we do a bunch of donuts and it reminds me of good times with my family. It is always hard not to eat them all right away when they are all warm and fresh!
- 4 egg whites
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 1 ½ cup of sugar
- ½ cup of melted butter
- 2 tbsp. Crisco
- 5 cups of flour
- 5 tbsp. baking powder
- 1 1/3 cup of milk
– Beat the egg whites with the salt until it is stiff and set aside.
– Beat the egg yolks, sugar and fat together.
– Gently put the egg whites mix into snow in this mixture.
Green Tea Christmas trees (click for recipe)
These Green tea Matcha cookies are a tradition that I started a few years ago. The first couple of years I made them round and its only last year that I had the idea to make my own DIY cookie cutter. This was such a great idea. These green little trees are so fun and very festive looking.
Magic Squares (click for recipe)
My mom has been making these since I’m a kid. Every holiday season, no matter when, you could ALWAYS find Magic squares in our freezer at home. My mom would make them ahead of time and store them in the basement freezer, this was the best spot for us to secretly go munch on these magic squares. To me, they taste like Christmas. This recipe is easy and a guaranteed hit with everyone!