Christmas Party

Whether you're in charge of the office Christmas party or you're hosting a crowd at home, you'll find what you need in these party recipes. From recipes for elegant buffet menus to snacks and spreads and even potluck ideas, we make Christmas party planning easier.

Gumdrop Wreath

Family Circle

Turn edible candies into a fun door or wall decoration with this easy and sweet wreath project.

Two-Tone Cinnamon Cookies

Better Homes and Gardens

Pistachio Cookie Cups

Better Homes and Gardens

Line muffin cups with this sweet crust, fill with savory pistachios and dried cranberries, and bake until golden. This bite-size dessert is perfect for holiday entertaining.

Almond Cookie Bites

Better Homes and Gardens

Hot Coffee Latte Eggnog

Midwest Living

You make your own eggnog, spiked with a little Kahlua, for this holiday drink.

Total: 30 mins

Cinnamon-Sugar Roll Cookies

Better Homes and Gardens

Candy Cane Sandwich Cookies

Better Homes and Gardens

Turn a favorite holiday flavor into pretty peppermint sandwich cookies and serve them up at a cookie exchange, holiday party, or potluck.

Poinsettias

Better Homes and Gardens

These festively colored and shaped cookies are a must at your next cookie exchange or holiday table.

Peppermint-Pretzel Candies

Better Homes and Gardens

Homemade candies are a staple at holiday parties and family gatherings. The candies are made with white chocolate, peppermint, and pretzels. Drizzle dark chocolate on top for a fancy touch.

Santa Cookies

Parents

Add a few of these adorable little Santa cookies to your assortment of gifted Christmas cookies this season. You tackle the icing and let your little helpers add decorations with candy pieces and mini marshmallows.

Brown Sugar-Hazelnut Spirals

Better Homes and Gardens

Next time you throw a party, bake a batch of these brown sugar-hazelnut spirals. Arrange in a festive shape for a playful and delicious centerpiece.

Holiday Biscotti

Better Homes and Gardens

For a homemade Christmas gift, wrap up these crisp, fruity treats. They're especially good with coffee.

Coconut-Pecan Sandies

Better Homes and Gardens

These bite-sized coconut-pecan sandies are great as a dessert or boxed up as a gift. Roll balls of coconut-pecan cake in powdered sugar and serve.

Pinecone Cakes

Better Homes and Gardens

Sliced almonds transform simple cakes into festive pinecones. Look for slivers with a bit of skin showing for a more realistic result.

Festive Holiday Coins

Family Circle

Half of these bite-size cookies are trimmed with chopped pecans and half with red decorator's sugar.

Reindeer Gingerbread Cremes

Parents

Gingerbread cookies are shaped like reindeer and filled with frosting to make a holiday dessert that Santa would love.

Christmas Tree Butter Cookies

Better Homes and Gardens

Kids love to help frost and decorate these buttery cookies. They're fun to prepare and perfect to serve. Try them at your next holiday party.

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