Popular Christmas Party Recipes

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.

Spiced Chocolate-Pistachio Cookies

Bright green pistachios and spice give this buttery chocolate cookie plenty of personality. It's like shortbread, perfect for pairing with a cup of coffee.

From Midwest Living

Spiced Chocolate-Pistachio Cookies

Pistachio Cranberry Icebox Cookies

From Midwest Living

Pistachio Cranberry Icebox Cookies

Spiced Apple Drops

An apple a day tastes even better in cookie form, especially with frosting on top!

From Midwest Living

Spiced Apple Drops

Greek Stuffed Meatballs

There's a surprise hiding inside these beef and lamb meatballs: a piece of creamy feta cheese. Simmer a batch in your slow cooker for a party-friendly appetizer or serve a few on a baguette for a super sub sandwich.

From Midwest Living

Greek Stuffed Meatballs

Hot Chocolate Mix

From Better Homes and Gardens

Hot Chocolate Mix

Peppermint Circle Sugar Cookies

Get the family together to bake and decorate these peppermint circle sugar cookies that are perfect for holiday gatherings or a sweet treat on the go.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Peppermint Circle Sugar Cookies

White-Striped Candy Cane Cookies

These cookies are the perfect activity for a holiday gathering. Bake ahead, set out red and white Royal Icing and snowflake sprinkles, and allow your guests to get creative.

From Better Homes and Gardens

White-Striped Candy Cane Cookies

Pinecone Cakes

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

From Better Homes and Gardens

Pinecone Cakes

Easy Spritz

From Better Homes and Gardens

Easy Spritz

Chocolate Pistachio Wreath Bread

For a holiday breakfast or open house, make this ooey-gooey chocolate bread. The frosting adds even more chocolate richness.

From Midwest Living

Chocolate Pistachio Wreath Bread

Brown Sugar-Hazelnut Spirals

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.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Brown Sugar-Hazelnut Spirals

Coconut-Pecan Sandies

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.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Coconut-Pecan Sandies

Pistachio Cookie Cups

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.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Pistachio Cookie Cups

Candy Cane Sandwich Cookies

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

From Better Homes and Gardens

Candy Cane Sandwich Cookies

Peppermint-Pretzel Candies

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.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Peppermint-Pretzel Candies

Cornmeal-and-Lime Butter Cookies

Lime peel adds a refreshing bite to these rich cornmeal cookies. Sprinkle with green colored sugar and white coarse decorating sugar for a sweet finish.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cornmeal-and-Lime Butter Cookies

Sweet-and-Sour-Glazed Chicken Sausage Bites

Flavorful and easy to prep, this slow cooker appetizer is fit for a crowd at a dinner party or tailgate. Serve with additional crushed red pepper so everyone can adjust the heat to their own preference.

From Midwest Living

Sweet-and-Sour-Glazed Chicken Sausage Bites

Peppermint Cream Bites

These chocolate and mint layered dessert bars are cut into shapes after they're baked. Choose circles, squares, or even stars!

From Better Homes and Gardens

Peppermint Cream Bites

White Chocolate and Candy Cane Cheesecake

Mascarpone cheese is even richer than cream cheese, making this lavish cheesecake super creamy. The candy canes make it the perfect holiday dessert.

From Better Homes and Gardens

White Chocolate and Candy Cane Cheesecake

Crumb-Topped Apple Slab Pie

The buttery oat topping lends just the right amount of crunch to the juicy fruit in this oversize version of Dutch apple pie.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Crumb-Topped Apple Slab Pie

Peter's Pizza Margherita

From Better Homes and Gardens

Peter's Pizza Margherita

Melted Snowman Cookies

Whether you're a Frosty fan or Olaf obsessed, you—and your little one—will love these playful snowman cookies!

From Parents

Melted Snowman Cookies

Santa Cookies

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.

From Parents

Santa Cookies

Gumdrop Wreath

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

From Family Circle

Gumdrop Wreath

Turkey Fingers with Maple-Mustard Sauce

Popular with both children and adults, this crispy, low-fat version of a perennial favorite will disappear faster than you expect. For a fruity alternative, substitute apricot jam for the maple syrup in the sauce.

From EatingWell

Turkey Fingers with Maple-Mustard Sauce

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