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.

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Spiced Chocolate-Pistachio Cookies

From Midwest Living

Spiced Chocolate-Pistachio Cookies

Pistachio Cranberry Icebox Cookies

From Midwest Living

Pistachio Cranberry Icebox Cookies

Spiced Apple Drops

From Midwest Living

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

Spiced Apple Drops

Ham and Cheese Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

Ham and Cheese Dip

Shortcut German-Chocolate Cake

From Midwest Living

Coconut, pecans and caramel make a sweet sauce for a twist on German chocolate cake.

Shortcut German-Chocolate Cake

Peppermint Cream Bites

From Better Homes and Gardens

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

Peppermint Cream Bites

Rosemary Shortbread Cookies

From Better Homes and Gardens

Rosemary Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate-Mint Snow-Top Cookies

From Better Homes and Gardens

These minty cookies are a chocolate lover's delight. For a sweet snack at your fingertips, make ahead and freeze up to 3 months.

Chocolate-Mint Snow-Top Cookies

Cheesy Mexican Fondue

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cheesy Mexican Fondue

Apple Pumpkin Sunflower Bread

From Midwest Living

We packed a bushel of fall flavor into this homey loaf: pumpkin, apple, nuts and spices. A generous half-cup of boiled cider adds unmistakably fruity zing, but you can substitute any apple-flavor liquid. You can make boiled cider yourself using the recipe on our site, or purchase it at specialty food stores or online.

Apple Pumpkin Sunflower Bread

Snickerdoodle Pie

From Better Homes and Gardens

Try this classic recipe combination of cake baked into a pie shell. This standard variation is often called a "funny cake."

Snickerdoodle Pie

Mocha Panna Cotta

From Midwest Living

Chicago pastry chef Gale Gand tops panna cotta with salted caramel.

Mocha Panna Cotta

Chocolate Mocha Gooey Butter Cake

From Midwest Living

We used a cake mix to make the crust for this creamy chocolate dessert from the former Chocolate Cafe and Coffee House in Missouri. It makes 24 bars so it's perfect for a potluck or office party.

Chocolate Mocha Gooey Butter Cake

Sugar Cookie Christmas Tree

From Better Homes and Gardens

Sugar Cookie Christmas Tree

Sugar Cookie Star Cutouts

From Better Homes and Gardens

This recipe features a star, but any cutter will do to create various Christmas cookie shapes out of this delicious dough.

Sugar Cookie Star Cutouts

Sugar Cookies

From Better Homes and Gardens

At Christmas try making this soft, lightly lemony cookie recipe and serve them with hot cocoa for dipping. Chill the dough at least 1 hour to ensure that it's easy to roll out and cut.

Sugar Cookies

"The Best" Sugar Cookies

From Better Homes and Gardens

"The Best" Sugar Cookies

Golden Butterscotch Icebox Cookies

From Better Homes and Gardens

Rich and buttery, these melt-in-your-mouth cookies make a delicious snack or dessert.

Golden Butterscotch Icebox Cookies

Maple-Macadamia Icebox Cookies

From Better Homes and Gardens

Maple-Macadamia Icebox Cookies

Peppermint-Fudge Pie

From Better Homes and Gardens

With its rich chocolate sauce, peppermint ice cream, and meringue topping, this pie is the ultimate dessert indulgence.

Peppermint-Fudge Pie

Rosemary Apple Pie

From Better Homes and Gardens

Whether making your first pie or a seasoned pro, try this recipe. The exotic mix of apple and rosemary flavors make it deliciously delectable.

Rosemary Apple Pie

Three Pepper Spiced Cookies

From Better Homes and Gardens

These easy icebox cookies get their "bite" from a combination of spicy ginger, several peppers, and some ground chile.

Three Pepper Spiced Cookies

Spinach-Artichoke Dip with Blue Cheese and Bacon

From Better Homes and Gardens

Spinach-Artichoke Dip with Blue Cheese and Bacon

Bacon Cheddar Cheese Balls

From Better Homes and Gardens

Bacon Cheddar Cheese Balls

Vanilla Bean Infused Hot Chocolate

From Midwest Living

Jill Prescott of Wisconsin's former Ecole de Cuisine cooking school created this heavenly take on hot chocolate. We used dark chocolate to make this hot drink. Enjoy it for a sweet snack or as dessert.

Vanilla Bean Infused Hot Chocolate

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