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.

Salty Caramel and Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

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Salty Caramel and Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

Gingerbread Trifle

The flavors of gingerbread, orange, and cardamom combine to create the perfect holiday dessert fit for a crowd.

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Gingerbread Trifle

Three-nut Pie

Pecans share the spotlight with almonds and hazelnuts in this sweetly rich pie.

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Three-nut Pie

White-Chocolate Meltaways

These pressed cookies are filled with white chocolate and then dipped in a little more white chocolate to make an extra-sweet Christmas treat.

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White-Chocolate Meltaways

Festive Holiday Coins

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

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Festive Holiday Coins

Choco-Caramel Cookies

These scrumptious treats may look like a familiar Christmas cookie, but a butterscotch-flavored dough and the caramel-filled candies offer a sweet twist.

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Choco-Caramel Cookies

Pecan Pie Tartlets

Each mini chocolate-pecan pie serves two. For a Christmas buffet, cut each tart in half and arrange on a large platter with a bowl of whipped cream on the side.

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Pecan Pie Tartlets

Pumpkin Chiffon Cheesecake

This make-ahead holiday dessert consists of a traditional cheesecake topped with an airy spiced pumpkin layer.

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Pumpkin Chiffon Cheesecake

Eggnog Chiffon Pie

A favorite Christmas beverage turns into a fluffy pie filling complete with rum and brandy. For a nonalcoholic version, replace the alcohol with milk and add a little rum flavoring.

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Eggnog Chiffon Pie

Pear And Cranberry Pie

If you prefer, top this pie with a traditional lattice crust instead of the star-studded one. Either crust allows guests to see the rosy-hued pear and cranberry filling they are about to enjoy.

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Pear And Cranberry Pie

Chocolate-Mint Torte

Peppermint extract flavors the chocolate cake and the whipped cream frosting, while crushed peppermint candies sweeten the frosting and provide a festive holiday look.

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Chocolate-Mint Torte

Open Shrimp Toast

Top toast triangles with shrimp cocktail for a light lunch or a tasty appetizer.

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Open Shrimp Toast

Stuffed Portabellas

The stuffing for these giant mushroom appetizers looks and tastes like crab cakes. Budget-minded cooks can use imitation crab.

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Stuffed Portabellas

Shrimp Skewers

These bacon-wrapped shrimp are bushed with a sweet and spicy glaze. You may want to make a double batch of the appetizers--they're sure to go quickly.

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Shrimp Skewers

One-Bowl Brownies

Make this easy brownie recipe to welcome your kids home from school. Melted chocolate chips make a delicious topping.

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One-Bowl Brownies

Apple Mincemeat Pie

This old-fashioned pie is a Christmas tradition in many families. Look for jars of mincemeat with the pie fillings during the holiday baking season.

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Apple Mincemeat Pie

Angelic Chocolate Cupcakes

Just a hint of cocoa powder and cinnamon are added to an angel food cake batter to make these delightful cupcakes. A rich chocolate and heavy cream topping makes a delectable, rich icing.

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Angelic Chocolate Cupcakes

Apricot-Spice Upside-Down Cakes

This cake mix fix-up is best served warm from the oven while the brown sugar topping is still gooey. Cut the cake so each piece includes an apricot half.

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Apricot-Spice Upside-Down Cakes

Neapolitan Christmas Cake

With its pink, green, and white layers, this stacks up to one festive cake for the holidays. Fill and frost the layers with a heavenly whipped cream frosting and add a sprinkle of coconut.

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Neapolitan Christmas Cake

Nutty Mocha Layer Cake

Finish a dinner party in style with this stunning cake. Thin mocha cake layers are filled with alternating layers of banana slices and cherries and the whole cake is spread with white chocolate frosting.

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Nutty Mocha Layer Cake

Tri-Corner Kisses

These triangle cookies are easy to shape, and with a chocolate candy in every one, they satisfy any sweet tooth.

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Tri-Corner Kisses

Triple Peanut Blondies

To make these easy bar cookies, stir peanut butter and peanuts into a cake mix batter and top the bars with chopped peanut butter cups.

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Triple Peanut Blondies

Lemon Diamonds

Cut these tangy lemon bars on the diagonal to update their look. Sprinkle them generously with confectioners' sugar.

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Lemon Diamonds

Lemon Poppy Seed Stacks

Cut the cake rounds from a sheet cake made from a packaged mix. The tart lemony filling also starts with a mix and has a velvety smooth texture.

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Lemon Poppy Seed Stacks

Lemon Trees

Decorate the green trees with dough from the white trees and the white trees with dough from the green trees. Whichever trees, your guests sample, the lemon flavor of these Christmas cookies will be a pleasant surprise.

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Lemon Trees

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