If you’re looking for some delicious Christmas baking recipes, look no further! We’ve got everything you need to make this holiday season sweeter.
We’ve covered all the classics, from sugar cookies and gingerbread houses to fruitcakes and pies. Plus, we’ve got a few unique recipes that are sure to impress your holiday guests.
So preheat your oven and get ready to bake up a storm! This Christmas, your friends, and family will be begging for your recipe secrets.
Sugar Cookies: A Holiday Classic
No Christmas cookie platter is complete without sugar cookies! These sweet and simple cookies are perfect for decorating, and they taste even better with a little bit of frosting on top.
3 Tbsp melted butter
Food dye (if desired to color frosting)
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Mix cookie mix, butter, and egg into a large mixing bowl. Stir all ingredients to gather until thoroughly moistened.
- Drop by rounded teaspoons about 2” apart onto uncreased cookie sheet.
- If using cookie cutters, roll dough out and cut into shapes before adding them about 2” apart onto the ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake on a center oven rack for 8-10 minutes for chewy cookies or 10-12 minutes for crispy cookies.
- Cool for 5 minutes then remove from hot cookie sheet with a spatula to a cooling rack or paper until cooled.
- Frost and decorate as desired.
Christmas Tree Brownies
1 box of Loretta Fudge Brownie Mix
- Prepare the Brownies as instructed on the Loretta Fudge Brownie Mix
- Once the Brownies are done, cut the brownies into triangles to replicate a tree.
- Decorate the tree any way you like! Make it festive!
- Top off with your favorite sprinkles
Gingerbread People: A Fun Holiday Activity
Making gingerbread people is a fun activity for the whole family! And eating them is even better. These people are made with deliciously spiced gingerbread dough and held together with royal icing. Decorate them any way you like!
1 box of Loretta White Cake Mix
2 teaspoons of ground ginger
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
½ teaspoon of nutmeg
½ teaspoon of ground cloves
½ of flour
⅓ cup of vegetable or canola oil
2 large eggs
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Mix well with an electric mixer or by hand with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula. Refrigerate dough for 2 hours. Roll into ¼ inch thickness. Cut with your gingerbread people’s cookie cutters and transfer to parchment paper or unlined cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges start to brown. Once the cookies are done, it is time to decorate!
Fruitcakes: A Holiday Tradition
Fruitcakes are a holiday tradition that dates back centuries. These rich and dense cakes are loaded with dried fruit, nuts, and spices. They’re often soaked in booze, too! While fruitcakes can be enjoyed any time of year, they’re especially popular around Christmas.
1 ¼ cups unsweetened applesauce
1 box of Loretta yellow cake mix
1 ½ cup candied fruit and peel mix
½ cup chopped nuts
¼ cup all-purpose flour
- Preheat the oven to 275 degrees.
- In a large bowl, mix eggs and applesauce until smooth.
- Add yellow cake mix and stir until combined.
- In a separate bowl, mix candied fruit, nuts, and flour until fruit and nuts are coated in flour.
- Stir fruit mix into the cake batter mix and stir gently. Do not overmix.
- Pour batter into two 8x4greased loaf pans.
- Bake for 1 hour and 45 minutes or until a toothpick in the center comes clean.
- Cool completely.
- Top with frosting or glaze if desired and enjoy!
Loretta Recipies and Baking Mixes for the Holidays
Now that we covered the basics, check out Loretta’s baking recipes and mixes that will be sure to impress your guests.