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Holiday Recipe Round-Up

Holiday Recipe Round Up - 30+ Recipes from

2013– Things are a little different this year!  We’re still in Germany, at least 3/4 of my family is.  My husband is currently deployed to Afghanistan… this will be the third Christmas in the 7 we’ve had together that he’ll have missed.  I am still baking though!  I hope to add many new recipes to this list during this holiday season! Seasons Greetings!

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2012– Another year in Germany and more delicious recipes to share!   Check back often as I’ll be adding to this list this holiday season with lots of new delicious recipes! This picture is of my family at our first Christmas Market of the season at Schloss Guteneck in Nabburg, Germany! Happy Holidays!

2011– This year, I’m spending Christmas far away from my family, but yet I still seem to be in the holiday spirit! Last weekend my daughter and I attended a “Ugly Christmas Sweater Party” where I dressed up, well… more cure than ugly. (PS… isn’t this photo great! You can’t even tell I’m 7 months pregnant! hehe)

And then this week, I created some of the most festive cupcakes I’ve ever made for Christmas! With the holiday spirit in mind… here is a round up of some of my favorite holiday recipes from my blog! Enjoy!


4 Holiday Cupcakes – Coconut cake w/ Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

Gingerbread Latte Cupcakes

New Year’s Raspberry Champagne Cupcakes

Candy Cane Cupcakes

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Cinnamon Eggnog & Bourbon Cupcakes

Gingerbread Cupcakes


Eggnog Cookies

Eggnog Cookies - Eggnog flavored cutout cookies filled with an eggnog frosting |

Candy Cane Crinkle Blossoms

Candy Cane Crinkle Blossoms by

Grinch Cookies

White Chocolate Candy Cane Blossoms

Lemon Blackberry Shortbread Cookies

Lemon Blackberry Shortbread Cookies by JavaCupcake

White Chocolate Gingerbread Blossoms

White Chocolate Dipped Cranberry Biscotti (left)

Gingerbread Biscotti (right)

Mandarin Orange & Cranberry Cookies

Chocolate Cherry Blossoms

Chocolate Crinkles

Gingerbread Men

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies


Eggnog French Toast

Frosted Peppermint Dark Chocolate Cake Donuts

White Chocolate Cranberry Muffins

Clementine Cranberry Scones

Other Desserts & Sweet Treats

Toffee & Pretzel Fudge

Easy Fudge Two Ways by

Peanut Butter M&M Fudge

Easy Fudge Two Ways by

White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Rods

Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Holiday Chex Mix

Hot Cross Buns

Applesauce Bread

Applesauce Bread by JavaCupcake-26

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Updated: December 19, 2012

Wednesday 5th of December 2012

Chocolate Crinkles are so perfect for a holiday roundup because they look like snow capped mountains matching the winter and holiday themes. I will definitely include this in my batches of cookies this season, that is, if I can make a gluten-free version work as well. Will be thinking about you and your family drinking gluwein and eating reibekuche in Germany's lovely weihnactsmarkten.


Tuesday 4th of December 2012

I love round-ups! I don't really know why because I've seen all of your recipes when you post them, but there is just something about putting them all in one place that makes me happy =) It must be the laziness in me.Also, your family picture is so cute!

Betsy @JavaCupcake

Thursday 13th of December 2012

Awwwwwwwww thanks Cristina! :) xoxo Happy Holidays!


Friday 30th of December 2011

One word, COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Sunday 25th of December 2011

Merry Christmas to you too and thanks for so many lovely recipes, tips, ideas and sharing! All the best from to you and your family.


Saturday 24th of December 2011

Wow what beautiful treats!! You made so many! I love the Christmas tree cupcakes, especially! Have a wonderful Christmas!!

P.S. Loving the Christmas sweaters! haha!



Saturday 24th of December 2011

Thanks Michelle! :)