Recipes from Holiday Baking

Holiday Baking by Sara Perry

The holiday season is alive with tradition, and nothing brings a family together faster than baked goods pulled fresh from the oven. Holiday Baking celebrates the six major events of the season with new and traditional holiday treats everyone will love. Vida Lee’s Maple Pumpkin Pie will be gobbled up at Thanksgiving; there are three variations of rugelach for Hanukkah; Candy Cane Cupcakes are a minty delight for Christmas; Sweet Onion, Apple, and Cheese Tarts enliven a Boxing Day brunch; Brown Sugar Benne Cookies are perfect for Kwanzaa; and a Bloody Mary and Baked Mushroom Omelet on New Year’s Day is the ultimate cure for a hangover. The recipes mix and match easily, whatever the holiday. Whether the plan calls for old-fashioned favorites or entirely new inspiration, the eighty-plus festive recipes in this baking compendium will bring everyone home for the holidays.

Four pieces of cashew caramel cracker bars on a round wooden board with a knife resting beside them.

Cashew Caramel Cracker Bars

This cashew caramel cracker bars recipe is made with saltines, sweetened condensed milk, brown sugar, and chocolate. An easy crowd-pleaser.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 14
A snowflake cake decorated with white chocolate snowflakes and silver dragees on a green plate.

Snowflake Cake

Swaddled in drifts of silken buttercream and strewn with white chocolate stars, this layer cake just sorta screams white Christmas.

  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 11