It’s been a while but this is a tradition I couldn’t let slip by, my 12 Days of Homemade Christmas, 2019 edition.

It may be almost Christmas but I have been determined to get this blog post up! For several years now I have come up with my 12 Days of Homemade Christmas. Here is my 2019 edition, enjoy and let me know how the recipes turn out for you!

12 Days of Homemade Christmas


Day 1

White Chocolate Raspberry Bundt CakeBundt cake anyone?  I have tested this recipe with both regular and gluten-free cake mixes and both turn out wonderfully! Be careful to not over swirl (is that even a thing?) the raspberry jam swirl.
RECIPE: White Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake


Day 2

Classic Puppy Chow

There are many names for this classic treat from Muddy Buddies to Puppy Chow. I am sticking with the classic, Puppy Chow. Try this recipe with Peanut Butter Chex for a super peanutty- addictive puppy chow!

RECIPE NOTES:Use one 12.2 OZ of Peanut Putter Chex for best results.

RECIPE: Classic Puppy Chow

Day 3

Peanut Brittle

This recipe came from my husband seeing some peanut brittle at Walmart and wanting some. I told him I would make him some instead, so I have several times. This recipe is quick and easy to make but you will need a candy thermometer.
RECIPE NOTE: Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract when you add the baking soda
RECIPE: Peanut Brittle

Day 4

Eggnog Pie

Eggnog pie is another recipe I made for my husband, he has fallen for Eggnog.  This is NOT a kid-friendly recipe as the alcohol in it does not cook out. The recipe is pretty interesting because you use your microwave to do all of the cooking.
RECIPE NOTES: Choose your favorite Rum or Bourbon for this pie. Too strong of alcohol will overpower the pie.
You can use a traditional or graham cracker crust for this pie.
RECIPE: Eggnog Pie

Day 5

Eggnog Cookies

Going with a eggnog theme, I tried out Eggnog Cookies for my family this year. I have not tried to make these cookies gluten-free yet but with how much the rest of my family loved them, I am sure I will.
RECIPE NOTES: Increase Eggnog from 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup, reduce nutmeg to 1/2 teaspoon and, increase flour from 2 1/2 cups to 1 3/4 cup
RECIPE: Eggnog Cookies

Day 6

Homemade White Hot Chocolate Mix

If you have tried and loved the Hot Chocolate recipe that I featured a couple of years ago then you are going to love this Homemade White Hot Chocolate Mix. It is perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth!
RECIPE NOTES: Use Vanilla Coffee Creamer for an extra sweet vanilla flavor!
RECIPE: Homemade White Hot Chocolate Mix

Day 7

Dark Chocolate Cherry Fudge

Chocolate covered cherries are a Christmas time classic but they are not a recipe you can make at the last minute.  Fudge, on the other hand, can be made in no time at all depending on the recipe. This fudge is filled with two of my favorite treats, dark chocolate and dried cherries. When combined and turned into fudge they create a delicious treat your friends and family will love.
Recipe: Dark Chocolate Cherry Fudge

Day 8

Lemon Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint cookies are a Christmas classic and these are delicious. In a pinch for time? Use store-bought lemon curd for your filling.
RECIPE NOTES: Want more lemon flavor? Add the zest of a lemon!
RECIPE: Lemon Thumbprint Cookies

Day 9

Lemon Spritz Cookies

I am a huge fan of Spritz cookies and lemon and this recipe combines the two beautifully.
RECIPE NOTES: Add a drizzle of icing or melted white chocolate to put these cookies over the top!
RECIPE: Lemon Spritz Cookies

Day 10

Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

Do you love pecan pie? Try these Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars!
RECIPE NOTES: Cut the crust bake time back to 10 minutes to prevent overcooking.
RECIPE: Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

Day 11
Vanille Kipferl

Vanille Kipferl is a traditional German cookie.  These vanilla-almond crescents are a favorite of my kids.
RECIPE NOTES: We made the cookie gluten-free with the addition of 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. At 325 degrees the cookies need to bake 15-20 minutes.
I also chose to dust the cookies with sugar instead of rolling each cookie.
RECIPE: Vanille Kipferl




Day 12

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

I changed up our cut out cookies this year and tested out a new cookie recipe. This recipe converts to gluten-free without any special tweaks.

RECIPE NOTES: Don’t forget to chill your dough, this helps the cookies keep their shape. Also, check out the review from Cherish for some better cookie tweaks!

RECIPE: Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies


What do you think? What Homemade Christmas Treats will you be making this year?

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