25+ of Our Staff’s Favorite Holiday Cookies & Sweets

Here are some of our TipsFromTown staff’s favorite Holiday Treats.
Happy Baking and Happy Holidays from our 
TipsFromTown Family!

Also See Our Staff’s 25+ Favorite Festive Cocktails.

1. Peppermint White Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Peppermint White Chocolate Chip Cookies 500 9568

2. Magic Layer Bars

3. A (Skinny) Magic Layer Bar

Amy’s Healthy Baking

4. Holiday Cookie Bars.

cookie bar

5. Chocolate Covered Buckeyes.

christmas cookies chocolate buckeyes

6. Tammy’s Creamy, Crunchy Nanaimo Bars


7. Maple Cut-Out Cookies

Maple Cut-Out Cookies

8. Candy Canes & White Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Peppermint Bark

9. Beth’s Easy Reindeer Cupcakes for the Last-Minute Mom.

Reindeer Cupcake

10. Reindeer Poop.
(AKA Karen’s Red Velvet Balls)

chocolate balls

11. Emily’s Luscious Lemon Squares: 
That Perfect Balance of Sweet and Tart.

lemon bars

12. GLUTEN-FREE Peanut Butter Kisses

13. Stained Glass Cut-Out Cookies


14. Mini Cheesecake Pretzel Bites with Sprinkles.

PB Cheesecake Pretzel Bites

15. Black-Bottomed Coconut Bars–With a GLUTEN FREE Version.

black bottom coconut bars

16. Chocolate Pixies

17. Rich Chocolatey-Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

18. Iced Lemon Cookies.

prepared by and photo by Emily Doscher

19. Mini-Chocolate Truffle Cakes

prepared by and photo by Emily Doscher


23. Orange Poppyseed Bundt Cake.

orange poppy-seed bundt cake

24. Amy’s Buttery Shortbread


Our Staff’s 25+ Favorite Festive Cocktails.


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A batch of homemade
 candied nuts is a perfect gift!

candied pecans

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Peppermint Bark

Peppermint Bark

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine and Caribbean Travel & Life, Heather is chauffeur to 3 busy kids; the president of her Home and School Association; and VP of Marketing for TipsFromTown. And she's passionate about all 3!


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