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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Need of a quick hostess gift?
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, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."