Assorted Christmas cookies on a table
The complete guide:

Christmas Baking Guide

How to bake your best this holiday.

Ah, Christmas! Cookie exchanges and holiday luncheons, gift shopping and party hopping – it's no wonder you find yourself running short on both time and energy. Here's rule #1: Take the time to enjoy it. Christmas is all about friends and family coming to the table, brightening the darkest month of the year. Whether you’re looking for holiday showstoppers to wow company or a last-minute miracle, we’ve got the recipes and tips you need to make this Christmas sparkle.

Baker's tip: For a stress-free Christmas breakfast, choose a recipe that can be prepped the night before and baked in the morning. Our favorites? Cinnamon buns, scones, or our a French toast bake. Get recipes for each in the breakfast treats section.

 

Recipe collections

Holiday traditions, old and new

gingerbread cookies from the holiday classics recipe collection

Holiday Classics Collection

There's a reason certain recipes never go out of style: the memories of family and friends they bring to the table are just as important as their flavor. Link your holidays, past to present, with this collection of classic treats.

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chocolate raspberry cake from the showstopper recipe collection

Show Stopper Collection

Hosting an elegant dinner party? Want to wow your work colleagues with your holiday baking chops? These special baked treats are dressed to impress — and are just as delicious as they are striking.

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Ingredient Weight Chart

Quick volume-to-weight conversions for 250+ ingredients.

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Recipe Success Guide

Recipe Success Guide

What to know before you start.

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