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Bake for the Holidays With PBS Food

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Whether you’re making cookies for Santa, putting together tasty gifts for family and friends, and getting ready to host your own holiday cookie exchange, we’re willing to bet we have the kind of recipes you’re looking for! From no-bake, to fudge, to impressive confections, PBS Food has it all, and we’ve rounded them up for easy browsing.


Peppermint Fudge Brownies

A magical combination of chocolate and mint in one of its most decadent forms, these brownies are everything brownies should be — crackly on top, chewy and fudgey on the inside, not overly sweet, and just enough minty freshness to balance out its richness. Find the recipe from the PBS Food FreshTastes blog here.


Chocolate Salami

If on a first glance you’re thrown, don’t worry. We’re not suggesting you combine chocolate and meat products (unless you want to, of course); this recipe takes its name from the clever form of this chocolate roll that combines the richness and consistency of a chocolate truffle with a peppering of tiny morsels of all your favorite things (i.e. candied ginger, pistachios, almonds and crispy amaretti cookies). Find the easy, no-bake recipe that pairs beautifully with holiday cookies or is equally delicious on its own on the PBS Food Kitchen Vignettes blog.


Classic Gingerbread Cookies 

Learn about the history behind the spicy, delicious holiday men and women with the PBS Food History Kitchen Blog. It’s a fascinating tale of how ginger root traveled to Europe, how gingerbread house originated in the 1500s, and how the delicious treat eventually made the transition to the new world! Read for yourself, and find a wonderful recipe for the classic treat here.


Cherry Chocolate Cookies

Give chocolate chip cookies a sophisticated twist with this recipe for thick, buttery cookies and special treats (namely, dried cherries and a quick dip in caramel). PBS Foods FreshTastes blogger Adrianne Adarme shares her recipe here.



Chewy Chocolate Ginger-Molasses Cookies

Combine ground ginger, molasses and chunks of semisweet chocolate to make cookies that are sophisticated enough for adults … and still chocolatey enough for all of your little elves to enjoy, too.


Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Holiday Cookies

Whip out some perfect Christmas cookies in record time with this recipe for quick, delicious cookies from Jenna Weber on the PBS Food FreshTastes Blog.


Vegan Holiday Sandies Cookies

Please the healthy foodies on your list with a nondairy version of the holiday favorite that’s every bit as good as Grandma’s! In fact, if you don’t give yourself away, we’re willing to bet that no one will even know that they’re vegan … “Jazzy Vegetarian” shares the recipe 


Pepparkakor Cookies

Make a traditional Swedish treat with this recipe for thin, gingery cookies. The Pepparkakor Cookies take on a distinctive taste from the addition of maple syrup and are a simple, fun Christmas feature when cut in their traditional star shape. 


Fluffy Butterscotch Cookies With Brown Butter Icing

Thick, soft and as close to cake as a cookie can get, these fluffy butterscotch cookies add welcome variety to holiday cookie platters. But the real secret to making these lovely treats irresistible is the sweet brown butter drizzle used to top them off, so don’t miss it!

SicilanFigCookies Sicilian Fig Cookies

Give your cookie spread some international flair with this Sicilian holiday essential - a heavy, fruit-laden, fig-filled cookie!


Easy Gingerbread Cookies

Need a quick, simple recipes to make with the kids? Grab some butterscotch Jell-O and get cooking with this recipe from KCTS 9 Cooks!


Flourless Peanut-Chocolate Cookies

Out of flour? No problem! This nutty, chocolatey treat comes out beautifully without it. Find the recipe from “Everyday Food” here.


Coconut Macaroons

What would a holiday cookie spread be without the edition of this coconutty favorite? Find the perfect recipe from “Martha Bakes” here. 



Stained Glass Ornament Cookies

Need a dessert that impresses? Or maybe you’re hoping for something fun and creative to work on with your little helpers this year? These Stained Glass Ornament Cookies from PBS ParentsKitchen Explorers are the answer!


Find even more holiday (and daily) cooking inspiration by checking out PBS Food’s varied blogs and recipes for yourself.