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Collection of christmas recipesWhile most holidays have some special foods attached to them, Christmas seems to have the most variety. It's probably because Christmas is celebrated in so many ways leading up to the actually holiday - and it usually involves food.

Here in the U.S. we typically have parties long before the actual day. Office, school, or just celebrating "the holidays" with friends. These parties often involve festive drinks like wassail or hot buttered rum. Cookies are another huge part of Christmas. It seems like everyone has their favorite kinds that they make year after year: shortbread, candy cane cookies, cathedral windows, cherry winks, mincemeat and more.

Then there is the actual Christmas feast which can include a day-long feeding frenzy from a family brunch to dessert after dinner. Some traditional dinner foods include prime rib, turkey, goose, or ham. The side dishes often are similar to those served at Thanksgiving and include sweet potatoes, green beans, or stuffing.

No matter how you celebrate at the holidays, we hope that these recipes will make things just a little extra festive for you and your family.


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Recipe for Christmas Spice Potpourri

Christmas Spice Potpourri

Made with bay leaves, oranges, lemons, whole cloves, whole allspice, cinnamon sticks

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Hard Rock Cinnamon Candy

Try your hand at candy making with this simple recipe. Cook sugar, corn syrup and water to the hard-crack stage, then add in cinnamon oil for flavor and red food coloring. Crack into pieces when hardened and you have some sweet treats ready to go.
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Holiday Sugar Cookies

Made with salt, margarine, baking powder, sugar, vanilla extract, egg, water, flour
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Cherry Wink Cookies

Made with shortening, milk, vanilla extract, eggs, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, pecans, dates
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Starbucks' Caramel Apple Cider

Made with caramel syrup, whipped cream, cinnamon syrup, apple juice
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Christmas Fragrance

Get into the holiday spirit with this simple recipe. Simmer cloves, cinnamon sticks, and nutmeg in water on the stove for a wonderful scent that will fill the house.
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Christmas Tree Tostadas

A perfect Christmas snack! Flour tortillas are cut into Christmas tree shapes and topped with taco meat and decorated with tomato, bell pepper, olives, and monterey jack cheese.
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Candy Cane Cocktail

A fun holiday cocktail made with vanilla rum, white chocolate liqueur, peppermint schnapps, and of course, candy canes.
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