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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 Cherry Wink Cookies

Cherry Wink Cookies

Made with shortening, milk, vanilla extract, eggs, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, pecans, dates

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Magic Reindeer Food

Here's a cute and inexpensive recipe for some fun on Christmas Eve. Let the kids mix together oatmeal, sugar, and colored sugar crystals and sprinkle it on the ground outside to help the reindeer guide Santa's sleigh to your house.
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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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Starbucks' Caramel Apple Cider

Made with caramel syrup, whipped cream, cinnamon syrup, apple juice
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Holiday Sugar Cookies

Made with salt, margarine, baking powder, sugar, vanilla extract, egg, water, flour
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Drunken Gingerbread Men Cupcakes

Made with candied ginger, rum, spice cake mix, vanilla frosting, ground ginger, gingerbread man cookies
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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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Brown Sugar-Glazed Carrots

Made with orange peel, margarine or butter, carrots, salt, brown sugar
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