5 of Our Favorite Holiday Treat Recipes
There are so many wonderful things about this time of year, and good food is definitely up there on the list. Every family has different traditions, treats, and recipes they make each holiday season. In the spirit of the holidays, our team at Bags & Bows wants to share a few of our favorite holiday treats with you. If you’re feeling adventurous, take a stab at one of these recipes you may not have tried before. We even have a dog treat recipe if you want to make a treat for your pet!
If you have a favorite holiday treat recipe, please share with us in the comments. We would all like to try a few new treats this year, too!
1. Homemade Oreos
- 2 packages devil’s food cake mix
- 4 eggs
- ½ cup Crisco (not oil)
Mix together. Form into balls and flatten slightly on an ungreased cookie sheet. Back at 350° for 9 minutes (they don’t look done when you take them out).
- 3½ cups powdered sugar
- 8 oz. cream cheese
- ¼ cup margarine
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- Red or green food dye to add a festive touch (optional)
Mix together. Put filling between cookies.
2. Artichoke Dip
- 1 can artichokes (drained/chopped)
- 1 cup mayo
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup parmesan cheese
- ¼ cup chopped green onions
- Garlic salt to taste
Mix everything together and add garlic salt to taste.
Bake at 350° for 30 minutes.
3. Egg Nog
- 1 egg (If you’re wary of raw eggs, I recommend using Egg Beaters).
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tbsp. sugar
- ¼ tsp. vanilla
- Nutmeg to taste (optional)
Beat ingredients together, and enjoy!
4. Frosted Ginger Cookies (Source: Taste of Home)
- 1 ½ cups butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup molasses
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 4 ½ cups flour
- 1 tbsp. ground ginger
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. ground cloves
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- ¼ cup milk
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- ½ tsp. vanilla
- Pinch of salt
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in molasses and vanilla; mix well. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture.
Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 325° for 12-15 minutes or until cookies spring back when touched lightly (do not overbake). Remove to wire racks.
For frosting, in a large saucepan, bring the brown sugar, milk and butter to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute. Remove from the heat (mixture will look curdled at first). Cool for 3 minutes. Add confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and salt; mix well. Frost warm cookies. Yield: about 6 dozen.
5. Peanut Butter Dog Treats (Source: Wheat Montana Farms & Bakery)
- 3 cups flour
- ¾ cups rolled oats (uncooked)
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 ½ cups milk (or 1 C milk and ½ C water)
- 1 ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 tbsp. molasses
Combine 2 cups flour, oats and baking powder in food processor. Add molasses and peanut butter. Add milk/water slowly until all ingredients are combined. Slowly add remaining 1 cup of flour, processing well after each addition. Dough will be quite stiff. Knead by hand if necessary.
Roll out the dough to ¼” thickness and cut with cookie cutters. Place on ungreased cookie sheets and prick each cookie with a fork. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cookies cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
We hope you enjoy the holiday season by indulging in a few of our favorite treats. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the team at Bags & Bows!