Christmas Dinner Ideas And Recipes

’Tis the season to be jolly, and feeding the family festive, tasty food might just be the fastest way to spread holiday cheer. Whether that means making delicious appetizers, side dishes galore, or Christmas cookies, we have the recipes to put smiles on everyone’s faces. Six ingredients is all it takes to make our seasonal Caramelized Onion Tarts with Apples, an addictive savory-sweet hors d’oeuvres that gets dolloped with sour cream. Our Frisee, Bacon, and Goat-Cheese Salad, sprinkled with goat cheese and drizzled with mustardy dressing, is the ideal make-ahead side because frisee doesn’t wilt. And let’s not forget the cookies. We have perfected versions of all of the classics, like Old-Fashioned Gingerbread Men, Raspberry-Almond Linzer Cookies, and Rugelach. If you want to make something a bit fancier, check out our Pumpkin Whoopie Pies—soft and chewy mini pumpkin cakes sandwich cream cheese icing, making for an impressive and irresistible dessert. Here’s to a merry Christmas (and a glass of eggnog).

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