Christmas Recipes

Everyone knows that the Christmas season is one of the most delicious times of year—and we’ve got all of the Christmas recipes you need to celebrate the season in style, including tempting Christmas cookies (perfect for a cookie swap!), festive warm cocktails, and extravagant Christmas dinner recipes. Prefer to keep things casual? Try a few of our suggestions for an inviting holiday open house lineup, or get a jump on planning and use our make-ahead menu instead. (Don’t forget, dinner isn’t the only thing you can plan: these tasty Christmas desserts are all make-ahead as well.) Of course, the Christmas season is all about giving, too—and few presents are more welcome than a homemade gift straight from the kitchen. Find some inspirational ideas in our collection of easy but impressive DIY holiday gifts, all of which are made from just a few simple ingredients (and lots of love, of course).

10 Mini Christmas Desserts You’ll Want to Add to Your Wish List

Don’t be fooled by their tiny size. These one-bite treats, which are dangerously delicious, will be the star of any holiday party.

Your Favorite Holiday Cookies... In Cocktail Form

Now you can drink a snickerdoodle, gingersnap, or rum ball.

8 Genius Holiday Entertaining Ideas From A-list Caterers

Party-planning powerhouses Matt Poley and Tara Maxey of Heirloom LA serve up their go-to hosting moves for the season.

A Cookie A Day for the Entire Season

61 ways to make this the sweetest holiday yet

A New Year’s Day Open House Menu That’s Festive and Fuss-Free

Want to start the year off right? Greet 2017 by gathering friends and family for a casual open house featuring warm, welcoming, wintertime comfort food. To help, we've assembled a menu that's simple to prep, bursting with color and full of flavor—in other words, the perfect antidote to the January doldrums.

9 Classic Holiday Cocktails Everyone Should Try

Hosting a holiday party? Or just having a festive night at home? Whip up one of these delicious drinks.

13 Insanely Pretty Christmas Cupcakes

Delicious and festive cupcakes that are perfect for giving away (or keeping to yourself!).

Traditional Christmas Dinner Recipes

If you really want to make an entrance during the holidays, something spectacular on a platter does the trick. Here are six deceptively doable dishes—three serves-a-crowd main courses, three grand-finale desserts—to delight everyone, including you.    

15 Easy Christmas Recipes

Build a deliciously memorable holiday meal around these no-fuss dinner recipes.

50 Best Holiday Cookie Recipes

Gingersnaps, macaroons, sugar cookies, shortbread—we’ve got a bounty of festive cookies fit for Christmas or any holiday celebration.