The holidays may look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean they have to be any less festive! Stay-at-home orders and rising case numbers mean that many Americans may choose to keep their celebrations small. Cooking and baking are the perfect activity for all your loved ones to help with. Whether you have holiday baking traditions or not, these five recipes can help change things up this year or just pass the time.

Delish Gingerbread CookiesGingerbread Cookies

These classic cookies double as a great activity for the family. Let your kids, mother, brother, and anyone else in the family decorate them however they like. Make it into a competition and have everyone vote for their favorite.

Chocolate Peppermint Silk Pie

If you’re family traditionally sticks to pumpkin or pecan, this chocolate pie is a great addition! It comes out perfectly fluffy.

Christmas Chocolate Fudge

Do your loved ones love chocolate? This chocolate fudge is the perfect addition to your holiday dessert spread. The best part is these delicious fudge squares don’t even need to be baked. Just let them harden and you’re good to go.

Santa trash cookiesSanta Trash Cookies

They taste a lot better than they look! These cookies are perfect for kids, as they involve dumping a copious amount of sprinkles, chocolate, potato chips (weird, we know), pretzels, and any other straggling snacks into the batter. This cookie recipe will definitely shake up this years’ holiday desserts.


Christmas Light CupcakesChristmas Light Cupcakes

These fun, festive cupcakes are bound to make your family smile. The recipe is made with chocolate cake and buttercream frosting, but change it up depending on what you like.

We hope you all have a wonderful holiday season. Now, time to start baking!