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10 Easy-Bake (or No-Bake) Christmas Cookies

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‘Tis the season for Christmas cookies – and so many of them are elaborate, with extra steps to make or to decorate. If you’re a novice baker but want to make something scrumptious from scratch this holiday season, there are plenty of options out there – here are 10 easy-to-bake (some even no-bake) treats that are quick, foolproof and delicious. Better than a packaged mix for beginning bakers, these are sure to become holiday traditions.


  • No Bake S’More Nutella Crunch Bars 1 of 10
    No Bake S'More Nutella Crunch Bars
    Who says s'mores are just for the summer camping season? I can't think of anything better to serve alongside a mug of hot cocoa!
    Babble has the recipe!
  • No Bake Chocolate Rum Balls 2 of 10
    No Bake Chocolate Rum Balls
    A holiday classic, these come together in no time. Try swapping the rum for Bailey's or Kahlua for a different treat!
    Babble has the recipe!
  • Lemon Palmier Twirls 3 of 10
    Lemon Palmier Twirls
    These are simple to make using frozen puff pastry dough - and this version is simpler even than most, being rolled up once rather than twice! Just slice and bake.
    Sophistimom has the recipe!
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Puff Balls 4 of 10
    Chocolate Peanut Butter Puff Balls
    If you love puffed wheat squares, you'll love this bite-sized version. As easy to make as they are to eat!
    Babble has the recipe!
  • Eccles Cakes 5 of 10
    Eccles Cakes
    Chewy, crispy sandwiches made with puff pastry and filled with spiced currants or other dried fruit is perfect for the holidays - and simple to make a large batch of!
    Dinner with Julie has the recipe!
  • Chocolate Coconut Sputniks 6 of 10
    Chocolate Coconut Sputniks
    These no-bake treats resemble snowballs, having been rolled in flaked coconut. Pile them into a bowl and let the snowball fight begin!
    Babble has the recipe!
  • No Bake Chocolate Everything Cookies 7 of 10
    No Bake Chocolate Everything Cookies
    These are simple to make, and packed with oats, peanut butter, coconut and chocolate - add dried cherries for a festive touch.
    Babble has the recipe!
  • Rainbow Krispie Cakes 8 of 10
    Rainbow Krispie Cakes
    Made with chocolate, marshmallows, sprinkles and any number of colourful candies, these krispie cakes look festive piled onto a platter, and will be a hit with kids!
    Cheeky Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Russian Tea Cakes 9 of 10
    Russian Tea Cakes
    The classic shortbread nut balls are simple to mix, roll and bake - then douse in icing sugar while they're still warm!
    Simple Bites has the recipe!
  • Hello Dolly Bars 10 of 10
    Hello Dolly Bars
    These classic bars are made by layering graham crumbs, chocolate chips, coconut and pecans, then pouring a can of sweetened condensed milk over top. It doesn't get much easier - or more delicious!
    Patent and the Pantry has the recipe!

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