12 Festive Holiday Recipes

Happy Friday, everyone! 

We are officially in the single-digit countdown to Christmas! And it is FRIGID outside in NYC today, oh boy. But I'm trying to embrace that "Hygge" feeling, regardless!

If work and life have been keeping you busy and unable to join in on holiday activities like holiday baking, I've got a perfect roundup of festive holiday recipes for you guys today to jump right in.

Many of these recipes are super easy and don't require much advance cooking or baking skills, so there's no intimidation factor here! Also, while a lot of these recipes are on the more indulgent side, most of these are gluten-free and vegan optional for those with dietary restrictions. 

Cranberry Chia Jam Shortbread Cookie Sandwiches (Gluten-Free)

These are one of my bigger crowdpleasers, and they are perfect for gifting as well. Reminds me a bit of the Pepperidge Farm Verona cookies, but a whole lot purer!

Gingerbread Cookies (Gluten-Free)

Just made some more of these earlier this week, and it's a classic. Decorate these with your family, friends, and kids for a fun and cozy Sunday at home!

Classic Cutout Sugar Cookies (Gluten-Free)

If you're looking to go all out on decorating cookies, you need a classic, solid base- this is iT!

Classic Pie Crust Recipe + Lemon-Raspberry Hand Pie Tutorial

Nothing like bringing a bunch of hand pies to make you the most popular person at the holiday party- you can make any flavor you want for the filling, too!

Hazelnut Hot Chocolate (Gluten-Free + Vegan)

For curling up and watching Love Actually and the Holiday in fuzzy socks

Matcha Peppermint Bark

Also a super pretty gifting recipe, made with healthy matcha instead of artificial green food dye.

Matcha Oat Crepes (Gluten-Free)

For a super festive and easy brunch, 4 ingredients and a blender is all it takes!

Matcha Coconut Chia Whip Parfait (Gluten-Free)

Prep these the night before a party to serve in little shot glasses as hors d'oeuvres or in a jar for an easy yet fancy-looking breakfast for your holiday guests. Ridiculously healthy too even though it's like dessert!

Gingerbread Granola (Gluten-Free + Vegan)

I personally think a big jar of homemade granola is an amazing gift- nothing like having something healthy and delicious on hand for busy workday mornings!

Apple Cinnamon Oat Pancakes (Gluten-Free + Vegan)

These make the house smell like Christmas. Blend up a double batch for the whole family, Christmas morning.

Gingerbread Pancakes (Gluten-Free + Vegan)

Same 👆

Buckwheat Pancakes w/Cashew Cream (Gluten-Free + Vegan)

These are a beautiful treat to make- can you imagine being served this as breakfast in bed? 

What are some of your favorite holiday recipes?
Would love to try some new ones out for myself!