In the spirit of being prepared, it's a good idea to plan your holiday baking well in advance. But sometimes real life gets in the way... So, we've created a list of recipes for you! While hardly exhaustive, if you make a batch of each of these you'll have a full treat platter come the holidays.
The pride of Vancouver Island is simple to make and easier to eat. This classic Nanaimo Bar recipe has a couple of adaptations (more chocolate and finely ground nuts) and will make you very popular with the sweet lovers in your life.
Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies
Soft, chewy, and oh, so gingery! This recipe requires an overnight rest, but it’s totally worth the wait.
With its trademark windowpane of jam and dusting of powdered sugar, Linzer cookies are one of the prettiest confections on a cookie plate. They are a bit labour intensive, but not difficult to make.
Basic Cut-out Cookies
This simple recipe makes a tasty sugar cookie with a good cookie crumb—perfect for Christmas cookie cutters. Feel free to add spices, lemon zest, or different extracts to play with flavouring.
Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Sugar Frosting
These cake-like pumpkin cookies with brown sugar frosting are all kinds of delicious. Soft and cakey, sweet and spicy―they’re fabulous served with coffee or milk
Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Honey Cookies
Who says peanut butter cookies don't belong on a holiday cookie platter? Not us! Whether you avoid gluten or you’ve just run out of flour, this simple recipe makes for a delicious cookie.
Cinnamon Apple Chips
Slightly unorthodox, but adding apple chips to holiday treat platter works wonderfully. Cinnamon is a traditional holiday flavouring and kids love these good-for-you apple treats.
Dried citrus wheels dipped in white or dark chocolate look beautiful and add a surprising zingy touch to holiday treat plates.