100 Christmas Cookies and Sweets Recipes

100+ Christmas Cookies and Sweets Recipes. Here is a great list of over 100 Christmas Cookies and Christmas Sweets recipes that are perfect for a holiday party, Christmas dessert, or even a cookie exchange! There is a delicious dessert recipe on this giant list just waiting to be served at your holiday function, so be sure to check out this long list of holiday treats.


100 Christmas Cookies and Sweets Recipes

Here is a great list of 100 Christmas Cookies and Christmas Sweets recipes which are perfect for a holiday party, Christmas dessert, or even a cookie exchange! There is a delicious dessert recipe on this list just waiting to be served at your holiday function, so be sure to check out this long list of holiday treats.


Whatever you are looking for be it Traditional Christmas Cookies Recipes, Old Fashioned Christmas Cookies recipe, No-Bake Christmas Cookies recipes, Easy Christmas Cookies (ok, most of my recipes are pretty easy), Kid-centric Christmas Cookies, Christmas Cake recipes, Christmas Pie recipes, and more, this list has it!! I have also included nice, rich recipes that can be used for any occasion – including a holiday party, Christmas party, New Year’s Eve party and ummm well, parties and gatherings in general.

Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe. These adorable stackable Christmas tree cookies are easy to make, and a lot of fun to decorate! If you want to make special holiday 3-D cookies this year, give this Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies recipe a try.


Do you like to make homemade cookies during the holidays? Do you gift cookies to people for the holidays? What about leaving a plate out for good old St. Nick? If you need a new Christmas cookie recipe or Christmas sweet recipe, this list has a wide range of dessert and party options: Cake recipes, pudding recipes, candy recipes, fudge recipes (mmmm fudge!), cookie bars (I love easy to make bars!), tarts, and more. Something traditional like a Kris Kringle Cookies, or perhaps newer cookie ideas such as a 3-D Christmas Tree? There’s everything from cherry based cookies to cranberry and pumpkin recipes (yes, pumpkin is also a Christmas go-to for many people!) to no-bake cookies to gluten-free holiday cookies! This list has it all!

If you need a frosting, I highly recommend this Classic Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Recipe which you can make any color (using food coloring or food gel) or any flavor. the base recipe is vanilla, but you could make it peppermint, anise, rum, root beer – truly any flavor you like.

You can also make your own colored sugar easily with this How To Make Colored Sugar tutorial. It is so simple, my mother had me making it at 5 (not kidding!).

And, now on to the Christmas Cookies and Christmas Sweets recipes! (Note: over the years I have added to this list! There are now well over 100 Christmas Cookies and Christmas Sweets recipes on this list!)

Almond Joy Bark Recipe. With all the classic flavors of an Almond Joy candy bar, this bark is rich and satisfying. Sweet coconut and decadent chocolate form the ultimate candy bark. This almond joy bark makes a perfect food-gift or a great addition to a holiday cookie platter or confection tray!


100 Christmas Cookies and Christmas Sweets Recipes

Almond Doughnut Cookies Recipe
Almond Joy Bark Recipe
Banana Split Icebox Cake Recipe
Baby Apple Walnut Pies Recipe
Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice. These Manhattan-inspired (that is the cocktail, not the place) boozy chocolate Christmas mice are fun and tasty. Place a few to nibble along your Christmas cookie platters!


Baileys Irish Cream Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe
Bear Claw Cookies Recipe
Black and White Cake Mix Cookies Recipe
Blueberry Pie Recipe
Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice Recipe

Boozy Chocolate Fudge Recipe
Butter Tarts Recipe
Buttered Rum Fudge Recipe
Candy Cane Brownie Recipe
Candy Cane Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Amaretto Swirl Fudge Recipe. A marvelous blending of chocolate, vanilla and almond combine to make this lush and decadent Chocolate Amaretto Swirl Fudge Recipe.


Cherry Cordial Cookies Recipe
Cherry Meringue Cookie Recipe
Chocolate Amaretto Swirl Fudge Recipe
Chocolate Caramel Thumbprint Cookies Recipe
Chocolate Cashew Clusters

Chocolate Slush Cake Recipe. Rich, cool, creamy, and decadent, this chocolate slush cake is a great dessert to serve family and friends any time of the year. This is a delicious layered pudding cake that simply melts in your mouth.


Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe
Chocolate Chip Slice and Bake Cookies Recipe
Chocolate Christmas Cake Mix Cookies Recipe
Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Bites Recipe
Chocolate Slush Cake Recipe

Cinnamon Apple and Walnut Holiday Bread Recipe
Cinnamon Rolls Cookies Recipe
Coconut Macaroons Recipe
Cranberry Noels Cookie Recipe
Cranberry Orange Cupcakes with Peppermint Frosting

Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Ball Recipe. These delicious, no bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls are simple to make! Your entire family will enjoy these simple candies. Indulge during the holidays, as a special treat, during snack time or anytime! This Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Ball Recipe will satisfy any sweet tooth.


Danish Puff Recipe
Decadent Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
Donut Hole Tree
Double Chocolate Blossom Cookies Recipe
Dutch Almond Bars

Easy Cornflakes Christmas Clusters Recipe. It is the holiday season and sometimes things are so hectic it is difficult to make time to bake or cook holiday centric-dishes. But everyone has time to make these super easy cornflakes Christmas clusters. This simple 4-ingredient recipe is festive, tasty, and you can make them in about 5 minutes. These are a great tasting holiday treat your whole family will enjoy.


Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Ball Recipe
Easy Cornflakes Christmas Clusters Recipe
Edible Cereal Ornaments Recipe
Eggnog Bark Recipe
Eggnog Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust Recipe

Eggnog Kaleidoscope Jello Recipe
English Trifle
Fruitcake Cookies Recipe
Gingerbread Biscotti Recipe
Gingerbread Coffeecake Recipe

Gingerbread Fudge Recipe. This gingerbread fudge is a delightful break from traditional chocolate fudge. The spicy-sweet flavors come together to make the perfect holiday treat or dessert. This gingerbread fudge recipe works great as a holiday food gift or to fill your holiday platter for a Christmas or New Year party!


Gingerbread Fudge Recipe
Gluten-Free Almond Holiday Drop Cookies Recipe
Gumdrop Cookie Bar Recipe
Hello Dolly Bars (7 layer cookies)
Holiday Butter Cookie Recipe

How to Make a Toaster Pastry Christmas Train. This eatable Christmas Train made with toaster pastries is a fun alternative to a gingerbread house. Use it as your table decor, and then eat it for dessert. Follow these step-by-step tutorial instructions to learn how to assemble this adorable Christmas train.


Homemade Chocolate Eclairs Recipe
Homemade Peppermint Patties Recipe
Hot Chocolate Cookies Recipe
How to Make a Christmas Cupcake Tree
How to Make a Toaster Pastry Christmas Train

Hungarian Christmas Cookies Recipe
Irish Cream Fudge Recipe
Italian Ricotta Cheese Cookies Recipe
Jam Filled Cream Cheese Cutout Cookie Recipe
Kris Kringle Cookie and Frosting Recipe

5 lempon snowball cookies in yellow cupcake holders, a white plate full of lemon snowball cookies in the upper left. Fresh lemons are displayed as garnish. All sits on a white board


Layered Mint Chocolate Brownies Recipe
Lemon Snowball Cookie Recipe
Maple Pumpkin Delight Pie Recipe
Mini Cranberry Orange Cake Recipe
Mini Raspberry French Vanilla Trifle Recipe

Grandma always made Ricotta cheese cookies for us! These tasty cookies are soft on the inside and topped with a delicious sugared icing. This Italian Ricotta cookies recipe is just like Nonna used to make. Make some for your family tonight.


No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Bars
No Bake Coconut Balls Recipe
No-Bake Cranberry Cheesecake Parfait Recipe
No Bake Marshmallow Christmas Squares Recipe
No Bake Pecan Praline Bourbon Balls Recipe

No Bake Pecan Praline Bourbon Balls Recipe. These crowd pleasing, easy to make No Bake Pecan Praline Bourbon Balls are a great cookie to make when you need a lot of cookies for a party or gathering. These delicious cookies are tasty treats that hold up well in the refrigerator.


Original Bacardi Rum Cake Recipe
Peanut Butter Lumps of Coal Recipe
Pecan Pie Bars
Peppermint Icebox Pie Recipe with Oreo Crust
Pineapple Squares Recipe

Pizzelle Recipe
Pumpkin Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies Recipe
Pumpkin Icebox Cake Recipe
Pumpkin Nut Roll Recipe
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Bundt Cake Recipe

Rudolph's Cherry Red Nose Pudding. A delicious pudding recipe that is great any time of year! Make ahead as pudding shots, or serve as a dessert. This amazing  pudding recipe is best reserved for adults.


Raisin Bran Cereal Cookies Recipe
Reindeer Grahams Cookie Recipe
Rocky Road Cookie Bars Recipe
Rudolph’s Cherry Red Nose Pudding
Rum Balls Recipe

Eggnog Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust Recipe. Three of the most iconic flavors for the holidays come together in this Eggnog Cheesecake recipe. The creamy sensation of cheesecake makes the perfect pairing for the smooth and spicy tastes of eggnog. All while sitting on top of a gingersnap crust. You may think about making two because this cheesecake will be irresistible and gone in an instant.


Rum Logs Recipe
Santa’s Trash Cookies Recipe
Easy Shortbread Recipe
Slice and Bake Trees Recipe
Slow Cooker Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Casserole

Snowman Cookie Balls Recipe
Sour Cream Cheesecake Recipe
Sour Cream Pound Cake Recipe
Spiced Molasses Cookies Recipe
Spritz Cookie Recipe

Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe. Try a taste of the British life with this tantalizing Sticky Toffee Pudding. A soft date cake forms the base of this divine dessert, while a salty sweet sauce coats the top, lightly soaking the cake. Top this delicate delight with whipped cream and chopped pecans for the ultimate garnish combination and presentation.


Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe
Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe
Striped Sugar Cookies Recipe
Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe
Texas Sheet Cake

Peppermint Icebox Pie Recipe with Oreo Crust. The holidays are the perfect time to make this fantastic peppermint icebox pie recipe with an Oreo crust. The minty taste of peppermint makes the season come alive! This cool and delicious peppermint pie is perfect for your holiday dessert table.


Thumbprint Cookies Recipe
Traditional Bread Pudding
Turtle Bites
Whiskey Sour Cookies Recipe
White Chocolate Cherry Almond Biscotti Recipe

White Russian Tiramisu Cake Recipe. This no-egg, no-cooking, tiramisu recipe comes together quickly. It can be served immediately, or made the day before your special event or dinner. The melt-in-your mouth creamy, rich, coffee-cocoa goodness of this white Russian tiramisu will have your friends and family asking for seconds!


White Russian Tiramisu Cake Recipe
White Chocolate Peppermint Bark Recipe
White Christmas Pie Recipe

There really is something for everyone on this long list of Christmas Cookie Recipes and Christmas Sweets Recipes!


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Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe

Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe. These Sugar Cookie Truffles are easy to make, all you need is four ingredients to toss these melt-in-your-morsels together. Served as a snack, dessert, or food gift for any time of the year, the delicious little bites are also great for last-minute party platters and confection trays!


These Sugar Cookie Truffles are easy to make, all you need is four ingredients to toss these melt-in-your-morsels together. Served as a snack, dessert, or food gift for any time of the year, the delicious little bites are also great for last-minute party platters and confection trays!

Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe

A truffle is traditionally known as having a soft center while being covered in a layer of chocolate as the candy coating. Through the years, truffles have advanced and can be found in all flavors and styles across the world. Oddly enough, these chocolate balls are named after a very rare fungus, which results in some confusion for those who aren’t familiar with them. There’s no definitive answer on how or when truffles were invented. However, it’s rumored that a French chef created ganache (what the soft centers of a chocolate truffle are usually made of) by accident one day. This resulted in eventually becoming the truffle.

Around the 1890s is when historians say truffles were most likely invented. However, it had been speculated that it could have been a little later than that. Either way, I am very glad they were accidentally made because they are definitely one of my favorite candies! Coincidentally, sugar cookies are probably my favorite cookie of all time and I decided to put the two together and create these amazing Sugar Cookie Truffles. Warning: they are definitely addicting and too good to put down.

Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe. These Sugar Cookie Truffles are easy to make, all you need is four ingredients to toss these melt-in-your-morsels together. Served as a snack, dessert, or food gift for any time of the year, the delicious little bites are also great for last-minute party platters and confection trays!


How Do You Make Sugar Cookie Truffles?

Begin by lining a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Then add all your sugar cookies to a food processor and pulse until they are a fine grain. Add the cream cheese and vanilla extract to the food processor and blend well. Form about 1-inch balls and place them on the cookie sheet before placing them in the freezer for half an hour. Right before removing the balls from the freezer, places your almond bark in a bowl and place in the microwave for 20-second increments, stirring in between. Once the almond bark is melted to a creamy-like consistency, pull the cookie balls from the freezer and dip them completely in the almond bark. Place them back on the cookie sheet and immediately top them with sprinkles. Once finished, place the cookie sheet back in the fridge or freezer for a bit until they harden.

Tips for Making Sugar Cookie Truffles

• The best type of sugar cookies to use are traditional and not the soft versions that have become popular in stores.
• You can either use store-bought or homemade sugar cookies. However, make sure the homemade sugar cookies are at least a day old or they will not hold the cookie balls together well.
• If using an iced sugar cookie, scrape off the icing before placing the cookies in the food processor.
• Vanilla almond bark or candy melts works best for this recipe instead of white chocolate chips. In case you need to use white chocolate chips, add a teaspoon of coconut oil or vegetable shortening while melting it in the microwave.
• You can use a toothpick or fork to dunk the cookie balls. A toothpick is a good choice because it only leaves one tiny hole and can be easily covered up with chocolate once you have set it in on the cookie sheet.

Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe. These Sugar Cookie Truffles are easy to make, all you need is four ingredients to toss these melt-in-your-morsels together. Served as a snack, dessert, or food gift for any time of the year, the delicious little bites are also great for last-minute party platters and confection trays!


Common Questions About Sugar Cookie Truffles

Do Chocolate Truffles Have Real Truffles?

No, they definitely do not. At least, the mainstream truffles do not. Truffle is a rare and expensive fungus (think mushroom0like) that has nothing to do with chocolate truffles. Well, unless you purposely buy it that way and then that would be one expensive truffle. The only similarity the two have is that they share the same name. The reason truffles are so rare is because they cannot be planted and they are very picky about the soil or areas they grow in. Because of this, it is difficult to even find them (look up pig finding truffles!) to buy, and a lot of work goes into locating them.

What is the Difference Between a Truffle and a Chocolate?

Truffles usually have ganache centers or soft centers of a more solid nature. Chocolates are usually solid and contain nuts or fruits. However, to be clear, chocolate is just an ingredient of a truffle and truffles simply have a chocolate coating. So, pretty much any candy that has a center of something other than chocolate, but is coated with a chocolatey outside layer, is considered a truffle.

How Long Do Homemade Truffles Last?

If they are being kept in the fridge in an airtight container, truffles can last for up to a week or more. However, if being kept in the freezer in an airtight container, they can last for up to a month. The best way to store truffles is in the fridge or freezer and not just sitting on a counter or in a cupboard. They will only last a couple of days if left out. It is also best to store them in a way to where they cannot touch each other. This makes it easier to eat one or two at a time without making a mess of the others.

I have made truffle recipes for years and have often included them in my Christmas candy baking days. However, they are great for other times of the year as well, such as birthdays, baking sales, Valentine’s Day, and more. These Sugar Cookie Truffles are so easy to make, I have no doubt you will find many useful ways to use them.

Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe. These Sugar Cookie Truffles are easy to make, all you need is four ingredients to toss these melt-in-your-morsels together. Served as a snack, dessert, or food gift for any time of the year, the delicious little bites are also great for last minute party platters and confection trays!


Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe Ingredients:

• 15 Sugar Cookies (about 2 cups)
• 4 oz Cream Cheese
• 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
• 1 lb Vanilla Almond Bark (or 2 cups of Candy Melts)
• Sprinkles for garnish (optional)

Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe. These Sugar Cookie Truffles are easy to make, all you need is four ingredients to toss these melt-in-your-morsels together. Served as a snack, dessert, or food gift for any time of the year, the delicious little bites are also great for last minute party platters and confection trays!


Sugar Cookie Truffles Mise en Place:

Food Processor
Measuring Cup
Measuring Spoons
• Spatula
Baking Sheet(s)
Parchment Paper
• Air-tight Container

Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe Directions:

1. Place 15 sugar cookies into a food processor and process until it the cookies turn into fine crumbs that looks like fine sand.

Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe. These Sugar Cookie Truffles are easy to make, all you need is four ingredients to toss these melt-in-your-morsels together. Served as a snack, dessert, or food gift for any time of the year, the delicious little bites are also great for last minute party platters and confection trays!


Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe. These Sugar Cookie Truffles are easy to make, all you need is four ingredients to toss these melt-in-your-morsels together. Served as a snack, dessert, or food gift for any time of the year, the delicious little bites are also great for last minute party platters and confection trays!


2. Add four ounces of cream cheese and one teaspoon of vanilla extract to the cookie crumbs, and process again until it looks well mixed and a bit sticky and can be formed into a ball.
3. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe. These Sugar Cookie Truffles are easy to make, all you need is four ingredients to toss these melt-in-your-morsels together. Served as a snack, dessert, or food gift for any time of the year, the delicious little bites are also great for last minute party platters and confection trays!


4. Using a small cookie scoop or a tablespoon measure, scoop out the cookie mixture and shape it into a 1-inch ball.
5. Place the cookie balls on the prepared cookie sheet and place in the freezer for 30 minutes.

Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe. These Sugar Cookie Truffles are easy to make, all you need is four ingredients to toss these melt-in-your-morsels together. Served as a snack, dessert, or food gift for any time of the year, the delicious little bites are also great for last minute party platters and confection trays!


6. Break the almond bark into pieces and place in a microwave-safe bowl. Melt the bark in the microwave in bursts of 20 seconds and stirring after every burst, until melted and smooth.

Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe. These Sugar Cookie Truffles are easy to make, all you need is four ingredients to toss these melt-in-your-morsels together. Served as a snack, dessert, or food gift for any time of the year, the delicious little bites are also great for last minute party platters and confection trays!


7. Take the cookie balls out of the freezer and dip them one by one in the melted white chocolate coating.
8. Take cookie truffles out of the melted white chocolate coating and place them back in the parchment-lined cookie sheet and immediately top with sprinkles (if desired).

Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe. These Sugar Cookie Truffles are easy to make, all you need is four ingredients to toss these melt-in-your-morsels together. Served as a snack, dessert, or food gift for any time of the year, the delicious little bites are also great for last minute party platters and confection trays!


9. Repeat with the remaining cookie balls.

Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe. These Sugar Cookie Truffles are easy to make, all you need is four ingredients to toss these melt-in-your-morsels together. Served as a snack, dessert, or food gift for any time of the year, the delicious little bites are also great for last minute party platters and confection trays!


10. Store the truffles in the refrigerator in airtight container.

Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe. These Sugar Cookie Truffles are easy to make, all you need is four ingredients to toss these melt-in-your-morsels together. Served as a snack, dessert, or food gift for any time of the year, the delicious little bites are also great for last minute party platters and confection trays!


Yield: 20

Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe

Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe

Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe. These Sugar Cookie Truffles are easy to make, all you need is four ingredients to toss these melt-in-your-morsels together. Served as a snack, dessert, or food gift for any time of the year, the delicious little bites are also great for last-minute party platters and confection trays!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Additional Time 35 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes

Ingredients

  • 15 Sugar Cookies (about 2 cups)
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 lb Vanilla Almond Bark (or 2 cups of Candy Melts)
  • Sprinkles for garnish (optional)

Instructions

    1. Place 15 sugar cookies into a food processor and process until it the cookies turn into fine crumbs that looks like fine sand.
    2. Add four ounces of cream cheese and one teaspoon of vanilla extract to the cookie crumbs, and process again until it looks well mixed and a bit sticky and can be formed into a ball.
    3. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
    4. Using a small cookie scoop or a tablespoon measure, scoop out the cookie mixture and shape it into a 1-inch ball.
    5. Place the cookie balls on the prepared cookie sheet and place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
    6. Break the almond bark into pieces and place in a microwave-safe bowl. Melt the bark in the microwave in bursts of 20 seconds and stirring after every burst, until melted and smooth.
    7. Take the cookie balls out of the freezer and dip them one by one in the melted white chocolate coating.
    8. Take cookie truffles out of the melted white chocolate coating and place them back in the parchment-lined cookie sheet and immediately top with sprinkles (if desired).
    9. Repeat with the remaining cookie balls.
    10. Store the truffles in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 197 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 13mg Sodium: 102mg Carbohydrates: 18g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 12g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g
Note: for exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information provided is simply a guideline.

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Gingerbread Fudge Recipe

Gingerbread Fudge Recipe. This gingerbread fudge is a delightful break from traditional chocolate fudge. The spicy-sweet flavors come together to make the perfect holiday treat or dessert. This gingerbread fudge recipe works great as a holiday food gift or to fill your holiday platter for a Christmas or New Year party!


This gingerbread fudge is a delightful break from traditional chocolate fudge. The spicy-sweet flavors come together to make the perfect holiday treat or dessert. This gingerbread fudge recipe works great as a holiday food gift or to fill your holiday platter for a Christmas or New Year party!

Gingerbread Fudge Recipe

I do not know when it became a customary tradition to start making and serving fudge around the holidays, but I am glad someone came up with it. Fudge actually began as an accident in the late 1800s when a chocolate maker screwed up some French caramels. Baltimore, Maryland is where fudge first originated and its name has nothing to do with chocolate. It’s named after the fact that the creator fudged and well, the chocolate treat was born.

Most of us are familiar with fudge shops as they are usually easy to find in just about every city. Fudge is extremely popular because of how easy it is to adjust and make new flavors. It is amazing all the flavors of fudge you can find and some people can be quite creative with it. Since fudge is definitely one of my favorite treats around the holidays, I tried my hand at my own flavor and came up with this Gingerbread Fudge. It’s gone over extremely well at holiday parties and I’m always asked for the recipe. This fudge is extremely easy to toss together and is definitely an option for making ahead of time if need be.

Gingerbread Fudge Recipe. This gingerbread fudge is a delightful break from traditional chocolate fudge. The spicy-sweet flavors come together to make the perfect holiday treat or dessert. This gingerbread fudge recipe works great as a holiday food gift or to fill your holiday platter for a Christmas or New Year party!


How Do You Make Gingerbread Fudge?

You only need six ingredients to make this tasty fudge recipe. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and milk together. Once the chocolate shows no more lumps and is creamy, add in the rest of the ingredients and stir thoroughly. Pour into a greased and parchment paper-lined 8×8 pan, and smooth it out so that the mixture is even. Allow to sit in the fridge for around two hours or until it’s solid. This recipe should make around 36 squares which should be plenty for a few gifts or to fill a good portion of a platter. This can easily be made in larger batches if desired, you’ll just want to double or triple the recipe as needed.

Tips for Making Gingerbread Fudge

• You can swap out the white chocolate chips for normal milk or dark chocolate chips if desired. I found that the flavor of gingerbread was more apparent when paired with the milder flavor of white chocolate.
• If desired, you can top the fudge with Christmas sprinkles before placing it in the fridge. This gives it an extra holiday flair.
• It is best if the rest of the ingredients are not altered as they specifically compliment or counteract each other in the perfect manner. Often times, fudge is too sweet, but the molasses and spices offset that overly sweet problem quite well. I wouldn’t be able to offer any suggestions as substitutions that would work in the same manner.

Gingerbread Fudge Recipe. This gingerbread fudge is a delightful break from traditional chocolate fudge. The spicy-sweet flavors come together to make the perfect holiday treat or dessert. This gingerbread fudge recipe works great as a holiday food gift or to fill your holiday platter for a Christmas or New Year party!


Common Questions about Gingerbread Fudge

How is Fudge Different From Chocolate?

Fudge is different from chocolate in that chocolate is simply an ingredient in fudge. Chocolate is, well, pure chocolate, and fudge simply has the flavor of chocolate and is created usually with milk, sugar, and various other ingredients. Fudge is also much softer than chocolate, almost having an airy, fluffy texture to it. Fudge can often be sweeter than chocolate as well.

What Does Fudge Taste Like?

The taste and texture of fudge all depends on how it is made. Fudge more generally is smooth and creamy with a very rich flavor of sweetened chocolate. However, fudge comes in all flavors and is a melt-in-your-mouth treat that is usually eaten in very small portions. Fudge is usually cut into small squares and enjoyed in small bites. It dissolves in the mouth pretty quickly and is not often chewed like many other desserts.

What is Penuche Fudge Made Of?

Penuche fudge actually more closely resembles a caramel in taste, texture, flavor, and color, although its name would suggest otherwise. Butter, milk, and brown sugar make up the main ingredients of Penuche fudge while the only flavoring usually used in the recipe is vanilla. This fudge is an Italian treat and the actual term for it in Italy is “panucci.”

What is Fudge Slang For?

The word “fudge” actually a side-step to giving the real answer to a question or a white lie. For example, “The hockey team fudged the results of their final score.” This would indicate that they altered them a bit from the original. This is how fudge got its name. The chocolate maker, as mentioned earlier, slightly changed the caramels he was working on and accidentally invented fudge instead.

What Happens if You Don’t Beat Fudge?

You don’t necessarily have to beat fudge in order for it to turn out properly. However, the main aspect that must be paid attention to is the sugar crystals. It is important that the sugar used does not have large crystals or that the proper crystallization occurs in order for the fudge to have the right texture. You do not want to end up with a gritty or soupy fudge. Sometimes, beating fudge can break-up the sugar crystals. With other fudge recipes, beating is not necessary if the sweetener used is not granulated sugar.

I’m looking forward to the holidays because it will be full of candy-making days, baking days, and family days. Three of my favorite things in the world. Of course, this Gingerbread Fudge will be on the to-do list, and it will be near the top.

If you are making fudge for a holiday platter or Christmas gifts, you might also like these delicious fudge recipes: Chocolate Amaretto Swirl Fudge (you can adjust the colors), Decadent Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge (mmmmm) and/or this wonderful Buttered Rum Fudge Recipe.

Gingerbread Fudge Recipe. This gingerbread fudge is a delightful break from traditional chocolate fudge. The spicy-sweet flavors come together to make the perfect holiday treat or dessert. This gingerbread fudge recipe works great as a holiday food gift or to fill your holiday platter for a Christmas or New Year party!


Gingerbread Fudge Recipe Ingredients:

• 24 oz White Chocolate Chips
• ¾ cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
• 2 TBSP Molasses
• 1½ tsp Ground Ginger
• 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
• ½ tsp Ground Nutmeg
• 2 TBSP Christmas Sprinkles/Nonpareils to garnish

Gingerbread Fudge Mise en Place:

• Microwave-safe Bowl or Double Boiler
Spatula
Measuring Cup
Measuring Spoons
8″x8″ Cake Pan
Parchment Paper
• Parchment Paper

Gingerbread Fudge Recipe. This gingerbread fudge is a delightful break from traditional chocolate fudge. The spicy-sweet flavors come together to make the perfect holiday treat or dessert. This gingerbread fudge recipe works great as a holiday food gift or to fill your holiday platter for a Christmas or New Year party!


Gingerbread Fudge Recipe Directions:

1. Lightly grease an 8 x8 cake pan and line it with a parchment paper.
2. In a double boiler (or a bowl snugly fitted over a sauce pan filled with simmering water), melt 24 ounces of white chocolate chips and ¾ cup (about half a can) of sweetened condensed milk together.

Gingerbread Fudge Recipe. This gingerbread fudge is a delightful break from traditional chocolate fudge. The spicy-sweet flavors come together to make the perfect holiday treat or dessert. This gingerbread fudge recipe works great as a holiday food gift or to fill your holiday platter for a Christmas or New Year party!


Gingerbread Fudge Recipe. This gingerbread fudge is a delightful break from traditional chocolate fudge. The spicy-sweet flavors come together to make the perfect holiday treat or dessert. This gingerbread fudge recipe works great as a holiday food gift or to fill your holiday platter for a Christmas or New Year party!


3. When the chips are melted, add in two tablespoons of molasses, 1½ teaspoons of ground ginger, one teaspoon of ground cinnamon, and ½ teaspoon of ground nutmeg to the melted chips mixture. Mix until well combined.

Gingerbread Fudge Recipe. This gingerbread fudge is a delightful break from traditional chocolate fudge. The spicy-sweet flavors come together to make the perfect holiday treat or dessert. This gingerbread fudge recipe works great as a holiday food gift or to fill your holiday platter for a Christmas or New Year party!


4. Spread the gingerbread fudge mixture in the prepared pan. Smooth the top with a spatula.
5. Sprinkle the Christmas sprinkles/nonpareils evenly on the top of the fudge.
6. Place the gingerbread fudge into the refrigerator and allow it to chill and harden for at least two hours.

Gingerbread Fudge Recipe. This gingerbread fudge is a delightful break from traditional chocolate fudge. The spicy-sweet flavors come together to make the perfect holiday treat or dessert. This gingerbread fudge recipe works great as a holiday food gift or to fill your holiday platter for a Christmas or New Year party!


7. Remove the hardened gingerbread fudge onto a cutting board, and cut into 36 even squares.

Gingerbread Fudge Recipe. This gingerbread fudge is a delightful break from traditional chocolate fudge. The spicy-sweet flavors come together to make the perfect holiday treat or dessert. This gingerbread fudge recipe works great as a holiday food gift or to fill your holiday platter for a Christmas or New Year party!


Gingerbread Fudge Recipe. This gingerbread fudge is a delightful break from traditional chocolate fudge. The spicy-sweet flavors come together to make the perfect holiday treat or dessert. This gingerbread fudge recipe works great as a holiday food gift or to fill your holiday platter for a Christmas or New Year party!


8. Serve immediately. Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

Gingerbread Fudge Recipe. This gingerbread fudge is a delightful break from traditional chocolate fudge. The spicy-sweet flavors come together to make the perfect holiday treat or dessert. This gingerbread fudge recipe works great as a holiday food gift or to fill your holiday platter for a Christmas or New Year party!


Yield: 1

Gingerbread Fudge Recipe

Gingerbread Fudge Recipe

Gingerbread Fudge Recipe. This gingerbread fudge is a delightful break from traditional chocolate fudge. The spicy-sweet flavors come together to make the perfect holiday treat or dessert. This gingerbread fudge recipe works great as a holiday food gift or to fill your holiday platter for a Christmas or New Year party!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 24 oz White Chocolate Chips
  • ¾ cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 TBSP Molasses
  • 1½ tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 2 TBSP Christmas Sprinkles/Nonpareils to garnish

Instructions

    1. Lightly grease an 8 x8 cake pan and line it with a parchment paper.
    2. In a double boiler (or a bowl snugly fitted over a sauce pan filled with simmering water), melt 24 ounces of white chocolate chips and ¾ cup (about half a can) of sweetened condensed milk together.
    3. When the chips are melted, add in two tablespoons of molasses, 1½ teaspoons of ground ginger, one teaspoon of ground cinnamon, and ½ teaspoon of ground nutmeg to the melted chips mixture. Mix until well combined.
    4. Spread the gingerbread fudge mixture in the prepared pan. Smooth the top with a spatula.
    5. Sprinkle the Christmas sprinkles/nonpareils evenly on the top of the fudge.
    6. Place the gingerbread fudge into the refrigerator and allow it to chill and harden for at least two hours.
    7. Remove the hardened gingerbread fudge onto a cutting board, and cut into 36 even squares.
    8. Serve immediately. Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 130 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 6mg Sodium: 26mg Carbohydrates: 16g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 16g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 2g
Note: for exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information provided is simply a guideline.

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