Holiday Bake Shop

'Tis the season for tempting treats, and we've got just the right recipes. Whether you're throwing a holiday cookie swap or baking a snack for Santa, this collection of goodies should make the season a whole lot sweeter.

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Gift-Worthy Confection: Peppermint Fudge

What makes these minty treats great for giving? They're easy to make and package, and one batch yields more than five dozen pieces! For a special touch, present your Peppermint Fudge in a classic glass jar trimmed with festive fabric.

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Classroom Party Snack: Tangled Balls of Lights

Keep little hands busy making treats inspired by a Christmas decorating mishap. Doughnut holes are drizzled with candy and dotted with chocolate- covered sunflower seeds.

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Winter Morning Munchie: Gingerbread Biscotti

Spiced just right and not too crunchy, these kid-friendly biscotti are perfect for dunking. bake a batch to enjoy on Christmas morning.

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A Sweet Santa Will Love: Gift-Wrapped Cookies

Use our sturdy, versatile dough to fashion tasty bundles in a range of sizes with a multitude of trims. Fix up a plate for Santa (or your family), and you?ll find only crumbs left behind.

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Cookies for Swapping: Sugar Plum Bars

A delicious combination of citrus and cinnamon makes this homemade version of a Newton bar an instant cookie swap classic. To achieve the signature cakey texture of a packaged cookie, make yours the night before—they'll be softer the next day.

Lindsay Ann showcases her original recipes for playful sweets at Tony and Joey Dellino share their creative confections at

Originally published in the December/January 2013 issue of FamilyFun magazine

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