Best Christmas Baking Recipes. A collection of 25 of our most popular recipes for the Holiday baking season. Everything from no-bake cookies to a traditional Christmas pudding!
With Rock Recipe’s 13th Holiday baking season underway, we take a look back on some of our most popular recipes for Holiday baking over the years.
November and December have always been our busiest months on Rock Recipes, ever since we started back in 2007. Since that time, our holiday recipes grow more in popularity every year.
For many of our hundreds of thousands of followers, this is their first stop for great holiday baking ideas. That’s probably because we have great old fashioned recipes like traditional fruitcake recipes.
But, I also like to think they come for new ideas too, like our most recent White Chocolate Nanaimo Bars. It’s always good to add some new ideas to your Christmas baking plan, just to keep it interesting.
Without further ado, here are 25 of the most popular Christmas related recipes from the past 12+ years on this website. Happy baking!
ON TO THE RECIPES
Strawberry Chiffon Squares is just one recipe in our collection of freezer friendly No-Bake Cookies for Christmas.
Cherry Pecan Cake is an old family favourite with a rich cream cheese batter.
Moose Farts was a recipe that I posted as a lark to make with kids. I had no this no bake treat would explode in popularity.
Marshmallow Cookie Bars was another surprise hit because it reminded many people of childhood. Easy to make in Christmas colours too.
Apricot Fruitcake was an instant hit when I first developed it from another great cake recipe.
Cherry Vanilla Cheesecake Bars became popular not only for their deliciousness, but because they look quite festive too.
Nanaimo Bars. We now have 8 varieties and counting of this classic Canadian treat that’s always popular at the Holidays.
Christmas Pudding. I’ve simplified a steamed pudding to make it suitable for the oven. It’s popularity showed how much folks enjoy old fashioned recipes.
Fruitcake Cookies. I’ve converted many non-fruitcake loving folks to this amazing chewy cookie recipe.
Marshmallow Roll Cookies. Another no-bake selection that really took off, especially on Pinterest.
Orange Brandy Fruitcake. This one became very popular with folks who don’t like molasses or spices in fruitcake.
Molasses Raisin Bread. Often associated with Good Friday and Christmas Eve in here in Newfoundland.
Cherry Cake Squares echo the flavour of our very popular Cherry Pound Cake recipe.
Pecan Pie Bars turned out to be one of our most popular cookie bars ever, especially at Thanksgiving and the Holidays.
Gumdrop Cake. A Newfoundland favourite with kids and adults alike, for the Holidays and often as a birthday cake!
Snowballs. My Nan Morgan’s recipe that’s never diminished in popularity since first posted in 2007.
Classic Shortbread Cookies. To be honest this recipe is popular all year long but that increases considerably in hits around the Holidays.
Queen Anne Squares. A bakery favourite in Newfoundland that’s so easy to make and incredibly popular at Christmas time.
Apricot Raisin Cake. Another Newfoundland favourite recipe that’s so moist and delicious. Freezes well too.
Cherry Cheesecake Brownies. These inviting cookie bars are often the first to disappear from our Christmas cookie trays.
THE RECIPES KEEP COMING
Cherry Pound Cake. Practically a requirement for any Newfoundland household during the Christmas season.
Newfoundland Lassy Mogs. A soft, chewy molasses spice cookie that’s completely addictive. Find it in our Best Newfoundland Christmas Cookies Collection.
Classic Canadian Butter Tarts. Always in our top ten recipes during the Christmas season. Many folks bake these on Christmas Eve.
Perfect English Sticky Toffee Pudding. This is another recipe that is incredibly popular year round but many folks have now adopted it as their traditional Christmas Day dessert. There simply is no better warm, comfort food dessert.
Old English Fruitcake. If you think fruitcake is dead, think again. This recipe is consistently at the top of our most popular recipes every single year.
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