I’ve collected our most popular Old Fashioned Christmas Dessert Recipes to share with your and your family this holiday season. From Christmas candies and cookies to vintage Jello salads, this collection has something for everyone.
Old Fashioned Christmas Dessert Recipes
What is it about Christmas-time that brings out the baker in all of us? Maybe it’s the wonderful aromas that arise from the kitchen that scream Christmas, or possibly you love to hand out homemade treats to everyone you know, but for me, it’s all about memories.
Memories of Grandma making her famous fudge, and memories of Mom teaching us all her favorite Christmas cookies. I’m addicted to these memories and recreating them with my family.
I’ve collected all my favorite Old Fashioned Christmas Dessert Recipes, and each and every one has a memory associated with it. I hope you find a recipe you love, and I challenge you to make your own memories.
Old Fashioned Christmas Candy Recipes
Christmas Candy recipes are a plenty in my house. Anything goes from Grandma’s caramel corn to my favorite copycat mall nuts. Make a batch and split between containers to share with everyone you know.
Old Fashioned Christmas Cookies
Christmas cookies come in all shapes, sizes, and flavors. The sky is the limit. I love putting together a variety platter of Christmas cookies just like my Mom did growing up (and still today). Plates of cookies can be wrapped up with a bow or try some of the adorable Christmas-themed air-tight containers. These make the perfect gifts for teachers, friends, landlords, beauticians, mail-carriers and more!
Can I freeze Christmas cookies?
Yes, freezing is a great way to prepare your Christmas cookies in advance. Prepare the Christmas cookies according to the recipe, and then let cool completely. Once cooled, store them in an air-tight container or zip-lock bag in the freezer for up to 1 month prior to Christmas.
Old Fashioned No Bake Cookies
No bake cookies refer to just that—a dessert that does not get baked in the oven. Most no bake cookies are cooked on the stovetop, and then set up at room temperature on the counter until hard.
How long do no bake cookies stay good?
The great thing about no bake cookies is that they tend to stay fresh longer than regular baked cookies. Most no bakes will stay fresh for up to two weeks in an air-tight container at room temperature. If you want the cookies to last even longer, store the in the refrigerator or freezer.
Christmas Pudding Recipes
Puddings are a great, vintage option for holiday desserts. Old Fashioned Christmas puddings can range anywhere from the traditional British or Irish versions using dried fruits to the American versions that are more like a custard.
Crockpot Christmas Cookies and Candy
Using the slow cooker or Crock Pot is a great way to save valuable oven space for other dishes during the holidays. If you haven’t expanded your Crock Pot game to desserts, now’s your chance!
Old Fashioned Jello Salad Recipes
Is there anything more old fashioned than a Jello salad? If you are from the Midwest, your grandma or mom most certainly had at least one recipe featuring jello, fruit/vegetables, marshmallows or Cool Whip!
What is a Jello Salad?
A Jello salad is a vintage dish containing flavored gelatin, also known as Jello. Gelatin comes in a variety of flavors which means the sky is the limit when it comes to Jello salads.
Is Jello salad a side or a dessert?
The great thing about Jello Salads is that it can be a side or a dessert. Some Jello salads contain fruits or vegetables which make it more of a side dish. Others contain dessert-like ingredients such as Cool Whip, marshmallow or Sweetened Condensed Milk, making them fall along the dessert spectrum.
Old Fashioned Christmas Cakes and Quick Breads
Cookies and candy not your thing? Wrap up a beautiful loaf of quick bread or a whole coffee cake to make the perfect breakfast gift. I love wrapping a new, kitchen towel around the bread of cake for added beauty. Banana Bread is always a favorite…and bonus, if you have a coffee lover in your life, give them a loaf of banana bread AND a batch of this Banana Bread Biscotti!
45 Traditional Holiday Desserts
I hope you love this collection of old fashioned holiday desserts as much as I do. You may even find that this year brings a new holiday tradition for you and your family while brightening the day of someone else with one of these homemade Christmas gifts.