Make New Family Memories With These 5 Holiday Recipes

The kitchen – full of love, sweet smells and baking sheets lined with yummy treats – has always been at the center of holiday memories. This year, pass the feeling of coziness and warmth to your own kids by involving them in your holiday baking.  

Breaking from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season to spend time on what really matters helps set the stage for memories for years to come and gives you a much-needed break in an otherwise busy and sometimes stressful holiday season.

This year, rather than heading to the bakery, stay in and bake holiday treats at home. It’s fun for kids – who doesn’t want to be the taste tester? – and arms you with delicious gifts made with love that you can share with friends and family. Bonding over baking may even become a regular activity throughout the year.

Begin your baking tradition by using real ingredients, like milk, and you’ll bring rich flavor to these five holiday recipes. These are sure to be new favorites and also the most real, perfectly imperfect delicious treats to share with family and friends.

1. Classic Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

Treat your kids to a nostalgic taste from your childhood with this homemade cookie recipe that’s a classic combination of ginger and warm spices. 

2. Gingerbread Whoopie Pies Recipe

Here’s a delicious mashup of two memorable classic favorites: gingerbread and whoopie pies. Bake this zingy gingerbread and fill with a sweet, fluffy cream filling. 

3. Baked Mini Sufganiyot Jelly Doughnuts Recipe

You had us at doughnuts! Bake Sufganiyot for a Hanukkah breakfast tradition you can make your own.

4. Frozen Hot Chocolate

Slow down this holiday season with a comforting cup of chilly chocolate.

5. Eggnog Bread Pudding

What’s in a name? Everything if it’s eggnog bread pudding. It’s packed with holiday flavors, including eggnog, cinnamon, nutmeg, rum extract and, of course, a bit more eggnog.

Pass the feeling of new holiday traditions to your family this year. When you stop to slow down and carve out small moments with family, you’ll be passing the feeling of new family traditions they’ll remember fondly and want to recreate for years to come.