Holiday Baking: How To Win This Year's Cookie Exchange

It’s time to feel festive! Get out the cookie trays, wrap on your apron and start baking these delightful treats that will win your cookie exchange and get friends and family in the Ho Ho Holiday mood.

How to Survive Holiday Baking with Children
Cook up some fun with these seven tips to take away the stress, and the mess, of baking with kids.
These simply sweet treats are easy to make, leaving you more time to find joy in the season and a moment or two of peace.

Little chocolate discs topped with cranberries and nuts create the perfect fusion of sweet, salty, creamy and crunchy.
Guinness cake
This cake is going to be your secret weapon to holiday peace.

Reinventing the shortbread wheel so everyone can enjoy this tasty treat.
gingersnap cookie tower
'Tis the season to fill your house with the smell of ginger and molasses and this recipe for chewy gingersnap cookies is just the way to do it.
dark chocolate bark with peppermint pieces
Fifteen minutes and two items create this easy dessert treat your guests will love to eat.
Forget cookies and houses, this Gingerbread Cake takes the cake when it comes to holiday desserts.
There will be no more candy coating your floors and counter top. Mess-free cane crushing is in the bag with this trick.
Three steps to keep your baked goods stored safely and tasting delicious.
cookie exchange
Make it quick, make it snappy so you can get back to drinks & appies.This Christmas let the crumbs fall where they may at the best cookie exchange party ever!
allergy-friendly holiday baking
Make the season merry, not scary with these simple substitutions and two cookie recipes to get you started baking allergen-free.
by: Alex Thom
Chewy Glazed Gingerbread Stars Recipe
Simply the best gingerbread you will ever eat.
The only limit to this creative way to wrap gifts is your imagination.
This sweet and salty combination is an easy and delicious festive treat that makes for a great holiday dessert or gift.
Homemade Peppermint Patties Recipe
You'll be doing the Charlie Brown happy dance when you bite into one of these delicious peppermint patties.
Candy Cane Brownies Recipe
Earn brownies points when you serve these squares that combine a chocolatey chewy sweetness with a minty crunch.
vegan, gluten free gingerbread cookies
These cookies are free of everything except the flavour. Bite into these (almost) guilt-free holiday cookies.
mint chocolate almond cookies
Can a vegan, gluten-free cookie that's packed with protein and fibre actually taste good? This one does!
Rum Ball Recipe
A holiday classic that should appear on any holiday sweets tray.
Gingerbread men
Run, run as fast as you can... and grab the ingredients to make this festive gingerbread man.
Classic Vanilla Shortbread Diamonds Recipe
Filled with melt-in-your-mouth decadence, these cookies can be whipped up even when you're short on time.
Kahlua Truffles for Two Recipe
Unleash the flavours of coffee liquor and chocolate for a decadent treat that's perfect for two.
Last Minute Candy Cane Kisses Cupcakes Recipe
Short on time? Create candy cane delights using this go-to recipe for a delicious treat.
Maple Rum Cookies With Candied Bacon
The cookies so good, some believe they should come with a warning label.
by: Alex Thom
A favourite holiday treat, but in less than half the time (and with way fewer dishes to wash!)