Ahh, the Christmas cookie season is upon us. Delicious Oreo truffles, sugar cookies and anything with peppermint and candy canes is on the menu. From church potlucks to holiday cookie swaps, this collection of No Bake Christmas Cookies and Treats is just what Santa Claus ordered.
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During this busy time of year one thing we don’t need more of is stress and complication. That’s where this collection of no bake yummy treats comes in.
Check out these easy recipes for No Bake Christmas Cookies and Treats. These sweet treats can be made ahead of time and frozen or enjoyed as soon as you whip them up.
Easy No Bake Christmas Cookies and Treats
We’ve talked a lot about the upcoming holiday season over the last few weeks. From DIY Teacher Christmas Gift Ideas to free cut files to make Christmas crafts with your Silhouette or Cricut. We’ve even shared some fun holiday printables like this new Free Printable Christmas Bingo Game.
But now. Now it’s time to get to down to one of the main reasons we love the holidays. If you guessed all of the desserts, cookies and peppermint flavor everything, then you guessed right.
I’ve rounded up a yummy collection of No Bake Christmas Cookies and Treats. The recipes for these easy Christmas treats are perfect for bringing to holiday parties, church potlucks or your annual cookie exchange and cookie swaps.
You are likely to have many of the ingredients already on hand so there’s very little prep work. What I love about a lot of these delicious recipes is that you can use packaged cookies from the grocery store and turn them to a festive treat.
Some cookies that come to mind are Nutter Butter Cookies (my favorite), sandwich cookies, Oreos and chocolate wafer cookies.
I mentioned that you likely have a lot of ingredients required for many of these no bake recipes already in your pantry. Before you head to the store and buy out the baking aisle, here’s a handful of ingredients to have on hand.
- White Chocolate Chips
- Rice Krispies
- Cocoa Powder
- Peppermint Extract
- Peanut Butter
- Maple Syrup
- Combination of Chocolate Melts
- Peppermint Candies
- Almond Butter
- Coconut Oil
While these simple ingredients aren’t in every no bake cookie recipe, they are a good place to start.
Now that we have the ingredients covered, let’s go over some kitchen essentials that would be helpful to have at the ready.
- Cookie Trays or some other means to display and serve these no bake cookies
- Cookie Sheet
- Double Boiler – if your recipe calls for melted chocolate, this will come in handy.
- Parchment Paper – this is key to minimizing cleanup on those baking sheets
- Microwave Safe Bowl – You may need to melt butter at some point so you need to make sure your bowl is microwave safe.
- Food Processor – I love this mini food processor from Kitchen Aid.
- Cookie Jar
- Airtight Container or 10
FAVORITE CHRISTMAS COOKIES
While doing my research for this post, I noticed that there were a handful of no bake recipes that kept coming up in my search. If everyone is making them then they must be a favorite, right? Although some of these cookies are made in different ways hands down peanut butter balls, truffles, bourbon balls were the heavy hitters.
I personally prefer chewy cookies of any kind but out of these, peanut butter balls are my favorite. If they are covered in chocolate then even better.
Be prepared to drool because I have the best no bake options for Christmas time. I’m talking dessert dips, peppermint bark, reindeer chow, truffles and so much more! Your taste buds will thank you, pinky promise!
Just in case you got inspired to Host a Holiday Cookie Swap after reading this post, I have all you need to know right HERE.
FREE CHRISTMAS GAMES ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
Keep the kids busy and involved in the holiday festivities with these fun activities and printables.