Christmas Recipes, Menu, Food Ideas, and Holiday Cooking Tips - FamilyEducation

Christmas Food

Here's a roundup of Christmas recipes and cooking tips that will help you prepare the perfect holiday dinner, treats, and homemade gifts!

Chocolate-Dipped Spoons

Chocolate-Dipped SpoonsAge: Preschool and upTime: An hour or more Type of activity: Arts and CraftsThese spoons are a real treat! read more

Cookies in a Jar

Cookies in a Jar Holiday Hints If you liked making the cookies in a jar for your family and friends, you might want to try putting the dry ingredients for brownies or other dessert bars in a jar. You could also provide the ingredients for cut-out cookies and include some cookie cutters and tubes of icing with the gift. read more

Crispy Kisses

Crispy KissesMaterials Scissors 5 cups crispy rice cereal Paper Funnel Red marker Cooking spray 1/4 cup butter 12-inch square of aluminum foil 4 cups miniature or 40 large marshmallowsDirections read more

Easy Gingerbread House

Easy Gingerbread House Build your dream house in an afternoon? This gingerbread project is so easy — and yummy — that your kids will want to build a whole gingerbread house neighborhood! Age: Preschool through elementaryTime: 30 minutes or more Type of activity: Arts and Crafts Materials needed: read more

Graham Wafer House

Graham Wafer HouseThis "gingerbread" house is made with graham wafers and is easier for little hands than one made with traditional gingerbread.  Materials Graham wafers Cardboard milk carton Ornamental Frosting Gumdrops, candy, raisins, chocolate chips, LifeSavers, cereal, and other edible decorationsDirections read more

Healthy Holiday Snacks

Healthy Holiday SnacksGet your kids into a festive spirit this year, and give them some delicious, healthy treats with our easy-to-make holiday snacks. The three quick recipes below save time, help your children avoid extra fat and calories, and provide ample opportunities for creativity! So let the fun begin! read more

Holiday Cookie Book Printable

This festive, printable Holiday Cookie Book is ready to print and use for FREE -- our gift to you! Here you'll find a collection of our best, easy-to-make recipes for tasty Christmas cookies, perfect for your family's holiday celebrations. Due to the graphics in this PDF, it may take several minutes to download the file. read more

Holiday Grocery List

Make sure you have everything for your holiday feast with our printable grocery list. read more

Keeping Your Diet on Track During the Holidays

Keeping Your Diet on Track During the Holidays No matter how much you expect to eat at Grandma's, stick with your regular meals. Skipping breakfast and barely eating lunch will only make you more ravenous and prone to overeating at a holiday party. Just because your holiday agenda involves sitting around, telling stories, and eating doesn't mean you have to stop your regular exercise routine. read more

Peppermint Patties

Peppermint PattiesMaterials 4 cups powdered sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 3 tablespoons soft butter 1/4 cup evaporated milk 2-3 teaspoons peppermint extract 2 cups chocolate chips 2 tablespoons shorteningDirections read more

Staff Favorites: Best Holiday Cookie Recipes

Here at FamilyEducation, we know cookies are a must during the holidays. That's why our staff hand-picked and handmade our favorite holiday cookie recipes. Whether it's an old standby or a tasty new treat, you are sure to find a favorite cookie in our scrumptious selection. Find more cookie recipes in our Holiday Cookie Book Printable. read more