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Holiday Baking

Here are the recipes I've put together for my Christmas 2021 care packages. All these recipes freeze well and are mostly easy to make. Please try them out and let me know what you think.

Holiday Baking Charcuterie Board

Balls, Balls and More Balls

Chocolate covered balls add such joy to any cookie plate. Make them in different flavours and your guests have options to choose from dependent on their taste buds.

Chocolate Cookie Toffee Balls recipe is great for guests that are allergic to nuts.

Chocolate Cookie Toffee Balls

Nutty Rice Crispy Balls recipe takes peanut butter and rice krispies to the next level.

Nutty Rice Crispy Balls

Everyone loves Peanut & Pretzel Balls. The smooth peanut butter and crunchy salted pretzels are a great combination.

Delicious Peanut & Pretzel Balls


I get asked for my biscotti recipe all the time. The Orange Cranberry, Mocha Chip and Peanut Butter recipes are in my Alzheimer's Cookbook therefore please donate and I will send you a copy of the book or eBook and you can make these.

Biscotti Biscotti Biscotti YUM

Macadamia Lemon Cherry - The macadamia and lemon complement each other very well in this recipe. I used cherries but can be substituted with cranberries.

Nut Less Lemon Cherry - Many are allergic to nuts therefore I created this recipe to satisfy their cravings for traditional Italian biscotti.

Butter Rum Tarts

This Butter Rum Tarts recipe was the first Christmas recipe I created. It was inspired by Gianni's love of Rum and baking. I've made a toffee version as well.

Butter Rum Tarts
Toffee Butter Rum Tarts

Caramel Sugar Cookies

Put icing on any sugar cookie and kids with devour them. These Caramel Sugar Cookies add colour to any plate.

Colourful Caramel Sugar Cookies

Caramel Toffee Chip Shortbread

Caramel, toffee bits and chocolate chip kick up this Caramel Toffee Chip Shortbread recipe.

YUMMY Caramel Toffee Chip Shortbread

Chocolate Surprise Cookies

If you like chocolate, then this recipe Chocolate Surprise Cookies is for you. It has three types of chocolate in it as well as macadamia nuts.

Chocolate Surprise Cookies

Chunky Nutty Bark

Chocolate, marshmallows and nuts make this Chunky Nutty Bark a recipe that everyone keeps eating.

Chunky Nutty Bark

Festive Shortbread

Nothing can be simpler to make then this Festive Shortbread recipe. Kids love it because it is small bites which they can easily eat. The colours attract them in the first place.

Everyone Loves the Festive Shortbread

Fluffy Lemon Cookies

There are so many lemon cookie recipes but these Fluffy Lemon Cookies are light and fluffy and you definitely can't stop at one.

Tangy Fluffy Lemon Cookies


The traditional Italian Christmas desert is Panettone. Made with dried fruit, nuts or chocolate and can be stuffed with marmalades or creams. This recipe is for individual sized ones.

Light and Airy Panettone

Rum Butternut Cookies

Shortbread is enjoyed by everyone. Add some rum, nuts, two different types of chips and your will get this Rum Butternut Cookie that normal shortbread would be lost against.

Rum Butternut Cookies

Rum Eggnog Mini Loaf

This Rum Eggnog Mini Loaf recipe was also inspired by Gianni's love of Rum and Eggnog. It is super moist and the paring of rum and eggnog is perfect.

Rum Eggnog Mini Loaf

Vegan Peanut Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe for Vegan Peanut Chocolate Chip Cookies will leave you shaking your head saying this can't be vegan. It is now my go to chocolate chip recipe as it is a soft cookie that stays soft.

Vegan Peanut Chocolate Chip Cookie


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