Lookin' for goodies to make this time of year?  Check out these easy recipes for your holiday gathering! 

Holiday recipes are fun!

December 19, 2018
holiday food

Lookin' for a few sweet recipes to bring to your holiday gathering this year?  Below are a few that have been hits in our house!


Kolachy (from my Polish mother, prounounced "Coal-otch-key")

This has become a must in our house!  I'd watch my mom make them, and decided to make 'em myself once I was out of the house.  My kids have always loved to help. 


2 sticks of salted butter

1 8oz package of cream cheese

2 1/4 flour

2 tablespoons baking powder

2 tablespoons sugar

Cans of flavored filling (like the Solo cans at area stores.  I use Apricot, Raspberry and Almond)

Powdered sugar

Pre-heat oven to 325.

Put the butter and cream cheese in a large bowl.  Let 'em both get to room temp, so they are soft enough to mix by hand.  In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and sugar).  Add the dry stuff to the butter/cream cheese mixture and form a dough.  If the dough is sticky, add a little flour at a time. 

holiday cookies

Roll out small sections of the dough, and roll it until it's about the thickness of a pie crust.  The thinner you make it, the less bake time.  Cut into 2" squares.  Add a little filling (half a spoon) into the middle of each square.  Fold opposite sides of the square, and pinch together.  After pinching, fold over so it stays.  Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.  Dust with powdered sugar!!

*Easy Recipe 2*

Reindeer Bait (or Poop)

It's called both, "Bait" and "Poop".  Sounds more appealing to eat bait...nevermind!


3 cups Corn Chex

2 cups mini pretzels

2 cups mini marshmallows

1 cup red and green M&Ms

4 bars (16oz) white chocolate (melted)

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Start with a row of the Chex, about 8 inches wide from the edge.  Next to those, make a row of mini marshmallows.  Next, make a row of the M&Ms and a row of the mini marshmallows.

Microwave the white chocolate until you can mix it.  Don't over micro it (it's happend to me!)  Pour the melted white chocolate over the entire cookie sheet of ingredients.  Mix everything by hand, so all ingredients are coated with chocolate.  Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.  Take the cookie sheet out of the fridge, and break up the mixture to form clusters.

Now you can enjoy the holiday's, without spending too much time in the kitchen!