10 Festive Treats You Need To Bake In Your Parents’ Kitchen This Holiday Break

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There’s no place like home for the holidays, especially with all of the homemade treats that come with being at your parents’ house. If you’re anything like me, you’ll be taking advantage of the spacious kitchen and tools (hooray for more than a microwave!) at home. Plus, after being away at college for the semester, taking the time to bake treats with your family is a great way to relax and spend some quality time together. Below I’ve rounded up some of my favorite recipes from the Food Network’s new app, Food Network Kitchen (which, BTW, makes cooking and baking at home so easy), so you can spend less time scrolling for recipes on Pinterest and more time baking with your family.  For access to live classes, thousands of on-demand classes, and recipes download and sign up today!

  1. 1. Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Nothing says home for the holidays like a classic chocolate chip cookie, and Tyler Florence’s Big, Fat Chocolate Chip Cookies are the best you’ll ever have. Soft and chewy, Florence’s take on the classic treat will become your family’s new go-to cookie recipe.

  2. 2. Love and Kisses Cookies

    The holidays are all about spending time with the ones you love, so why not make some adorable Love and Kisses Cookies? Ree Drummond’s festive holiday cookies are equally sweet as they are cute, and will have your family feeling the love this holiday season.

  3. 3. Marshmallow-Stuffed Blizzard Cookies

    It’s a marshmallow world in the winter, and these Marshmallow-Stuffed Blizzard Cookies are the perfect treat to make on a snowy day during winter break. The marshmallow stays fluffy throughout baking, making for a delicious ooey-gooey center that will make you go mmm.

  4. 4. Cornflake Wreaths

    These no-bake Cornflake Wreaths by Ree Drummond are great for when you want to make a sweet holiday treat but don’t necessarily want to turn on the oven. Not only are they easy to make, but they are also so cute and festive.

  5. 5. Gingerbread Reindeer

    It isn’t the holidays without gingerbread, and this adorable spin on the classic holiday treat is so fun. To make these cute Gingerbread Reindeer, just use your standard gingerbread man cookie cutter, then turn it upside down. How creative and festive is that?

  6. 6. Santa Skillet Cookie

    Since Santa Claus is coming to town, why not make a festive Santa Skillet Cookie? This cookie optical illusion will leave you mind-blown when you separate it into wedges to reveal several Kris Kringles.

  7. 7. No-Bake Oreo Truffle Snowmen

    Do you want to build a snowman (without going out into the cold)? It’s fun and easy to make these No-Bake Oreo Truffle Snowmen and they’re almost too cute to eat (well, almost).

  8. 8. Stained Glass Cookies

    These holiday cookies will quite literally be the star of the show when your family gets together for the holidays. Festive and colorful, you’ll want to make these Stained Glass Cookies your new tree topper (I wouldn’t blame you).

  9. 9. Linzer Heart Sandwich Cookies

    Named after the Linzer Torte, a pastry that has a dough lattice over a jam filling that originated in the Austrian city of Linz, Alex Guarnaschelli’s Linzer Heart Sandwich Cookies are easily one of the prettiest holiday cookies you will ever set your eyes on. Plus, the cute heart shape is a sweet touch for the holidays.

  10. 10. New Year’s Resolution Cookies

    Ring in the new year with these festive sugar cookies shaped like mini champagne flutes. Whether your family has a big party or a small family dinner to celebrate the new year, these New Year’s Resolution Cookies will make the countdown to 2020 even sweeter.

Happy baking!