Minty Christmas Chocolate Brownies

Minty Christmas Chocolate Brownies

These minty Christmas chocolate brownies are festive, addictive and hands down the best fudgy homemade brownies around. They make a cute addition to holiday platters and cookie exchanges. 

Nanaimo Bars

Nanaimo Bars

Nanaimo squares are an easy no-bake recipe that everyone loves. They are chocolatey and minty with a creamy custard filling and a sweet coconutty base.

Pistachio Cranberry Shortbread

Pistachio Cranberry Shortbread

These pistachio cranberry shortbread cookies are buttery, crisp and full of flavour! The cranberries add sweetness and give the cookies a slightly chewy texture while the pistachios add a little nutty crunch. They are the perfect cookie to celebrate the holidays, for cookie exchanges and to share with friends.  

Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

These chocolate candy cane cookies are soft, chewy and super festive for the holidays. They are perfectly minty and chocolatey with candy cane bits scattered throughout. Not to mention, they are easy and fun to whip up for a cookie exchange. Enjoy with a tall glass of cold milk.

Chelsea Buns

Sticky Chelsea Buns

These Chelsea buns are extra sticky, gooey and topped with walnuts and sweet maraschino cherries. The buns are soft and buttery with hints of cinnamon throughout.  They are the perfect treat for cottage weekends, brunch parties and holidays. The recipe can be prepped ahead too! 

Homemade English Toffee Bark

Homemade English Toffee

This classic English toffee (also known as Almond Roca) is an addictive holiday treat! It’s buttery and crunchy, has a chocolatey layer and is topped with toasted almonds! English toffee makes a great addition to holiday cookie platters, cookie exchanges or gift giving!

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky Toffee Pudding

This classic British dessert is sticky, gooey and spongy. Each individual pudding is drenched with a rich, warm toffee sauce and makes the perfect dessert to enjoy in the cooler months. Serve with vanilla ice cream for the ultimate pairing of a hot, cold contrast. 

Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Pumpkin Coffee Cake

This pumpkin coffee cake has a soft and light crumb with swirls of pumpkin spice running throughout. Its streusel topping adds a sweet crunch, with fall flavours in each bite. The cake can easily be made dairy free too! Enjoy with a hot cup of coffee! 

Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

This pumpkin swirl cheesecake is the perfect fall-inspired dessert. It’s smooth, rich, and creamy with warm, spiced flavours and pockets of pumpkin. Not to mention it has a crisp graham cracker crust (that we all love).

Pumpkin Banana Bread

Pumpkin Banana Bread

This pumpkin banana bread is the perfect fall treat that combines the best of both worlds – the comforting sweetness of bananas and the earthy richness of pumpkin.  It’s moist, mildly sweet and has a slight crunch with pumpkin seeds scattered throughout. 

Homemade Flatbread

Homemade Flatbread

These thin homemade flatbreads are soft and chewy with a light, neutral flavour. They make a great addition to use as a base for pizzas, wrapped around fillings for sandwiches or wraps, or served as a side dish alongside dips and spreads.

Apricot Cardamom Mini Cakes

Apricot Cardamom Mini Cakes

These simple sweet apricot cardamom mini cakes are as cute as can be. They are buttery, sweet, tart and full of warmth from the ground cardamom. This creates the perfect balance between fruity sweetness and exotic spice. 

Fudgy Milk Chocolate Brownies with Icing

Fudgy Milk Chocolate Brownies with Icing

These fudgy milk chocolate brownies will easily become your go-to brownie recipe. They are super moist, chocolatey, filled with walnuts and topped with a fluffy chocolate buttercream icing. The recipe feeds a crowd! 

Potato Dill Quiche with Goat Cheese

Potato Dill Quiche with Goat Cheese 

This potato and dill quiche with goat cheese is made using a classic pie pastry crust and is loaded with roasted potatoes, red peppers, garlic, goat cheese and of course fresh dill! The combination of milk and cream gives a richer and creamier flavour than the typical quiche recipe.

Poached Pear Tarts

Poached Pear Tarts

These make ahead poached pear tarts are a beautiful treat to spoil any guest! The pears are poached in a white wine syrup, infusing them with a delicate, bright sweetness. This complements the buttery puff pastry and the nutty almond cream. It’s an elegant dessert, lovely for a special occasion or as a delightful way to end any meal. Make sure to read the entire recipe before starting so that you are well prepared.

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Dulce de Leche Buttercream

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Dulce de Leche Buttercream

Rich, chocolatey and buttery, you’re going to love these chocolate sandwich cookies filled with dulce de leche buttercream icing. They make a fun change for a Christmas cookie platter or cookie exchange.  The recipe makes a lot and the cookies freeze well to make in advance. 

Homemade Pictachio Nougat

Homemade Pistachio Nougat

This homemade Italian style pistachio nougat is soft, nutty and ultra chewy. It makes a sweet treat for the holidays and adorable edible gifts to give to family and friends.

Homemade Chocolate Turtles

These homemade chocolate turtles are chocolatey, velvety smooth with a creamy caramel and a nutty bite. What sets these turtles apart is the filling. The caramel is made with a combination of sugar, cream and honey, and it’s simply irresistible!

Gingerbread Christmas Trees

Gingerbread Christmas Cookie Trees

These fun gingerbread Christmas cookie trees make an adorable edible gift for the holidays. You can dress up place settings, holiday buffets or just enjoy making and decorating them. The cookie trees are made with a classic gingerbread recipe and topped with snowy royal icing.

Gingerbread Loaf with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Icing

Gingerbread Loaf with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Icing

Nothing says the holidays better than gingerbread! And this simple gingerbread loaf is full of warm cozy spices! It’s made with molasses, ginger, cinnamon and cloves. Then it’s topped with a nutty, fluffy brown butter cream cheese icing, that’s simply irresistible! Enjoy with a hot cup of coffee and cozy up by the fire.

Dark Chocolate Bundt Cake

Dark Chocolate Bundt Cake

This dark chocolate bundt cake is sophisticated, rich and surprisingly light. It’s a cake for those who enjoy bold dark chocolate that’s not overly sweet! This is the perfect dessert to make for a special occasion or to celebrate the holidays. You can fancy up the cake to your personal desires; adding rum caramel sauce, Dulce de leche, or fresh sweet raspberries.

Cinnamon Sugar Waffles

Cinnamon Sugar Waffles

These cinnamon sugar waffles are simple and fun to prepare. They make a great holiday or special treat for breakfast! The waffles are crisp on the outside with sweet bits of cinnamon and sugar and are fluffy and light on the inside!  They bring a whole new dimension to waffles for breakfast!

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I'm a professional baker, recipe developer & photographer behind Baking For Friends. I specialize in classic & comforting baking. I hope you enjoy the recipes & find inspiration of your own to bring your family & friends together over home-cooked food!