15 Holiday Baking Recipes for Thanksgiving

15 Holiday Baking Recipes for Thanksgiving

15 Holiday Baking Recipes for Thanksgiving

15 Holiday baking recipes for Thanksgiving gets you ahead of the game  with some delicious sweet and savoury cookies and biscuits to bake. There is nothing so welcoming as jars of homemade sweet, and savoury cookies ready for your loved ones to nibble on. 

We’ve got you covered with our collection of both sweet and savoury biscuits (cookies).

Most of these recipes can be prepared and frozen ready to bake at a moments notice.

sweet bites

We have scoured the net on our continual quest to find the most delicious sweet bites so lets get started with our winning recipes.

Vanilla Bean Shortbread

Vanilla Bean Shortbread as part of 15 Holiday Baking Recipes for Thanksgiving

Vanilla bean shortbread are a classic, relying on simple ingredients to bake into a crisp, buttery shortbread with a real ‘snap’. Perfectly crumbly, buttery and melt-in-the-mouth shortbread are a little bite of sweet heaven. These are often our go-to biscuit for afternoon tea.

Dreamy Double Chocolate Almond Cookies

double chocolate almond cookies cooling on a rack after being  bake as part of 15 Holiday Baking Recipes for Thanksgiving

These Dreamy double chocolate almond cookies are chocolate cookie heaven. Laden with chocolate and almonds, moist with a little skirt of chewy crunch and very possibly addictive…..you won’t be able to stop at eating just one!

Melting pockets of chocolate and almond crunch in every bite…..delicious! 

Almond Cookies – gluten free

almond cookies gluten free presented on a white plate and piled high on a plate as part of 15 Holiday Baking Recipes for Thanksgiving

Almond Cookies are irresistible. Chewy outer, with a lovely little crunch from the toasted almonds and a soft centre of almonds and orange zest. Just five ingredients brings these cookies together in half an hour including baking time.

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Macadamia Nuts

Chocolate chip cookies with macadamia nuts piled up on timber board

Who doesn’t love a chocolate chip cookie.

Chocolate chip cookies with macadamia nuts is an absolute winner.  Crispy on the outside and chewy in the centre with loads of chocolate and toasted crunchy macadamia nuts. Devine!!

For us, this chocolate chip macadamia cookie is everything we want in a cookie. Soft but chewy, buttery, chocolatey, pure indulgence. You simply canʼt stop at one. Yet, so, so easy to make. 

Walnut snowball cookies

Walnut Snowball Cookies

Walnut snowball cookies fall into the ridiculously easy to make category. They’re a rich, buttery, vanilla shortbread loaded with toasted walnuts, and rolled in icing (powdered) sugar for a melt in the mouth texture. 

These cookies are perfect for baking any time of the year but especially around the holidays. It’s always a welcome sight for your friends and family to see jars full of different biscuits and cookies to nibble on. 

Forgotten Meringue Cookies

Forgotten Meringue Cookies as part of 15 Holiday Baking Recipes for Thanksgiving

Forgotten meringue cookies are a very easy cookie to make. Melt in the mouth meringue, dotted with bits of chocolate and nuts, they are a perfect treat for the holidays or any other time of the year. 

Cranberry White Chocolate and Pistachio Cookies

cranberry white chocolate and pistachio cookies

Holidays are the perfect time for baking up a storm. Cranberry white chocolate and pistachio cookies are perfect for holiday indulgence. The festive red of the cranberries and green of the pistachio add to the holiday vibe.

These cookies have everything you’re looking for in a cookie. Crispy on the outside and chewy in the centre with loads of white chocolate, pistachio and cranberries. Devine. What’s not to like?

Easy Condensed Milk Coconut Macaroons

Condensed Milk Coconut Macaroons

Who doesnʼt like coconut macaroons dipped in chocolate? These golden, toasty coconut bites are chewy and moist on the inside. Delicious plain, and even better dipped in chocolate.

Coconut macaroons are a cinch to make and a perfect way to use up egg whites. Ready for the oven in around 10 minutes you canʼt go wrong. They are a perfect treat for children to put together in minutes ……..too easy!

Orange Custard Kiss Biscuits

orange custard kisses as part of 15 Holiday Baking Recipes for Thanksgiving

Orange Custard Kiss Biscuits are ridiculously easy to make, moreish, dainty, quick to whip up, and literally melt in your mouth. They’re a shortbread biscuit  joined with a delicious custard buttercream a recipe that’s been around for years, and one that our Mum, Noela would regularly make.

In fact, we think almost everyone’s grandmother would have had a recipe as they’re a sentimental, and still popular biscuit in Australia. 

savoury bites

We love a little savoury nibble to have whilst enjoying a glass of wine, or cool drink. These recipes are ones that we make over, and over and they never fail to hit the spot for a moreish little savoury bite. 

Cheese and Caraway Shortbread Biscuits

cheese and caraway shortbread biscuits as part of 15 Holiday Baking Recipes for Thanksgiving

These crisp and buttery cheese and caraway shortbread biscuits are ridiculously easy to make. Just throw everything in the food processor whiz for a minute,  roll, slice, bake and voila these cheesy little bites are ready to go.

So simple and very affordable you’ll resist buying an expensive pack of gourmet biscuits for these tasty little bites.

We often have a roll in the freezer for a perfect go to snack when visitors pop by. Simply remove the roll from the freezer, thaw for 15 minutes, slice and bake!

Parmesan Crisps

parmesan crisps as part of 15 Holiday Baking Recipes for Thanksgiving

Parmesan crisps truly make the most simple yet elegant snack. Perfect with a glass of bubbles or wine. These little babies are a snack to make using store bought grated Parmesan. Perfect for the holiday season and ridiculously easy to make.

Parmesan and Rosemary Shortbread

Parmesan and Rosemary Shortbread as part of 15 Holiday Baking Recipes for Thanksgiving

Parmesan and rosemary shortbread are exactly that, rich buttery shortbread loaded with parmesan and scented with rosemary. A shortbread that takes about two minutes, yep two  minutes to make, and then another 12-15 minutes to bake. What’s not to like.

Anchovy, Cheese and Pine Nut Biscuits

Anchovy, Cheese and Pine Nut Biscuits as part of 15 Holiday Baking Recipes for Thanksgiving

Anchovy, cheese and pine nut biscuits are really interesting. Salty, from the anchovies, short, crumbly and buttery, a little heat from the cayenne and whizzed with buttery pine nuts and aged sharp cheddar  A savoury shortbread if you will, and very, very moreish!

Homemade Gourmet Crackers

Gourmet Crackers as part of 15 Holiday Baking Recipes for Thanksgiving

Homemade Gourmet Crackers are going to change the way you think about buying expensive little packets of gourmet crackers for your cheese board. Easy, economical and loaded with flavour you can bake them ahead, or freeze the loaf and slice to bake for the holidays. 

Homemade Baked Pita Chips

homemade baked pita chips

Homemade Baked Pita Chips are delicious, easy, economical and very moreish. They keep well in an airtight container for several weeks. Perfect for the holidays or whenever you’re entertaining.

 

We would love to hear from you in the comments below when you make any of these holiday baking for thanksgiving recipes.

 

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