40 LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS RECIPES


40 LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS RECIPES to wow your family and friends!

If you’re like me than you’ve waited until the LAST MINUTE to plan your holiday menu! These 40 LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS RECIPES will save the day, wow your family, and make your life easy. All the drinks, appetizers, sides, mains, and desserts you need to survive the holidays!

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HOLIDAY DRINKS

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EASY HOLIDAY SANGRIA (GLUTEN FREE!) is the perfect Christmas cocktail! Made with red wine, vodka, sparkling apple cider, and several juices; you'll be the star of any holiday party. Cheers!

EASY HOLIDAY SANGRIA

EASY HOLIDAY PUNCH perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas! Cranberry Juice, Orange Juice, Ginger Ale, and more! Alcoholic or nonalcoholic versions!! Perfect party punch cocktail for a crowd!

EASY HOLIDAY PUNCH

HOMEMADE SALTED CARAMEL EGGNOG! I never knew making eggnog was SO EASY! Made on the stove in under 15 minutes. Make it a cocktail or mocktail with ease! Our favorite Thanksgiving and Christmas drink recipe!

SALTED CARAMEL EGGNOG

Sugared Cranberry Ginger Mimosas, ONLY THREE INGREDIENTS! Easy holiday cocktail recipe perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Valentine's Day! Pretty Red Cocktail!

SUGARED CRANBERRY GINGER MIMOSAS

MALTED INSTANT HOT CHOCOLATE MIX is so easy to make at home and perfect for homemade Christmas gifts! You'll never buy premade mix again! The added malt flavor takes it over the top and makes it one of my most favorite versions of hot cocoa!

MALTED INSTANT HOT CHOCOLATE MIX

SPARKLING APPLE PIE ON THE ROCKS is the perfect Fall cocktail! Cinnamon Apple Cider mixed with Caramel Apple Simple Syrup and topped with bubbly champagne! BEST HOLIDAY DRINK EVER!

SPARKLING APPLE PIE ON THE ROCKS

We LOVE Slow Cooker Peppermint Hot Chocolate! Made with sweetened condensed milk so its SUPER CREAMY crockpot hot chocolate. The perfect Winter drink for Christmas!

SLOW COOKER PEPPERMINT HOT CHOCOLATE

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HOLIDAY APPETIZERS

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WARM CRAB ARTICHOKE DIP IN A BREAD BOWL is the perfect EASY appetizer for tailgating or celebrating with friends. The Super Bowl won't be the same without this simple, classy, and cheesy dip!

WARM CRAB ARTICHOKE DIP IN A BREAD BOWL

These FRIED BLUE CHEESE STUFFED OLIVES with a simple garlic aioli are absolutely addicting! Such a simple and perfect holiday appetizer, just what you need for Christmas or New Years Eve!

FRIED BLUE CHEESE STUFFED OLIVES

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with HOT MEXICAN STREET CORN DIP! Everything you love about spicy Mexican Street Corn with a cheesy baked twist. BEST DIP EVER.

HOT MEXICAN STREET CORN DIP

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APPLE PIE BAKED BRIE

Easy Restaurant Style WHITE QUESO is our FAVORITE DIP RECIPE EVER. Tastes just like queso dip at Mexican restaurants! I have been waiting my entire life for this cheese dip recipe!

EASY RESTAURANT STYLE WHITE QUESO

GREEK 7 LAYER DIP is a fun twist on a classic appetizer. This delicious dip is the perfect sharable app for Christmas, NYE, or any reason for tailgating. Layers of hummus, greek yogurt, feta, and so much more make it SO addicting!

GREEK 7 LAYER DIP

CHICKEN CORDON BLEU MEATBALLS, the most amazing holiday appetizer ever! Chicken meatballs stuffed with swiss and ham and cooked in a white wine dijon sauce. I could eat these for every meal!

CHICKEN CORDON BLEU MEATBALLS

HOT SHRIMP COCKTAIL DIP is the best party appetizer ever! A hot cheesy version of an old favorite; with cocktail sauce, shrimp, cream cheese, sour cream, mozzarella, and green onion! AMAZING!

HOT SHRIMP COCKTAIL DIP

Garlic Herb Tomato Goat Cheese Dip is my FAVORITE EASY CHEESE DIP APPETIZER! Baked Goat Cheese Dip is classy, simple, and so delicious. Packed with tomatoes, garlic, feta, ricotta, and goat cheese. Go-to baked cheese appetizer.

GARLIC HERB TOMATO GOAT CHEESE DIP

SWEET & SPICY CRANBERRY COCKTAIL MEATBALLS are the perfect holiday appetizer! Cooked in a cranberry pepper jelly sauce; SO delicious! The best Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years Eve appetizer!

SWEET & SPICY CRANBERRY COCKTAIL MEATBALLS

BEST EVER CHEX PARTY MIX is the ultimate holiday appetizer! Our family has this PERFECT cereal party mix in bulk every Christmas. SO ADDICTING!

FAMOUS CHEX PARTY MIX

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HOLIDAY BREAKFAST

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SAUSAGE BISCUITS AND GRAVY SKILLET COBBLER! So easy and delicious! This is our very favorite Christmas morning breakfast and for good reason! Holiday comfort food at its finest.

SAUSAGE BISCUITS AND GRAVY SKILLET COBBLER

Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake, SO EASY IT'S RIDICULOUS! Loaded with cinnamon rolls, cream, eggs, vanilla, and everything good. Perfect Christmas Morning breakfast or holiday brunch easy recipe!! Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole never looked better.

SUPER EASY CINNAMON ROLL FRENCH TOAST BAKE

These CHEESY MIGAS are a family favorite breakfast recipe for Christmas morning! Scrambled eggs with lots of cheese, veggies, tortilla chips, and more. It's an easy skillet breakfast the entire family will love!

CHEESY MIGAS

MEAT LOVERS BREAKFAST PIZZA is the perfect Christmas morning breakfast recipe! Loaded with pepperoni, bacon, sausage, hamburger, egg, hash browns, and cheese! BEST SHEET PAN BREAKFAST PIZZA EVER!

MEAT LOVERS BREAKFAST PIZZA

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HOLIDAY SIDE DISHES

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These CHEESY GARLIC HERB SCALLOPED POTATOES are one of our favorite holiday side dishes! Made creamy with a secret ingredient that you'll never skip again! Beautiful and delicious potatoes gratin!

GARLIC HERB SCALLOPED POTATOES

Cheesy Garlic Cornbread Drop Biscuits are EASY, delicious, and perfect for the holidays! These Cornbread Drop Biscuits always make an appearance on our Thanksgiving and Christmas tables!

CHEESY GARLIC CORNBREAD DROP BISCUITS

BRUSSELS SPROUT GRATIN with BACON is the ultimate holiday side dish! Who can resist brussels sprouts when sprinkled with bacon and SO MUCH CHEESE! The cream sauce inside is so easy and delicious, making this a Thanksgiving favorite for our family.

BRUSSELS SPROUT GRATIN WITH BACON

These EASY Garlic Butter Hawaiian Rolls are literally the best rolls I have EVER TASTED! Made in just minutes and SO easy, the perfect bread side for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any holiday!

EASY GARLIC BUTTER HAWAIIAN ROLLS

These SKILLET BOURBON BACON GREEN BEANS add some spice, flair, and beauty to any holiday table! The ultimate Thanksgiving side dish SO full of flavor, you'll be blown away!

SKILLET BOURBON BACON GREEN BEANS

Cranberry Almond Charred Broccoli Salad is a twist on a holiday classic! With so much flavor, this delicious charred broccoli salad is sure to be your favorite Thanksgiving or Christmas side dish!

CHARRED BROCCOLI CRANBERRY ALMOND SALAD

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HOLIDAY MAIN COURSE

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 This BEST EVER CHILI RECIPE has been in our family for years. It is SO easy and delicious. A MUST MAKE recipe for every family! Two types of meat, beans, and all the fixings!

BEST EVER CHILI

CREAMY WHITE CHICKEN CHILI made with CREAM CHEESE is the ultimate comfort food! Made in minutes and feeds up to 16 people! Freeze some for a delicious meal later. THE BEST WHITE CHICKEN CHILI EVER!

CREAMY WHITE CHICKEN CHILI WITH CREAM CHEESE

ONE PAN Chicken Parmesan Pasta Skillet, with only 6 ingredients! This is our go-to easy recipe anytime we are craving comfort food. Delicious one pot pasta everyone will love!

CHICKEN PARMESAN PASTA SKILLET

Creamy White Chicken Caprese Lasagna stuffed with mozzarella, cream cheese, artichokes, sundried tomatoes, and basil. SO delicious! The perfect comfort food! | The Cookie Rookie

CREAMY WHITE CHICKEN CAPRESE LASAGNA

Slow Cooker Guinness Beef Stew is a favorite Irish recipe in our house! We make this crockpot beef soup for St. Patrick's Day and can't get enough! The perfect slow cooker comfort food recipe for st patricks day!

SLOW COOKER GUINNESS BEEF STEW

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HOLIDAY DESSERT RECIPES

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PERFECT RED VELVET CUPCAKES are the ultimate holiday dessert! You haven't lived unless you've tried these classic cupcakes with the most amazing cream cheese icing! Classic, delicious, and perfect.

CLASSIC RED VELVET CUPCAKES

These Easy Smore Cookies are a favorite at our house for Christmas. It can be our little secret that they're made with premade refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough, dipped in milk chocolate, then graham cracker crumbs. DIVINE!

EASY SMORE COOKIES

These HALFWAY TO HEAVEN BARS are the ultimate holiday dessert! Half chocolate chip cookie, half meringue. Baking amazing cookie bars has never been easier or more delicious. The perfect Christmas dessert!

HALFWAY TO HEAVEN BARS

These MINI PAVLOVAS topped with fresh fruit, whipped cream, and fruit syrup is the ULTIMATE holiday dessert. The perfect dessert recipe for Christmas or any celebration. Beautiful, delicious, and EASY!

MINI PAVLOVAS

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CUP POUND CAKE is the ultimate bundt cake recipe! Topped with a decadent peanut butter icing, this indulgent cake is perfect for the holidays!

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER POUND CAKE

Pomegranate Champagne Sorbet is an easy recipe perfect for New Years Eve, Christmas, and the holidays! Sweet, simple, and so tasty! Champagne makes for the best sorbet!

POMEGRANATE CHAMPAGNE SORBET

TRIPLE BERRY TIRAMISU is sweet, beautiful, easy, and SO delicious! The perfect easy dessert recipe for Valentine's Day or any other day of the year! Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and of course Chambord!

TRIPLE BERRY TIRAMISU

Salted Caramel Puppy Chow. THE BEST STUFF EVER! | The Cookie Rookie

SALTED CARAMEL PUPPY CHOW

FRENCH SILK PIE FUDGE is an absolute must make for Christmas! This cute and creative fudge is delicious, easy, and fun! Wow your holiday guests with this adorable twist on a holiday classic.

FRENCH SILK PIE FUDGE

APPLESAUCE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES are the perfect skinny(er) way to enjoy holiday baking! These soft chocolate chip cookies are loaded with chocolate and made with applesauce! Amazing flavor, less calories, and you can eat the dough with no worries!

APPLESAUCE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

HOT CHOCOLATE BREAD PUDDING RECIPE! Ooey, gooey, decadent chocolate dessert topped with toasted marshmallows. We make this for guests and it's always super popular!

HOT CHOCOLATE BREAD PUDDING

These simple Peppermint Cheesecake Brownies are a MUST MAKE recipe for Christmas! Holiday baking has never been so easy or delicious!

PEPPERMINT CHEESECAKE BROWNIES

 

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Becky woke up on her 30th birthday and realized she didn’t know how to cook, ANYTHING! She started The Cookie Rookie as a way to document her journey to learn how to cook, one recipe at a time! The Cookie Rookie is a place to find easy recipes that anyone can make, and everyone will love!



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