Baking holiday cookies, candy, and other treats is so much fun during this time of year.  The only thing better than baking the treats themselves is getting to eat them!

As a food blogger, I love visiting food blogs to see other people’s creativity and talents showcased for the world to see.  Instead of posting a cookie recipe, I thought it would be more fun to show you my picks for a virtual holiday treats tray.  Each recipe can be found by clicking on the title below the picture.

What I have for you are twelve different cookies, candy, or treats for you to make at home.  Some of the recipes are extremely easy and a few other slightly more difficult to prepare.  I’m convinced everyone will find a recipe within their comfort and skill level.

By: White On Rice Couple – These easy and festive Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow Pops are simple enough for kids to help make, too!

By: Not Martha – I know this isn’t necessarily a cookie you would serve from a tray, but can you imagine making a batch of Tiny Gingerbread Houses for your mug and then serve them at your holiday party?

By: Tasty Kitchen – When I think about the Holidays, I think of Almond Roca.  This version looks so much better than the pieces you get in the pink tin can.

By: Not Without Salt -These gorgeous Gingerbread Cookies taste as good as they look… I had the privilege of eating a few last Christmas.

By: The Parsley Thief – These Pecan Linzer Cookies with Cherry Filling are too adorable not to share with you.  I love the idea of using decorative cutouts against the backdrop of the jam.

By: Cookin’ Canuck – Making fudge is not as hard to make as many people believe.  This Chocolate Nutella Fudge with Sea Salt is a great twist on a favorite holiday classic.
By: Tartelette – Who wouldn’t feel special eating one of these Candy Cane Macarons?  The eggnog filling is a nice added touch guaranteed to make recipients smile.
By: Use Real Butter – These beautiful chocolate truffles are made with three ingredients plus some beautiful, edible luster dust.

By: Savory Sweet Life – These Chocolate Dipped Caramel Pecan Bars are one of my favorite holiday treats I like to bring to parties. They are always a hit! *Included in the recipe is a gluten-free variation, too!

By: Buns In My Oven – I love the twist of adding coffee to this classic holiday cookie.  These Chocolate Espresso Snowcaps would make a lovely addition to any cookie tray.

By: Simple Bites – How would you like to make four different cookies from one Simple Shortbread recipe?  This recipe is so versatile and will make your holiday baking less stressful.

By: Something Sweet – These decorated Christmas Cookies are stunning and the author has tutorials on her site on how to decorate.

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  • Aviva Goldfarb

    Hmmm, I don’t know, I think I need to taste each of these to see which I like most. Alice, can I come over to your house for a sample?

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  • http://www.cookincanuck.com Cookin’ Canuck

    Ooo, there are some treats here I definitely need to try. Those mini gingerbread houses are too cute for words. Thanks so much for including my fudge.

  • http://dineanddish.net Kristen

    Oh yum – each and everyone of these looks delectable !

  • http://www.girlnamednick.wordpress.com Nick Shein

    Absolutely making the chocolate-nutella-sea salt fudge. Those are three of my favorite things!

  • http://www.simplebites.net/ Aimee @ Simple Bites

    Fantastic round-up. Many of these treats are new to me, so I’m very inspired!

    Thank you for including my shortbread!

  • http://loveyouwithcookies.blogspot.com/ Lindsey@loveyouwithcookies

    Beautiful cookies. I have to try the Nutella Fudge. My husband will think he is in heaven!

  • Sandee

    Wow great treats! that Almond Rocca will be in my tins this year :) Thanks for the recipes!

  • Joanne Busby

    Help! I’ve lost my recipe for Honey Sugar Pecans. Coat pecans with honey mixture, bake, then coat with Cinnamon/Sugar mixture. Anyone?????

  • http://www.bunsinmyoven.com Karly

    These are all so amazing looking! Thank you so much for including my cookies! :)

  • http://www.huntervaservices.com Bobbi

    These cookies are exactly what I have been wanting to make! They ALL look so Yummy! Thanks for sharing. :) Bobbi

  • http://www.drinkingchefs.com Marla

    The gingerbread houses are sooo cute!!!

  • Kristen

    My 4 year old LOVED making the marshmallow pops. She could do it all by herself (her favorite way to do anything!) thanks for sharing

    • brooke hill

      that would be really great

  • brooke hill

    theys r sooo great i wish i could make them

  • brooke hill

    do u het to eat these?