Eggnog Cream Puffs with Eggnog Pastry Cream and orange-scented cranberries. (Chris Hunt/Special)
Photo: For the AJC
Photo: For the AJC

Holiday baking: Great recipes for cookies, cakes and treats

What are the holidays without sweet treats everywhere to tempt you and get you into the spirit? Try these recipes for cookies, cakes and more that’ll make your holiday tastier than ever.

•If you have a ton of things to get down this tume of year -- and who doesn’t? -- then let well-known bakers including Dorie Greenspan and Cake Queen Anne Byrne assist with recipes for delights including Snowy-Topped Brownie Drops, Champagne Cake with Champagne Butter Cream Frosting and Eggnog Bars. 

•Private chef Lisa Rochon shares holiday baking tips in addition to recipes for Cheddar Kale Chips, Espresso Shortbread, Lemon Spritz and Rosemary Crisp (you can check out photos of them here).

•Joy Jessup and Rebecca Weil, proprietors of Sugar Spun Fun, share recipes for baked goods with a little sparkle including Ginger Cake with White Chocolate Glaze and Eggnog Cream Puffs. 

•Have some vegans in your life? Check out these recipes for Lemon Bars, Carrot Cake and Pistachio-Rose Water Cookies.

•Can’t decide what to make? Answer these questions to find out which Christmas cookie you are.

•Keep it simple with these old-fashioned sugar cookies


Holiday-themed cooking and baking classes in metro Atlanta

Where to buy pies for the holidays in metro Atlanta

More Christmas dessert recipes

Christmas side dishes

Two Santa-approved cookbooks for holiday baking

Read the 2018 AJC Fall Dining Guide: Dining on Buford Highway 

Read more stories like this by liking Atlanta Restaurant Scene on Facebook, following @ATLDiningNews on Twitter and @ajcdining on Instagram.

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.

About the Author