Hassle Free Holiday Cookies

Easy Holiday CookiesFlickr Photo Credit: Anders Ruff Custom Designs

Whip Up a Dozen or Two!

It is hard to remember, sometimes, that holidays are supposed to be relaxing and enjoyable! They're supposed to be times of joy, when we can get together with our loved ones, sharing great food and even better company. But just because they're "supposed" to be all those things, doesn't mean they are. Holidays and special occasions are often hectic, chaotic, and jam-packed with chores and errands. One item you need not stress about is your desserts; here are some ideas for hassle-free holiday cookies.

 

No-Bake Cookies

These recipes take the oven right out of the equation, eliminating pre-heating hassles, the risk of burning, and long waits until you can dig in! No-bake cookies are also a great way to start your children off in the cookie-making process. Kids love to help stir and pour and you can also slip a math lesson into the fun.

No-Bake Cookie Video How-To

Seven Layer Bars

Take the stress out of the holidays with this decadent recipe for cookie bars. The variety of flavors come together to create a treat that everyone will love!

Peanut Butter Fudge

Mmmmm fudge. You've probably heard that fudge is not quick and easy! Well it is now with this recipe from iVillage. Growing up there was always a plate of fudge sitting out. My grandma, aunts and mom all had their own special way to make delicious fudge. The intimidating thing about fudge is how time consuming it is and how precise you have to be with the steps. If you look around, there are some great short-cut fudge recipes like the one above! No one has to know it didn't take you much hassle at all.

Fast Fudge Helpers

Fresh-Baked Freezer Cookies

You don't get much easier than Fresh-Baked Freezer Cookies from Delish.com. One dough recipe can be used to make two different types of cookies and they can be put into the freezer until you are ready to bake.

Freezer cookies are great for those who like to have a big variety of cookies for the holidays. Instead of having to spend hours upon hours in the kitchen making recipe after recipes, you can get a jump-start on the holiday baking by making and freezing head of time!

Holiday Baking can be Sweet and Easy!

Try one of these easy recipes, or go ahead and buy a pre-baked cookie gift to share with friends and family! The point of the holidays is being together, so no one is going to judge how much effort you put into your generous treat. Make sure this holiday is hassle-free so you can really make the most of time spent with your friends and family. The cookies will taste better, too!

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