Holiday Recipe Book 2020
Deck the halls! It’s almost time to leave cookies for Santa, and carrots for the reindeer.
But don’t forget to make some tasty treats for you and yours as well! This year to celebrate, we’re an online holiday recipe book to share the cookies, cakes, pies and beverages of the holiday season with the First UU community.
You can submit your recipe here and we will add it to the book! Thanks for the treats!
Enjoy these delicious recipes from First UU members during the holiday season and throughout the year!
- Fig Cookies or Cucidati
A version of the traditional Sicilian recipe
- Peach Cookies
Featured in the past two holiday cookie exchanges - Now you can make them yourself!
- Lemon Gems
A lovely, luscious bar cookie
- Soft Ginger Cookies
Spice-laden molasses cookies
Pardon the name, but these classic no-bake cookies will be a huge hit!
- World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
I dare you to eat just one!
- Kentucky Derby Pie
Pecan Pie with Chocolate Chips
- Mom’s Holiday Pumpkin Pie
Not just any pumpkin pie, this is MOMS pumpkin pie with sugar & spice and everything yummy.
- Grandma’s Pecan Pie
Nothing beats a nice big piece of pecan pie!
- Grandma’s Old Fashioned Cream Pie
Too delicious to share!
- Hot Water Sponge Cake
Can be used for jelly roll, upside down cake, Washington pie...
- Mini Cheesecakes
Bite-sized cheesecakes - great for potlucks and parties!
- Shrewsbury Cake
Rich buttery dense cake from Shropshire, England.
- Cranberry Christmas Cake
This is a delicious cake that we have served at the First UU Senior Gathering luncheon in the past.
- Strawberry Bread
Sounds unusual, but is really very good!
- Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins
Flavors of the season, in a warm muffin!
- Creamy Caramels
Once they have a taste, they'll ask for the recipe!
- Goody-Goody Gumdrops
These jewel-toned squares are softer than store-bought gumdrops, and their terrific taste has a true old-fashioned quality people love. You can't eat just one!
- Chocolate Caramel Candy
This dazzling treat tastes like a homemade Snickers bar and has flavor beyond compare
- Grandma’s Divinity
Every Christmas we'd make these with Grandma - now you can make them too!
- Candy Cane Reindeer
Rudolph and his friends never looked sweeter than they do with pretzel antlers, chocolate eyes, and candy noses made with Red Hots.
- Fantastic Butter Toffee
This easy toffee recipe is a family favorite!
- Angel Food Christmas Candy
Tasty Christmas Candies!
- Snowman Oreo Balls
Get the kids involved with making these adorable snowman Oreo balls. A small box of these cuties makes a delicious food gift during the holidays!
- Saltine Toffee Bark
These salty-sweet treasures make delightful gifts, and their flavor is simply irresistible. The bark is like brittle, but better. Get ready for a new family favorite!
- Chocolate Billionaires
Everyone raves about these chocolate and caramel candies!
Use your favorite cocoa to make a soothing mug.
Other Holiday Recipes
- Cranberry Salsa
A delicious, fresh salsa that can add tangy sweet flavor to a dip, burritos, rice & beans, or anything else that needs some zip.
- African-Inspired Squash
A delicious alternative for serving winter squash (butternut, acorn, hubbard, etc.)
- Puttanesca Sauce
This is a quick rich sauce that tastes like you spent the entire day making it up! All ingredients are approximate. Feel free to adjust to your taste.
- Gingered Cabbage Soup with Pork and Potatoes
The ginger and lemon juice give this soup a bright flavor!
- Plum Pudding (aka “Figgy Pudding”)
Traditional Holiday British treat
- Betty’s Holiday Yams
A yummy variation on the yam theme!