The Best Christmas
Baking Recipes!

 Here you’ll find all my favorite Christmas recipes from over the years, including easy Christmas cookies, homemade holiday breads, delicious pies, and more.
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My name is Tessa and I’m the creator of Handle the Heat. I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I’m also a professionally trained chef and cookbook author. You can learn more about me here.

Christmas Cookies!

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Get our 10 Favorite Christmas Cookies Book

Christmas Morning Breakfast Recipes

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Bread Recipes

Pie Recipes

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Need Help Making Pie? Check this out:

Cake Recipes

Dessert Bars

How-to-Videos

From Pie Crust, to How-To Knead dough, we’ve got you covered!

Creative Christmas Desserts

Homemade Peppermint Hot Cocoa Recipe made with peppermint bark!

Peppermint Hot Cocoa

To me, it wouldn’t be the holiday season without peppermint bark. There’s no other confection that makes me feel instantly festive in every way. The

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Baked Apple Pie Doughnuts

Baked Apple Pie Doughnuts

Doughnuts were my family’s go-to special weekend treat. Whether I was having a sleepover and my dad would pick up doughnuts for us to enjoy

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How to Make Marshmallows

In culinary school we did a LOT of sugar work. Often it was stressful working with molten hot liquids in the already hot, loud, and

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Red Velvet Cheesecake Bites feature squares of homemade red velvet cheesecake dipped in white chocolate and garnished with festive holiday sprinkles! Perfect Christmas treat.

Red Velvet Cheesecake Bites

There are a handful of recipes that I’ve shared over the years that have become permanent favorites among you guys. It doesn’t seem to matter where

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and so much more!

Bake with complete confidence, every single time.

Led by: Chef and Cookbook Author Tessa Arias of HandletheHeat.com

The Magic of Baking is an online baking class with tons of videos, PDFs, and photos that will teach you the secret fundamentals and science of baking in a fun and visual way.

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The Handle the Heat community is filled with enthusiastic home bakers just like you! In my humble opinion, people who like to bake are the BEST kind of people. Creative, thoughtful, and extra sweet. Every month hundreds of people in the HTH community join in our monthly baking challenges… hopefully you will too!

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