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Best Last-Minute Christmas Recipes

I’ll be honest, I’ve been a procrastinating, last-minute-woman for most of my life. You’ll usually find me on my phone Googling recipes the night before I need to cook a big meal, and this Christmas is no different!

I don’t beat myself up for being less than organized. I may not make my bed every morning or have ANYTHING planned ahead of time, but I’m also wildly creative, inventive and more productive than you might imagine, so there! :)

Best Last-Minute Christmas Recipes - Christmas Cookies - Holiday Appetizers - #Christmas #Recipes

Here’s the good news. If you’re looking for a few last minute recipes (savory and sweet) that are DEAD SIMPLE to whip up for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, I’ve got you covered. All of the recipes listed below are personal family favorites that I’ve made countless times. Merry Christmas!

  1. Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts

    Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts - Just tried these for a holiday party. Such an easy and absolutely delicious appetizer recipe! You can't eat just one!

    This classic holiday appetizer never gets old in my family. It’s a tradition to make bacon-wrapped water chestnuts. My mom has made a batch every year since I can remember, and now she’s passed the torch to me. These are completely SCRUMPTIOUS!

  2. 3-Ingredient Crock Pot Meatballs

    Crock Pot Grape Jelly + BBQ Meatballs - This easy crock pot meatballs recipe takes just 3 ingredients and tastes amazing every time.

    This Crock Pot meatballs recipe is a bit of a no-brainer, but, so easy to make for Christmas and always loved by all. Just toss a few key ingredients into your slow cooker and you’re in meatball heaven!

  3. Crock Pot Little Smokies

    Crock Pot Little Smokies - Make this easy appetizer recipe in your crock pot using just three ingredients!

    Again, such an easy Christmas appetizer recipe! Make these Crock Pot little smokies in a snap. You still have time to run to the store to get the ingredients you need!

  4. Christmas Gooey Butter Cookies

    As far as Christmas cookies go, this Christmas Gooey Butter Cookies recipe is VIRAL on my blog right now! This is currently my hottest recipe, and for good reason. These cookies are simple to make and taste amazing. All you need is a cake mix and a few more ingredients. Do not miss this recipe!

  5. Raspberry Almond Shortbread Cookies

    Raspberry Almond Shortbread Cookies - I just made these, they are by far the BEST holiday cookie recipe on Pinterest!

    My gorgeous and dainty Raspberry Almond Shortbread Cookies are always a holiday favorite for my readers. The flavor can’t be beat, and just look at how PRETTY they are!

  6. Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies

    Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies Recipe - These melt-in-your-mouth ginger cookies are big, soft and delicious.

    Y’all, these Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies may just be my favorite holiday treat of the season. These are so full of flavor and totally soft and chewy. Definitely a great cookie to make for Christmas!

  7. Snowball Christmas Cookies

    Snowball Christmas Cookies - The best buttery, pecan shortbread cookie (sometimes called Russian Teacakes or Mexican Wedding Cookies). You're going to adore these classic snowball Christmas cookies this holiday! #Christmas #ChristmasCookies

    No reason to mess with a classic! These Snowball Cookies are ALWAYS delicious!

  8. Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

    Chocolate Crinkle Christmas Cookies Recipe

    And once again, a classic holiday cookie that everyone loves. These easy Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are favored by my dad and we have a hard time keeping him out of the cookies before our Christmas Eve gathering. :)

  9. Coconut Magic Bars

    Coconut Magic Bars Recipe - Gooey Coconut Bars - Coconut Chocolate Dessert Bars #CoconutMagicBars #MagicBars #Coconut

    OH MY GOODNESS… these Coconut Magic Bars are my favorite dessert EVER. The best part is, they are incredibly simple to make. Just check out the video below, and be sure to share it on Facebook if you think it looks yummy. Are you team coconut like me or no?

  10. Easy Peanut Butter Pie

    Easy Peanut Butter Pie Recipe - One Pinner said this easy peanut butter pie is the BEST dessert she's ever made!

    Friends, when I told you that I was going to share EASY, truly last-minute Christmas recipes, that’s what I meant. This Peanut Butter Pie doesn’t get any easier. Check out the video below and then hop to making your own!

    I hope you enjoyed my list of the best last-minute Christmas recipes and that you have a fantastic holiday with your family. Merry Christmas! 🎅🏼

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  1. I love your blog and your recipes! I too am somehow always doing things last minute even though I try so hard to be organized and plan ahead. Thank you for this list!! I got the ingredients tonight to make your Christmas Gooey Butter Cookies. Merry Christmas, Crissy!!🎅

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