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12 Treats to Make for Watching Hallmark Christmas Movies

Cozy up with a warm blanket, all of the Hallmark Christmas movies and one of these sweet treats.

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Lemon Snowflakes

Snow plays a major theme in many Hallmark Christmas movies—whether it’s a major blizzard that keeps anyone from leaving the train or a soft snowfall in the background of a first kiss. Celebrate the magic of snow with these lemon cookies. Dressed in confectioners’ sugar, they’re a sweet, “snow”-kissed treat.

Once you’ve mastered snowflake cookies, try your hand at these yummy snowballs.

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Touch-of-Gold Christmas Trees

Oh, Christmas tree! You are a beautiful sight. And in honor of all the Hallmark movie moments that take place at tree lightings or in tree lots, whip up a batch of these gold-flecked cookie trees. Did we mention that they’re stuffed with a chocolate-hazelnut spread? Yum!

Find more Christmas tree-shaped recipes here. 

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Gingerbread Cottage

Between gingerbread baking competitions and treasured family recipes, Hallmark movies love this spicy-sweet treat. They also love romantic cottages where two protagonists almost instantly fall in love. Combine the dynamic duo into one quaint, gingerbread cottage. It’s almost too pretty to eat!

Here’s our step-by-step guide to making a gingerbread house.

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Favorite Hot Chocolate

I’ll drink hot chocolate maybe once a year, but in Hallmark movies all bets are off. The characters drink copious amounts of the good stuff. And after trying our favorite hot chocolate recipe, you’ll want to join them.
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Angel Food Christmas Candy

Christmas miracles do happen—but they’re particularly common in Hallmark movies. Celebrate the season of angels with this delicious angel food candy—it tastes just like the recipe grandma used to make.
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Santa Sugar Cookies

Santa makes an appearance in many Hallmark holiday movies, so honor the big guy with these cute sugar cookies. They look challenging to make, but a heart cookie cutter is the secret that makes them easy to decorate.
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Merry Grinchmas Cookies

Almost every Hallmark Christmas movie has a Grinch of some kind. Maybe it’s a money-hungry CEO desperate to take over a small-town cookie factory or a cynical writer who hates the holidays. Though they’re not the most popular characters, they do deserve some recognition—but only in the form of these Merry Grinchmas cookies.
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Grandma's Christmas Spice Cutouts

Sometimes a main character needs a little push to fall in love or chase after their dreams. And many times in Hallmark movies, grandma gives that sage advice. This treasured family recipe is just as cozy as a warm hug from grandma.

Get all of grandma’s best recipes here.

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Snowman Christmas Cookies

Do you want to build a snowman? Yes, we know that “Frozen” isn’t a Hallmark movie, but the channel’s holiday films do feature a number of the icy guys. Celebrate with these adorable snowman cookies. They’re fun to make (and decorate!).
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Chocolate Caramel Kiss Cookies

You can bank on almost every Hallmark Christmas movie having a kiss at the end when the two main characters fall in love. These chocolate caramel kisses are just as sweet.

Leftover kisses? Try making one of these sweet treats. 

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Gingerbread Christmas Cards

One of our favorite parts about Hallmark Christmas movies is that they seem to celebrate simpler times and traditions—including sending Christmas cards. These cookie cards look impressive, but with the help of edible food writing pens, they’re a breeze to decorate.
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Christmas Lights Cookies

Christmas lights are magical—which is why they make an appearance in almost every Hallmark movie. You’ll see small towns dressed in their holiday best, trees wrapped in the glowing bulbs and a handful of angry neighbors who refuse to put up lights of their own. Regardless of the plot, these Christmas light cookies are a sweet addition to your Hallmark holiday spread.

Katie Bandurski
Katie is an Associate Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in writing and email newsletters. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.

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