37 of the BEST Fudge Recipes -Perfect for the Holidays

Whether you like your fudge silky smooth, mixed with peanut butter or filled with nuts and berries, this round up of  over 35 Fudge Recipes will get you in the Holiday Spirit and ready to indulge your taste buds.

 I cannot believe we are in our 4th year of our Christmas Baking Frenzy! This year is our biggest and best one yet and I am so excited to share along in this tradition with you guys. Whether this is your first time here, or you are back for your 4th year in a row, WELCOME! We hope you find something special and delicious to whip up for your loved ones this Christmas season.

*Be sure to look below each photo for additional fudge recipes in that category you can try*

Classic chocolate fudge recipes

These are the best of the best, pure chocolate goodness!

This Traditional Chocolate Fudge  is from Cincy Shopper and it is a classic fudge recipe that everyone should have in their baking Rolodex! Simple and delicious ingredients come together in little time to make a decadent fudge for everyone to enjoy.

Traditional Chocolate Fudge Recipes

Also be sure to check out these scrumptious chocolate fudge recipes too:

Old Fashioned Chocolate Fudge – An Italian in my Kitchen 🎄 Vegan Chocolate Fudge – Rhian’s Recipes ❄️ Classic Chocolate Fudge – Attainable Sustainable ⛄️ Salted Chocolate Buttercream – Hybrid Rasta Mama 🎄 Wedding Favor Chocolate Fudge – A Bride on a Budget ❄️ Chocolate Caramel Turtle Fudge – The Olive Blogger  ⛄️

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Cookie Swap – Cookies with Fillings

Today we are sharing cookies with fillings, you know the ones (think ganache, caramel, jams etc!) delicious little treats that can be added to your Holiday baking. As part of our Christmas Baking Frenzy this year I asked for some of my fellow bloggers to share their favorite recipes and I was blown away by the response. I hope you enjoy these just as much as I did, now get your shopping list ready as I know there is at least one you will want to make.

easy raspberry filled sugar cookie cups: busy creating memories

This is a nice and easy recipe, using pre-made cookie mix and a delicious raspberry filling!

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chocolate peanut butter sandwich cookies: 3 boys and a dog

Chocolate and peanut butter…do I need to say any more!? How about, no-bake (yes!) these are a winner for sure.

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einkorn mint milano cookies: a modern homestead

We all know and love the classic Milano cookie, these are a simple homemade version with a delicious dark chocolate peppermint filling…yum!

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chocolate fudge cookies with sprinkles: dinner at the zoo

A deliciously soft sugar cookie that is rolled in sprinkles and then filled with a creamy chocolate fudge.

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linzer lemon raspberry cookies: norine’s nest 

How festive are these Linzer cookies? They are a delicious shortbread type cookie that has lemon zest in the batter and then filled with a raspberry jam…uh yes please!

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rolo stuffed chocolate cookies: crayons & cravings

These cookies are a chocolate lovers DREAM, it’s chocolate upon chocolate to create this delicious treat.

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chocolate peppermint chip sandwich cookies: snappy gourmet

Delicious little chocolate chip cookies that are made into little “sandwich cookies” with the addition of a peppermint frosting! A classic Christmas flavor combination if you ask me!

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Cookies with fillings, you know the ones (think ganache, caramel, jams etc!) delicious little treats that can be added to your Holiday cookie swap! #ChristmasCookies #CookieSwap #CookieRecipes

Cookies with fillings, you know the ones (think ganache, caramel, jams etc!) delicious little treats that can be added to your Holiday cookie swap! #ChristmasCookies #CookieSwap #CookieRecipes

Well there you have it friends, cookies upon cookies that are (in some way) filled with everything from jams and frosting, to candy and peanut butter! What are some of your favorite cookies to make for the Holidays? Share them below and join in on the cookie swap fun on my Instagram @theoliveblogger .

Christmas Sprinkle Cookies

Here it is, day 5 of our Christmas Baking Frenzy!! These Christmas Sprinkle Cookies are sure to become a new favorite, they are perfectly soft on the inside and crunchy and sweet on the outside! I find them perfect for dipping in a cuppa tea and just love how festive they are with their Christmas sprinkles. The best part though? How incredibly easy they are to make!

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Do you see what I mean?! Look at how adorable they are, just covered in yummy sprinkles (you could really do these any time of year and just switch out the color sprinkles you use).

These cookies will forever hold a special place in my heart too…you see, while making these with my mom we got a call that my Gramma was not well (she had been in the hospital after falling and breaking her hip) and my mom dropped everything to rush to be with her. I will never forget the sadness I saw on my moms face that day. Not even 2 days later my Gramma passed. But you see, I don’t share this story to make you sad, but instead to remind you to cherish the time that you have with your family and loved ones this holiday season! I will think of my Gramma every year I make these now, and will take the time to stop and remember just how special she was to me.

Christmas Sprinkle Cookies

These Christmas Sprinkle Cookies are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, and perfectly festive to leave on Santa's plate!

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, English
Keyword Christmas Sprinkle Cookies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 3 dozen cookies
Calories 74 kcal
Author Melissa

Ingredients

  • 1.5 c Sugar
  • 2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 tsp Corn Starch
  • 2.5 c Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Almond Extract or peppermint if you prefer!
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 c Butter softened
  • 1/4 c Cream Cheese softened
  • 1 c Christmas Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. In stand mixer, cream butter, cream cheese, eggs, sugar and extracts (vanilla and almond) until smooth (about 5 minutes)
  2. In a medium bowl sift together flour, corn starch, baking soda and salt. Add to wet mix and combine.
  3. Allow to chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 350F and line tray with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  5. Place sprinkles in a shallow bowl, roll dough into teaspoon sized balls and roll in sprinkles to coat the outside (I gently pushed the sprinkles as I went to ensure they stuck!)
  6. Bake for 7-9 minutes on middle rack, they will still look pale, only very slightly golden, but trust me they are done!

I couldn’t even wait for these Christmas sprinkle cookies to cool when they came out of the oven, they looked so scrumptious! I devoured 3 of them with a nice glass of milk and didn’t feel the least bit guilty! So what are you waiting for? Get your shopping list read and get baking friends. And don’t forget to come back tomorrow for our next treat.

Christmas Sprinkle Cookies are a delicious, melt in your mouth holiday cookie that everyone will love! The coating of sprinkles gives it a nice crunchy outside that is perfectly sweet. #ChristmasCookies #CookieSwap #CookieRecipes

Christmas Sprinkle Cookies are a delicious, melt in your mouth holiday cookie that everyone will love! The coating of sprinkles gives it a nice crunchy outside that is perfectly sweet. #ChristmasCookies #CookieSwap #CookieRecipes


Festive Treats and Cookies for the Holidays

Is it day 3 of our Christmas Baking Frenzy already?! I have a really special treat for you guys today…a whole lot of festive treats from some of my favorite bloggers, these are goodies that really make me think of the holidays and I hope they will inspire you as well! Do you have any favorite holidays goodies or traditions in your home?

 

CHRISTMAS WREATH COOKIES: DINNER AT THE ZOO

A super easy, no-bake treat that the kiddos can help with! How cute are these?!

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santa hat cake pops: a bountiful love

I love how easy cake pops are, and these ones are so festive I couldn’t resist sharing with you guys!

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chocolate covered oreos: happy deal happy day

Another really easy festive treat you can make for your trays, these would actually make fantastic teachers gifts (or mailman, delivery person etc!).

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MELTED SNOWMAN COOKIES: “CENTS”ABLE MOMMA

What an adorable cookie, I mean really how cute is the “melted snowman”, I bet this is one kids would love to help out with! And I love that it uses boxed cake mix too (yay for easy!).

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cinnamon roll cookies: joy filled eats

These are like a sugar cookie mixed with a cinnamon roll, and they are drizzled with a delicious cream cheese frosting…what’s not to love?!

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reindeer grahams: ann’s entitled life

Can you tell I love the idea of a no-bake treat for our festive treats? These adorable Reindeer Grahams use only a few ingredients and require no baking.

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CHRISTMAS COOKIE JARS: KEEP CALM GET ORGANISED

This has to be one of my favorite ideas for gifting, a jar of cookie mix ready to go! You can really customize to the taste of your receiver, and can give to everyone on your Christmas list!

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Well that’s it for today’s Christmas Baking Frenzy! What did ya’ll think!? I bet you have a shopping list going with everything you need to get making, am I right? Be sure to check back in tomorrow for the next reveal (hint: if you like fudge you are gonna want to set a reminder for this one!).

Looking for the perfect Holiday Treats ? Look no further than this fun round-up of easy to make and super festive goodies that is sure to impress everyone! #CookieSwap #ChristmasCookies #HolidayTreats

Looking for the perfect Holiday Treats ? Look no further than this fun round-up of easy to make and super festive goodies that is sure to impress everyone! #CookieSwap #ChristmasCookies #HolidayTreats


Chocolate Orange Shortbread Cookie

Day 2 of our Christmas Baking Frenzy is here, and these Chocolate Orange Shortbread Cookies are sure to please everyone! If you liked our classic Whipped Shortbread from our previous years then you are most definitely going to love this updated version with the new flavors. The shortbread melts in your mouth and gives way to a subtle orange flavor that is throughout the cookie, not just in the yummy chocolate that tops it! Just talking about them makes me want to go open one of the tins that patiently waits in the freezer to be distributed to gorgeous cookie trays for my friends and neighbours!

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Just look at how golden brown those edges are…yum! Now besides the obvious, another reason I love to make these Chocolate Orange Shortbread cookies is because of the amount you get from it. There is nothing better than a yummy tasting and gorgeous cookie that makes enough to fill a few trays (that means less time in the kitchen for you!). I will note with any cookie that uses chocolate on top like this one and my Chocolate Crinkle Kiss Cookies, you want to make sure you don’t touch them when they come out…please please please let them rest and if you need them sooner pop em in the fridge or freezer to harden up, otherwise you will have a smudged plop of chocolate rather than a pretty piece.

Chocolate Orange Shortbread Cookie

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 48 cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 c Butter softened
  • 1 c Icing Sugar
  • 1/2 c Corn Starch
  • 3 c Flour
  • 1 tsp Orange Liquor or extract
  • 1 pkg Chocolate Orange Lindt Bar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Break apart your chocolate into squares and then using a sharp knife cut in half diagonally (so you end up with triangles)
  3. In mixer cream your butter (just to make sure it is room temperature and no chunks) about 1 minute medium speed, mix in vanilla and orange liquor.
  4. In medium bowl sift together your icing sugar, corn starch and flour, slowly add to your wet mixture and combine.
  5. Drop by teaspoons onto un-greased cookie sheet and gently press a piece of chocolate into the top of each cookie.
  6. Bake 15-18 minutes (until edges are slightly golden)
  7. Remove and allow to cool completely (if you try to move them when they are warm you will smudge the chocolate...you can put in the fridge if you need them sooner)

Looking for more cookie recipes? 

Italian Ricotta Cookies – CutlurEatz

Whipped Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate Chunk Shortbread Cookies – Food Network

This shortbread cookie melts in your mouth and gives way to a subtle orange flavor that is throughout the cookie, perfect for any cookie swap this Holiday! #ChristmasCookies #ShortbreadCookies #CookieSwap #Shortbread

This shortbread cookie melts in your mouth and gives way to a subtle orange flavor that is throughout the cookie, perfect for any cookie swap this Holiday! #ChristmasCookies #ShortbreadCookies #CookieSwap #Shortbread