Better Homes & Gardens December 2017 Recipes

champagne party punch with cumquats
Flashback to holidays past this year with cookies, cocktails, and more just like mom made—but even better thanks to some totally modern upgrades. Plus, don't miss our sweet and savory pull-apart bread recipes. They'll be a hit with your friends and family!

Maple-Pear Pull-Apart Bread

Monkey bread, sticky bread, bubble bread, pull-apart matter what name you call it, you'll surely call it "delicious" after trying this warmly-spiced pear recipe. Try it instead of cinnamon rolls at your next brunch.

Lemon-Cranberry Tassies

Cranberry relish isn’t just for Thanksgiving! Try it as the filling for these brown sugar-sweetened citrus cookies.

Butternut-Feta Galette

Salty feta and sweet roasted butternut squash are a match made in recipe heaven. Stuff them both, plus a few sprigs of thyme, inside a flaky pastry crust for a delicious holiday-worthy side dish.

Spiralized Latkes

Inspired by bagels and lox, avocado toast, salami sandwiches, and more, these tasty toppings will inspire you to eat latkes all year long.

Golden Wassail

Four types of juice. Three spices. Two garnish ideas. One recipe. Zero alcohol. This is the punch your next family-friendly party needs!


Nope, those aren’t ice cream cones. Krumkakes, a Norwegian specialty, are pressed, cone-shaped cookies that are often filled with whipped cream. If you like pizzelle cookies, you’ll love these sweet treats.

Sausage-Pesto Pull-Apart Bread

Breadsticks have had their day. Instead, serve your entree with a savory pull-apart bread on the side. Since this recipe features Italian sausage, it’s hearty enough for a party app, too.

Hot Cranberry Punch

You know that bag of cranberries you tucked away in the freezer after you didn’t need them at Thanksgiving? Give them new life in this spiced-up tea punch.

Spritz Cookies

Throwback time! Spritz cookies made a splash in BH&G in 1959. This updated recipe calls for Greek yogurt for a tiny bit of tang. Use any shape of cookie press that matches the season or your party theme.

Cranberry-Rosemary Galette

Cranberry and rosemary lend a festive color palette—and well-balanced flavor combo—to this sweet and savory tart.

Marshmallow Popcorn Balls

Calling fans of sweet and salty desserts! This popcorn ball recipe is decorated with pretty sprinkles and a shower of snowflake-like sea salt.

Banana-Praline Crunch Pull-Apart Bread

If banana bread and monkey bread joined forces, it would look like this decadent pull-apart bread. If you aren’t craving chocolate, feel free to try a powdered sugar glaze on top instead.

Pomegranate-Rosemary Shrub

Shrubs aren’t just for your yard. They’re for your bar, too! The infused vinegars add amazing flavor to the sophisticated cocktail- or mocktail-starters.

Ginger-Spiced Cookies

Shower these warmly-spiced molasses cookies with edible gold luster dust to take the cookie from classic to perfect champagne counterpart!

Shortbread Sticks

Use colored sugar, chopped nuts, sprinkles, chocolate chips, or any of your favorite cookie toppings to decorate these thick and chewy shortbread cookie sticks.

Kale-White Cheddar Galette

Think of this cheddar-topped galette as a fresh take on vegetarian pizza. Once it comes out of the oven, squeeze on a bit of fresh lemon juice to brighten up the flavors.

Apricot-Bourbon Fruitcake

Made with a combo of fresh and dried fruit, then spiked and drizzled with bourbon, this is one fruitcake recipe that will have everyone talking until next Christmas.

Grapefruit Gumdrops

Tart grapefruit juice and zest adds the just-right amount of pucker to these sugar-coated gumdrops. Package in gift boxes or bags and distribute them as host gifts or stocking stuffers this season.

Champagne Party Punch

"Party" is what you'll be serving in each glass when you hand your guests this potent mix of bubbly, white wine, Cognac, and sparkling water.

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