The Best Dishes to Get into the Holiday Season

Gingerbread Ice Cream

Your favorite holiday cookies in a cold, creamy concoction. 


Fun Fact: Ancient Egyptians and Romans put up evergreen trees during the winter solstice, symbolizing the coming of spring. 


Santa Claus Cookies

Bright colors and texture make these classic cookies light up your table.


Fun Fact: The Protestan Reformer Martin Luther could have been one of the first to follow the tradition of adding lights to Christmas tree, as it’s possible he added candles to a tree that he put up in his home, inspired to do so from viewing the light of the stars coming through a patch of evergreen trees.


Peppermint Snowball Cookies

Crumbly and comfortingly delicious, these powdered candy-filled bites are addicting.


Fun Fact: Snowflakes can fall at a speed of up to 9 mph, depending on how much supercooled water they collect as they fall to the ground and the wind direction they encounter.


Chocolate-coated Peppermint Biscotti 

Colorful and full of sweet, minty flavor, these biscotti are a must-try.


Fun fact: Reindeer living above the Arctic circle have adapted to living in darkness for long periods of time through a tissue behind their retinas that detects ultraviolet light.


Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin is a classic ingredient to any holiday season. Rich, moist, and packed with spices, these treats are sure to bring joy to any winter day.


Fun Fact: In Scandinavian countries, one of the most prominent Christmas decorations is a Yule Goat. Every year in Sweden, for example, stands the 42-foot high and 3.6-ton Gavle Yule Goat made of straw. It is believed that the Norse god Thor drove a chariot across the sky pulled by two goats, similarly to how Santa’s sleigh is pulled by reindeer.