Top 10 Christmas Morning Treats

Bake the sweetest treats for utensil-free Christmas morning snacking, from spiced doughnuts to seasonal scones.

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Pumpkin-Cranberry Scones with Whipped Maple Butter

Bobby Flay's holiday scones bring cozy flavor to any cold morning. Plump cranberries and candied ginger provide tart contrast to the sweet pumpkin dough.

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Mini Olive Oil & Ricotta Pound Cakes

Instead of a pound of butter like the traditional recipe once called for, Nadia G.'s pound cake uses a combination of olive oil, butter and ricotta cheese to ensure a melt-in-your-mouth moist texture.

Get the Recipe: Mini Olive Oil and Ricotta Pound Cakes with Chocolate Covered Orange Peel

Cinnamon-Spiced Doughnuts

Dusted in cinnamon sugar on the outside and spiced with just a hint of nutmeg on the inside, these tender puffs make Christmas morning even cozier when dunked in coffee or hot chocolate.

Get the Recipe: Cinnamon-Spiced Doughnuts

Banana Bread with Vanilla Bean-Pecan Butter

This fragrant loaf will fill your kitchen with the comforting scents of cinnamon and ripe banana. Serve it with the rustic bourbon-spiked vanilla butter for an extra-jolly holiday treat.

Banana Bread with Vanilla Bean-"Pecan Butter

Cinnamon Swirl Scones

This scone dough is filled and rolled just like a cinnamon bun but is much quicker to make than the traditional yeast roll. Dotted with raisins, the scones feature the same gooey cinnamon filling and sweet drizzle as the classic, comforting swirls. 

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Apple-Vanilla Mini Muffins with Cider Glaze

These apple-flecked little bites are perfect for popping between opening Christmas presents. A slick of honey-apple cider glaze over top makes them subtly sweet and seasonal.

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Stollen is a traditional German fruitcake that's loaded with candied fruit and almonds, then topped with powdered sugar or simple confectioners' sugar icing. While it's sweet enough for dessert, a thick slice works well as a festive alternative to your morning toast.

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Pumpkin and Rosemary Muffins

These earthy muffins gain hearty texture from whole-wheat flour, cubes of butternut squash and pumpkin seeds, while a few "squidges" of honey keep the batter on the sweet side.

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Pecan Pie Monkey Bread

Bobby's gooey monkey bread is easily assembled in a Bundt pan, which makes it the ideal treat to start Christmas morning. Pecans and homemade caramel form a crackly glaze that trickles down between every warm layer of pull-apart dough.

Get the Recipe: Pecan Pie Monkey Bread

Dreamlike Shortbread

The ideal indulgence for a merry Christmas morning, this buttery shortbread has a dense yet tender crumb due to the combination of cake flour and rice flour. To personalize your batch, try adding a tablespoon of grated ginger or citrus zest for a hint of bright flavor.

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