Favorite Holiday Treats

Fruit Salad
Popcorn Balls
Pecan Pie
Holiday Reindeer & Presents
Snickerdoodle Bars
Holiday Treats cookbook
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It wouldn’t be the holidays without sweet treats. And part of the fun of making those yummy pies, cakes, cookies and puddings is swapping recipes with neighbors and friends.

From September 23 through October 23, Wake Forest residents were invited to share recipes for up to five of their favorite holiday treats. Altogether, nearly 30 recipes were submitted submitted for inclusion in our online recipe book.

The recipe book is now available to be viewed and downloaded - for free!

View/Download the Recipe Book


Holiday TreatsCooking with Mayor Jones

As promised, Mayor Jones has selected four recipes she will prepare as part of a weekly video series, "Favorite Holiday Treats with Mayor Jones."

Beginning, Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 1 p.m. and continuing at the same time every Wednesday in December, we will post on Facebook and on this web page a video of Mayor Jones preparing one of the submitted holiday treats.

As a bonus, since there are five Wednesdays in December, she will prepare her famous fruit salad during the December 30 episode.


Submission Guidelines

Those submitting recipes were encouraged to adhere to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remember to submit no more than five recipes and use standard U.S. baking measurements (tablespoons, teaspoons, cups, etc.).

  • Every entry must contain your name, address, email address and telephone number. If we cannot contact you, your recipe cannot be entered.

  • Review your recipes carefully before sending, or even better, have someone else read them to make sure they are complete. Be sure to include specific ingredients, pan size, temperature and length of cooking time.

  • Do not say “put in oven and cook until done.” Do say “put in 350-degree oven for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.” Do not say “put in pan and cook.” Do say “put in medium saucepan over medium heat for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally.”

  • Only give brand names if necessary to the success of the dish, but if purchased ingredients are used, be sure to give package size. For example: Do not say “add one box JELL-O pudding.” Do say “add one 4-oz. box instant pudding mix.”

  • Remember, readers – and possibly Mayor Jones - will be trying to duplicate your dish(es), so make it a pleasant experience for them by making your recipes easy to read and directions easy to follow.

  • Recipes must be submitted no later than midnight Friday, Oct. 23. Late submissions will not be accepted.


Favorite Holiday Treats
Communications & Public Affairs Director