Sweets for the Holidays

Sweets for the Holidays

With the upcoming holidays, friends and families are coming together to celebrate the season with gift exchanges and delicious meals. And no matter where you are or who you’re with during the holidays, sweet indulgences are everywhere. Are you ready to go back to some of your most cherished memories and nostalgic holiday moments with just one bite? Here are some of our favorite traditional holiday sweets:


These tiny cakes can be traced all the way back to the 1790’s. Cupcakes quickly made it big due to their individual portion size and delicious flavor, but the most exciting part about cupcakes: endless opportunities for creativity and innovation. Designs have varied over time from mini cupcakes, to cupcakes with different flavored fillings, etc. Even personal cupcake eating styles can vary!  Do you bite into both icing and cake, eat icing first then cake, or cut it in half then flip it over to eat sandwich style?


Cookies were originally created as “test cakes”, but have demonstrated true staying power. These decadent desserts are holiday favorites, using seasonal flavors like gingerbread, peppermint, and cinnamon. Have you ever smelled the sweet scent of fresh baked holiday cookies in the air? It’s an automatic reminder of classic traditions and a great incentive to make new memories.


One of our favorite cookie variations: macarons. From chocolate to lemon, these bite-size sandwich cookies come in virtually any flavor you can think of, including sweet, savory, salty, and even sour. These gourmet treats originated in France, and we’re so glad they made it to the US. Bet you can’t eat just one!


Brownies are a traditional American favorite. In addition to their ooey-gooey chocolaty goodness, there’s a lot of opportunity for flavor remixes: blonde brownies, nut additions, or even cheesecake brownies. There are so many different varieties to enjoy this holiday season!

Classic traditions are the best part of the holiday season. Our favorite traditions are sweet and bring back fun memories! Be sure to stop by a Canteen dining location near you to see if they have your favorite holiday treat and enjoy it while celebrating this wonderful time of year.

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