9 Last-Minute Christmas Party Foods You Can Make Using Things in Your Pantry

If your Christmas party is a last-minute affair, avoid the grocery store with these easy foods
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All you need for shortbread is flour, eggs, milk, and a few other pantry staples this Christmas!

Christmastime is a flurry of activity. From heading out to the mall countless times to visit Santa and get holiday shopping done to attending party after party to finishing up all of your work before the end of the year, the month of December can really get away from you. The next thing you know, it’s December 25 and you need to cook food for your Christmas party. The only thing is… you forgot to go grocery shopping in the midst of the holiday madness.

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The good thing is you still have a pantry! Kitchen basics such as flour, sugar, eggs, butter, cheese, vegetables, and spices can make a slew of holiday classics and party foods that can be perfect for entertaining. Dig into your freezer and use those frozen vegetables and chicken breasts for a holiday dinner. And you can break out the deviled eggs and veggies for some classic party appetizers.

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And, of course, no Christmas would be complete without cookies. Luckily, these wonderfully seasonal desserts don’t require any crazy ingredients, making whipping up a batch of sugar cookies a snap. So go shopping in your kitchen this Christmas for these nine party foods.