Sweets are one of the best parts of the holiday season: Christmas dessert recipes are such a festive way to indulge. And, whether you're whipping up cakes, pies, or pudding, you can invoke the seasonal spirit of giving: Everyone's happy to receive fun dessert ideas as a hostess gift or goodie bag surprises. (Wrap a decorative bow around a box of homemade brownies and you're a hero.) Holiday baking is also a great time to spend with the family. Throw on an album of carols, light the tree, and get to work: Easy Christmas desserts like gingerbread men and buttery sugar cookies aren't going to decorate themselves!
These cookies expand while baking, creating a fun crinkled effect that kids will love to watch as it happens.
These kid-friendly snowmen cookies are fun to make and give during Christmas. Call on this cookie recipe to be creative for winter birthdays, snow days, or anytime kids gather for cooking and crafting projects.
Filled with candied fruits and nuts, then topped with snowy-white frosting, this cake is a Christmas dessert recipe that will be memorable.
Gingerbread, pears, and ice cream create this simple warm and spicy dessert.
For a delectable Christmas treat, spread the hazelnut-chocolate frosting between two baked cookies. Everyone will love the mix of cream cheese, hazelnuts and sugar in the recipe.
This quick cookie recipe, featuring chocolate-covered raisins and a hint of pumpkin pie spice, can be finished in 20 minutes. Perfect for Christmas gift giving.
Toasting the holidays isn't the only way to enjoy eggnog. Use eggnog in these easy and elegant mini cakes. Because they keep well, you can serve some now and freeze the rest to serve drop-in guests.
Move over apple pie! This bread--with its moist apple flavor and pecan streusel topping--may become the Christmas recipe everyone craves.
Quick and easy, these brown sugar and spice recipes are the perfect treat for entertaining guests. Top the crispy crust with caramel-flavor ice cream topping and a sprinkle of sea salt for a balanced bite.
This sweet holiday treat gets a kick from a pinch of sea salt. Cut the vanilla cookies into star shapes and decorate with edible gold stars or gold sugar sprinkles.