Christmas Desserts

Whether you want cookies, cake, brownies, cheesecakes, or something else—we have all kinds of Christmas Desserts for you! Look no further for fun and festive holiday treats.

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Collage of Christmas desserts

Yummy + Easy Christmas desserts

Maybe you’re throwing a Christmas party, delivering treats to neighbors, or just want to enjoy festive desserts during the holiday season! It doesn’t matter what your reason is, (do you even need a reason to make Christmas desserts?!), we have all the recipes you could possibly need!

With cookies, cakes, brownies, cheesecakes, candies, and more—there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Before we get into the details of the recipes, I have a few tips on how to turn any treat into fun and festive Christmas desserts! 

  • Colors: Red and green are immediately recognizable as Christmas colors. Use frosting, food coloring, or embellishments in red and green.
  • Embellishments: Christmas themed sprinkles, candies, or toppers can easily be added to most desserts.
  • Serving trays: There are lots of vibrant and festive Christmas trays you can display the desserts on. Make a whole spread by using themed table cloths and napkins as well!

Christmas cookies up close

holiday Cookies

We compiled a list of our favorite Christmas Cookies, but wanted to make sure we included a few of our favorites here too!

Candy Cane Kiss Sugar Cookies Recipe
Delicious Candy Cane Kiss Sugar Cookies. Soft sugar cookies topped with sprinkles and candy cane hershey kisses.
Total Time: 16 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Holiday Blossom Cookies Recipe
Quick and delicious Holiday Blossom Cookies
Total Time: 13 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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These gingerbread men cookies have soft centers and crispy edges. Then they're filled with brown sugar, molasses & warm spices for the perfect gingerbread flavor.
Gingerbread Cookie Recipe
These gingerbread men cookies have soft centers and crispy edges. Then they're filled with brown sugar, molasses & warm spices for a delicious gingerbread flavor. Frost with royal icing or a buttercream frosting for the perfect holiday cookie. 
Total Time: 5 hours
5 from 11 votes
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Peppermint Meltaway Cookie Recipe
Soft and butter-y Peppermint Melt Aways! This holiday cookie is delicious and melts in your mouth and has a peppermint glaze, topped with crushed candy canes!
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
4.58 from 7 votes
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Christmas Cookies Recipe
These are our family's favorite Christmas cookie recipe! Not only are they delicious, but they are great for gifting to family, friends and neighbors or leaving out for Santa. 
Total Time: 20 minutes
4.6 from 27 votes
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Peppermint Sugar Cookies Recipe
Peppermint Sugar Cookies - the softest sugar cookie with hints of peppermint and topped with a creamy peppermint frosting and candy cane pieces.
Total Time: 18 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Ginger Snaps Recipe
Super soft and chewy Gingersnap Cookies - Nutmeg, molasses, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, and applesauce make these cookies so soft tasty!!
Total Time: 13 minutes
5 from 14 votes
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Snowball Cookie Recipe
Buttery soft snowball cookies loaded with crunchy pecans.  Not only are they simple, but they're also the best holiday cookie in the world!
Total Time: 24 minutes
4.85 from 13 votes
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Christmas tree brownies

Christmas Brownies and Bars

snickerdoodle bars with glaze
Snickerdoodle Bars
Snickerdoodle Bars - these glazed treat bars are delicious and packed with cinnamon and sugar. We love this recipe!
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 3 votes
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Peppermint Brownies Recipe
Layered Peppermint Brownies - a delicious treat with a brownie base, cream cheese center, and chocolate & peppermint topping!!!
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 3 votes
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Peppermint Cheesecake Bars Recipe
Creamy Peppermint Cheesecake bars topped with candy cane pieces and perfect for the holidays.
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Brownie Christmas Tree Treats Recipe
These easy chewy Christmas Brownie Tree Treats are sure to be a hit on your holiday table. Chocolate, frosting and sprinkles - it doesn't get any better than that!
Total Time: 40 minutes
4 from 4 votes
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Frosted Holiday Mint M&M Brownies Recipe
Frosted Holiday Mint M&M Brownies Recipe - SO GOOD! Easy to make and recipes includes a box brownie, chocolate chips, & m&m's.
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 2 votes
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Peppermint Brownie Trifle Recipe
Peppermint Brownie Trifle - a delicious holiday dessert with layers of brownie pieces, peppermint cream and all topped with crushed candy canes!
Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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White chocolate raspberry cheesecake served as Christmas dessert

Christmas Pies and Cheesecakes

Hot Cocoa Cheesecake Minis Recipe
Cute and Delicious Hot Cocoa Cheesecake Minis - this simple and adorable treat has a creamy chocolate cheesecake center and is topped with whipped cream and marshmallows!
Total Time: 3 hours 45 minutes
4.8 from 5 votes
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White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Recipe
White chocolate raspberry cheesecake with a rich Oreo crust, white chocolate cream cheese base, and tasty raspberry swirl. Just like Cheesecake Factory's recipe!
Total Time: 9 hours 30 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Peppermint Bark Cheesecake
Peppermint Bark Cheesecake
Peppermint Bark Cheesecake - It has three delicious layer-Oreo crust, creamy cheesecake filling loaded with peppermint bark pieces and white chocolate ganache on top garnished with crushed candy canes, whipped cream and chocolate.
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
4.86 from 7 votes
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Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe
This Chocolate Cream Pie has two types of chocolate in a creamy pudding, topped off with sweetened whipped cream and chocolate curls. It is a perfect pie for chocolate lovers!
Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Turtle Cheesecake Recipe
Turtle Cheesecake - With a delicious crumbly crust, chocolate layer, cheesecake layer and topped with chocolate ganache, pecans and caramel, it is PHENOMENAL and one of the best desserts!
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
1 from 1 vote
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Berry Pie Recipe
This Triple Berry Pie isn't only easy but is fresh and delicious! This fruity dessert has an amazing berry pie crumble on top and is perfect all year long.
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
5 from 5 votes
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Best Apple Pie Recipe
There's nothing like a slice of warm apple pie served with vanilla ice cream! This recipe for Homemade Apple Pie has proven to be the BEST apple pie recipe around. With a flaky, buttery crust made from scratch, and a gooey, sweet apple filling, this pie will not disappoint!
Total Time: 3 hours 45 minutes
4.91 from 22 votes
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Christmas Cake Ideas - chocolate bundt cake

christmas Cake ideas

Pistachio Cake Recipe
Pistachio Shortbread Dessert - layered treat with a Sandies Cookies crust, cream cheese layer, pistachio pudding layer and topped with Cool whip! YUM!
Total Time: 18 minutes
Coconut Cake recipe
This Coconut Cake is made from scratch, and topped with a scrumptious cream cheese frosting that is so addicting. The toasted coconut topping gives it an incredible flavor, making it a dessert to enjoy all year long!
Total Time: 55 minutes
5 from 9 votes
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Cream Puff Cake Recipe
The BEST Cream Puff Cake ever!! A cake version of the popular cream puff, it has a puffy crust, pudding and whipped cream layers and often drizzled in chocolate.
Total Time: 35 minutes
4.86 from 35 votes
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Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe
Delicious chocolate lava cakes that are delicious, decadent and made with just 6 ingredients. Perfect for company or a date night in, these cakes are made in just 30 minutes!
Total Time: 23 minutes
5 from 14 votes
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Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe
You will love indulging in this this simple chocolate bundt cake with a chocolate ganache glaze. This moist chocolate cake is just the right amount of rich without being too heavy!
Total Time: 1 hour
5 from 8 votes
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German Chocolate Cake Recipe
Homemade German Chocolate Cake is always a favorite. Two layers of tender chocolate cake topped with a decadent coconut pecan frosting. What's not to love?
5 from 10 votes
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Christmas crack up close - one of the best Christmas desserts

More Christmas Dessert ideas

Peppermint Chocolate Delight Recipe
Peppermint Chocolate Delight - Nilla wafer crust, cream cheese layer, chocolate pudding layer, whipped cream and candy cane pieces. It's our new favorite Christmas dessert!
Total Time: 10 minutes
3.67 from 3 votes
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Peppermint Chocolate Truffle Recipe
Easy Peppermint Chocolate Truffles - this homemade candy recipe is simple and the perfect addition to any holiday party or cookie tray.
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 2 votes
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Christmas Popcorn Recipe
Christmas Popcorn - dipped in white chocolate and drizzled with M&Ms, crushed candy canes and candy melts! The perfect Christmas treat for the family.
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Candy Cane Oreo Peppermint Bark Recipe
Candy Cane Oreo Peppermint Bark. Quick, easy and YUMMY! Vanilla candy coating melted with oil and butter and mixed with candy cane oreos and crushed candy canes!
Total Time: 10 minutes
3.5 from 2 votes
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Christmas Trifle Recipe
Christmas Trifle - a layered dessert with chocolate cake pieces, Oreos, peppermint pudding and Peppermint Andes - perfect for your holiday get together!
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Christmas Crack - or saltine cracker toffee - is a delicious homemade candy with crackers, caramel & chocolate
Christmas Crack Candy Recipe
Christmas crack - also known as saltine cracker toffee - is a delicious homemade candy that's impossible to resist. Made with saltine crackers, caramel sauce & chocolate. 
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
4.93 from 28 votes
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Toffee Recipe
This easy toffee recipe is the perfect homemade candy. With sweet and buttery toffee, creamy chocolate and crunchy pecans.
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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