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A Christmas Sweets Round Up to help you with your holiday menu! Here are some of my favorite desserts that are ideal for serving at the end of your celebratory meal or to package up and give to friends and/or family as holiday gifts!

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Have You Started Your Holiday Baking?

Have you baked up your holiday cookies? Planned your menu for Christmas, Christmas Eve, New Years? How about dessert? Well, today I’m guest posting for my busy friend, Brianne, who just moved into a new home and is a bit overwhelmed unpacking and getting her new house set for Christmas with two little ones in tow. Being a bit crazed myself, I hand picked some recipes which are ideal for the season. Whether used to cap off a big festive meal or to share at a cookie exchange, I hope my list will inspire you.

White Chocolate Frangelico Mousse: A nice alternative to the classic chocolate mousse. A slosh of Frangelico, a hazelnut liqueur, makes it even more special occasion worthy.Dreamy White Chocolate Mousse spiked with Frangelico

Double Dose Toffee : This candy starts with my standard English toffee recipe. I usually make 3 batches to give away to my friends and neighbors. Traditionally, I top with chopped pecans, but this recipe shakes it up and uses chopped Heath bars for a double dose!

Double dose English Toffee

Cranberry White Chocolate and Crystallized Ginger Cookies: One of my favorite new cookies. It’s a rare case where I use both shortening and butter in a cookie, but the resulting texture is divine. Plus the hit from the crystallized ginger is extraordinary.

Cranberry, White Chocolate, Crystallized Ginger Cookies | A star studded cookie that's perfect for the holidays and all year long!

Chocolate Terrine with Raspberry Sauce: An elegant no-bake recipe. Perfect when your oven is busy with a turkey or roast beast.

Chocolate Terrine with Raspberry Sauce | a spectacular holiday dessert

Holiday Pinwheels: These are just so pretty and festive; they scream holiday

Holiday Pinwheel Cookies | Festive sugar cookies with spiraled red and white dough and holiday sprinkles!

Mounds Brownie Cupcakes: As a coconut lover, I just have to have something coconut in the mix. The surprise filling will please the coconut fans in your life.

Mounds Brownie Cupcakes | Perfect for the coconut lovers in your life with bonus portion control!

 

Chocolate Mousse Torte: A terrific chocolate dessert. Cut it into slivers and top with sweetened whipped cream and berries for an elegant dessert.

Chocolate Mousse Torte | That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Triple Ginger Cookies: An even more ginger laden cookie than my traditional recipe for chewy gingersnaps. The combination of ground ginger, crystallized ginger and fresh ginger will make you swoon.

Favorite Cookie Recipes | That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Holiday Truffle Cookies: A festive fudgy cookie that you can shake up with any colored M & M’s you’d like.

Holiday Truffle Cookies

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A Christmas Sweets Round Up on Cupcakes & Kale Chips + a Terrific Giveaway! (Closed)

When you pop over to Brianne’s site, Cupcakes & Kale Chips, you can see all the links to the recipes. In addition, Brianne and a group of our blogger friends are offering a $200 Amazon gift card giveaway and your choice of two terrific cookbooks. Perfect timing for your holiday shopping.

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17 comments on “Christmas Sweets Round Up”

  1. That’s a nice round-up of treats Liz! I’m sure I’d use the gift card for some new kitchen toys:@)

  2. What a fabulous sounding list – ooh, that frangelico mousse sounds tempting, first off! Holiday baking? Not started yet – but think that last week of schools next week calls for lots of treats for the teachers… good luck with all the preparations, Liz!

  3. Oh Liz, what a wonderful list! Your family must be very happy, they know already that they are going to eat the very nice food 😉

  4. Ah – so many tasty holiday treats to bake and eat, yet so little time! These all look delicious!

  5. Yummy yum yums!! I’d buy a food processor! My arms and hands are dying!

  6. OMG allll these sweets looks good, I would not be able to stop eating and then make myself feel gross.

  7. What a super sweet spread of Christmas treats! Can’t wait to get in the kitchen and bake now that the semester has wound down! Ho Ho Ho!
    Roz

  8. Lizzy,
    What a great roundup and giveaway. Thanks so much.
    Annamaria

  9. Gulp, it’s Christmas already? Where did 2014 go? Perhaps it’s a good idea to end the year with something sweet.

  10. That’s sweet and beautiful roundup, Liz!
    Have a wonderful baking season!
    Angie

  11. It’s been a crazy dessert factory in my kitchen lately but I keep looking for more sweets to add to the list hehe. These all look incredible! Can’t wait to check out the recipes!

  12. Those are some outstanding photos for things I should be baking for Christmas!

  13. I need a new stand mixer, this is what I would get

  14. What a fantastic round up of treats. I know the holidays are filled with sugar plums dancing in everyone’s head at your house! I need to bake more holiday treats… my poor kids!

  15. Happy Christmas indeed! You’ve given Brianne a very thoughtful gift indeed by guest posting with this rewarding roundup =)

  16. What a delicious round up!

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