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These Christmas Dessert Recipes are perfect for the holidays! With all the festivities,  you’ll love this arsenal of amazing Christmas Treats.

Here are some of my favorite Christmas 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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The Best Christmas Dessert Recipes

Have you baked up your holiday cookies? Planned your menu for Christmas, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve? 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 handpicked 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!

Julia Child’s Chocolate Mousse: An elegant no-bake recipe. Perfect when your oven is busy with a turkey or roast beast.

2 small white dishes of chocolate mousse with a raspberry and mint garnish

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

Holiday Pinwheel Cookies stacked on a small round white plate

Christmas Sugar Cookies: These frosted, cut out cookies are perfect for any occasion and can be cut into any shape!

Cut out sugar cookies on a white plate with jars of sprinkles


Easy Chocolate Mousse Tart: A terrific chocolate dessert. Cut it into slivers and be prepared to swoon with every bite of this elegant dessert.

Easy Chocolate Mousse Cake | Chocolate cookie crust, whipped chocolate mousse topped with chocolate shards

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.

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

Chocolate Cookies with M&M's in a white bowl
More Christmas Treats You’ll Love:

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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 Dessert Recipes”

  1. What a delicious round up!

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

  3. 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!

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

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

  6. 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!

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

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