Christmas Dessert Recipes
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! My family expects a rich chocolate dessert for Christmas, but we also gather together on Christmas Eve and often on New Year’s Day. Having some delicious dessert options makes it less daunting to decide what to make.
Why You Must Make
- If you make the same recipes for each holiday dinner, here are some great alternatives.
- Have a cookie exchange? Bake a tried and true, new recipe.
- Need a show-stopping Christmas dessert? I’ve got you covered.
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.
Make sure you check out all my Holiday Food Gift Ideas and Best Cookie Exchange Recipes, too!
Christmas Dessert Recipes
Impressive, delicious Christmas Desserts that are perfect for the holidays.
A star-studded cookie that's perfect for the holidays and all year long! With dried cranberries and a delicious hit of ginger, this is one unforgettable cookie.
These are the best iced sugar cookies! Perfect for the holidays. These cut-out cookies are perfect for any occasion and can be cut into any shape! My friends and I tested a few sugar cookie recipes and this was the winner!
These are just so pretty and festive; they scream holiday! These festive cookies are adapted from Gale Gand.
Julia Child's Chocolate Mousse is an elegant no-bake recipe. Perfect when your oven is busy with a turkey or roast beast. This may not be a traditional holiday dessert, but who doesn’t love a rich, creamy chocolate mousse? Especially one that comes from Julia Child’s recipe collection.
Classic English toffee kicked up a notch with a topping of chopped Heath bars.
A traditional French Christmas dessert, this Yule Log is perfect for chocolate lovers!
A nice alternative to the classic chocolate mousse. A slosh of Frangelico, a hazelnut liqueur, makes it even more special occasion worthy. Plus, topping these with fresh berries and a sprig of mint adds a festive twist.
A no-bake chocolate mousse tart is a terrific chocolate dessert. Cut it into slivers and be prepared to swoon with every bite of this elegant dessert.
Chewy ginger snap cookies with a delicious triple boost of ginger with ground ginger, crystallized ginger and fresh ginger!!
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- Plus check out all my Best Holiday Recipes
17 Comments on “Christmas Dessert Recipes”
What a delicious round up!
Happy Christmas indeed! You’ve given Brianne a very thoughtful gift indeed by guest posting with this rewarding roundup =)
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!
I need a new stand mixer, this is what I would get
Those are some outstanding photos for things I should be baking for Christmas!
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!
That’s sweet and beautiful roundup, Liz!
Have a wonderful baking season!
Gulp, it’s Christmas already? Where did 2014 go? Perhaps it’s a good idea to end the year with something sweet.
What a great roundup and giveaway. Thanks so much.
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!
OMG allll these sweets looks good, I would not be able to stop eating and then make myself feel gross.
Yummy yum yums!! I’d buy a food processor! My arms and hands are dying!
Ah – so many tasty holiday treats to bake and eat, yet so little time! These all look delicious!
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 😉
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!
That’s a nice round-up of treats Liz! I’m sure I’d use the gift card for some new kitchen toys:@)