These Christmas dessert recipes are what you need for a blissful celebration. With these holiday desserts, you will have the perfect ending to your Christmas meal!
Must-Try Christmas Dessert Recipes This Year!
Complete Your Menu with Any of These Delicious Christmas Desserts
Christmas is the season for everything wonderful and ecstatic. From the carols and presents to the cute Christmas sweaters and of course, we can’t forget the food!
Every holiday season, I have the best Christmas desserts on my mind almost all the time. So, when my sweet tooth comes a-knockin’, I know I have to treat myself to something delectable and delightful.
I know one of these days you’ll be having a Christmas feast with the people close to your heart, too. Don’t let your celebration end without serving indulgent desserts then, to satisfy your guests.
During Christmas, I always look forward to dessert recipes I think will bring happiness to my family and friends. And I am so excited to share with you this list I came up with.
Every meal deserves to end sweetly as possible, and so for this reason, I have rounded up 27 of the best Christmas dessert recipes your family will absolutely love.
Try any of these Christmas dessert recipes for sugar cookies, bundt cake, cookie sandwiches, mini cheesecakes, and a whole lot more! These are not only delightful and delicious Christmas desserts, but they’re also the ideal treats to make even on a very busy day.
They’re easy alright, but they definitely don’t scrimp on festive flavor! Have yourself a very sweet Christmas with this list of festive and elegant Christmas desserts.
1. Peppermint Christmas Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting
Peppermint holds a special place in everyone’s heart around the holidays, so you would love these sugar cookies for sure. They’re covered in peppermint cream cheese frosting and topped with crushed candy canes for Christmas!
2. White Chocolate Fudge Recipe
This year, if you’re going for the white Christmas theme or vibe, make room for this chewy goodness in the white chocolate fudge recipe from The Cooking Foodie. The pistachios and cranberry combo in a creamy white fudge is pure delight.
3. Christmas Bark Recipe (Pistachios & Cranberry)
If you like all those good stuff, but prefer it a snack bar-like instead of a chewy gooey fudge, you’ll love this even after the holiday.
4. Gluten-Free Snowball Christmas Cookies
Of course, we cannot make a Christmas dessert list without a gluten-free entry. This video from Basilchic will show you exactly how to make these healthy and delicious gluten-free snowball Christmas cookies.
Tip: Give your snowball Christmas cookies a good dusting of powdered sugar for a tempting snowball effect.
5. Christmas Sugar Cookies
What’s a Christmas dessert menu without some classic Christmas sugar cookies. It’s one of the traditional holiday desserts your Christmas spread shouldn’t be without.
This recipe from This Is How We Bingham should take care of it for you.
6. Pretzel Pecan Bon Bons
7. Red Velvet Cake for Christmas
Want to make something special for the holiday? Check out this video from Pankobunny and start practicing with the icing snowflakes now to perfect the red velvet cake in time for Christmas.
While I cannot say, this is a super easy recipe, I must say, this is special and with time, it can be. Who wouldn’t want a delectable red velvet cake for dessert on Christmas to please yours and your guests’ tummies?
8. Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches
If a red velvet cake is too much for you, go for these red velvet cookie sandwiches instead.
9. Sticky Toffee Pudding for Christmas
If you can’t handle the heavy traditional Christmas pudding, you’ll dig this sticky toffee pudding with the essence of Christmas in this video from John Kirkwood. Enjoy the hearty Christmas flavors in this spongy goodness with its delectable brandy cream.
10. Eggnog Bundt Cake with Eggnog Frosting
A special bundt cake drizzled with a lip-smacking eggnog frosting–this is one breathtaking centerpiece to include in your Christmas feast. Impressive as it looks, it’s easy to put together.
11. Christmas Jam Tart
If you want to add color to your Christmas recipe spread, make room for these decadent jam tarts recipe from Original Naked Chef. You can make it as colorful as you want by making your own fruit jams.
For the colors:
- red tart – use strawberry jam
- purple ones – use blueberry jams
- yellow tart – use pineapple jams
- green – use kiwi jam
12. Candy Cane Kiss Dipped Oreos
This is an easy dessert recipe to involve your kids with! These are Oreo cookies dipped in melted candy cane kisses and decorated with adorable Christmas designs. A pretty and yummy Christmas dessert, you bet!
13. Christmas Berry Cream Fruit Tart
Want fruit desserts for Christmas? You cannot miss out on this delicious berry cream fruit tart from countdownnz.
A helping of this fruity goodness will render your soul merry for sure.
14. Cream Cheese Mints
Feeling a bit stuffed from Christmas dinner? Pop one of these cute cream cheese mints into your mouth. You can also change the color to anything you want.
15. Lemon Lime Christmas Tart
Green desserts aren’t only for St. Patrick’s Day and this lemon and lime tart from Hayden Quinn is quite made for Christmas. Take a break from the usual Christmas desserts and give this recipe a go on the holidays.
16. Santa Hat Cheesecake Bites (No Bake)
You will be blown away by how amazing and delightful these Santa hat cheesecake bites are. You can eat the whole thing in one bite, including the cup.
They’re completely made of chocolate. Amazing, right?!
17. Gluten-Free Christmas Pudding
Gluten-free Christmas desserts shouldn’t be far and few between in the list of desserts, so here we are with another one from Tesco. It’s a healthy twist to a classic treat you cannot miss out on Christmas.
18. Gingerbread Roll Cake
What is dessert without a slice of indulgent cake? So here’s a delicious gingerbread roll cake recipe you need to try. It’s love at first slice!
19. Christmas Snowball Cookies
We cannot get enough of Christmas cookies dusted in powdered sugar so we have here another classic recipe from CookingwithSugarTV. Remember to give these babies another coat of powdered sugar before serving.
20. Peppermint Oreo Fudge
This fudge can be topped with chopped Candy Cane Oreo Minis or you can also use Peppermint Oreos if you wish. It’s an easy-to-whip, three-ingredient recipe. And take a look at that gorgeous red color!
21. Christmas Cheesecake Recipe (with White Chocolate & Cranberry)
This Christmas dessert from William’s Kitchen EN looks lovely, I won’t be surprised if it takes center stage on your Christmas desserts spread. The red cranberry top on your white chocolate cheesecake sure makes a statement, it’ll be eye-catching.
22. Gumdrop Fudge
Make your kids shout with joy on Christmas with these yummy dessert treats. This is a creamy vanilla fudge studded with colorful and chewy gumdrop candy pieces.
23. Candy Cane Chocolate Tart Recipe
Looking for a special chocolate Christmas dessert recipe? This recipe from Twisted is what you’re looking for, trust me.
Your little guests will go gaga over this marshmallow-topped chocolate dessert and your grownup guests will dig this as if they are kids themselves.
24. Gingerbread Oreo No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes
25. Eggless Rudolph Christmas Chocolate Mousse Dessert Cups
If you’re up for some elegant yet cute Christmas desserts, these cups of chocolate mousse are your cup of tea. Go all out for your guests this Christmas with these delectable desserts on your Christmas spread.
26. Pretzel Hugs
27. Peppermint Patties Recipe
Another peppermint recipe! That’s why these goodies make excellent Christmas desserts.
They’re covered with smooth and rich chocolate coating and will surprise you with their minty cool fillings.
Want to create a stunning holiday dessert buffet? Here are some helpful suggestions from Jill Bauer of QVCtv:
Now, you have all of these decadent Christmas dessert recipes, there’s no way you can’t host the sweetest Christmas bash for your family and friends. These desserts will complete the party and end your meal on a sweet note. You’ll definitely be tempted to taste your desserts first!
What do you think of these Christmas dessert recipes? Which recipes are you planning to try? Let us know about it in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on December 8, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.