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 These Delicious Christmas Dessert Recipes
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 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 as 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, 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!
2. White Chocolate Fudge Recipe
This year, if you're going for the white Christmas theme, make room for this chewy goodness. Courtesy of 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)
This Christmas bark recipe is also made from dried cranberries and pistachios. Unlike the usual dark chocolate bark, this one uses white chocolate chips.
If you like all those good stuff in a snack bar-like treat, you'll love this even after the holidays.
4. Gluten-Free Snowball Christmas Cookies
Of course, we cannot make a Christmas dessert recipes list without a gluten-free entry. And our vote this year is some gluten-free snowball Christmas cookies.
Tip: Give your snowball Christmas cookies a good dusting of powdered sugar. For a realistic 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.
6. Pretzel Pecan Bon Bons
How about some crunchy pretzel bonbons? The perfect combination of sweet caramel and salty pecan is irresistible! They're also cinch to make, which is great because these are addicting.
7. Red Velvet Cake for Christmas
Want to make something special for the holiday? Then you better start practicing making icing snowflakes. You'll need it to for your red velvet cake in time for Christmas.
While I cannot say this is a super easy recipe, who wouldn't want a red velvet cake for dessert on Christmas Day?
8. Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches
Here's a Christmas dessert recipes hack! If a red velvet cake is too much for you, go for these red velvet cookie sandwiches instead. They taste as good as they look!
Filled with cream cheese icing and bedazzled with festive Christmas sprinkles. Oh..it's a Merry Christmas indeed!
9. Sticky Toffee Pudding for Christmas
If you can't handle the traditional Christmas pudding, you'll dig this toffee pudding. Enjoy its hearty Christmas flavors! And its spongy goodness courtesy of the 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 dessert recipes list. 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! You can make them 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! Oreo cookies dipped in melted candy cane kisses. Plus, they're decorated with adorable Christmas designs.
A pretty and yummy Christmas dessert, you bet!
13. Christmas Berry Cream Fruit Tart
Want fruit desserts for Christmas? Then add some delicious berry cream fruit tarts to your Christmas dessert recipes!
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! A lemon and lime tart 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)
One of my favorite Christmas dessert recipes are these Santa hat cheesecake bites. 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 options shouldn't be far and few between in Christmas dessert recipes lists. So here we are with another one from Tesco. It's a healthy twist to a classic treat you cannot miss out on this 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 to add to your Christmas dessert recipes list. Remember to give these babies another coat of powdered sugar before serving.
20. Peppermint Oreo Fudge
Top this fudge 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 dessert looks so lovely, it will surely take center stage on your Christmas spread. The red cranberry on your white chocolate cheesecake sure makes a statement.
22. Gumdrop Fudge
Make your kids shout with joy on Christmas with these yummy dessert treats. A creamy vanilla fudge studded with colorful and chewy gumdrop candy pieces.
23. Candy Cane Chocolate Tart Recipe
Looking for special chocolate Christmas dessert recipes? This is what you're looking for, trust me.
Your little guests will go gaga over this marshmallow-topped chocolate dessert! And grownups will dig this as if they are kids themselves.
24. Gingerbread Oreo No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes
Gingerbread Oreos serve as the base for these no-bake cheesecakes. They're so delightful and festive! And look at those and the gingerbread men on top!
25. Eggless Rudolph Christmas Chocolate Mousse Dessert Cups
Up for some elegant yet cute Christmas dessert recipes? These cups of chocolate mousse are your cup of tea. Go all out for your guests with these delectable desserts on your Christmas spread.
26. Pretzel Hugs
Combine sweet and salty with these pretzel hugs! They are great for your holiday cookie tray. You can even hand these out to neighbors, friends, and to your kids' classmates.
27. Peppermint Patties Recipe
Another peppermint recipe! That's why these goodies make excellent Christmas dessert recipes.
They're covered with smooth and rich chocolate. But will surprise you with their minty cool fillings.
Want to create a stunning holiday dessert buffet? Here are some helpful suggestions from So Yummy:
With these Christmas dessert recipes, you can host the sweetest bash for your loved ones. These desserts will complete the party and end your meal on a sweet note.
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.