• Katlyn Selleck

8 Delicious Christmas Desserts

Oh Christmas! The perfect time of year when flurries shiver through the cold brisk air and the sweet scent of cinnamon and gingerbread fill our kitchens. What is it about Christmas that requires you to bring the sweetest and most delectable treats to the table? Is it the untamed spice of the ginger and cloves or is it the dire need to divulge oneself with sugar before the new years resolutions tie us down? Either way, I know I'm always up for a challenge and a little something new this year seems to fit the running theme of everlasting change.

As we all know (and love), pumpkin pie is the Thanksgiving and Christmas staple for most families desserts. While pie is outstanding and will be a major priority this Christmas, I thought I would share a few amazing recipes I have found that I think would make your dessert selection a bit extravagant.

Almond Cake with Mixed Berries

The name of this dessert alone makes my mouth water. If you're a berry fan this dessert is perfect for you! It's a simple twist on regular cake, made with almond flour with a crème fraiche for serving!

Recipe by Food & Wine

Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies

Do you have a family tradition of baking cookies for Christmas? Instead of making those sugar cookies or chocolate chip, try these gourmet sandwich cookies that are filled with chocolate frosting! Your family still gets the fun of decorating cookies with a sweeter result! If chocolate frosting isn't for you, try buttercream or cream cheese frosting.

Recipe by The Good Housekeeping

Christmas Tree Brownies

This treat is so much fun to make, and if you have kiddos that love to help you bake, try this out! Brownies are always delicious and to make it more festive, cut them into the shape of Christmas trees. Be creative and decorate them all different and once done use a pretzel stick at the base of the tree to complete your masterpiece!

Recipe by The Spruce Eats

Santa Hat Cheesecake Bites

If you love cheesecake, try this adorable alternative to normally sliced cheesecake! I know you'll love this one because firstly these bites are cute and additionally because it's a simple solution to taking a normal dessert and turning it festive! These cheesecake bites will put you on the nice list of all your friends and family members. Leave these little presents at their doorstep and they'll keep asking for more!

Recipe by Delish

Biscoff Cheesecake

Speaking of cheesecake, if you love biscoff you'll thank me later! This dessert incorporates crunchy biscoff biscuits with a smooth biscoff spread that'll take you to dessert heaven. Just remember that cheesecake is a prepare-ahead dessert so make sure you make time to create this holiday treat.

Recipe by Olive Magazine

Noel Balls

Visiting the cookie family again, these delicate looking snowball cookies are great if you're interesting in trying something new. Made with dates, these cookies are a breeze to make and are rolled in confectioners sugar so be ready for these sweet delights.

Recipe by Food & Wine

Orange-Scented Buttermilk Cake Loaves

If you need a dessert that'll feed three households, these cake loaves are perfect and can be prepared the night before! Cake is always a simple dessert that everyone loves and with a hint of orange it boosts this typical treat to the next festivity level. Christmas cake, what more could you want!

Recipe by Food & Wine

Gingerbread Trifle

Did anyone say trifle? There are thousands of trifle recipes, but if you love gingerbread as much as me, this dessert will be your traditional Christmas staple. Who doesn't love a trifle with its layers upon layers of sweet, sweet goodness top with fluffy whipped cream? Set aside time this holiday to make this goodie you won't regret.

Recipe by Olive Magazine

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