Christmas Dessert Recipes

Getting in the holiday spirit is a whole lot easier with a cookie (or three) in hand. Between office parties, cookie swaps, gift-giving, and more, there’s always an excuse to be baking—and eating—a variety of scrumptious desserts this season. In need of some festive Christmas dessert ideas? We suggest whipping up a variety of mini Christmas desserts, which ensures partygoers can sample everything on the dessert table. These are also a great option when you’re bringing treats to a potluck, where there’s bound to be other sweets in rotation. Christmas cookies are always a classic, and with our holiday cookie calendar, you can find one to make every day for the entire holiday season. If you’re more into cupcakes, try your hand at these adorable decorations, or set up a fondue station complete with Chocolate Bar Fondue. And finally, if the main course is taking up too much space in the oven, we’ve got five fabulous no-bake desserts worth trying.

10 Mini Christmas Desserts You’ll Want to Add to Your Wish List

Don’t be fooled by their tiny size. These one-bite treats, which are dangerously delicious, will be the star of any holiday party.

This Christmas Tree Is More Elegant (and Way Easier) Than a Gingerbread House

Simple and fun to make, this centerpiece will be the hit of your holiday dessert bar. All you need is your favorite no-fail cookie recipe and some star-shaped cutters.

A Cookie A Day for the Entire Season

61 ways to make this the sweetest holiday yet

5 Fabulous No-Bake Holiday Desserts

Main course monopolizing your appliance space? Treat your guests to one of these delicious desserts—no oven required.

10 Tasty Homemade Gifts

You don’t need an army of elves—or a sleigh full of money—to make these tasty offerings. Find recipes and ideas for tasty gifts you can whip up from the comfort of your kitchen.

7 Christmas and Holiday Cookie Decorating Ideas    

Want to make simple sugar cookies truly showstopping? Combine festive decorations with clever how-tos.

9 Christmas Cookie Decorating Ideas

Learn how to create beautiful (and delicious) holiday treats that don’t take a lot of work.

17 Tips for a Successful Cookie Swap

Whether you’re hosting your own party or baking up dozens as a guest, keep these tips in mind to ensure a sweet time is had by all.