From the classics like pumpkin pie and Christmas cookies to new tastes like pear fritters and eggnog cake, find the perfect dessert for your Christmas dinner or office party.
Finish off your holiday dinner with this Christmas tree, with candy ornaments, an icing garland, and presents.
These dashing desserts pay homage to some of Santa's best known helpers.
This seasonal treat is a cinch to make, and the presentation is just as simple and sweet. Place sets of five candies in clear cellophane bags, staple them closed, then affix decorative paper labels.
Little elves can shape this confection's chocolate cookie crust, then help place the fruity surprise in its center.
This tempting gift deliciously combines three classic candy bar flavors. Kids can help by sprinkling on the topping and placing the finished cookies in colorful take-out boxes lined with holiday-inspired parchment paper.
Top your holiday table with a beautiful — and bountiful —dessert.
Creating this chocolate snowman cake is fun for the whole family. My daughters enjoyed watching the snowman's personality emerge as we decorated him with candy and fruit leather.
A few easy cuts let you turn a simple cake into a symbol of the season: a tree for Christmas or a dreidel for Hanukkah.
Bring winter fun indoors with these snowman cupcakes.
Directions for making a holiday-themed cupcake.
With cookie chimneys and candy holiday lights, these snowy cupcakes look like just the sort of hideaway Santa's elves might live in.
A cupcake that looks like a holiday ornament.
With its lollipop head, pipe cleaner antlers, and googly eyes, this treat is part craft project, part holiday sweet. Kids can easily make a whole herd for classmates and teachers.
Trim your Christmas dinner table with these individual-size tannenbaums.
A Christmas tree ice-cream sandwich that's just too cute to resist.
Beyond fun, these meringue-topped ice-cream treats are pure magic - they stay frozen even while baking in a hot oven.
These little chocolate guys make a fun holiday treat, especially when paired with a mouse-related holiday book, such as "The Night Before Christmas," "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!," or "The Nutcracker."
This simple cookie icing is easy to spread or pipe on and yields a nice glossy finish.
Filled with finely grated carrots and crushed pineapple, then spread with a smooth coating of cream cheese icing, this classic dessert will be an extra-special treat for your aspiring baker to make.
Package all the fixings for hot cocoa in this festive cone, a great holiday gift for babysitters, teachers, and neighbors.
Brownie snowmen are fun, but you can also make other shapes for different days.
Your kids may be amazed to learn that a few simple ingredients and a cookie cutter are all it takes to create their own marshmallows in fun shapes. Paired with homemade hot cocoa, they'll make a perfect treat on any cold winters night.
A cupcake fashioned after a certain Christmas Eve sleigh guide.
These tempting fried spirals, swirled with pear and caramelized brown sugar, are like a cross between a cinnamon roll and a funnel cake.
This fun and deliciious Mexican treat is a great way to cap Christmas festivities.
Here's how to make your own irresistible trio of Polar Bear Cubs, starting with Mama Bear.
Heading down the chimney? Be careful how many of these tempting Santa cupcakes you eat!
This sour-cream coffee cake, with pockets of sweet cinnamon, makes a lovely gift for neighbors to enjoy on Christmas morning -- or any other day.
Kids will have a ball making these rich treats.
In one shape or another, sweet, spicy gingerbread has been popular for centuries. During the 1600s, in fact, gingerbread making was such serious business that only certain bakers had rights to make it.
Customizing these candies is a snap. Just choose the nuts -- either macadamias or pecans -- then blend them with toasted coconut and the chocolate of your choice.
This elegant lattice-topped raspberry tart is a traditional Austrian holiday dish.
It's a win-win combo -- buttery shortbread and sweet, tangy raspberry jam. As their name suggests, these tasty triangles won't hold up to rough handling, but they make for a pretty presentation at a potluck.
This open-face tart, with its tender, flavorful pastry and festive red berry filling, is sure to be a hit among your dessert-lovers.
You're not going to find many pies easier to prepare than this one. The irresistible cookie dough filling is quick to mix, and you don't even have to prebake the shell.
For a holiday treat, make pie with your favorite green ice cream.
These hearty southern-style pies come in handy when it's time to celebrate the seven days of Kwanzaa.
This delicious holiday dessert will please die-hard pumpkin pie fans and those who love lemon meringue.
Towering Tree Cake
Rudolph and Friends
Pretty Peppermint Sticks
Peanut Butter Toffee Bars
Smiling Snowman Cake
Frosty the Cupcake
Snowy Cupcake Cabins
Edible Ornament Cupcake
Red-nosed Reindeer Lollipops
Chocolate Cherry Mice
Confectioners' Sugar Icing
Hot Chocolate Cones
Rudolph the Red-nosed Cupcake
Mock Fried Ice Cream and Chocolate Gravy
Polar Bear Cubcakes
Cinnamon Surprise Coffee Cake
Peanut Butter Buckeyes
Crunchy Nut Clusters
Lattice Linzer Torte
Raspberry Crumble Cakes
Cherry Cranberry Galette
Chocolate Chip Walnut Pie
Easy Ice-cream Pie
Mini Sweet Potato Pies
Pumpkin Meringue Pie
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