246 Christmas Desserts

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From the traditional sugar cookies and gingerbread men to creatively decorated cupcakes and cake pops, find inspiration for the sweet treats that will make your Christmas all the more merry. Forget the sugarplums, this Christmas the children will have visions of these desserts dancing in their heads.

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  • Thumbprint Cookies

    Thumbprint Cookies

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (26 Ratings)

    Every Christmas, guest contributor Cynthia Caldwell lets her kids leave their mark on these jam-filled cookies.

  • Red-nosed Reindeer Lollipops

    Red-nosed Reindeer Lollipops

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (11 Ratings)

    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.

  • Santa Hat Sugar Cookies

    Santa Hat Sugar Cookies

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    Average rating of 3/5. (9 Ratings)

    These fashionable frosted cookies in the shape of Santa's hat are just the accessory for your holiday party.

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  • Sweet Sugarplums

    Sweet Sugarplums

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    Average rating of 4/5. (3 Ratings)

    Instead of mere visions of sugarplums, you and your child can make the real thing with this easy recipe.

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  • Sweet Tortilla Snowflakes

    Sweet Tortilla Snowflakes

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    Average rating of 4/5. (26 Ratings)

    Set your kids to snowflake snipping and make our one-of-a-kind wintry snacks.

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  • Holiday Wreaths

    Holiday Wreaths

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (12 Ratings)

    An edible holiday wreath, what a great idea!

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  • Brownie Snowmen

    Brownie Snowmen

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    Average rating of 4/5. (10 Ratings)

    Brownie snowmen are fun, but you can also make other shapes for different days.

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  • Muddy Snowballs

    Muddy Snowballs

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    Average rating of 4/5. (9 Ratings)

    "Mud" has never tasted as good as it does on these snowballs.

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  • Jolly Jelly Thumbprints

    Jolly Jelly Thumbprints

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    Average rating of 4/5. (8 Ratings)

    Everybody can put their "mark" on these cookies.

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  • Ice-Cream Treewiches

    Ice-Cream Treewiches

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    Average rating of 5/5. (8 Ratings)

    A Christmas tree ice-cream sandwich that's just too cute to resist.

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  • Rudolph the Red-nosed Cookie

    Rudolph the Red-nosed Cookie

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    Average rating of 4/5. (5 Ratings)

    If you thought he was cute as a reindeer wait until you see him as a cookie. So cute you could just eat him up, and you will!

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  • Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Pie

    Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Pie

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    Average rating of 3/5. (6 Ratings)

    Making this homemade classic is easy enough for the seven-and-under crowd, plus it teaches kids all about what makes pumpkin pie so tasty.

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  • Easy Ice-cream Pie

    Easy Ice-cream Pie

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (16 Ratings)

    For a holiday treat, make pie with your favorite green ice cream.

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  • Festive Chocolate Bark

    Festive Chocolate Bark

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    Average rating of 4/5. (23 Ratings)

    Once you've sampled this melt-in-your-mouth confection, you'll be tempted to fill your own candy dish with it instead of giving it away as gifts.

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  • meringue snowflakes

    Meringue Snowflakes

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    Average rating of 4/5. (15 Ratings)

    Presented in decorative tins, these sparkly meringues are satisfying both to make and to give.

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