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Christmas Desserts

'Tis the season for Christmas desserts. Browse our collection of recipes for cakes, cookies, candies, pies, trifles and more. Finish your holiday meal on a festive note with fun flavors like eggnog, pumpkin and gingerbread.

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Mom first tried this recipe from a French cookbook many years ago. She decorated the top of each light fluffy dessert cup with a slice of fresh orange from our trees! Everyone loved it. -Kerry Sullivan, Maitland, Florida
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Coconut Italian Cream Cake

Coconut Italian Cream Cake

Coconut Italian Cream Cake

I’d never tasted an Italian cream cake before moving to Colorado. Now I bake for people in the area, and this beauty is one of my most requested treats. —Ann Bush, Colorado City, Colorado

Walnut Caramel Treats

Walnut Caramel Treats

Walnut Caramel Treats

Better than visions of sugarplums, these triple-decker treats feature creamy caramel and nuts sandwiched between milk chocolate layers - a candy lover's dream come true!

Berry Cute Santas

Berry Cute Santas

Berry Cute Santas

“We make these fruit and cake Santas every Christmas,” writes Crystal Duncan of Fayetteville, Arkansas. “They go together easily and are fun to make,” she adds.
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Chocolate Chip & Cookie Butter Thumbprints

Chocolate Chip & Cookie Butter Thumbprints

Chocolate Chip & Cookie Butter Thumbprints

I wanted to make a more festive version of chocolate chip cookies for the holidays. Since my mom's thumbprints are what I look forward to most, I decided to combine the two.—Crystal Schlueter, Northglenn, Colorado

Peppermint Ice Cream Cake

Peppermint Ice Cream Cake

Peppermint Ice Cream Cake

When Crafting Traditions staffers saw the enticing cake recipe Gloria shared recently, they excitedly added it to our sweet gathering of birthday treats. And for good reason—to make it, Gloria uses candy-flavored ice cream! "This is the kind of dessert that's perfect for any special occasion," Gloria comments. "Traditionally, I fix it for our December 24 celebration." What's also nice is the fact that the cake can be made a few days ahead and stored in the freezer until the c

Holiday Brownies

Holiday Brownies

Holiday Brownies

Folks always ask for this recipe whenever I make these brownies. I make batches and batches of this tasty treat before the holidays and give them as gifts.

Fruit 'n' Nut Turnovers

Fruit 'n' Nut Turnovers

Fruit 'n' Nut Turnovers

These flaky Danish nicely round out a holiday brunch. —Aneta Kish, La Crosse, Wisconsin

Decadent Nanaimo Bars

Decadent Nanaimo Bars

Decadent Nanaimo Bars

There are few things as Canadian or as addictive as no-bake Nanaimo bars (named for the town in British Columbia that made them famous). For festive flair, add candied fruit and ginger.—Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario

Pecan Date Fruitcake

Pecan Date Fruitcake

Pecan Date Fruitcake

My husband grew up in Louisiana and has fond memories of his mother's fruitcake. I make this for him every year to remind him of special times. Pretty slices are an attractive addition.

Cherry Date Fruitcake

Cherry Date Fruitcake

Cherry Date Fruitcake

It's a Christmas tradition for me to serve this fruitcake at parties and to give it to friends and family. Jam-packed with nuts and cherries, it puts a new spin on a holiday mainstay.

Chocolate Pizza Candy

Chocolate Pizza Candy

Chocolate Pizza Candy

—Norma Oosting, Holland, Michigan Suggest that red and/or green candied cherries could be used. (Original photo had both; current photo only had red).
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