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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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These coveted brownie bars are homey and chocolaty awesome. They've been a sought-after staple on Christmas cookie trays for years. — Troy Shaw, Warrenton, OR
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Quick Fruitcake

Quick Fruitcake

Quick Fruitcake

"This moist loaf is the perfect choice for people who don't like the candied fruits that go into traditional fruitcake," assures Diane Hixon from her home in Niceville, Florida. "Each slice is chock-full of goodies, so they'll think that you fussed when you haven't."

White Chocolate Coconut Fudge

White Chocolate Coconut Fudge

White Chocolate Coconut Fudge

A small bite of this rich candy is all you need to satisfy a sweet tooth. My family prefers it to chocolate fudge.—Linda Wilkens, Maple Grove, Minnesota

Glittered Snowflake Cookies

Glittered Snowflake Cookies

Glittered Snowflake Cookies

The dough for these sugar cookies won't spread while baking, making if great for cookie cutters with intricate designs. They can also be drizzled with semisweet chocolate.—Kimberly DeWalt, Horseshoe Bend, Idaho
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Royal Raspberry Cheesecake

Royal Raspberry Cheesecake

Royal Raspberry Cheesecake

This recipe reminds me of a cheesecake I often enjoyed at a restaurant in British Columbia, where I used to live. It's fit for a king!

Snow Angel Cookies

Snow Angel Cookies

Snow Angel Cookies

Get a little snow at the holidays, no matter where you are. Head to the kitchen and bake a batch of angel cookies dusted with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. —Carolyn Moseley, Dayton, Ohio

Eggnog Truffle Cups

Eggnog Truffle Cups

Eggnog Truffle Cups

“If you like homemade eggnog, you'll love these elegant truffle cups,” Terrie Malsom, Vermillion, South Dakota, suggests a tasty way to say “cheers” to the holidays. To save time, use small premade chocolate cups.

Gingerbread Christmas Cutouts

Gingerbread Christmas Cutouts

Gingerbread Christmas Cutouts

"Baking gingerbread cookies was a Christmas tradition when our three sons were at home," says field editor Virginia Watson of Kirksville, Missouri. "Now, our granddaughter loves to help!"

Butter Brickle Ice Cream Pie

Butter Brickle Ice Cream Pie

Butter Brickle Ice Cream Pie

“This is my husband’s absolute favorite summertime dessert. I often serve it to company in warm-weather months. Everyone loves the rich butter-pecan flavor.” —Brenda Jackson, Garden City, Kansas

Raspberry Mousse In Chocolate Cups

Raspberry Mousse In Chocolate Cups

Raspberry Mousse In Chocolate Cups

READY for an outpouring of compliments? You'll get lots when you serve these decadent desserts! "A friend shared the recipe with me after she prepared it for my birthday," Ann says. "She simply covered plastic glasses with melted confectionery coating, let it harden and then removed the plastic to create edible treats." A mouthwatering raspberry mousse completes the candy cups. If you like, add a berry and mint garnish on top.—Ann White, Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Christmas Cutouts with White Chocolate Glaze

Christmas Cutouts with White Chocolate Glaze

Christmas Cutouts with White Chocolate Glaze

“I made these cookies for my daughter’s Winter Gala sorority event,“ writes Kathy Witherup from Villa Hills, Kentucky. “They look exquisite with their smooth white chocolate glaze...and they taste great too!“

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with White Chocolate Sauce

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with White Chocolate Sauce

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with White Chocolate Sauce

This old-fashioned treat is so warm and comforting on chilly evenings. Pumpkin gives it great seasonal appeal, and the white chocolate sauce makes it even more irresistible. —Shirley Glaab, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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