Christmas Desserts

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Christmas Gingerbread Trifle

This dessert is pretty enough to be your holiday centerpiece. I make it extra merry by garnishing with candy canes and red and green M&M's. When she first saw it, my niece's eyes lit up. —Cheryl Thompkins, Kingsville, Missouri
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Folded Hazelnut Cookies

Folded Hazelnut Cookies

Folded Hazelnut Cookies

We made these cookies when my boys were small. The boys were covered in flour, with aprons wrapped around them and Nutella on their faces. — Paula Marchesi, Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania

Chocolate-Dipped Candy Canes

Chocolate-Dipped Candy Canes

Chocolate-Dipped Candy Canes

I couldn't resist combining my two loves in this recipe—peppermint and chocolate! These are so easy, but if one breaks in the process, just pop it in your mouth. —Sandra Baumgarten, Vancouver, Washington

Cranberry Cheesecake Tartlets

Cranberry Cheesecake Tartlets

Cranberry Cheesecake Tartlets

Ordinary cranberry sauce becomes extraordinary when spooned on top of a cheesecake filling inside a nutty crust. The recipe comes from our Test Kitchen.
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Confectioners' Sugar Glaze

Confectioners' Sugar Glaze

Confectioners' Sugar Glaze

This versatile glaze is shared by our Test Kitchen. You can make the basic recipe and tint it with food coloring if desired. For chocolate lovers, skip the food coloring and stir in some baking cocoa.

Star Sandwich Cookies

Star Sandwich Cookies

Star Sandwich Cookies

"I baked these treats for a church tea," says Patti Schmidt of Canton, Ohio. The night before, I gave a sample to the folks setting up. They like the cookies so much, they saved the rest to ensure they'd get some the next day!"

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

Molten Peppermint-Chocolate Cakes

Molten Peppermint-Chocolate Cakes

Molten Peppermint-Chocolate Cakes

I doctored up a recipe I found in the newspaper years ago. When you see the gooey chocolate dripping out, you know you're in for an awesome dessert. —Genise Krause, Sturgeon Bay, WI

Sesame Toffee

Sesame Toffee

Sesame Toffee

I make more cakes and cookies than candy, but I love to stir up a batch of this toffee for Christmas because it's so easy!

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!“

Chocolate Hazelnut Gateau

Chocolate Hazelnut Gateau

Chocolate Hazelnut Gateau

Gateau (pronounces ga-tow) is the French word for any rich and fancy cake. I think you'll agree this dense chocolate dessert has just the right amount of sweetness. —Michelle Krzmarzick, Torrance, California

Christmas Candy Cookies

Christmas Candy Cookies

Christmas Candy Cookies

These delightful cookies hold up well in care packages I send to friends and relatives. They're also the first to go at potlucks when people come back to the table for one more sweet treat.
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