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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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Chocolate S'mores Tart

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Dina Crowell
I created this tart for my kids, who love having s'mores on the fire pit. It’s truly indulgent. We simply can't get enough of the billowy marshmallow topping. —Dina Crowell, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Raspberry Almond Tart

Raspberry Almond Tart

Raspberry Almond Tart

This delicious torte is a longtime family tradition for the holidays. It's one of my sister's favorites, and she's a professional pastry chef.

Fennel Tea Cookies

Fennel Tea Cookies

Fennel Tea Cookies

These tender buttery tea cookies have a lovely fennel flavor and add a touch of elegance to any holiday cookie tray. Rolled in confectioners' sugar, they look like snowballs!

Coconut Almond Bombs

Coconut Almond Bombs

Coconut Almond Bombs

“These are beautiful for holiday parties. They're a big hit each time! To make them extra-special, use a new small paintbrush to lightly dust the almonds with a gold luster.” —Deb Holbrook, Abington, Massachusetts
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White Chocolate Cream Pie

White Chocolate Cream Pie

White Chocolate Cream Pie

This dessert earned a prize at our church picnic. It's a favorite with my husband— he can't get enough of white chocolate.

Honey Caramels

Honey Caramels

Honey Caramels

I love whipping up a batch of homemade honey-sweetened caramels for my family and friends. Sometimes I replace the walnuts with pecans, filberts or almonds. —Arline Hofland, Deer Lodge, Montana

Crown Jewel Gelatin Pie

Crown Jewel Gelatin Pie

Crown Jewel Gelatin Pie

"This colorful pie-an old family favorite-couldn't be easier for busy holiday cooks to make. The rich stained-glass look of gelatin cubes adds a festive note." —Elaine Augustine, Manchester, Connecticut

Cranberry Crumb Bars

Cranberry Crumb Bars

Cranberry Crumb Bars

This family favorite from Charlene Baert of Winnipeg, Manitoba features cream cheese and cranberry fillings, a tender crust and a nutty crunch.

Favorite Macaroon Kisses

Favorite Macaroon Kisses

Favorite Macaroon Kisses

These cookies are a holiday favorite around our house. You can top them off with cherries or chocolate—or some of each! —Alice McTarnaghan, Castleton, New York

Orange Date Pound Cake

Orange Date Pound Cake

Orange Date Pound Cake

Loaded with chewy dates and crunchy pecans, this cake is a "must" to take to family gatherings. The sweet and zesty orange sauce tops it off just right. This cake slices nicely and looks so appetizing served on a pretty plate.

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.
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