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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 cookies look fancy, but the recipe is fairly easy. We love the brownie-style texture, loads of peppermint flavor and a hint of coffee. —Linda Bibbo, Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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Ribbon Crispies

Ribbon Crispies

Ribbon Crispies

"These dressed-up rice crispies are a great-tasting twist on a longtime favorite," writes Nancy Baker of Boonville, Missouri. "They’re perfect for buffet tables and meals eaten on the run. Kids from 1 to 101 love them, and they’re always a huge hit no matter where or when I share them with others."

Orange Spritz Cookies

Orange Spritz Cookies

Orange Spritz Cookies

Brown sugar gives these spritz cookies a lovely light caramel tint. This variation has a rich buttery shortbread taste and texture with a hint of orange flavor. They are a delightful addition to my holiday cookie tray. -Sean Fleming, St. Charles, Illinois

Roll-Out Cookies

Roll-Out Cookies

Roll-Out Cookies

I collect cookie cutters (I have over 5,000!), so a good cutout recipe is a must. These cookies are crisp and buttery-tasting with just a hint of lemon, and the dough handles nicely. —Bonnie Price, Yelm, Washington
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Cranberry Mallow Dessert

Cranberry Mallow Dessert

Cranberry Mallow Dessert

A holiday tradition at Cristie Hunt’s house in Rossville, Georgia, this fluffy refresher is pretty as a picture and lighter than air. “It makes a great alternative to plain old cranberry sauce,” she adds, “and an easy potluck dish for seasonal get-togethers.”

Chocolate Mocha Torte

Chocolate Mocha Torte

Chocolate Mocha Torte

A mocha filling is spread between the layers of this decadent chocolate cake that's piled high with flavor.

Festive Butter Cookies

Festive Butter Cookies

Festive Butter Cookies

This is the perfect cookie to add to your cookie plates during the holidays. They are so delicious and almost melt in your mouth.—Dorothy Jennings, Waterloo, Iowa

Caramel-Mocha Ice Cream Dessert

Caramel-Mocha Ice Cream Dessert

Caramel-Mocha Ice Cream Dessert

You can use any flavor of ice cream in this frosty dessert. Chocolate and vanilla would be delicious substitutes for coffee and dulce de leche.—Scarlett Elrod, Newnan, Georgia

Butter Snowmen Cookie

Butter Snowmen Cookie

Butter Snowmen Cookie

These cookies are sure to be part of your Christmas cookie plates. They will go especially well at a bake sale. They are so cute!—Kathleen Taugher, East Troy, Wisconsin

Easy Almond Bars

Easy Almond Bars

Easy Almond Bars

For a last-minute sweet treat for a potluck or classroom parties, you can't beat these delicate bars. Just takes a few moment, the master cookie mix and four other ingredients and you'll have bars ready to pop in the oven.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Aloha Brittle

Aloha Brittle

Aloha Brittle

A vacation to Hawaii inspired me to create this mouthwatering brittle. Coconuts, macadamia nuts and pecans make my tropical-tasting recipe deliciously different.

Cran-Orange Oatmeal Cookies

Cran-Orange Oatmeal Cookies

Cran-Orange Oatmeal Cookies

Dried cranberries, coconut and orange makes this crisp, chewy oatmeal cookie a real standout.—Ellen Woodham-Johnson, Matteson, Illinois
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