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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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Light and crispy, these cookies melt in y our mouth, while the plump pecan perched on top provides a little crunch. They're delicate when t hey come out of the oven, so keep them on the foil until completely cool, then carefully remove.—Bonnie Thompson, Cave City, Kentucky
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More Christmas Desserts

Dried Cherry Biscotti

Dried Cherry Biscotti

Dried Cherry Biscotti

Need a holiday treat that's not overly sweet? Sharon Martin of Manistee, Michigan has an answer with her Dried Cherry Biscotti. The cherries and almonds add color and texture and a dusting of powdered sugar dress these up. CW taste testers noted these biscotti were not as hard and crunchy as some.

Almond-Cream Puff Ring

Almond-Cream Puff Ring

Almond-Cream Puff Ring

Although individual cream puffs are an awesome dessert, they require a lot of preparation time...and time is one thing I often don't have enough of! That's why I rely on this recipe.

Sugared Raisin Pear Diamonds

Sugared Raisin Pear Diamonds

Sugared Raisin Pear Diamonds

With their tender golden crust and tempting pear and raisin filling, these fabulous bars stand out on any buffet table. Substitute apples for the pears, and you'll still get yummy results! -Jeanne Allen, Rye, Colorado
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Cinnamon-Candy Cookies

Cinnamon-Candy Cookies

Cinnamon-Candy Cookies

I was trying to make a unique Christmas cookie inspired by my brother's love of Red Hots. I used the candies in these lace-like cookies for cinnamon flavor. —Wendy Rusch, Trego, WI

Linzer Tart

Linzer Tart

Linzer Tart

This lovely versatile tart shows up regularly at family gatherings. I can customize it for any holiday occasion by using different-shaped cookie cutouts...or different fruit fillings. And even my picky children gobble it up!

Kahlua Truffles

Kahlua Truffles

Kahlua Truffles

I discovered this recipe tucked away in a box of my mother's things. It's such a sweet way to remember her at Christmastime. —Betsy King, Duluth, Elizabeth King, Duluth, Minnesota

Harlequin Cake

Harlequin Cake

Harlequin Cake

This chocolate cake looks as impressive as it tastes.

Honey Nut & Cream Cheese Baklava

Honey Nut & Cream Cheese Baklava

Honey Nut & Cream Cheese Baklava

I love serving impressive desserts that look like you spent hours in the kitchen when, in reality, they're really easy to make. This is one of those recipes. —Cheryl Lundquist, Wake Forest, North Carolina

Cream Cheese Bonbons

Cream Cheese Bonbons

Cream Cheese Bonbons

These pretty coconut-speckled candies are rolled in grated chocolate, but you could also coat them in finely chopped nuts, chocolate sprinkles or jimmies. Beverly Coyde of Gasport, New York substitutes almond extract for the vanilla and chopped toasted almonds for the contest.

Mincemeat Walnut Pie

Mincemeat Walnut Pie

Mincemeat Walnut Pie

Here's a tasty twist on the more traditional mincemeat pie. This one's sweeter, creamier, easier to make and so yummy!

Chocolate Brownie Waffle Sundaes

Chocolate Brownie Waffle Sundaes

Chocolate Brownie Waffle Sundaes

One of my best friends loves chocolate as much as I do, so I like to make this over-the-top treat when we're together playing board games or cards in the winter. —Vicki DuBois, Milltown, Indiana
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