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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.

Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies

Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies

Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies

This is one of my most popular recipes. Shape them into hearts for Valentine's Day or make them as drop cookies for other occasions. —Debbie Tilley, Riverview, Florida

Party Mint Patties

Party Mint Patties

Party Mint Patties

These easy-to-make mint candies are perfect for any occasion throughout the year. Simply tint the dough the appropriate color. Friends and family will gobble these up in a jiffy! —Mrs. William Yoder, Bloomfield, Iowa

Strawberry Cheese Bundles

Strawberry Cheese Bundles

Strawberry Cheese Bundles

When I first served these turnovers, folks thought I bought them from a bakery. Everyone was surprised to hear they start with refrigerated crescent rolls and pie filling. —Jolene Spray, Van Wert, Ohio
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Strawberry Cookies

Strawberry Cookies

Strawberry Cookies

My family finds these fruity cookies to be a light treat in summer. I sometimes use lemon cake mix in place of the strawberry. —Nancy Shelton, Boaz, Kentucky

Cherry Cheese Windmills

Cherry Cheese Windmills

Cherry Cheese Windmills

"These pretty cookies look fancy, but they are really not much work," assures Helen McGibbon from Downers Grove, Illinois. "They're perfect for any occasion."

Chocolate Berry Angel Torte

Chocolate Berry Angel Torte

Chocolate Berry Angel Torte

Our taste-testers were impressed by the way Katherine Newman of Cedarburg, Wisconsin dresses up a purchased angel food cake! Her dessert has a chocolate filling between the layers and a lovely raspberry topping.

Caramel Stripe Cheesecake

Caramel Stripe Cheesecake

Caramel Stripe Cheesecake

"I love to bake cheesecakes, and this recipe is one of the best I've tried," says Brenda LaBrie, Clark, South Dakota.

Pineapple Vanilla Cream Cheese Pie

Pineapple Vanilla Cream Cheese Pie

Pineapple Vanilla Cream Cheese Pie

"I love pineapple and use it in all kinds of recipes," pens Raydona Biles from her home in Clinton, Missouri. "Not too sweet and not too tangy, the mild pineapple flavor in this frosty dessert come through just right."

Chocolate Ice Cream Pie

Chocolate Ice Cream Pie

Chocolate Ice Cream Pie

"I keep the ingredients for these frosty chocolate pies on hand during the summer," writes Wendy Bognar of Sparks, Nevada. "They're so quick to assemble. My husband and kids love them."

Cherry Pistachio Bread

Cherry Pistachio Bread

Cherry Pistachio Bread

"A co-worker shared the recipe for these colorful loaves with me," writes Rose Harman of Hays, Kansas. "The red maraschino cherries and green pistachio pudding mix echo the colors of Christmas, so slices make a pretty addition to holiday trays. But their pleasant taste makes them appropriate any time of year."

Pecan Cinnamon Fudge

Pecan Cinnamon Fudge

Pecan Cinnamon Fudge

A handful of baking staples are all you'll need for this rich treat shared by Autumn Bradley-O'Rell. "It's the most fabulous fudge you will ever taste," promises the Lodi, Wisconsin reader.
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