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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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Raspberry Ribbons

Raspberry Ribbons

Raspberry Ribbons

"I make these attractive, buttery cookies to serve at our remote guest lodge, and all the girls in the kitchen are addicted to them!" writes Patsy Wolfenden of Golden, British Columbia.

Apple Turnovers

Apple Turnovers

Apple Turnovers

These traditional apple turnovers are tender and flaky, with apple pie-like filling and a thin, white glaze. I freeze the extras and warm them up in the microwave. They're great with coffee. —Dorothy Bayes, Sardis, Ohio

Biltmore's Bread Pudding

Biltmore's Bread Pudding

Biltmore's Bread Pudding

—Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina
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Chocolate Caramel Thumbprints

Chocolate Caramel Thumbprints

Chocolate Caramel Thumbprints

Covered in chopped nuts and drizzled with chocolate, these cookies are delicious and pretty, too. Everybody looks forward to munching on them during the holidays. —Elizabeth Marino, San Juan Capistrano, California

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Here's a different version of the traditional favorite cookie that I think is especially good. — Clarice Schweitzer, Sun City, Arizona

Chocolate Crunch Brownies

Chocolate Crunch Brownies

Chocolate Crunch Brownies

The first time I took these brownies to work, I knew I'd better start making copies of the recipe—they disappeared fast! My husband and kids gobble them up quickly, too. —Pat Mueller, Mitchell, South Dakota

Coffee Toffee Cheesecake

Coffee Toffee Cheesecake

Coffee Toffee Cheesecake

My husband and I host both sides of our families on Thanksgiving every year. I came up with this candy-topped cheesecake a few years ago, and everybody went nuts over it. —Tammy Baker, Bowling Green, Kentucky

Cookie Jar Gingersnaps

Cookie Jar Gingersnaps

Cookie Jar Gingersnaps

My grandma kept two cookie jars in her pantry. One of the jars, which I now have, always had these crisp and chewy gingersnaps in it. They're still my favorite cookie recipe. My daughter, Becky, used this recipe for a 4-H fair and won a blue ribbon. —Deb Handy, Pomona, Kansas

Upside-Down Apple Pecan Pie

Upside-Down Apple Pecan Pie

Upside-Down Apple Pecan Pie

"I combined two of my favorite recipes to come up with this sensational pie. It won the local apple pie contest a few years ago. I usually make two pies because we always end up wanting more." Becky Berger, Deerfield, Illinois

Apple Dumplings with Sauce

Apple Dumplings with Sauce

Apple Dumplings with Sauce

These warm and comforting apple dumplings are incredible by themselves or served with ice cream. You can decorate each dumpling by cutting 1-inch leaves and a 1/2-inch stem from the leftover dough. —Robin Lendon, Cincinnati, Ohio

Gingerbread Pumpkin Trifle

Gingerbread Pumpkin Trifle

Gingerbread Pumpkin Trifle

I like to spice up our Thanksgiving dinner with this special dessert featuring two popular holiday flavors. A delicious alternative to pumpkin pie, it's my favorite potluck contribution. —Deborah F. Hahn, Belle, Missouri
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