83 best Christmas dessert ideas


You’ve decorated the tree, hung the stockings by the fireplace, and hand-wrapped Christmas presents more unique than Santa’s elves themselves. Now all that remains is to sweeten the holiday! This year, treat yourself to the best Christmas desserts ever, from traditional Christmas cookies to cupcakes, chocolates, and other sweet (and ultra-festive) Christmas treats. After all, doesn’t the prettiest time of the year deserve the prettiest treats?

Here, we’ve rounded up the tastiest Christmas dessert recipes to make your holiday joyful and bright, including spectacular cakes, festive Christmas trifles, and even an ambitious Yule log (aka Yule log cake). Bake a few batches of classic sugar cookies to decorate while listening to Christmas music (get the kids involved!) or upgrade store-bought treats with your own icing, candies and sprinkles galore. It’s the time of year to make edible Christmas crafts — hello, gingerbread houses — and snack on them all season long.

Whether you prefer simple or decadent, these easy Christmas desserts are the most festive finish to a hearty Christmas dinner – and will get everyone in the spirit for a night of festivities, including watching the best movies. Christmas, tinkering with Christmas crafts and exchanging gifts with family. It’s time to get baking!


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