Christmas Dessert Ideas


Christmas at our house is traditional. We like to do the same things, the same way each year.

It all begins the day after Thanksgiving. While everyone else is out bargain hunting, we begin putting up our Christmas Decorations.

Throughout December we shop and bake. Somehow no matter how hard we work, we’re always still wrapping come the day before Christmas. On Christmas Eve we usually go to a candlelit church service, and open one present.

On Christmas day we tend to stretch our presents all day long. We get up early for an egg casserole Brunch at my Grandparents. Then for dinner we have ha,, cheesy potatoes, and green bean casserole. Finally, after a long day we open presents at home including giant stockings we  fill for one another.

However, one thing we don’t like to keep traditional is Christmas Day’s dessert. Granted we will always have a plate of cookies, we also like to have something more decadent to serve after the meal with coffee.

Here are some of my favorites I’ve made over the years, and ones I hope to try soon.

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1. This decadent cheesecake contains white chocolate, marshmallows and raspberries!

2. Got a mint lover in your family? They’ll be sure to love these Peppermint Brownie topped with Peppermint Buttercream!

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3. Another minty favorite are these Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes with CoolWhip Frosting.

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4.My Grandpa loves fruitcake. I’d love to bake him one this year instead of buying one of the rock-hard store ones.

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5. What could  look more festive on your table, than this red velvet cheesecake?

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6.Gingerbread is a classic Christmas flavor. It reminds me of building gingerbread houses (mine always seem to collapse!). I’ve never baked my own, but these Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting look like a great way to start!

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7.Live somewhere where it never snows? Don’t fear, Paula Deen’s cake will bring the winter wonderland to your dinner table!

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8. This brownie torte is what I’m planning on making this year! So far no luck finding the chocolate stars. Any idea where I could find them?

9. Is icing your favorite part of the cupcake too? You’ll be sure to love these Christmas Tree Cupcakes then!

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10. Are you the kind of person who likes to do things over the top? Want to really impress your in-laws this year? Why not try this sky high Eggnog Christmas Cake?

What are your traditions for the holidays? What does your family like to eat for dinner or dessert?

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  1. Wow! Those look amazing (and DELICOUS)! I might just have to find out how to make one of those layered eggnog cakes…

  2. These look amazing! Those brownies are calling my name!

  3. Oh my gosh, these all look so delicious and it’s making me hungry!

  4. Anything with peppermint is an automatic win at my house!

  5. I’ve decided, with your post, that I need to skip the real food for Christmas and just do desserts. I really want to try that red velvet cheesecake!

  6. I love the Paula Dean cake, but the red and green one–too much food dye. Eating that one will turn your tongue pretty colors.

  7. What gorgeous pictures! I can JUST imagine how delicious these are!

  8. For the Brownie Torte, and the chocolate stars… Brach’s makes them. But you probably already know that. I don’t see much Brach’s stuff many places anymore… try Walgreen’s or CVS or sometimes Dollar Tree. Or if you have a Fleet Farm near you (but those might only be in MN?), they have their own brand of chocolate stars (not as good as Brach’s, but they’re stars.)

  9. These look great, I might have to try my hand at some. Do you know of any sugar free or diabetic recipes that look as good as these? I always like to make something that my dad can eat too. You asked about the chocolate stars for the brownie torte, I think they are just Rosettes and can often be found in a Nielsen’s boxed version in the candy section at any store along with macaroons and slow pokes. I’ve even found them in mint versions. Hope that helps!

  10. I have to attempt to try those brownies out. I love peppermint anything. Everything looks so delicious I may just have to try it all lol.

  11. Thse are some delightful recipes! I like the peppermint cupcakes.

  12. I want to make everything on this page 🙂

  13. The chocolate stars on the Brownie Torte are called Rosebuds, Golden Buds, or Chocolate Rosettes and are widely available in the chocolate bulk foods section of most grocery stores. At least in Canada. Usually located next to the chocolate macaroons. I have also seen them in dollar stores. Just google “Chocolate Rosebuds”