In my opinion, Christmas is the best time of year. It is the time of year where the land of Starbucks is flowing with peppermint and gingerbread flavors. It is the time when mall Santas everywhere are making children cry. But the best part about Christmas would probably be the shameless eating of desserts. You can’t be ridiculed at the gym for eating too many cookies, during Christmas. You can’t loathe yourself for that extra shot of peppermint syrup at Starbucks. During Christmas, shame and loathing are so not in style. So enjoy these 10 Christmas dessert recipes for a sweet holiday, with haughty ignorance.
Spiced Gingerbread Loaf
Instead of the traditional (and scary looking) Christmas fruitcake, you should try our spiced gingerbread loaf recipe. Here you will find the directions to make both the loaf and icing. Gingerbread men will be thanking you for your mercy this holiday season, as you choose to eat our loaf instead of their faces. And it also looks super impressive, making them a great hostess gift when you attend parties. This is one of the best Christmas dessert recipes.
Homemade Peppermint Patties
These peppermint patties will put every girl scout to shame this holiday season. You think you couldn’t make something homemade? We are happy to tell you that this recipe is simple and tasty. It turns out the filling is more of a peppermint flavored dough than a sticky cream. You will have a lot of extra peppermint patties when you follow this recipe, but no worries, your friends will love them.
Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate
I had to include a recipe for hot chocolate because, with its chocolate flavors and extra calories, it is basically a dessert too. What makes this recipe so great is that you can toss it into the slow cooker and forget about it. You will be able to throw a party and decorate, without having to watch over a boiling pot. So give yourself some rest for the holidays and make this Christmas dessert recipe for a sweet holiday.
Egg Nog Fudge
The world is pretty much divided down the middle when it comes to liking Egg Nog. This writer isn’t too fond of it either. But to all of our readers who ah-dore Egg Nog, this recipe is for you (love is sacrifice, after all). This Christmas recipe for Egg Nog Fudge is easier than easy. It’s super festive and will get you into the holiday season. Why don’t you buy yourself some courage this season, and try this Christmas dessert recipe for a sweet holiday.
Peppermint Red Velvet Cake Roll
Velvet cake is one of the most sinfully delicious desserts in the world. Then, when you couple red velvet cake with peppermint? You have just committed a felony of flavor, my friend. Our gift to you is that we won’t tell Santa! This dessert will have everyone passed out during present opening time. But who needs presents when you have cake?
Christmas Maraschino Cherry Shortbread Cookies
These Christmas Maraschino Cherry Cookies will make you think someone loves you this Christmas (FYI, it’s us)! These cookies are impressive and impressively easy to make. Who doesn’t love chocolate and cherries together. These cookies will be your best friends while you put up the Christmas tree. This is one of our favorite Christmas dessert recipes!
Peppermint Meltaway Cookies
Since peppermint is the star in this Christmas Story (sorry Ralphie Parker), we wanted to give you another ah-mazing peppermint Christmas dessert recipe. These cookies are so cute. They will be your go-to recipe for parties and friends. Also, I believe I heard Santa say he would like you to put these particular cookies out for him this holiday season.
No Bake Oreo Truffles
The word “truffle” makes me envision the splendor of the holiday season. Since you spent all of your time and money hitting the stores to find your loved ones the perfect gifts, it is probably a good thing that these cookies are simple to make. Also, who doesn’t love an oreo? You can’t possibly go wrong with this dessert.
Christmas Wreath Cupcakes
So everyone has had cupcakes before. However, the artsy babe in all of us has the opportunity to shine this holiday season, when you decorate your cupcakes like wreaths. Also, if you find yourself stuck babysitting this holiday season, this is a perfect baking project for all of your little cousins to help you with. This is one of the best Christmas dessert recipes!
Cherry Cheesecake Dip
This cherry cheesecake dip is interactive and delicious. You will surprise and delight your family members with this creative dessert this holiday season. I literally believe that life is better when it involves cheesecake; cheesecake = life. So, be the most creative one at the party and make this Christmas dessert recipe.