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Your Christmas Tree is up, your holiday lights are hung… now the only thing left to do is get your Christmas Desserts and cookie exchange recipes ready to go. If you like easy to make sweet treats then you’re in the right place. We’ve rounded up 20+ Easy Christmas Dessert Recipes that are not only kid friendly, but they are also guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds.
20+ EASY CHRISTMAS DESSERT RECIPES
We love Christmas for so many different reasons. Gift giving among friends, family, and neighbors. The happy and warm feeling of both giving and receiving a delicious plate of goodies. The holidays are so much fun!
I don’t know about you, but I LOVE all of the treats during the holidays.
You really can’t go wrong with cute Christmas desserts when you walk into a party. Kids will go crazy for the the Christmas cookies and easy Christmas snacks.
WHERE TO SERVE THESE EASY TO MAKE RECIPES
There are so many places you can serve these easy to make treats. Here are a few of our favorites:
- Give them as neighbor gifts
- Take them to your work and school parties
- Wrap them up as white elephant gifts (everyone will fight over and trade for your gift this year)
- Make an extra large batch of your favorite recipe for a church gathering
- Build a fire, grab a cozy blanket and sit on the couch with your sweetheart and eat a delicious dessert
MAKING AN EASY CHRISTMAS DESSERT RECIPE
Most of these recipes only require a few easy ingredients and baking utensils. One thing that will ensure the best taking holiday treats is to use parchment paper when making cookies, fudge, and brownies. This prevents the bottoms from browning and allows for easy lifting out of your pans.
Our second most helpful tip is to remember when baking cookies we recommend slightly under-baking them for chewy, delicious, and perfectly baked cookies every single time. We’re not talking raw, just don’t let the cookies brown and you’ll see why it’s our go to tip.
Let us know in the comments what tips and tricks you find helpful when baking and creating your holiday sweets.
Check out our favorite 20+ EASY CHRISTMAS DESSERT RECIPES below:
1. CRANBERRY TRIFLE
From SPEND WITH PENNIES :: Click HERE for the RECIPE | This easy Cranberry Trifle Recipe has soft cake layered with sweet-tart cranberries and a creamy homemade custard. Trifles are best made ahead of time making them the perfect desserts for potlucks or holiday meals!
2. CROCKPOT CANDY
From SUGAR AND SOUL CO :: Click HERE for the RECIPE | Crockpot Candy is an easy recipe loaded with peanuts, almond bark, and lots of chocolate and super simple to make in the slow cooker!
3. FUNFETTI CHRISTMAS COOKIES
From SUGAR SPUN RUN :: Click HERE for the RECIPE | Soft, chewy, packed with chocolate chips and plenty of festive sprinkles, these Funfetti Christmas Cookies deserve a space in your holiday baking rotation.
4. CHRISTMAS CRACK RECIPE
From DINNER AT THE ZOO :: Click HERE for the RECIPE | This Christmas crack is saltine toffee made with crackers, brown sugar, butter, chocolate and holiday sprinkles. A sweet and salty treat that’s addictively delicious and perfect for feeding a crowd!
5. CHOCOLATE CHRISTMAS FUDGE
FROM CUPCAKES AND KALE CHIPS :: Click HERE for the Full Recipe | Christmas fudge has layers of two kinds of chocolate and is filled with your favorite holiday candies. It is the perfect candy recipe to make when you when you don’t have a lot of time to make your holiday treats.
6. PEPPERMINT OREO BARK
FROM INSIDE BRU CREW LIFE :: Click HERE for the FULL Recipe | With just a few ingredients and a few minutes you can have a batch of Peppermint Oreo Bark on your counter. It’s a great last minute holiday treat for parties or hostess gifts.
7. GINGERBREAD CAKE WITH CINNAMON CREAM CHEESE FROSTING AND CARAMEL DRIZZLE
From TORNADOUGH ALLI :: Click HERE for the RECIPE | A fun holiday cake this Gingerbread Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting and Caramel Drizzle is sure to evoke all the holiday joy!
8. SNOW DAY SNACK MIX
From MOM ON TIMEOUT :: Click HERE for the Full Recipe | This wonderfully festive Snow Day Snack Mix is the perfect easy treat all winter long! Both sweet and salty, this holiday snack mix is great for Christmas, movie nights, parties, gifts and so much more!
9. CHRISTMAS LIGHTS COOKIES
From DESSERT FOR TWO :: Click HERE for the RECIPE | Christmas Lights Cookies with a small batch of royal icing and mini M&Ms as Christmas Lights.
10. CREAM CHEESE CRANBERRY BREAD
From JULIE’S EATS AND TREATS :: Click HERE for the RECIPE | This sweet cream cheese bread compliments the tart cranberries it’s loaded with resulting in an amazing Cream Cheese Cranberry Bread! It’s so amazingly soft and tender, plus quick and easy to make.
11. CHOCOLATE COVERED PRETZEL RODS
From THE WICKED NOODLE :: Click HERE for the RECIPE | Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods are so fun and simple to make. They’re the easiest “Christmas cookie” out there and everyone loves them!
12. RED VELVET CUPCAKES with CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
From THE RECIPE CRITIC :: Click HERE for the RECIPE | The BEST Red Velvet Cupcakes are a light cake with a beautiful red color and a slight chocolate flavor with a little tang from the buttermilk. They are perfectly moist and topped with cream cheese frosting. You will agree that these are the best!
13. CHRISTMAS GOODY BARS
From TOGETHER AS FAMILY :: Click HERE for the RECIPE | Christmas goody bars have a chocolate fudge center with a sweet n’ salty oatmeal pecan crust. Made super festive with red & green m&m’s! These will steal the show on your Christmas cookie plate or at a cookie exchange.
14. CHRISTMAS PRETZEL HUGS
From SPACESHIPS AND LASER BEAMS :: Click HERE for the RECIPE | These quick and easy Christmas pretzel hugs are a fun, festive, sweet and salty holiday treat perfect for parties or gifts. Pretzels are layered with Hershey’s Hugs and M&M’S candy for this simple snack.
15. ORANGE CRINKLE COOKIES
From AMANDA’S COOKIN :: Click HERE for the RECIPE | Soft and chewy, these orange crinkles are perfect any time of year, but a beautiful addition to your holiday line up!
16. LAYERED PEPPERMINT FUDGE
From SPACESHIPS AND LASER BEAMS :: Click HERE for the RECIPE | Festive and tasty this layered peppermint fudge is the perfect homemade candy to make for the holidays. Layers of rich chocolate and white chocolate are mixed with peppermint extract and candies for this tasty Christmas treat.
17. HOLIDAY PEPPERMINT BARK
From THE CHUNKY CHEF :: Click HERE for the RECIPE | Holiday baking can be stressful, so you need a fantastic, no-bake and fuss-free holiday dessert recipe like this white chocolate peppermint bark! Great for kids to help you make, and so easy to customize to any holiday!
18. INSTANT POT CHEESECAKE
From PRINCESS PINKY GIRL :: Click HERE for the RECIPE | This Instant Pot Cheesecake is a classic, delicious dessert but is simple and easy to make. This rich and creamy cheesecake filling served in a graham cracker crust with your favorite toppings is a scrumptious dessert that will be loved by all!
19. CRANBERRY ORANGE CAKE
From ALATTE FOOD :: Click HERE for the RECIPE | This easy cranberry orange cake is the perfect Christmas dessert! Loaded with cranberries and sweet orange flavor, this homemade cranberry orange cake recipe is a family favorite! Plus, this is topped with an orange cream cheese frosting that is rich, creamy, and ultra-delish!
20. Peppermint brownie trifle
From Inside Bru Crew Life :: Click HERE for the RECIPE | This Peppermint Brownie Trifle from Inside Bru Crew Life is an impressive and easy dessert. It has delicious layers of homemade brownies and a no bake peppermint cheesecake! This festive dessert is perfect to bring to holiday parties!
21. Oreo Cookie Balls
From The Best Blog Recipes :: Click HERE for the RECIPE | These Oreo Cookie Balls use only a few simple ingredients, are easy to make, and taste amazing!
22. Toffee Butter Icebox Cookies
From Mom on Timeout :: Click HERE for the RECIPE | You’re just six ingredients away from these melt in your mouth good Toffee Butter Icebox Cookies!
23. Turtle Twix Thumbprint Cookies
From The Chunky Chef :: Click HERE for the RECIPE | Easy to make shortbread cookies filled with a decadent caramel sauce and salty pecan pieces, drizzled with creamy melted chocolate…. they taste just like a Twix bar mixed with a turtle candy!
24. Harry Potter’s Butterbeer Fudge
From Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt :: Click HERE for the RECIPE | Harry Potter’s butterbeer fudge is packed full of butterscotch chips and rum flavoring. It has a crumbly texture, just how I like it! Harry Potter fans will love for you making this.
25. Pecan Pie Cheesecake Fudge
From Lady Behind the Curtain :: Click HERE for the RECIPE | Unlike cheesecake which needs to be refrigerated, this fudge can be stored at room temperature. Which makes this the PERFECT travel safe treat! Off to Grandmas house you go! Armed with the BEST fudge EVER!
26. No Roll Sugar Cookies
From Gonna Want Seconds :: Click HERE for the RECIPE | These No Roll Sugar Cookies from Kathleen at Gonna Want Seconds is the perfect recipe to make when you want a big batch of cookies for the holidays but you don’t have time to wait for the dough to chill! The recipe is quick, easy, and no-fuss.
27. OLD WORLD LINZER COOKIES
From SAVING ROOM FOR DESSERT :: Click HERE for the RECIPE | Old-World Linzer Cookies – a lovely little butter cookie made with toasted almonds, a hint of cinnamon and lightly sweetened with jam. The perfect holiday treat!
28. BEST CHRISTMAS CRACK
From THE RECIPE CRITIC :: Click HERE for the RECIPE | Best Christmas Crack Recipe is a saltine cracker layered with melted toffee and creamy chocolate topped with a crunchy pecan for a complete sweet and salty treat. This recipe is so delicious and addicting!
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