Published on November 10, 2022 / Last updated on November 10, 2022
These Christmas Desserts include 30+ of the best holiday baked goods. We’ve got Christmas cookies, cheesecakes, and more classics that everyone will love!
The holiday seasoning is one of my favorites times to cook, bake, and just generally eat all the food. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right?!
So, to get into the holiday spirit, I decided to gather up all of our favorite Christmas dessert recipes (along with a few from our friends) to create the ultimate list of Christmas treats.
What Desserts Do You Have on Christmas?
There are probably too many classic holiday sweet treats to even name. We all know Christmas cookies are a classic, but did you know there are Christmas cakes, pies, cheesecakes, puddings, and more?
Some are inherently festive and some can be decorated in festive ways. In my opinion, you can make any dessert a Christmas dessert if you really want to. 😉
How to Make Christmas Desserts More Festive
If the recipe allows it, there are plenty of ways you can make your desserts Christmas-themed.
Frosting. Whether you’re frosting cookies, cakes, or bars, you can easily give them Christmas colors with a couple drops of red or green food dye.
Sprinkles. Grab holiday colored sprinkles and decorating sugars to shake over cakes, pies, or cookies.
Flavorings. Some recipes can even be altered to utilize classic Christmas flavors. Peppermint extract is great in brownies!
How to Prepare Ahead of Time
While prepping and storing desserts ahead of time totally depends on each specific recipe, here are my general storing rules.
Cookies. Baked cookies will last for around 1 week at room temperature, 2 weeks in the fridge, or 3 months in the freezer. If your cookies are frosted, separate layers in storage containers with parchment paper. Unbaked cookies can also be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Cakes. In general, cakes will last in the fridge for 3-4 days. They can also be stored unfrosted in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Bars and squares. Most bars and squares can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for 2-3 months.
Cheesecakes. Many cheesecakes can be stored covered in the fridge for 3-4 days or wrapped tightly in the freezer for up to 1 month.
More delicate desserts such as creme bruleee are best served right away. BUT the good news is you’ll be so ahead on everything else you can just focus on that!
30+ Easy Christmas Desserts that your family and friends will love! From baked goods to Christmas Cookies to cheesecakes and all the classics.
These Cutout Chocolate Sugar Cookies are so rich and chocolatey, and they make perfect cut out Christmas cookies! With both cocoa powder and melted chocolate in the batter, this chocolate sugar cookie recipe is to die for!
These 7 Layer Magic Bars are made with a graham cracker base, chocolate chips, nuts, coconut and sweetened condensed milk – they are the perfect mix of gooey, crunchy, sweet and salty and they are so easy!
This Layered Double Chocolate Peppermint Cake has two super fudgy cake layers, a white chocolate whipped cream frosting and is loaded with crushed candy canes and chocolate shavings! This is THEE Christmas dessert!
This Crème Brûlée Recipe results in a rich, smooth, and silky custard base that’s finished off with a layer of crunchy caramelized sugar! It’s an impressive and decadent dessert that’s deceivingly easy to make!
This Holiday Ice Cream Sandwich Cake is made with Chapman’s Peppermint Ice Cream Sandwiches and Peppermint Twist Ice Cream for a fun Christmas dessert! With just 3 ingredients and 10 minutes prep, it’s a showstopper on the dessert table!
A Yule Log or Bûche de Noël is a traditional French Christmas dessert, filled with chocolate mousse and iced with chocolate ganache. This Christmas cake roll recipe will be the star of your holiday menu!
This isn’t your typical Christmas Tree Cake – it’s made up of individual cupcakes! You can turn any batch of cupcakes into an adorably festive holiday treat with this creamy whipped frosting and Christmas tree decorating guide.
Fabulous British Sticky Toffee Pudding dessert with a moist, tender sponge cake coated in a buttery and luscious caramel sauce. Every bite is to die for! Perfect dessert for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or anytime
My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!