Holiday Dessert Roundup

What's Christmas without dessert? We've compiled some of our favorite holiday sweet treats—perfect for cookie swaps, serving guests and of course, leaving out for Santa.

Gingerbread Men Cookies

Gingerbread Men Cookies

These sandwich cookies have a soft texture with slightly crispy edges and are flavored with a delicious blend of spices. They’re sandwiched around a sweet-and-salty cream filling that’s good enough to eat with a spoon. As a final touch, gleaming gold sprinkles are used as buttons, to give them a little bit of holiday sparkle.

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Nutella Stuffed Cookies

Nutella Stuffed Cookies

This over-the-top cookie is guaranteed to make caramel and chocolate lovers swoon. It's a chocolate cookie filled with Nutella and caramel, then dipped in caramel chips and decorated with holiday sprinkles. Yes, please!

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Gingerbread Ornaments

Gingerbread Ornaments

This classic recipe makes cookies that are a little bit dense and crisp, so they hold up well as ornaments. Traditional white royal icing is used to create thin, unique designs on each cookie. Once they're baked, cooled and decorated, a piece of twine or raffia threaded through the hole turns this sweet treat into a sweet decoration.

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Hot Cocoa Brownie Cups

Hot Cocoa Brownie Cups

Brighten any gloomy day with these chocolatey treats! Rich, chewy brownies are formed into cup shapes that hold a soft, supple ganache flavored with hot cocoa mix. They’re topped with a sprinkle of candy cane pieces for some seasonal flair, plus adorable marshmallow stars.

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Gingerbread Mini Cakes

Gingerbread Mini Cakes

A departure from cookies, one of the easiest and tastiest recipes to whip up is a bundt cake! These spiced gingerbread versions are shaped like little winter cabins and make wonderful gifts and centerpieces. Once the tiny houses are baked, sprinkle with powdered sugar "snow" and they're ready!

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