The holidays are a great time to visit family, spend time with those you care about, and give the gift of joy! I also find that the holidays are a great excuse for baking up a storm in the kitchen, especially if you love baking.
I must admit that I mostly do the baking during Christmas. I am not one to bake any other time of the year and the reason for that is that Christmas has some of the best desserts!
Of course, I could always make Christmas cookies during the summer, but wouldn’t that be a bit weird? And fruit cake, is that really a Spring dessert? No, It’s not. So I leave my baking for December when I create delicious goods.
Although I don’t have any original recipes for Christmas desserts, I’ve tried out some amazing ones that I absolutely loved. While baking is a fun activity, there are many other ways to enjoy the holiday season.
If you’re looking for ideas, check out this awesome Christmas bucket list printable that can help you make the most of your time with family and friends. And if you’re looking for some delicious Christmas dessert inspiration, here are some of my personal favorites to make.
10 Best Christmas Desserts
I have a huge sweet tooth and absolutely love dessert, but I am very picky about how it’s made and what it tastes like. Even though there are plenty of Christmas desserts out there, these are my top 10 Christmas desserts.
1. White Chocolate Gingerbread Yule Log
This decadent Yule Log will have your guests going back for more. Making this dessert wasn’t as easy as it looks, but the end result was absolutely delicious. For this, I decided to use Ghiradelli white chocolate, which made it taste wonderful.
I did end up making some substitutions, but still followed the recipe quite closely.
2. Eggnog Cheesecake
If you’re like me and love all things Eggnog, then you will definitely like this one. The texture is soft and the taste is absolutely delicious. You do taste the eggnog, which is a plus in my book.
This recipe is great for anyone doing this for the first time.
3. Christmas Spiced Victoria Sponge Cake
If you’d like some European desserts for Christmas, this one is quite simple to make and it is also a traditional cake from the British kitchen. This cake is typically eaten during tea time but makes a wonderful cake for the holidays as well.
For this recipe, I substituted the mixed spices with the Pumpkin Pie spice, which technically has the same ingredients as mixed spice.
4. Cake pops
I think we can all agree that cake pops are great any time of the year, but they also make great Christmas desserts, especially since you can decorate them.
Cake pops are easy to make, but here’s a recipe with the instructions.
5. Christmas Cookies
You can never go wrong with Christmas Cookies. This time I wanted to try a Keto-Friendly recipe, so I went with this Keto Sugar Cookie recipe. It was a bit of work compared to other recipes, but I sure do love how soft and delicious they came out.
6. Panettone Bread Pudding with Amaretto Sauce
I have yet to make this one, but I have tried it before and it is absolutely delicious. I’m not a huge fan of panettone (fruit cake), but this is definitely a way I will eat it.
This recipe makes it look so easy to make! And hopefully, I’ll get to make it soon.
7. Christmas Tree Brownies
For those who have picky eaters in their house, the Christmas Tree Brownies are great for picky eaters (unless they do not like chocolate).
For this, I got a box of brownie mix and baked it per the instructions on the box. Once they are out of the oven, allow it to cook for a bit.
When they are ready to cut, form triangles instead of squares, and then you want to start icing those brownies to make them look like Christmas trees. You can use a toothpick or shirt candy canes to create the bark of the tree.
8. Caramel Apple Pie
I will eat Apple Pie any time of the year, but I do love a good, warm apple pie during Christmas as well, especially if it’s caramel apple pie.
This recipe is simple and the result is absolutely delightful.
9. Pumpkin Roll
If you are able to get your hands on a real pumpkin, I would recommend you make it using the real pumpkin.
10. Christmas Pudding
Another dessert from the British Kitchen, the Christmas Pudding has a spongy texture, but the taste is pleasantly surprising.
Made with mixed dried fruit, candied fruit peel, apple, and citrus zests as well as Brandy and some other spices.
Even though I have yet to make this, I’ve tried this before during my time in England and absolutely love it.
What’s your favorite Christmas dessert?