Sugar, spices, and everything is fine. The holiday season is a special time to indulge in decadent desserts and classic treats. Here are 10 Christmas dessert recipes that really convey the warmth of the holiday season.
1. Sugar cookies
Simple sugar cookies are one of our favorite Christmas cookie recipes, and for good reason. Not only are they easy to make, sugar cookies are also a blank canvas that can be enjoy plain, decorated with colored icing, or accented with nuts, chocolate chips, or dried fruit.
Stolen (or Christ stolen) is a yeast bread traditionally enjoy in Germany during the Christmas season. Authentic German Christmas stolen is bake with dry fruit, candied citrus peel, nuts and festive spices. The bread is then coated in butter, dusted with powdered sugar and set aside for about a week, to allow its flavor to develop, before being served.
3. Christmas tarts with dried fruits and spices
Don’t be misled by their original name (“mincemeat pies”): these dried fruit and spice tarts are strictly sweet. These Christmas tattlers are made up of small pie bases, stuff with a filling of dried and candies fruits and spices. Buy a ready-made candied fruit stuffing at the grocery store or make your own mix at home. Spoon the mixture into the pie shells as is or top it off with a generous dollop of brandy butter.
4. Shortbread cookies
Whether you want them sweet or savory, plain or adorned with frosting, shortbread cookies are without a doubt one of the best Christmas cookie recipes and are some of the perfect holiday gifts. Enhance the plain short crust pastry with cheddar cheese and chives or try fragrant dried lavender, paired with white chocolate chunks.
5. Christmas log
The chocolate Christmas log is an impressive end-of-meal dessert, which is simply as beautiful as it is good. This log-shape cake is roll with butter cream or chocolate gouache, then cover with a layer of frosting or icing sugar and decorate with sprigs of holly.
6. Gingerbread cookies
Gingerbread cookies are a family Christmas cookie recipe to make with the kids. The simple dough of these cookies features a sweet and spicy blend of molasses, ground ginger, coriander and caraway. To add a little whimsy, cut your cookies into whimsical shapes or decorate them as charming gingerbread men and girls.
7. Christmas cupcakes
Inspired by timeless flavors and spices, Christmas bite-sized cupcakes are a fun option for the holiday season. Like a traditional fruitcake, these moist Christmas cup cakes , topped with marzipan frosting, are bursting with nuts and rum-soaked fruit.
8. Cinnamon brioches
An irresistible treat to enjoy on Christmas morning, cinnamon rolls are a classic Christmas treat. These fragrant buns are best when topped with homemade cream cheese frosting.
9. Peppermint Caramel
Peppermint and white chocolate are a classic flavor combination and a great pairing for fluffy fudge. Whip a cool peppermint caramel mixture with high quality white chocolate and crushed candy canes.
10. Sticky Caramel Pudding
Dense and sticky, Sticky Caramel Pudding is a popular Christmas dessert recipe from the UK. Served warm, this sweet pudding is made with dates and chop spices, and top with a drizzle of caramel sauce. Challenge yourself by steaming your pudding instead of baking it to create an incredibly flavorful and moist Christmas dessert recipes.