10 Impossible-to-Resist Holiday Dessert Recipes

Everyone enjoys a good festive feast, but when it comes to the holidays, one thing matters most - dessert. Although dessert can be enjoyed all year round, nothing beats the flavour of gingerbread, peppermint or eggnog this time of year. So whether you’re looking for a budget-friendly holiday gift, debating on what to leave out for Santa before the big day, or contemplating on what to bring to your next gathering - these crowd-pleasing recipes have got you covered.


1. Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
by Cooking Class

A brownie, in cookie form.

  Cooking Class

Cooking Class


2. Turtle Thumbprints
by Tastes Better from Scratch

Pecans, salted caramel and drizzled chocolate, what’s not to love?

  Tastes Better from Scratch

Tastes Better from Scratch


3. Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies
by Liv for Cake

Santa might just eat the whole batch.

  Liv for Cake

Liv for Cake


4. World’s Best Fruitcake
by A Beautiful Plate

This ain’t your grandma’s loaf.

  A Beautiful Plate

A Beautiful Plate


5. Blizzard Cookies
by Sugar Spun Run

The only kind of winter storm to weather.

  Sugar Spun Run

Sugar Spun Run


6. Pina Colada Rum Cake
by The Crumbly Kitchen

Boozy and infused with island vibes.

  The Crumbly Kitchen

The Crumbly Kitchen


7. Sugar Cookies
by Sweet Spicy Kitchen

A good ol’ classic.

  Sweet Spicy Kitchen  

Sweet Spicy Kitchen 


8. Brown Sugar Shortbread
by Sally's Baking Addiction

Get that glass of milk handy.

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9. Mini Pecan Pies
by Live Well Bake Often

Ooey, gooey, chewy.

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10. Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies
by Crunchy Creamy Sweet

Oh so perfectly spiced.

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Crunched on time? Here’s our pro tip: When you’ve got the time, bake and cool a batch of cookies then freeze them. Grab from the freezer when needed, thaw, then reheat. No one will ever know the difference!