16 Festive Christmas Desserts: Sweeten Your Holiday Season

From Gingerbread Fudge to Candy Cane Pie, Delight in These Yuletide Sweets

The holiday season is the perfect time to indulge in decadent desserts that bring joy to your taste buds and warmth to your heart. Whether you’re hosting a festive gathering or simply want to treat yourself and your loved ones, we’ve gathered 16 irresistible Christmas dessert recipes that are sure to spread holiday cheer. From classic favorites like holiday cookies to innovative delights like peppermint hot chocolate cookies, these sweets will make your celebrations even more special. Let’s embark on a delicious journey through these festive creations!

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Best Ever Christmas Cookies by Military Family of 8

These cut out cookies are so cute. They also taste great, although you might hesitate to eat them as they look like a winter wonderland. 

Christmas Tree Brownies by I Heart Eating

Fudgy brownies are transformed into the tastiest trees. Make these with the kids and decorate them with your favorite candy ornaments.

Melted Snowman Cookie Bark by xoxo Bella

This easy bark is so adorable and tasty! This candy based treat looks like a melted snowman, but tastes like the ultimate easy snack.

Christmas Chocolate Covered Strawberries by Kim Schob

Who could resist a chocolate covered strawberry? This recipe is decorated easily to make the cutest treats. 

Christmas Tree Cake Dip by Gather in My Kitchen

Bring the iconic flavor of Little Debbie Christmas tree cakes to the table with this easy, luscious dip! You are going to love this served with cookies, pretzels or fruit.

Peppermint Cookie Pizza by Belle of the Kitchen

Make this cookie pizza to share at a party. It pairs well with cocoa, and has the perfect zip of peppermint to make everyone feel jolly!

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies by Lemon Blossoms

Who could resist a decadent chocolate cookie with a kiss of peppermint flavor? This recipe is perfect for the holidays. Save one for Santa if you can!

Holiday Peppermint Cake by Love Bakes Good Cakes

This cake is so festive and flavorful! It has peppermint cake with frosting and plenty of crushed candy cane coating to bring cheer with each bite.

Giant Christmas Cookie Fruit Pizza by Love From the Oven

This sugar cookie is loaded with creamy cheese sauce and has plenty of fruit. Slice this tree up and share the flavor with all of your guests.

Gingerbread Fudge by Spend with Pennies

This rich and delicious gingerbread fudge is sure to be a favorite with your family. It has the best flavor and is rather easy to make.

Reindeer Brownies by Swirls of Flavor

Fudgy brownies are so easy to decorate to look like the iconic red nosed reindeer. This recipe might go down in history as a favorite.

Santa Dessert Board by Cutefetti

This Santa dessert board is absolutely adorable and totally delicious! Offer a variety of sweet treats to share with your guests so everyone can make their favorite combination.

Slice and Bake Swirl Sugar Cookies by Olivia’s Kitchen

This recipe looks like it took all day to make, but really it is so easy! You can use your favorite colors to mix things up if you like.

Christmas Muddy Buddies by The Feathered Nester

This colorful, crunchy snack is so much fun to make for the holidays. This is a great snack for movie night, or to share with your friends in a goodie bag.

Candy Cane Hearts by Keep Calm and Eat Ice Cream


This easy idea is so much fun. Share a heart with the distinct flavor of Christmas in each bite.

Candy Cane Pie by Quiche My Grits

This candy cane pie is so delicious! With chocolate, peppermint, and cream cheese, this medley of flavors will bring a holly jolly feeling to your holiday party.

These 16 festive Christmas desserts are more than just sweet treats; they’re a way to create lasting memories with your loved ones during the holiday season. Whether you’re sharing gingerbread cheesecake with friends, savoring a slice of yule log cake by the fireplace, or gifting peppermint bark brownies, these desserts are sure to bring smiles and warmth to your festive celebrations.