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15 Holiday Desserts

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A delicious collection of holiday dessert recipes from food bloggers |

Baked goods are my special vice, and there’s no shortage of them around this time of year. (Give me all your sugar cookies!)  There’s something particularly magical about the kinds of desserts that grace our holiday tables. I mean, how often do we have gingerbread, peppermint or eggnog flavored things? The answer is — not often enough. These desserts with their festive flavors and familiar aromas hearken back to our childhood. We can’t help but recall making gingerbread cookies with grandma, sipping on some eggnog while adorning the tree with your favorite ornaments, helping mom make fudge for the neighbors. Maybe that’s why they occupy such a sweet spot in our hearts.

From a riff on the old winter standby, hot buttered rum, to a jazzed up gingerbread cake, we’ve got 15 holiday desserts that you should totally indulge in this season. We promise they will make your spirit bright.

So bake, eat, and be merry!

Holiday Spice Cake with Eggnog Buttercream |

Holiday Spice Cake with Eggnog Buttercream | Portuguese Girl Cooks

Peppermint Bark Brownies |

Peppermint Bark Brownies | Jelly Toast

Biscoff Pie |

Biscoff Pie | Gimme Some Oven

Christmas Tree Cupcakes |

Christmas Tree Cupcakes | Just a Taste

Gingerbread Ice Cream Floats |

Gingerbread Ice Cream Floats | Love & Olive Oil

No Bake Cranberry Orange Cheesecakes |

No Bake Cranberry Orange Cheesecakes | My Baking Addiction

Rum-Spiked Eggnog Creme Brûlée |

Rum-Spiked Eggnog Creme Brûlée | The Cozy Apron

Easy Salted Oat Fudge |

Easy Salted Oat Fudge | Cookie & Kate

Peppermint White Hot Chocolate |

Peppermint White Hot Chocolate | Gimme Some Oven

Gingerbread Cake with Lemon-Ginger Cloud Frosting |

Gingerbread Cake with Ginger-Lemon Cloud Frosting | Hungry Girl Por Vida

Hot Buttered Rum Bread Pudding |

Hot Buttered Rum Bread Pudding | The Wanderlust Kitchen

Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Oreo Pie |

Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Oreo Pie | Kevin & Amanda

Peppermint Ice Cream and Hot Cocoa "Affogato" |

Peppermint Ice Cream and Hot Cocoa “Affogato” | A Couple Cooks

Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake |

Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake | Bakers Royale

Strawberry Nutella Cheesecake | #dessert #chocolate

Strawberry Nutella Cheesecake | Gimme Some Oven

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Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven

Hayley Putnam lives to eat, and loves writing, particularly about food! She contributes to Foodie Crush, and also bakes and blogs for her own little nook of the food blogosphere, Tiptoes in the KitchenShe lives in Greensboro, N.C., with her husband Jay and their four-legged furry daughter, Luma.  You can also find Hayley on Pinterest and Instagram.

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5 comments on “15 Holiday Desserts”

  1. if only these are the main meals, they look so scrumptous

  2. OMG!! The christmas tree cupcakes are too cute! Yum!

  3. If only I could take one of each and not gain any weight. 

  4. Awesome roundup…the peppermint bark brownies sound divine :) 

  5. So many great options!