Some of Our Favorite Christmas Desserts

Featured photo credit: Gentl & Hyers

You have everything figured out for your Christmas party: appetizers, entrees, music, and decor... But what about dessert? Well, we have compiled a few suggestions—that are not fruitcake—from around the web to fill out your dessert tray. Even if you already have this detail ironed out, it might be worth a look at our list to get some last-minute inspiration.

Chocolate Blackout Cookies

Photo by Michael Graydon and Nikole Herriott

These rich chocolate cookies aren’t just nice to look at, they also pack an unexpected punch with a hint of espresso. And while we love the look of the homemade extra-long sprinkles on these whoopie-pie-type cookies, they take a steady hand and a wealth of patience to shape. Here’s a pro tip: use any store-bought sprinkle in their place.

Get the recipe here, from bon appétit.

Mini Eggnog Cheesecakes

Photo by Delish

Turn one of your favorite holiday drinks into these bite-sized cheesecakes. Using gingersnap cookies as the “crust,” these are sure to be a hit at your Christmas party. Active time required to make these is just 10 minutes, then bake for 20 minutes, and place in the refrigerator for 3 hours. Finally, take your creations out, unwrap them, drizzle with caramel, and dazzle your guests.

Get the recipe here, from Delish.

Apple Gingerbread Cake with Cream

Photo by Gentl & Hyers

This fruit cake-inspired gingerbread masterpiece will have your guests begging for seconds (and the recipe). Cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, molasses, maple syrup, and finely grated ginger combine with apples to create the perfect Christmas dessert. Pro tip: you can use the same weight in regular apples for this particular gingerbread cake recipe, but the little lady apples lend a look that’s hard to achieve otherwise.

Get the recipe here, from bon appétit.

Gingerbread Fudge

Photo by Delish

Yes, another gingerbread inspired recipe, but this one is in a completely different category. With only five ingredients—sweetened condensed milk, white chocolate, and spices—this holiday treat is insanely easy to make. And the result is a holiday-themed, melt-in-your-mouth delicious gingerbread fudge that’s unique from just about every other dessert option out there. Bonus points for simplicity.

Get the recipe here, from Delish.

Now that dessert is settled, let’s finish off the last detail of this party with some delicious Christmas cocktails, from House Beautiful: 28 Christmas Cocktails for a Jolly Good Time.

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