21 Easy Christmas Dessert Recipes That Everyone Will Love!

It’s the season to bake all the sweets. Cookies, cakes, pies, cheesecakes…you name it, we’ve whipped it up. From classics like gingerbread cookies and peppermint bark to over-the-top mash-ups like our candy cane cookie sandwiches, consider this your go-to guide for holiday baking. We’re kicking things up a notch with revamped classics of your favourite Christmas desserts. Don’t tell me in the midst of Christmas shopping and preparing the Christmas ham, you’ve forgotten all about dessert? If that sounds about right then never fear, we’ve got you covered with our 28 last-minute Christmas dessert recipes that are guaranteed to save the day.

21. Christmas Cheesecake

Christmas Cheesecake

Christmas cheer has met its richest, sweetest incarnation: the holiday cheesecake! These luscious, creamy cakes (and bars and bites, too!) are the perfect way to indulge post Christmas dinner. Continue shaking up your Christmas dessert lineup with one of these stunning Christmas cakes. These delicious Christmas cheesecake recipes are the perfect solution for a festive pudding if you aren’t a fan of mince pies or a traditional Christmas pudding. It can be made a day or so in advance, making Christmas prep that little bit easier. Simply keep it in the fridge, then when you’re ready to eat it, pop it on a plate and top with fruit or nuts right before serving for that last-minute wow factor.
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20. Trifle with Berries

Trifle with Berries

This berry trifle is perfect for a Christmas party — it’s refreshing, gorgeous, and make-ahead. It’s light, no-bake and filled with layers of angel food cake, pudding & fresh berries. This simple trifle recipe is completely addicting and full of some of my favourite things! It has cake, it has whipped cream, and it has oodles of summer berries. What’s not to love?
The fruit and angel food cake in this dessert is super light, making this dessert perfect for warm summer days when you want something fresh and simple! Plus, trifles are typically great for making ahead. And if you happen to have a cake disaster, they are a great way to use up that cake. Just layer it in pieces with fruit and whipped cream, and you’ve got a great treat!
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19. Red Velvet Brownies

ed Velvet Brownies

For those unfamiliar with red velvet, let me take you through a quick briefing about what this gorgeous little dessert flavour is like. Traditional red velvet desserts aren’t vanilla flavoured or chocolate flavoured. They are a combination of the two with a slightly tart tang from the buttermilk used in most recipes. Red velvet cake is sort of like a dense buttery vanilla cake with a mild chocolate flavour. And when it’s done right, it’s unbelievably good. Today’s brownies are basically a fudgy chocolate brownie with lots of buttery vanilla flavours. The brownie batter is red, tinted with red food colouring and a touch of white vinegar to make the red stand out against all the cocoa powder. They are beautifully swirled with sweet cream cheese and are quite dense like a typical brownie.
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18. Peanut Butter Balls

Keto Peanut Butter Balls

No oven but need a dessert that satisfies your taste buds AND your stomach? Look no further than these no-bake Peanut Butter Balls. All you need are four easy-to-find ingredients and a decent sweet tooth – we know you’ve got it all. It’s not the time to throw together this quick and easy dessert that’s perfect for entertaining or even just for yourself! These Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Balls feature a smooth and creamy peanut butter filling inside of a chocolate coating. Incredibly easy to make in just 10 minutes. These are even healthy, have low carb, are keto-friendly, and are perfect for snacks or dessert or on the go.
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17. Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Let’s make chocolate crinkle cookies. These traditional Christmas cookies are a cut above the rest because they’re as rich and fudgy as brownies. They’re thick and soft-baked in the centres with a little extra chocolate for good measure! You’d be mistaken for thinking these Christmas cookies were super fattening or loaded with calories, but that’s the BEST part! ONLY 88 calories EACH! In the land of wanting to eat whatever we want over Christmas but we can’t because hello fat pants, these cookies become a saviour. Make these amazing Christmas dessert recipes and enjoy them with family and friends at home.
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16. Almond Cherry Cookies

Almond Cherry Cookies

With their white chocolate-drizzled maraschino cherries perched prettily on top, these adorable little Cherry Almond Cookies are one tasty treat!  Perfect for Christmas cookie trays, cookie exchanges, Valentine’s Day treats … or, for every day enjoying. I love how the maraschino cherries perch so beautifully on top of these cookies and how the white chocolate drizzle adds just a little touch of extra elegance. 
And the flavour? Well, cherry and almond are a classic combination that tastes just wonderful in these bite-sized little treats.
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15. Gingerbread Cookie Cups with Pumpkin Cheesecake Filling

Gingerbread Cookie Cups with Pumpkin Cheesecake Filling

Ginger Cookie Cups with Pumpkin Cheesecake are a delicious dessert that’s perfect for the holidays! The best seasonal flavours like molasses, ginger, cinnamon, and pumpkin come together in these little bites. Ginger and pumpkin are perfectly combined in these simple & irresistible cookies. They’re easy to make and are great for holiday parties! The cookies taste like gingerbread and the no-bake pumpkin cheesecake filling inside just adds another level of awesome to every portable cup. 
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14. Yellow Cake Batter Christmas Cookies

14. Yellow Cake Batter Christmas Cookies

This is one of the easiest Christmas dessert recipes ever! These Yellow Cake Batter Christmas Cookies taste amazing and are made with a box cake mix. During Christmas time I make a lot of cookies. This one is so easy to make and tastes amazing. If you need a quick cookie recipe this one is the one you are going to want. These cookies are so delicious that you will surely make them often once you get a taste of them.
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13. Eggnog Cupcakes

Eggnog Cupcakes

These Eggnog Cupcakes are full of incredible eggnog flavour! They have eggnog in both the cupcake and the icing! You know I like my flavours strong, and these cupcakes are no exception.
Give your classic vanilla cupcakes a Christmas make-over. These are rich, creamy, light and airy eggnog cupcakes. They are also topped with an eggnog buttercream frosting. And, the classic flavour of eggnog is a great way to celebrate the holidays with family and friends. This simple and easy recipe takes 5 minutes to mix and 20 minutes to bake.
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12. Vegan Hot Chocolate Cookies

Vegan Hot Chocolate Cookies

These vegan hot chocolate cookies have a soft centre, crispy edges, and are full of gooey marshmallow goodness. No chilling time is required, these cookies are ready to be eaten, like, now. I personally love thin, chewy cookies with soft centres and crispy edges, and these cookies check all the boxes. They are super easy to make and ready in about 20 minutes – no chill time required. It’s one of the most delicious Christmas dessert recipes I have tasted.
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11. Sugar Cookie Frosting

Sugar Cookie Frosting

These are my absolute favorite cut-out Christmas sugar cookies! My recipe for sugar cookies promises flavorful cookies with soft centers and crisp edges. You’ll enjoy this easy glaze icing, too. It’s a wonderful alternative to royal icing and makes decorating hassle-free! Let’s kick off the holiday baking season with classic decorated Christmas cookies. Nothing beats Christmas sugar cookies made from scratch and I know you’ll love this particular recipe. We’re using my classic sugar cookies and dressing them up for the holidays. I love royal icing, but it can be pretty particular sometimes. You need a very precise consistency in order for the royal icing to pipe and set appropriately– it definitely requires patience.
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10. Vegan Gingerbread Cake

Vegan Gingerbread Cake

There is nothing more holiday than the flavours of gingerbread! Warm spices and sweet molasses come together in this soft, moist cake. It tastes and smells like heaven! With a dusting of powdered sugar, this Vegan Gingerbread Cake Recipe is Christmas perfection! If you want your house to smell ah-mazing this holiday season, this Gingerbread Cake Recipe is what you need! With spices like ginger, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and cloves paired with sweet molasses and pure maple syrup, you’ll have everyone running to the kitchen before it’s even out of the oven. And once it is, you won’t be able to stop eating it!
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9. Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

These Mini Cherry Cheesecakes show up at all holidays in our family. Just like a full-size cheesecake, these bite-sized treats are packed with creamy flavour! Add your favourite pie filling topper!
For all you cheesecake lovers, these delicious Oreo Cheesecake Bites are perfect for parties or weeknight desserts! Or give our easy no-bake mini cheesecakes a try next! Mini Cherry Cheesecakes are the perfect bite-size dessert for any party, holiday or special occasion. A delicious Oreo crust plus creamy cheesecake and topped off with the classic cherry pie filling, it’s a dessert that everyone will love!
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8. Christmas Cupcakes

Christmas Cupcakes

When it comes to Christmas treats, we say the more, the merrier, especially if we’re talking about cupcakes. The great thing about Christmas cupcakes is that you can work with virtually any of your favourite festive flavours. They’re the perfect addition to a Christmas party or holiday dinner, especially when paired with Christmas cookies or a Christmas cake. These festive Christmas cupcakes decorated five different ways are too cute not to make for your next holiday gathering! Moist and fluffy vanilla cupcakes topped with vanilla buttercream, this recipe will become a year-round favourite!! 
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7. Christmas Puppy Chow 

Christmas Puppy Chow 

Christmas Puppy Chow Recipe is a family tradition around here.  Everyone goes crazy over the powdered sugar, peanut butter and yummy candy mixture. Make this for your next holiday party, movie night or just because. Our family loves Puppy Chow Chex or maybe you know it as Muddy Buddy Recipe. Whatever name you call it, it’s a huge hit. The powdered sugar combined with the peanut butter is amazing! Throw in some Christmas M&M’s and this treat can’t is the best Holiday dessert. This is one of the best Christmas dessert recipes I have ever tasted.
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6. Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Rich, moist chocolate cupcakes topped with easy to make and quite festive Christmas trees made from ice cream cones, some buttercream and a dusting of powdered sugar for snow! What could be more festive than little Christmas tree cupcakes? I think they look pretty good but the surprising part was HOW EASY it was to make them! You basically just pipe little star-shaped dollops onto a sugar cone with a number 30 tip. Any small star tip will do a good job really and if you don’t have any of those just use a leaf tip.
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5. Peanut Butter Snowballs

Peanut Butter Snowballs

Festive Peanut Butter Snowballs are filled with sweet, creamy peanut butter and covered in vanilla candy coating and sprinkles! The best part is these peanut butter snowballs only require 4 ingredients! If you’re a nut lover, then these are for you! This holiday season, imagine being able to whip up a no-bake treat that is rich, satisfying, and full of roasty, toasty, peanut flavour. My No-Bake Peanut Butter Snowball Cookies look just like classic baked snowballs, but these happen to be no-bake thanks to nature’s nut glue: peanut butter!
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4. Christmas Lasagna Layered Dessert

Christmas Lasagna Layered Dessert

Christmas Lasagna is a whimsical layered dessert recipe! Made with buttery, red velvet shortbread cookie crust, a peppermint cheesecake layer, white chocolate pudding, whipped cream and mini marshmallows on top. I’m sure it will be a hit at your Christmas gathering, like this Christmas Cheesecake! It’s always a huge hit with family and friends! It’s one of the most amusing Christmas dessert recipes and I am pretty sure you will want to make it again once you taste it.
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3. Holiday Peppermint Cake

Holiday Peppermint Cake

Are you in search of a show-stopping holiday dessert that’s actually easy to make, but packs a huge punch in terms of flavour and looks? We were on the hunt for a recipe that fit the bill and then we created this cute little number. A triple peppermint cake not only tastes amazing but basically shouts “Festive!” from the rooftops. So what makes this a triple peppermint cake, exactly? Well, we really doubled (read: tripled) down on the peppermint, using peppermint syrup in the cake batter, peppermint extract in the buttercream frosting and straight up, crushed peppermint candy canes to garnish the whole thing.
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2. Holiday Nutella Bites

Holiday Nutella Bites

I’m so excited for the holiday season. Mainly because I really love making treats. The best part is that not all treats this time of year need to be baked. Some of my favourites, like these Holiday Nutella Bites are so easy and take minimal prep work. I love these because it is as simple as tossing the two-ingredient in the food processor and letting it do most of the work. Then you just roll and coat with chocolate. These are 100% addictive – don’t say I didn’t warn you. 
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1. Whipped Shortbread Cookie 

Whipped Shortbread Cookie 

Whipped shortbread cookies are light as air with a delicious buttery flavour. They melt in your mouth because they’re so soft, and only require a few simple ingredients. Learn all the tricks for making this classic holiday cookie recipe. Shortbread is such a classic holiday recipe. Buttery, delicious, and not too sweet – it’s the kind of classic that reminds you of your grandmother. What I especially love about whipped shortbread cookies is that they’re extra soft and melt in your mouth. So I figured it was time to share my recipe for whipped shortbread. Christmas is already knocking at our guys!!! What are you waiting for?? Try these amazing, delicious Christmas dessert recipes at home and enjoy them with your family and friends. 
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