12 Sweet Desserts Perfect for Christmas

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Because chocolate-chip cookies just won't cut it, I found 12 Christmas desserts that you'll have trouble sharing this season:


  1. Yuletide Toffee Squares

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    Photo by Photo: My Recipes / The Nest

    Crunchy toffee and sweet chocolate are perfect for both a pre and post-dinner treat.

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  2. S'mores Cake

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    Photo by Photo: Heather Cristo's Generous Table

    Really impress your guests with this marshmallow-topped chocolate cake.

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  3. Salted Caramels

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    Photo by Photo: Baked Bree

    Make your own holiday party favors with this sweet caramel recipe.

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  4. Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes

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    Photo by Photo: Sally's Baking Addiction

    Between the chocolate, peppermint vanilla frosting and coffee, I doubt there's room in your holiday dinner for anything but these cupcakes.

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  5. Peppermint Ice Cream Sandwiches

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    Photo by Photo: Pink Patisserie

    You can't go wrong with dark chocolate cookies and creamy vanilla ice cream. Trust me.

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  6. Gingerbread Cupcakes

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    Photo by Photo: Sally's Baking Addiction

    Because stale gingerbread cookies look boring compared to these spiced cupcakes.

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  7. Oreo Cheesecake Bites

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    Photo by Photo: Mel’s Kitchen Café

    Cookies and cheesecake all rolled into one. Do I really need to do any more convincing?

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  8. Gingerbread Brownies

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    Photo by Photo: Oh Sweet Basil

    Five words for you: White chocolate cream cheese frosting.

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  9. Peppermint Bark Oreo Cookie Balls

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    Photo by Photo: Heather Likes Food

    Cool Mint Oreos make these cookie truffles super-festive.

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  10. Cranberry Apple Compote + Honey Yogurt Parfait

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    Photo by Photo: Blogging Over Thyme

    For a healthier spin on Christmas dessert, try this flavor-packed fruit parfait. Your waistline will thank you.

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  11. Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

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    Photo by Photo: Snacking in the Kitchen

    These chewy, meringue-like cookies only require six ingredients to make. Sweet!

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  12. Brownie-Covered Oreos

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    Photo by Photo: Picky-Palate

    Make these for your next cookie-exchange (or just keep 'em for yourself).

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