Here’s a list with links and pictures of my favorite holiday dessert recipes. Many of my recipes for the best Christmas cookies are on this list. Most are easy Christmas desserts. Some are skinny, some are not but every single one is absolutely delicious and a family pleaser! If you’re looking for the best Christmas desserts, check out these recipes!
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Tips on Making Favorite Holiday Desserts Ahead of Time
Here are a few tips to make your life easier so you don’t have to do everything all at once. The freezer is your friend as well as vacuum sealed bags. Of course some things are better when just made but here are some ideas for desserts that freeze well.
Make double batches of cookies and flash freeze them. Transfer later to Ziplock bags or vacuum sealed bags. When you need a quick dessert they are ready for you! Bake only the amount you need and save the rest for later.
Freeze desserts if possible – Make and when cool, cut dessert bars and flash freeze, then transfer to vacuum sealed bags – like Sea Salt Chocolate Caramel Bars. These freeze very well. Just thaw and serve. Healthier Homemade Apple Dumplings also freeze extremely well. Just make the sauce when you’re ready to bake them.
Choose one or a few of these favorite holiday dessert recipes!
Choose a few of these, freeze what you can so you’re ready for the holidays without being exhausted. Your family and friends will love you!
Easy Healthy Mini Pumpkin Pies with Cinnamon Cardamom Streusel – bake up the filling and have the shells in the freezer ready to go. Just fill and serve when you’re ready!
Quick and Easy Spicy Chocolate Snaps – These are made with a cake mix! They go great with red wine like Cabernet or Merlot.
Sea Salt Chocolate Caramel Bars – My long time favorite people pleaser recipe, and most requested dessert. I can’t even tell you how many batches of these I’ve made in my lifetime.
Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies – Need I say more? Crispy, chewy, you’ll never guess what’s inside!
Cinnamon Oodles – Oatmeal Snickerdoodles – So yummy! Crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside.
Healthier Homemade Apple Dumplings – These are simple to make and freeze wonderfully!
Easy Mixed Berry Cobbler Crisp – I like to use fresh fruit but frozen works well too.