65 Christmas Dessert Recipes for Every Festive Flavor
December 15, 2020
One of the best parts of Christmastime is all of the special sweet treats you get to enjoy! But I find that there are so many I want to try, it’s hard to make sure I’m experiencing all the fun flavors of the season. So I’ve compiled some Christmas dessert recipes for all of my favorite flavors.
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You are sure to find a new favorite cookie, cake, or cocktail from this list. Each of these highlights a specific taste that will remind you of Christmas. From gingerbread to candy cane, from eggnog to bourbon, and everything in between. Which flavor do you love the most? Jump right to it!
Candy Cane | Eggnog | Hazelnut | Gingerbread | Anise | Peppermint Chocolate | Cranberry | Bourbon | Chestnut | Hot Cocoa | Orange | Cinnamon | Vanilla Bean
Candy Cane Delights
Let’s start with a simple basic. In my house, candy canes do double duty as decor and ingredients in some of my favorite treats and drinks.
It’s a divisive flavor, but I have grown to enjoy eggnog as I’ve broadened my tastes and moved away from the carton. These tasty selections bring out only the best.
A new favorite flavor for me, but I have been loving hazelnuts lately. Whether combined with chocolate or not, these are more than just a coffee flavor.
Beyond the classic people and houses, these choices will fill your molasses and spice craving in a different way.
Some people love that licorice-like taste, but it’s not for everyone. However, these sweet treats are your gateway into the world of anise.
Peppermint Chocolate Treats
I had to separate these from candy cane, because the combination is such a different experience. Bittersweet chocolate and cool pink peppermint are made for each other.
What’s your favorite flavor of Christmas? Try one of these fun dessert recipes and discover the best festive treats!
Fresh or dried, adding these berries can make any dish feel a little bit more festive. Their tart flavor makes for some fun, unique desserts as well.
As a bourbon drinker, I think this flavor can be enjoyed all year. But it definitely provides a warm coziness around the holidays, specifically.
You don’t have to roast them over an open fire – the oven will do just fine! These seasonal nuts find their groove this time of year.
Hot Cocoa Joys
There’s nothing cozier than a cup of cocoa after being out in the snow. Pair your warm mug with a matching dessert for a double dose.
As kids, we always got a fresh orange right at the top of our stockings, like in my favorite children’s Christmas book. The sweet citrus has been a seasonal flavor to me ever since.
The smell of baking something cinnamon simply cannot be beat, especially around Christmas. Try one of these fragrant treats featuring the flavorful spice.
Vanilla Bean Morsels
There is something extra sweet about seeing those little black dots in your vanilla desserts that just make them taste a little bit richer for Christmas.
What’s your favorite flavor to enjoy this time of year? I hope you have found a new favorite recipe to capture the essence of the season for you. Plus, maybe you’ll branch out and try something a little bit different this year.
8 thoughts on “65 Christmas Dessert Recipes for Every Festive Flavor”
WOW…what a great roundup. I don’t know what I should make first. So many great ideas here.
This is such a great roundup! I can’t wait to dig into this list more.
What a wonderful Christmas dessert round up, all recipes looks so tempting. Gotta speed up if I want to try every and each recipe 🙂
Peppermint chocolate is my favorite! I love it year-round but especially this time of year. Those brownies look delicious!
Peppermint and hot chocolate have always been my favorite flavors for Christmastime. I would never think of orange as a Christmas flavor. I can’t have eggnog flavors as it does not do well on my stomach. I definitely do not miss it.
I love Christmas flavors – I like everything here except that I’m not big on eggnog. So many delicious things to try! I put my stand mixer to good use and made TEN different kinds of cookies this year!! I think I still want to try my hand at some candy cane ice cream though, so I’ll have to check out the one you shared with white chocolate. And I’m saving a ton of these for next year!!
Thanks for sharing, all these yummy desserts, they look great 🙂
What a delicious collection of desserts to try 💕😊