Meta Description: Are you on the search for some Christmas desserts to bake? If so, you probably already know how many options there are available which can make narrowing down your search difficult. In this article, you’ll find 50 delicious ideas which range from mouthwatering cookies to no-bake cheesecakes you could try making.
Christmas is a wonderful time of year filled with festive decor and goodwill. This holiday is also popular for its scrumptious treats, especially desserts. While many have their Christmas dessert traditions, others might be interested in creating something new to add to their Christmas dessert table. Below you’ll find 50 Christmas dessert ideas to consider making.
1. Christmas Oreo Truffles
These cute Christmas truffles can easily be made by making brownie batter mixed with crushed Oreos. You can decorate the truffles however you want. Some ideas include dipping it in white chocolate, making small reindeer faces, or rolling the truffles in crushed peppermint.
2. Christmas Tree Cake
This Christmas dessert can be made by you making or buying a plain vanilla cake and then icing it with green and white frosting. Afterward, you can put Christmas trees on the top of the cake, which you can make by taking ice cream cones and piping green frosting on them.
3. Snow Globe Cupcakes
These unique cupcakes are easier to make than they might look. First, make some cupcakes and decorate them. Then, melt sugar in a pot. While waiting for the sugar to melt, you can blow up small balloons. Once the sugar has melted, dip the balloon into the sugar evenly coating it. After the sugar has dried, pop the balloon, and place the sugar globe on the top of your cupcake.
4. Christmas Cookie Mugs
You can make these cozy mugs by first placing cookie dough batter into a cupcake tin. After doing so, make a slight indentation in the middle of each. Cook the dough and then fill it with melted chocolate. You can also cut off a small piece of candy cane and place it on the side to serve as a handle.
5. Santa Cheesecake Bites
These mini cheesecake bites can be made by simply taking a circular cookie cutter and pressing it into a large cheesecake to create “mini” cheesecakes. After doing so, pipe some whipped cream on top, place a strawberry on top of the whipped cream, and then add a small whipped cream tip on top of the strawberry.
6. Dipped Molasses Cookies
You can make molasses cookies and then dip half of it into melted white chocolate. Before the chocolate dries, you can put some sprinkles on it. You could also create a holly berry design on the front by creating green leaves with smashed gumdrops and a red dot with a piece of gum or similar piece of candy.
7. Gooey Pecan Pie Bars
These small snacks are the perfect Christmas dessert if you want something simple yet impressive to serve your guests. Featuring a shortbread bottom, these bars also have a delicious mixture of brown sugar, pecans, and a handful of spices. Once it’s done baking, you can cut your creation into small bars.
8. Christmas Roll Cake
This easy roll cake features a thin layer of vanilla cake that is filled with a thick layer of buttercream and green and red sprinkles. Once spreading it evenly on the cake, gently start rolling the cake so it looks like a log. You can then cover the exterior with vanilla frosting and more sprinkles.
9. Melted Snowman Cookies
To make this dessert, simply get some plain sugar cookies, frosting, marshmallows, and black baking gel. You can front the top of the cookie irregular to look as if the snowman is melting. Then, place a large marshmallow on top of the frosting. You can then pipe eyes, a nose, and a mouth on the marshmallow for the snowman’s face. You can also add other decorations if you prefer, like a scarf, arms, and buttons.
10. Snickers Brownies
These delectable brownies feature a traditional brownie base that is covered in a gooey snickers-like topping. To make it, bake a pan of brownies and then let the batch cool. You can then place a layer of caramel, peanut butter, and chocolate on top of it.
11. Pinwheel Cookies
These cookies are sure to catch the eye of many. Featuring dazzling green and red swirls, these delicious cookies are pretty easy to make. All you need to do is make sugar cookie dough and then split it up into three sections. Take one section and dye it red and one green. Then, roll the doughs out, place them on top of each other, and then roll the dough up like a log. You can then cut the cookies into slices.
12. Chocolate Candy Cane Bark
To make chocolate candy cane bark, melt some chocolate into an edged baking sheet. Then, melt some white chocolate and drizzle it over the top of the chocolate. Before it dries, sprinkle crushed candy cane pieces on top of the chocolate. All you need to do after this is wait for the mixture to set.
13. Christmas Cupcakes
You can bake some plain vanilla cupcakes in green and red paper liners. You can then frost the cupcakes and decorate them with various Christmas items, like trees, snowmen, poinsettias, and wreaths.
14. Cupcakes with Pretzel Trees
These cupcakes might take some time, but they are certainly worth it. Featuring a chocolate cupcake base, you can then frost them with vanilla icing and sprinkle some coconut flakes on top. Bakers can also make Christmas trees to place on top of the cupcakes by drizzling thick green icing over a pretzel stick and then let it sit for a few minutes. Once they have hardened, you can place them on top of the cupcakes.
15. Reindeer Donut
To make a reindeer donut, simply get a chocolate-glazed donut, red candy pieces, pretzels, and white/black frosting. You can put the pretzels at the top for antlers, place a red candy piece in the middle for a nose, and pipe white eyes with black dots in them.
16. Bait for Reindeer
To make bait for reindeer, you just need to get out a cookie sheet and mix sprinkles, mini marshmallows, chocolate pieces, pretzels, and Chex cereal pieces together with melted white chocolate. Once you do so, let it sit for a bit to harden.
17. Apple Pie Pieces
If you’d like to make a sweet but somewhat healthy dessert, these apple pie pieces might just be what you need. To make, you need to cut up small pieces of croissant dough and then sprinkle some cinnamon and nuts on top. After this, gently place a Granny Smith apple slice on top, roll the mixture up, and bake it.
18. Santa Hat Cupcakes
These cupcakes are extremely simple to make and pretty budget-friendly too. They feature a chocolate cupcake base that has a large red frosting tower in the middle to mimic Santa’s hat. Around the base of the red frosting are mini marshmallows.
19. Cinnamon Apple Crumb Cake
This delicious cake not only has a delicious mixture of spices, but soft apple pieces and a delectable crumb topping that features a drizzle of frosting over it. Besides its mouthwatering taste, it will also fill your home with a wonderful scent as its baking.
20. Red Velvet Cheesecake/Cake
Red velvet cheesecake/cake is a unique mix of cheesecake and cake batter. Bakers can make two layers of red velvet cake, and then a cheesecake base without a crust. After doing so, place one layer of red velvet cake on the bottom, then the cheesecake, and then the other layer of red velvet cake. You can then frost and decorate the cake.
21. No-Bake Truffles
If you want something quick and easy for a Christmas treat, you can make these no-bake truffles. All you have to do is crush up some Oreos, roll them into a ball, and then dip them into green-colored melted chocolate. You can then decorate the truffles with sprinkles.
22. Cranberry White Chocolate Cheesecake
To make this, all you need is a plain cheesecake. Then, you can spread a thin layer of cranberry sauce over the top, pipe white chocolate frosting on top, and then put some sugared cranberries on top for garnish.
23. Peppermint Bark
This peppermint bark can be made by first pouring a layer of melted white chocolate into a baking pan. Once this has set, pour regular melted chocolate on top. After this has hardened, pour another layer of white chocolate on top and quickly sprinkle some crushed peppermint pieces on top.
24. Gingerbread Cake
If you want to have gingerbread for your Christmas meal, but want something different from traditional cookies, you could try this spicy gingerbread cake. The cake features a delicious mix of baking spices and is frosted with buttercream. You can then decorate the cake with Christmas trees or leave it how it is.
25. Christmas Party Mix
This quick party mix features red and green candy, pretzels, Chex cereal, sprinkles, and marshmallows, mixed together with vanilla candy coating. This not only makes a quick sweet treat, but a very festive one as well.
26. Santa Cupcakes
To make these fun Santa cupcakes, you just need a few plain chocolate cupcakes, red and white frosting, and chocolate chips. You can create single layers of red and white on the top of the cupcake and then pipe a white beard and hat for Santa. Afterward, place two chocolate chips in the center for the eyes.
27. Santa Cheesecake Bites
These cheesecake bites are made out of peanut butter cups, a layer of sweet cream cheese, and strawberries. You can pipe the cream cheese on the top of the peanut butter cup and then put a strawberry on top of it. Once you do so, pipe a small white pom-pom on top of the strawberry.
28. Decorative Shortbread Cookies
These shortbread cookies will let you use your imagination as you create different Christmas designs to cut them in. After designing your cookies and baking them, you can dip them in a layer of thin white frosting featuring green swirls.
29. Candy Cane Pie
This no-bake option features a delicious chocolate base that is topped with a creamy peppermint filling and then finished off with a thick layer of whipped cream. You can also crush some candy canes and sprinkle them on top of the pie.
30. Sugar Cookie Truffles
These sugar cookie truffles require no baking. All you need to do is take some sugar cookies, roll them into balls, and then dip into melted white chocolate. Before the chocolate hardens, you can also put some red and green sprinkles on them.
31. Peppermint Sugar Cookies
To make these cookies, you just need to gather some plain sugar cookies, vanilla frosting, and crushed peppermint pieces. Then, take the frosting and put a thick layer on each cookie. You can then sprinkle some of the crushed peppermint pieces on top of them.
32. Christmas Light Cookies
These unique Christmas cookies require nothing more than sugar cookies, frosting, black food gel, and colorful chocolate pieces. You can frost the tops of the cookies and then pipe a thin black line hanging across the cookie. Then, take the chocolate pieces and place them sideways on the line so they look like lights.
33. Cookie Dip
Cookie dip is a delicious sweet mixture of cream cheese, vanilla yogurt, sprinkles, and vanilla extract. All you need to do is mix the ingredients together. You can then put some cookies nearby guests can use to scoop up this dip.
34. Chocolate Cookies with a Kiss
To make this dessert, you just need to make some chocolate cookie dough, roll each unbaked cookie in Christmas sprinkles, and then press a slight indent in the middle of each. After baking and cooling, you can then put a chocolate Hershey kiss in the middle.
35. Sugar Cookie Trees
These sugar cookie trees just require a bunch of sugar cookies and plenty of green frosting. To begin with, place a sugar cookie on a flat surface and then pipe a thick layer of green frosting on it. Then, put a sugar cookie gently on top of the frosting. You need to repeat this process two more times. Make sure the sugar cookies are of different sizes as it will help you to build the tree better.
36. Christmas Toffee Chunks
These delicious toffee pieces feature a thick bottom layer of toffee that features almond slivers in it. There is then a thin layer of dark chocolate on top that features festive sprinkles over it. After making the toffee bark, you can then break it up into small pieces and serve it on a Christmas plate.
37. Festive Christmas Cookies
These festive Christmas cookies can be made by making sugar cookie dough and then using Christmas cookie cutters to cut out Christmas-related shapes, like mittens, reindeer, and bells. Once the cookies have been baked and cooled, you can make colorful royal icing to decorate them with.
38. Scrumptious Oreo Ornaments
These cute ornaments can be made by dipping Oreos in either red or green candy melts and then attaching a small chocolate cup at the top as the ornament’s hook. Before the outer layer dries, you can also make designs on the front with sprinkles.
39. Holiday Cream Cheese Mints
Holiday cream cheese mints can be made in less than half-an-hour by mixing cream cheese, powdered sugar, and red/green sprinkles in a bowl with a blender. After blending it well, you can then take a small amount of the “dough” and roll it into a small ball. You can then roll it in sprinkles.
40. Funfetti Truffles
You can make these truffles by blending pre-made cake mix with butter and milk. After making sure it’s well-mixed, you can put some red and green sprinkles in it. You can then form small balls with the dough and dip them into melted white chocolate. Make sure to let your truffle harden for a few minutes on a cookie sheet before consuming.
41. Red Velvet Christmas Blossoms
To make these Christmas blossoms, you just need to make red velvet cookies and roll them in sugar. Once they have been baked, quickly place a chocolate kiss in the middle and let your creation cool down before eating.
42. Hot Chocolate Bar
For something simple yet unique Christmas dessert, you could make a hot chocolate. To do so, simply put everything you need to make hot chocolate on a table. You can then add extra goodies guests can put in their drinks, like candy canes, caramel bites, chocolate pieces, coconut flakes, and whipped cream.
43. Peppermint Cheesecake
This mouthwatering no-bake cheesecake features a thick layer of chocolate cake as the base and then a whipped pink peppermint filling with chunks of peppermint candies in it. After layering these, you can then pour a thin layer of melted chocolate over the top and add crushed candy canes over it.
44. Christmas Wreath Cupcakes
While these might take some time to decorate, the time spent doing so will certainly be worth it. All you need to do is make cupcakes (any flavor of your choice), spread a light layer of white frosting on top, and then pipe on a colorful Christmas wreath.
45. Peppermint Pretzel Bites
These simple peppermint pretzel bites can be made by putting a dollop of melted white chocolate on top of a square pretzel. Before it hardens, press a red or green chocolate candy in the middle. You could also put some festive sprinkles on top.
46. Christmas Trail Mix
If you want to make a Christmas dessert you can share with your family, this is one option to consider. You can put a few cups of different chocolate candies, cereals, pretzels, and marshmallows into a bowl and mix it up. After doing so, you can pour the mix into a Christmas tin.
47. Gingerbread Amaretto Tart
This delicious Christmas tart features not only gingerbread spices and a hint of amaretto, but chocolate as well. Once it’s done baking, you can add some stunning decorations on top, like gingerbread people, a light dusting of powdered sugar, and sliced cranberries.
48. Holiday Puppy Chow
These delectable pieces can be made by mixing a box of Chex cereal with melted chocolate chips, peanut butter, and vanilla. Once everything has been evenly coated, you can pour powdered sugar over the top and mix it up again. You could also add some Christmas sprinkles into the mix.
49. Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies
These buttery cookies with melt in your mouth. Featuring a shortbread base that has a delicate raspberry jam filling, these cookies are very simple to make which makes them ideal if you’re short on time.
50. Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies
Gingerbread crinkle cookies feature a mesmerizing mix of ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. After baking for a bit, they will slightly spread apart making them look “crinkled”. You can leave the cookies as they are or dip them into a powdered sugar icing once they’ve cooled.
If you’re on the search for some tasty and unique Christmas dessert ideas to grace your holiday meals this year, definitely consider these options. They’re not only easy to make, but delicious as well.