Christmas Dessert Ideas 2013


Christmas is coming up in just a few days (can hardly believe it) and I wanted to give you all a few last minute Christmas cookie and dessert ideas. 

Every year I tend to get a little carried away with the Christmas baking and I bake bake bake right up until the last minute.   I’m always afraid of not having enough cookies!  Better to have too many for the holidays than too few, right?

What are your holiday plans?  On Christmas Eve, my whole family gets together at my grandparents house for dinner. My aunt Dawn will be here from Oregon this year – so excited to see her!  We will be going to my in-laws house and spending Christmas day with them.  I hope everyone has a great Christmas and enjoy the time with your family!

eat for holidays: Christmas, especially. BEST cupcakes and easy.

Cinnamon Bun Cupcakes

Orange-Glazed Eggnog Quick Bread Recipe for the Christmas holiday. The BEST quick bread!

Orange-Glazed Eggnog Quick Bread

Candy Cane Puppy Chow Recipe (also known as muddy buddies or Trash). Great Christmas idea!

Candy Cane Puppy Chow

Fresh Apple Pie Dip Recipe made with fresh apples.  Great for Thanksgiving dessert or side dish.

Fresh Apple Pie Dip

Cinnamon Apple Pie Bread Recipe.  Apple Pie in a loaf form.  Perfect for fall.

Cinnamon Apple Pie Bread

No Bake Stuffed Cookie Dough Bites stuffed with Nutella

No Bake Stuffed Cookie Dough Bites

Peanut Butter Fudge Puddles Cookie Recipe for Christmas or Holidays

Fudge Puddles

Biscoff-Glazed Soft Oatmeal Cookies. These are made with Greek Yogurt and the biscoff glaze is incredible!

Biscoff Glazed Soft Oatmeal Cookies

Ice Cream Oreo Truffles made with Perry's Christmas flavors: White Christmas and Peppermint Stick.

Ice Cream Oreo Truffles

Joy the Baker Best Apple Crisp

Best Apple Crisp

Creamy Chocolate Fudge Holiday Recipe for Christmas party

Creamy Chocolate Holiday Fudge

Hershey's Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies for Christmas or the holidays

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Festive Christmas Cherry Pound Cake Loaf

Festive Cherry Pound Cake

Chocolate Chip Almond Mandel Bread. A Jewish tradition for passover that's similar to biscotti!

Chocolate Chip Almond Mandel Bread

Christmas Walnut Snow Ball Cookies

Walnut Snowball Cookies

Pecan Pie Bark (The Domestic Rebel

Pecan Pie Bark

Pecan Pie Bars with Brown Sugar, Honey, and Chopped Pecans.

Pecan Pie Bars

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies made with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups for Christmas

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Blackberry Cobbler from Pioneer Woman's recipe. Easy and delicious!

Easy Blackberry Cobbler

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These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

23 Responses to “Christmas Dessert Ideas 2013”

  1. December 20, 2013 at 2:27 AM #

    Oh wow I wouldn´t know which to choose 🙂 and then to find the time to make it!! Thanks for the inspiration!! Xx

    • December 20, 2013 at 2:28 AM #

      Awwww thank YOU for coming by!

  2. December 20, 2013 at 9:57 AM #

    Those biscoff oatmeal cookies look SO good! And you can NEVER go wrong with peanut butter blossoms. Those are my faves!

  3. December 20, 2013 at 10:24 AM #

    Ashley, can you please send me a box of everything? I’d be extremely grateful. 😉 We’re heading to the in-laws’ in the Midwest for the holidays. Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season!

    • December 20, 2013 at 12:43 PM #

      I hope you do, as well! Thank you!

  4. December 20, 2013 at 11:17 AM #

    Ok, it’s the holidays, I think I will have one of everything! Major yum, great list!

    • December 20, 2013 at 12:42 PM #

      Thanks – totally allowed on the holidays!

  5. December 20, 2013 at 4:16 PM #

    Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

    • December 20, 2013 at 4:18 PM #

      Thanks for coming by!!!

  6. December 20, 2013 at 10:46 PM #

    This is a great list Ashley! Hope you have a wonderful time! We are actually staying home this year but I am going to be cooking up a storm!

    • December 20, 2013 at 11:54 PM #

      I hope you enjoy your Christmas at home!!

  7. sarah
    December 21, 2013 at 11:21 AM #

    so little time, so much to bake! This year we will host 15 on Christmas Day! Some of Hank’s family, Rebecca & her family are coming down from Balitmore, and the family that I nanny for will all be at our place. I’m going to attempt to make a roast for dinner! If it turns out bad, at least good desserts will follow! lol! Have a wonderful and blessed Christmas Ashley!

    • December 21, 2013 at 12:03 PM #

      Awwww I’m sure the roast will be fabulous!!! I would love to try your baking sometime 🙂 Send me some good recipes 🙂

  8. Cindy @ Pick Fresh foods
    December 21, 2013 at 11:38 AM #

    Ashley, all these treats looks amazing! I love that apple pie dip. I could dive right into that and not come up until it was all gone 🙂 I’ve been a little under the weather, finally feeling better so the baking shall begin today. Enjoy your weekend!

    • December 21, 2013 at 12:02 PM #

      Thanks, Cindy! I’m glad you’re feeling better!

  9. December 23, 2013 at 2:40 PM #

    It’ll be a low-key Christmas this year, with a newborn and all 🙂

    • December 23, 2013 at 3:35 PM #

      Oh I’m sure! Low key can be nice though 🙂

  10. December 23, 2013 at 3:12 PM #

    what an amazing list. Hard to choose!

  11. December 23, 2013 at 3:35 PM #

    Awesome round up!! That candy cane puppy chow needs to happen in my kitchen ASAP!!

  12. January 9, 2014 at 6:48 AM #

    Oh, I always love these posts.. An entire list of delicious goods! I know Christmas is already over, but I feel like making a few of these anyway. Perhaps all of them in one day and just be the happiest person in the world for a while 😛

    • January 9, 2014 at 12:12 PM #

      Some of these I make all year ’round

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