My Top 12 Favorite Christmas Desserts


My top twelve favorite holiday dessert ideas, including quick breads, cobblers, puppy chow, cookies, and truffles.  There is something for everyone here!

My top twelve favorite Christmas dessert ideas, including quick breads, cobblers, puppy chow, cookies, and truffles.  There is something for everyone here!

Christmas is my favorite time of year for baking!  Well, it’s my favorite time of year in general.  I get so carried away and fill up my freezer with goodies with Christmas dessert in the weeks leading up to the holiday.  I like to take my personal top picks and put them together in one post for those of you who are in need of ideas.  I can pick a lot more than 12 if I really wanted to, but 12 is kind of the “magic” number of Christmas, right?  I bring to you today the twelve desserts of Christmas.  I know you’ll find something you like in this list (and a lot of them taste even better than they look – you will just have to trust me on that one.)  Better yet, you can make all twelve!  Nobody will hate you for it – I promise.  I just hope if you do this, you’re hosting about 100 people at your house…

What are your plans for the holidays?  What will your big Christmas dessert be?  I will be hosting dinner at my house this year so I have plenty to plan and prepare.  I love to hear about what others are doing, so do share!  Merry Christmas, everyone!

Andes Mint Cookie Dough Truffles Recipe for St. Patrick's Day or Christmas

Andes Mint Cookie Dough Truffles

Red Velvet Oreo Cookie Dip Recipe for Valentine's Day or Christmas holiday. Dessert dip or Party Dip.

Red Velvet Cookie Dough Dip

Grandma's traditional Italian recipe for Anisette or "S" cookies. These have white icing and holiday sprinkles and will be the perfect Christmas cookie.

Italian “S” Cookies

Lofthouse Style Frosted Sugar Cookies Recipe for Christmas and holidays

Lofthouse Style Soft Sugar Cookies

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

Peanut Butter Fudge Puddles Cookie Recipe for Christmas or Holidays

Fudge Puddles

Creamy Chocolate Fudge Holiday Recipe for Christmas party

Creamy Chocolate Holiday Fudge

Christmas Walnut Snow Ball Cookies

Walnut Snowball 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!

25 Responses to “My Top 12 Favorite Christmas Desserts”

  1. Ginny McMeans
    December 22, 2014 at 1:01 AM #

    Those are all looking so good. I am definitely checking them out!

  2. December 22, 2014 at 3:28 AM #

    Great round up of some of your best little desserts. I will have to check out your lofthouse style cookies recipe as my boys have been craving those ever since we left the US for Asia. Wishing you a super holiday.

  3. December 22, 2014 at 4:35 AM #

    These are all excellent suggestions but if I had to choose it would be the blackberry crumble and the eggnog bread (I´ve got to try both these recipes!). May you have a blessed Christmas! xoxo

  4. December 22, 2014 at 8:28 AM #

    I basically want every single one of these! So amazing!

  5. December 22, 2014 at 9:14 AM #

    Gah! All of these treats sound amazing!

  6. December 22, 2014 at 9:55 AM #

    I want a bite of all 12 please!

  7. December 22, 2014 at 10:16 AM #

    What a great round-up of Christmas desserts. They all look amazing!

  8. December 22, 2014 at 12:01 PM #

    My goodness. I want it alllllllll!

  9. December 22, 2014 at 12:09 PM #

    I agree that I can name so many favorite desserts, but these definitely look like winners. Merry Christmas, Ashley!

  10. December 22, 2014 at 12:15 PM #

    Each and every one of these looks delicious – I want them all at our holiday get-together! I am so lagging behind this year. Still trying to decide what to bring to ours.

  11. December 22, 2014 at 12:58 PM #

    all of these look amazing! Please send me samples of each. I would be eternally grateful. 😉

  12. December 22, 2014 at 4:20 PM #

    Ahhh the Red Velvet Cookie Dough Dip, I NEED it asap!

  13. December 22, 2014 at 5:06 PM #

    So many awesome desserts to choose from!! Hmm….there AREA 12 days of Christmas…and you show us 12 days of desserts… One for every day! 🙂

  14. December 22, 2014 at 5:27 PM #

    Everything looks wonderful!

  15. December 22, 2014 at 5:34 PM #

    These all look so good! But if I were to choose one it would have to be those Lofthouse style sugar cookies! I used to make these with my mom as a kid!

  16. December 22, 2014 at 9:59 PM #

    Cinnamon Apple Pie Bread…I die!

  17. December 22, 2014 at 11:38 PM #

    I wouldn’t know which recipe to try first, they all look so enticing 😀

    Happy Holidays!
    Choc Chip Uru

  18. December 23, 2014 at 12:14 AM #

    It’s almost midnight and I am in the pantry looking for chocolate because of THIS awesome dessert collection! LOVE IT!

  19. December 23, 2014 at 8:19 AM #

    Those are some teriffic looking holiday treats. I don’t know which one I’d chose as my favorite.

  20. December 23, 2014 at 10:33 AM #

    I’ll take one of each please ; )

  21. December 23, 2014 at 2:10 PM #

    What a great line up for the holiday dessert lover!

  22. December 23, 2014 at 5:42 PM #

    One of each, please! There are some awesome Christmas treats in this round-up.

  23. December 24, 2014 at 11:35 AM #

    Those cookie dough truffles look like they need to happen really soon! YUM!

  24. December 26, 2014 at 8:23 AM #

    How to choose?! They all look so wonderful!

  25. December 27, 2014 at 7:18 PM #

    Nice mix. I admire you being able to pick even 15. I would be pondering forever. Like that would be a major question. Soooooo many delicious choice—-as shown by what you did pick.

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