Christmas dessert recipes

3 Festive Dessert Recipes for a Delightful Christmas Holiday

Published On: December 22, 2023By Tags: , ,

Creating easy and delightful dessert recipes for the Christmas holidays can add a touch of sweetness and joy to your festive celebrations. Here are three simple yet delicious recipes that are sure to impress your family and guests:

1. Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
  3. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; gradually stir into the creamed mixture. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.
  5. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until edges are nicely browned. Let cool.

2. No-Bake Cheesecake Bites

Ingredients:

  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whipped cream
  • Graham cracker crumbs (for coating)
  • Fresh berries for topping (optional)

Instructions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.
  2. Fold in the whipped cream gently until well combined.
  3. Scoop the mixture and form small balls, then roll each in graham cracker crumbs until fully coated.
  4. Place on a parchment-lined tray and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  5. Serve chilled with fresh berries on top, if desired.

3. Easy Peppermint Fudge

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Crushed peppermint candies for topping

Instructions:

  1. Line an 8-inch square pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth.
  3. Stir in peppermint extract.
  4. Spread the mixture evenly in the prepared pan. Sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies.
  5. Refrigerate for 2 hours, or until firm. Cut into squares and serve.

Each of these Christmas dessert recipes offers a delightful blend of flavors and textures, making them perfect for holiday gatherings. They are not only easy to make but also allow for customization to suit your taste preferences. Happy baking and happy holidays!

 

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