Christmas time is upon us, and the annual office parties are just around the corner. Instead of purchasing the same store-bought dessert item to bring to the party this year, consider surprising your colleagues with a delicious Christmas-themed dessert everyone at the party will enjoy.
Dessert options for your Christmas office parties
There are certain dessert items that are simply more appropriate and seemingly taste better during the holiday season. From delicious sugar cookies with Christmas-themed frosting to eggnog cupcakes, the options are limitless when you use a little creativity. The following are three delicious and seasonally appropriate desserts for your office party to consider this year.
If you want a dessert that everyone will enjoy but is still easy to make, homemade cookie assortments are a great option for those who do not have the time or skill to cook more complex desserts. A cookie assortment can take on many forms. If you want to keep it simple, you can purchase an inexpensive Christmas cookie cutter set and make sugar cookies with Christmas colored frosting on top. Other options to consider adding to your assortment include thumbprint cookies with fruit fillings(jelly, strawberry, etc.), peanut butter truffles, Oreo truffles and any other delicious treats you can think of.
Creative holiday cake
A delicious Christmas-themed cake is another great option to make, and it does not take too much time, advanced baking skills or many ingredients. The choice of cake is up to you, so feel free to be a little selfish and pick a flavor you will enjoy. The odds are if you love it, then everyone else will as well. A few creative ideas to consider include a red-velvet cheesecake with cream cheese frosting, peppermint cake and gingerbread cake. A delicious vanilla and chocolate cake with a unique design may work well as well. You can get more ideas for create holiday cakes here.
Another easy option that works well for office Christmas parties is cupcakes, which almost everyone enjoys and they are easier to decorate individually than an entire Christmas cake. There are many things you can do to make your Christmas cupcakes unique to the holiday season, such as adding a Santa hat on top, making mean Grinch-faced cupcakes with the frosting or making eggnog cupcakes.
Other ideas to consider
The aforementioned options work well, but as we mentioned, the options to consider are numerous. Other desserts to consider bring to the Christmas office party this year include Christmas brownies, Christmas trail mix and fruitcake. If you decide on trail mix, a few great assortment items to add include nuts, pretzels, rice crispy bites and various types of chocolates.
The bottom line
The key to a great Christmas themed dessert is to choose something you enjoy putting together as well as to eat, and then add a Christmas element to it, such as a topping with a Christmas design, a flavor that is popular during the holiday season, etc. If you do so, you and your dessert are likely to be the hit at the next office party.
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