4 Christmas Dessert Recipes That Are Easy to Make

    Every great Christmas meal should consist of a delicious, Christmas specific dessert that the entire family enjoys.

    Unfortunately for many, making a Christmas dessert can be challenging, and buying a dessert from the store is simply not the same as making your own.

    However, not every Christmas dessert recipe has to be difficult to make. Instead, there are some Christmas dessert recipes that are easy to make, delicious and helps add to the Christmas environment.

     

    For those who love Christmas dessert but do not want to spend countless hours preparing it, here are four easy to make options for this Christmas.

    Christmas Cookies

    One of the most traditional Christmas desserts is the old-fashioned Christmas cookies. From sugar cookies to glazed and filled cookies, the perfect Christmas cookie assortment should contain a little bit of everything.

    Here are just a few of easy Christmas cookies to consider preparing this holiday season:

    • Holiday snickerdoodles
    • Christmas tree cookies
    • Thumbprint jammers
    • Candy cane cookies

    The key to truly great Christmas cookies is to invest in the right Christmas-themed cookie cutters. You also are going to need food coloring, frosting and all of the necessary cookie ingredients.

    For specific recipes, check out these recipes at Good Housekeeping.

    Gingerbread Rolls

    A gingerbread roll is another Christmas dessert that can really capture the Christmas atmosphere inside of a home.

    All you need to make this amazing dessert are the dough ingredients, including sugar, yeast, cinnamon and of course ginger. After preparing these ingredients in a bowl, add a milk mixture and eggs to the flour. Allow the dough to rise for approximately an hour and then make an add the filling and topping.

    Gingerbread rolls are delicious, easy to make and gingerbread is perhaps the most appropriate ingredient to add to a Christmas dessert.

    Holiday Cupcakes

    Holiday cupcakes are about as fun to make as they are delicious to consume. The key to great Christmas cupcakes is to get creative and have fun. If you have children, they may even love to help dress up the cupcakes with fun decorations.

    Here are just a few of the many holiday cupcake possibilities to consider this Christmas:

    • Snowman cupcakes
    • Reindeer cupcakes
    • Peppermint cupcakes

    To make the cupcakes, simply prepare the cupcakes the way you normally would, which should involve the baking of cake mix. The fun then really picks up afterward when you get to add various decorations to each cupcake, such as gumdrops as eyeballs and pretzels as reindeer antlers.

    Peppermint Cheesecake

    For many, there is not a more delicious Christmas dessert than a peppermint cheesecake, and preparing peppermint cheesecake is fairly easy to do.

    Simply prepare the cheesecake like normal and add peppermint extract. Then add a few drops of red food coloring, sprinkle bits of candy cane on the cheesecake and allow it to sit in the fridge for several hours.

    After the peppermint cheesecake is ready, cut the cake into individual bars and you are left with an easy, delicious Christmas dessert that the entire family enjoys.

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