Baked goods are my special vice, and there’s no shortage of them around this time of year. (Give me all your sugar cookies!) There’s something particularly magical about the kinds of desserts that grace our holiday tables. I mean, how often do we have gingerbread, peppermint or eggnog flavored things? The answer is — not often enough. These desserts with their festive flavors and familiar aromas hearken back to our childhood. We can’t help but recall making gingerbread cookies with grandma, sipping on some eggnog while adorning the tree with your favorite ornaments, helping mom make fudge for the neighbors. Maybe that’s why they occupy such a sweet spot in our hearts.
From a riff on the old winter standby, hot buttered rum, to a jazzed up gingerbread cake, we’ve got 15 holiday desserts that you should totally indulge in this season. We promise they will make your spirit bright.
So bake, eat, and be merry!
Holiday Spice Cake with Eggnog Buttercream | Portuguese Girl Cooks
Peppermint Bark Brownies | Jelly Toast
Biscoff Pie | Gimme Some Oven
Christmas Tree Cupcakes | Just a Taste
Gingerbread Ice Cream Floats | Love & Olive Oil
No Bake Cranberry Orange Cheesecakes | My Baking Addiction
Rum-Spiked Eggnog Creme Brulee | The Cozy Apron
Easy Salted Oat Fudge | Cookie & Kate
Peppermint White Hot Chocolate | Gimme Some Oven
Gingerbread Cake with Ginger-Lemon Cloud Frosting | Hungry Girl Por Vida
Hot Buttered Rum Bread Pudding | The Wanderlust Kitchen
Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Oreo Pie | Kevin & Amanda
Peppermint Ice Cream and Hot Cocoa “Affogato” | A Couple Cooks
Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake | Bakers Royale
Strawberry Nutella Cheesecake | Gimme Some Oven