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The Best Christmas Desserts for Parties or Gifts

Get ideas for the best Christmas desserts to make for parties or gifts! Includes recipes for bars, cakes, cupcakes, cheesecakes, truffles, fudge, cookies, and more.

Christmas Desserts

Now’s the time for complete honesty, my friends. It’s the Christmas season, and Santa isn’t going to come down your chimney if you lie. So be honest.

Your favorite thing about Christmas is the desserts.

It’s okay! Because it’s mine too! All the holiday cheer, gifting, loving one another . . . it’s all great. But I just really love the Christmas desserts. Haha! I’m partially kidding.

But, to be honest, it’s one of the things that I look forward to every year. It’s actually one of the only times I get excited about baking, and I love to make things to bring to parties, as well as to give away as gifts.

I also like to try something new every year. I don’t want to make the same Christmas sweets every single time. I like to expand my horizons! One year I’ll try bars and the next year, truffles. Then the year after that? A tart. Because life is short, people.

If you’re looking for a great list of Christmas dessert ideas, I’d love to share these with you. These are my favorites. Take a peek at them, including some that I’ve made and posted here on the blog!

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of these, or if you try any. Or if you have some sweets that you’d like to recommend. Keep on reading.

Christmas Desserts

You're going to love this list of Christmas dessert ideas! Make sweets in all different dessert categories, including some that are great for gifting or parties.

Christmas Bars

Christmas Cakes and Cupcakes

Christmas Cheesecakes and Tarts

Christmas Cookies

Christmas Fudge

Christmas Truffles

Desserts for Gifting

Party Desserts


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