Everyone loves some fun baking during the holiday festivities, and what could be more fun than making homemade Christmas desserts. If you’re in a search to find the perfect Christmas dessert recipe, don’t worry, we have gathered the list of the best homemade Christmas dessert recipes just for you. All of the recipes are festive and always a hit at a holiday celebration! You can choose from Christmas Scottish trifle, instant pot Christmas cranberry pudding, chocolate salami, Italian anise cookies, fruit pizza Christmas wreath, thumbprint caramel pecan turtle cookies, keto Christmas sugar cookies, cookies for Santa Christmas cupcake topper, and more. Be inspired this holiday season, and have a Happy Safe Christmas!
Christmas Orange Panna Cotta
Rich, delicious, and creamy, this Christmas orange panna cotta makes a perfect dessert for any day over the festive season. Plus, you don’t need to bake it, and you can make it vegan-friendly by using non-dairy milk. Just follow the cooking directions, and when it’s ready, decorate with peppermint leaves and chocolate. Serve and enjoy!
Christmas Scottish Trifle
Festive, tasty, and perfect for hosting, this Christmas Scottish trifle is an ideal dessert for the holidays, but it’s not suitable for children because it has alcohol in it. You can make one large Scottish trifle or 6 individual servings – just be sure to start this a day ahead of when you plan to serve it. All trifles are better when they’re not freshly made. Follow the making directions, decorate, and keep refrigerated until ready to serve!
Christmas Tree Cupcakes
Equally tasty and cute, these Christmas tree cupcakes are easy to make and are a simple treat perfect for the holiday season. They look like snow-covered Christmas trees are the hit at any holiday party. Gather the ingredients, follow the cooking steps, and have fun making up these adorable Christmas tree cupcakes. They’re the perfect way to start the holiday baking season off right!
Instant Pot Christmas Cranberry Pudding
Easy and fun to make, this instant pot Christmas cranberry pudding is the perfect Christmas pudding recipe, ready in under an hour. Gather the ingredients and follow the step-by-step cooking directions. While the pressure is coming down on the pudding, make a traditional hard sauce. When the pudding is ready, slice it and pour a generous portion of the hard sauce over the cake. It’s absolutely magical – Enjoy!
Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies
Flavorful, soft, and buttery, these cream cheese spritz cookies are ready in 30 minutes and are an easy cookie recipe for every holiday and occasion, not just Christmas. Plus, they’re really fun to decorate, too. And feel free to play around with the flavor of the dough, making your cookie masterpiece. Follow the cooking instructions, bake, and decorate. They’re classic Christmas cookies but taste amazingly delicious!
Super fun and easy to make, plus it’s egg-free, this chocolate salami is a dessert to make during the festive season. The only hard part is patiently waiting for it to set in the fridge so it can be dusted in powdered sugar and sliced. Follow the step-by-step cooking instructions, and if you want, you can tie the salami for a more realistic look. Have fun and enjoy eating it!
Cute and completely edible, these Reindeer cupcakes are perfectly festive and will be an ideal Christmas dessert to serve for your guests. Plus, the cupcake toppers are made out of gum paste and are absolutely adorable, delicious, and you could make them days, weeks, months ahead of time, though they won’t go bad. You could even add these Christmas cupcake toppers to plain store-bought cupcakes. No need to do any baking at all to make fantastic reindeer cupcakes!
Italian Anise Cookies
Festive, flavorful, and homemade, these Italian anise cookies are the perfect little Christmas cookies – soft, sweet, and ready in a total time of 20 minutes. Gather the ingredients and follow the cooking directions, and let them set until the glaze hardens. If you’re not a fan of black licorice, feel free to substitute your favorite extract flavor in place of the anise extract. Enjoy!
Soft Cranberry Cookies
Perfectly sweet and tasty, these soft cranberry cookies are an excellent addition to any Christmas cookie tray. If you don’t have fresh cranberries, you can use dried cranberries. Follow the cooking directions, bake, and once the cookies have cooled, you can add a drizzle of homemade glaze to the top for some extra flavor. You can drizzle the glaze on the cookies with a spoon or with a piping bag. Have fun making them!
Fruit Pizza Christmas Wreath
Super easy, delicious, and truly a work of art, this fruit pizza Christmas wreath is such a fun idea for Christmas. Follow the cooking directions, bake, add the cream cheese frosting, and decorate the wreath with fruits. You can decorate the wreath in any design and add any type of fruit you like. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Best if served immediately. Enjoy!
Peanut Butter Cup Christmas Trees
Super cute and easy to make, these peanut butter cup Christmas trees are fun, festive, and absolutely tasty Christmas desserts. Plus, you can make several shapes of them. You can also decorate them as you want with all kinds of colors and styles of sprinkles and decorations. Don’t forget to keep them in the fridge or in a cold area to prevent them from melting. Serve and enjoy!
Thumbprint Caramel Pecan Turtle Cookies
Gluten-free, sugar-free, and easy to make, these thumbprint caramel pecan turtle cookies look impressive and tastes irresistible. Gather the needed ingredients, follow the cooking directions – make and bake the cookies, fill every cookie with caramel, add a pecan half on top of the caramel, and drizzle the chocolate mixture over the cookies. They are ready to eat when they are crispy, and the chocolate hardens. Enjoy!
Traditional British Christmas Pudding
Unique and delicious, this traditional British Christmas pudding is a must-have dessert for your Christmas dinner. It’s a make-ahead, steamed, and fruit-filled dessert that will not leave anyone indifferent. Follow the instructions, steam for 6 hours, checking the water level once an hour or so, and topping it up. When it’s ready, cut and serve with brandy sauce, brandy butter, whipped cream (without added sugar), or real homemade custard. Enjoy!
Keto Christmas Sugar Cookies
Incredible flavorful, and low carb, these keto Christmas sugar cookies are perfectly soft inside and crunchy inside. Plus, they are easy to punch out of cookie cutters and are fun to make. Follow the cooking directions, bake, and decorate them with keto royal icing. Optional if you like, you can dye the icing with different colors by adding food coloring to the icing. Once baked, store your sugar-free cookies in an airtight container. Serve and enjoy!
Cookies For Santa Christmas Cupcake Topper
Cute and absolutely tasty, these cookies for Santa Christmas cupcake topper are made out of gum paste and are entirely edible. The cookies are glued to the gum paste plate with just a little bit of vodka. The liquid activates the sugar in the gum paste, and when it dries, the elements stay glued together. Gather the ingredients, follow the step-by-step cooking instructions, and start making them. Enjoy!