Christmas is just around the corner, so it’s time to prepare with a few delicious holiday desserts. These 33 cute Christmas desserts are ideal for gifting and sure to wow your family and friends. While they may look too good to eat, chances are high that these creative Christmas desserts will be gone in a flash!
Looking for more seasonal flavors and tasty sweet treat ideas? Get inspired by some of our favorite festive Christmas desserts, like cakes, cookies, cheesecakes, gingerbread houses and other holiday baking treats!
1. Christmas Tree and Santa Hat Cupcakes
Celebrate the arrival of Christmas with these adorable Christmas tree and Santa hat cupcakes! Made easily with ice cream cones, this recipe is great to make with kids.
2. Shimmering Snowflake Cookies
No need to go outside to catch snowflakes on your tongue when you have these tasty snowflake cookies! Add a shimmery finish to these treats with Silver Color Mist Shimmering Food Color Spray.
3. Christmas Wreath Cookies
These creative and colorful wreath cookies are a beautiful addition to any dessert table.
4. Mini Tree Cupcakes
Wow your guests with these fun and easy mini Christmas tree cupcakes. Make the candy trees easily using your favorite colors of Candy Melts candy!
5.Winter Pine Cone Cupcakes
These elegant Winter Pine Cone Cupcakes are a striking addition to your holiday treats table.
6. Knit Me Cozy Gingerbread House
Show off your piping skills with this intricate woven gingerbread house! Make this masterpiece easily using an assortment of decorating tips including the Round Cake Decorating Tip 2, Round Cake Decorating Tip 3, No. 5 Round Decorating Tip, the Multi-Opening Cake Decorating Tip 233, and the #48 Basketweave Piping Tip.
7. Classic Buttery Spritz Cookies
Spritz up your holiday baking with these Classic Buttery Spritz Cookies. Great for bakers who need to make a ton of cookies at once, this classic Christmas cookie recipe is perfect for cookie swaps or gifting treats to family and friends. Decorate your cookies with sprinkles or leave them as is…they’ll taste great either way!
8. Beautiful Yule Log Cake
Impress friends and family with this Yule Log Cake. Topped with buttercream roses, pinecones and holly, this cake celebrates the true beauty of the season. Serve this cake as a stunning Christmas Eve dessert or at the end of your Christmas Day celebrations!
9. Winter Wonderland Snowman Cake
Celebrate a winter birthday or baby shower with this precious Winter Wonderland Snowman Cake. Featuring meringue cookie snowmen and candy-coated sugar cone trees, this cake brings the beauty of winter to your table. Best of all, you can customize it with as many little snowmen as you’d like!
10. Spruced Christmas Tree Cake
Everyone will pine over this sweet Spruced Up Christmas Tree cake! Use an assortment of green buttercream frosting and your favorite round and star decorating tips to create an edible forest of greenery. Feeling extra festive? Use jumbo nonpareils as ornaments!
11. Christmas Reindeer Cake
This cute reindeer cake is ready to deliver a delicious Christmas treat! Decorated with homemade chocolate buttercream frosting and candy antlers, this festive Christmas dessert is fun for kids and adults alike.
12. Mirror Glaze Snowflake Cake
Create an edible winter wonderland with this Mirror Glaze Snowflake cake. Topped with a bright blue Candy Melts candy glaze and candy snowflakes, this winter cake is perfect for Christmas, Hanukkah or a December birthday.
13. Holiday Macaron Cookies
Add a little ooh lah lah to your fah lah lah with these festive Holiday Macaron Cookies. Painted with metallic accents, these dainty delights make wonderful homemade gifts for friends and family.
14. Gingerbread Cookies
Christmas just isn’t Christmas without gingerbread! With this classic gingerbread cookie recipe, you can make and decorate cookies in all your favorite holiday shapes. Use our simple royal icing recipe to make decorations that dry hard for easy packaging and storing.
15. Silver and Gold Cone Christmas Trees
Keep your Christmas treats classy with these Silver and Gold Sugar Cone Christmas Trees. Use Color Mist Food Color Spray, buttercream frosting, sprinkles and other edible accents to create a beautiful forest of metallic magic!
16. Buttercream Snowflake Cookies
These simple roll-out sugar cookies are decorated with classic white buttercream frosting, then topped with a sprinkle of sparkling sugar. The weather outside may be frightful, but these are so delightful!
17. Snowflake Cookie Wreath
Arrange your cookies into a lovely table display with this Snowflake Cookie Wreath. Use royal icing to decorate snowflake-shaped gingerbread cookies, then arrange them in a circle for a beautiful, edible display!
18. Happy Trees Cake
The cake is your canvas with this Happy Little Trees cake. Topped with green buttercream trees, this winter wonderland is perfect for December birthdays or Christmas celebrations.
19. Polar Bear Cupcakes
These cute polar bear cupcakes are an easy project to do with the kids. Decorated with flaked coconut and marshmallows, these sweet treats are fun for winter holidays and birthday celebrations.
20. Pull Apart Brownies
Trimming the tree is fun and easy when it’s made of bite-sized brownies! An easy dessert to make for a small gathering, this pull-apart cake is decorated with stars and colorful sprinkles for a festive treat you’ll love to eat.
21. Holiday Wreath Poinsettia Cupcakes
Need a break from Christmas cookies? Try these Holiday Wreath and Poinsettia cupcakes. Perfect for bringing to a holiday party, these Christmas cupcakes feature simple decorating techniques that anyone can master.
22. Winter Deer Cake
Use fondant and white buttercream to make this Delightful Winter Deer cake. A simple project for beginning fondant decorators, this cake would be a sweet addition to any December shower or party. New to the world of fondant? Use the How to Decorate with Fondant Shapes and Cut-Outs Kit to learn basic skills and techniques (it also makes a great gift!).
23. Golden Tree Brownies
A dazzling dessert for Christmas or New Year’s, these Gilded Golden Tree Brownies are simple, yet elegant. Top your brownies with white or silver buttercream, then add sparkling decorations using the Sugar Writer Sanding Sugar Pen.
24. Gingerbread Bars
Up your gingerbread game with these sweet and delicious Gingerbread Bars. Topped with a sweet cream cheese frosting and an assortment of holiday sprinkles, these holiday treats are a great addition to your Christmas cookie tray.
25. Christmas Cookie Dunkers
Even Santa knows that the best cookies are the dunkable ones! Perfect for dipping into hot cocoa, coffee or milk, these Christmas Cookie Dunkers are quick and easy to make. Top them with Candy Melts candy and Christmas jimmies for a festive finishing touch.
26. Crispy Pine Cone Candy Bark
This Crispy Pine Cone Candy Bark is a lovely and tasty sweet that’s great for gift-giving. Made using Candy Melts candy and crispy rice cereal, this candy bark is not only pretty to look at, it’s fun to eat!
27. Christmas Tree Cookie
Have fun trimming the tree (then eating it!) with this Giant Tree Cookie. Start with a layer of buttercream frosting, then have fun adding colorful lights, ornaments and stars. A fun project for the whole family to do together, this large cookie project is sure to become a new holiday tradition!
28. Snowman Sugar Cookies
No need to bundle up to build these cookie snowmen! Gather the kids together to bake and decorate these cute Easy Snowman Cookies. Add fun faces using orange and black candies.
28. Soft Frosted Christmas Sugar Cookies
Keep it quick and easy with these Simple Christmas Cookies. Cut out trees, stockings and present-shaped cookies from our tasty Roll-Out Cookie Dough recipe, then decorate using an assortment of buttercreams and sprinkles.
30. Simple Christmas Cut-Out Cookies
These quick and easy cut-out cookies are perfect for bakers of all ages. Impress family and friends with these adorable cookies as gifts.
31. Christmas Cake with Peppermint Decorations
This pastel Peppermint Sprinkles Cake sparkles with holiday fun! Covered in sparkling sugars and candy peppermints, this cake is great for December celebrations of all kinds.
32. Chocolate Peppermint Cake
Indulge in this decadent chocolate cake topped with a delicious peppermint frosting and coated in chocolate peppermint crunch! This cake is great for Christmas, birthdays and everything in between
If you’re drawn to cupcakes and maybe need to make a lot for a Christmas party, be sure to check out our comprehensive collection of Christmas cupcake ideas.
Regardless of which dessert you choose, there’s a good chance your choice of bake will become a favorite holiday treat and a favorite on Christmas for years to come!
So, which of these Christmas desserts are you planning to make for your family this year? Something extra festive or maybe sweets with a Christmas tree design? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to share a picture of your perfect Christmas dessert on Instagram and tag us @wiltoncakes.