My Favorite Christmas Sweet Treats
If you’re celebrating Christmas, you’re probably into the final stretch of getting ready for your holiday dinner. I’ve posted my menu for Christmas dinner before – I always make lasagna on Christmas Eve (you’ll find several different recipes here, here, and here) and then on Christmas day I make a beef tenderloin for dinner. (You can also make it with this spice rub.) And I have enough side dish recipes on this site to cover you for sure. But since I’m not much of a baker, I don’t usually dwell on the sweets, and thought a nice holiday roundup might be nice this year.That biscotti at the top is chocolate with pine nuts and cranberries and this one is pistachio. I like biscotti because they are equally good with your coffee on Christmas morning as they are for dessert on Christmas evening, and they make pretty gifts.These chocolate chipotle pudding cakes (which can be served alone, with fruit, or with a sweet tomatillo sauce) are always a crowd pleaser for the chocolate fans in your celebration.If you like something a little less sweet, but with really interesting texture and flavor, opt for an Italian olive oil cake with thyme, sprinkled with some powdered sugar.I have number of cheesecake recipes on this site, from a seasonal pumpkin cheesecake with caramel sauce to a peanut butter cup cheesecake, to some simple individual cheesecake tarts you can make in cupcake liners and even freeze ahead of time.Nothing says Christmas vacation more to me than my mom’s old peanut butter fudge recipe. It was from our elementary school recipe collection that the PTA put together back in the 60s and for me, it’s essential (although I’m not sure why each year I feel compelled to make two whole pounds of the stuff)!I also have LOTS of cookie recipes on this site – 20 to be exact – and they range from chocolate to ginger to butter to orange to oatmeal to…you get the idea!And finally, the only baking that I believe I am expert in is tarts – I have recipes on here for fruit tarts like pear, apple, blueberry, lemon, and peach as well as things like chocolate and banana. Head into the kitchen today – preferably with friends, family, kids, parents – and enjoy the holiday season together.
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