These recipes will have you reaching for your apron ASAP.
Yes, the year is at its darkest and coldest, but there's a lot to love about December (aka Christmas Month). And most of those things are the ways we take care of ourselves—the Hallmark movie marathons, the cozy family time, and nights warming ourselves by a fire, for starters. But for those of us whose self-care tends more towards enjoying a wide variety of sweet baked goods, December is the perfect time to indulge in all the holiday baking we want! Luckily, we've rounded up all of the best Christmas desserts we could find and dropped them into this one place for you. With recipes for beautifully decorated holiday cookies, Christmas cakes, and Christmas treats galore, these easy Christmas desserts will definitely make the next month feel like the most delicious time of the year.
Here, we're kicking things up a notch with a ton of revamped classics that'll make you want to edit your personal ranking of the best Christmas desserts. A classic cheesecake recipe, for instance, gets an instant makeover with ginger, nutmeg, and clove. Meanwhile, we've taken the time-honored gingerbread cookie recipe you know and love and turned it into—wait for it—ice cream! Of course, if you're going to go through all the trouble of making all these decadent recipes from scratch, you might as well have a few guests over for a Christmas party (check out our guides to amazing holiday appetizers, Christmas cocktails, and Christmas table decorations for the ultimate extravaganza). For any festive occasion, you can't go wrong with one of these fantastic Christmas desserts.