17 Desserts For the Holidays

Celebrate the Christmas holidays with these dessert recipes, including cakes, pies, cheesecakes, cookies, and always chocolate.  Reviewed by real cooks, so you know they're worth your time.  These desserts will make you proud.

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Angus Barn's Chocolate Chess Pie

This recipe is courtesy of Angus Barn in Raleigh NC. Thad Eure Jr. and Charles M. Winston opened the Angus Barn in 1960 when this part of Raleigh was a pastoral, country setting. Today, the Angus Barn is in the midst of the action between the RDU Airport, Raleigh and Durham. It is consistently ranked as one of the TOP 100 restaurants in the U.S. When you pay your bill, this recipe is given to...

Marie Callender's Lemon Cream Cheese PIe

Found this on the internet. I like to use pecan cookies and 1/4 cup butter and 1 1/2 Tablespoons sugar, in place of graham cracker crust; cream filling as is and 1 1/2 times lemon filling, but I love lemon. If you put the crust in a square or rectangle pan you can cut in bars the size you like. I make it with gluten free cookie crumbs.

Hershey's Chocolate Cake & Frosting

I first found this recipe on " ZAAR " now a defunct site, it was posted to that site by DiSharf. Then I realized this recipe was on the back of the Hershey's Cocoa Powder can. I did a search on this site and it wasn't here. To me this is the best chocolate ever, if you try it I hope you will say the same thing.(This is also good with Peanut Butter Frosting) Posted to " ZAZZ " on...

Kittencal's No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Pie

Plan ahead the pie needs to be refrigerated for at least 4 or more hours to set

Kittencal's Chocolate Fantasy Layer Cake

A Chocolate lover’s fantasy! to take this cake to yet another level substitute 3 tablespoons Kahlua in place of the vanilla, make certain to have your butter, buttermilk and eggs all at room temperature and beat for stated times, both are important steps for the perfect texture, using a good quality baking cocoa will only add to the flavor of this cake!

Spotted Dick Video

It has been many years since i made a spotted dick dessert, growing up we loved steamed puddings and Mom made them often. I haven't made them since our boys were young, they are an inexpensive dessert and quite delicious. we often used fruits other than raisins, especially apples, but then of course it wasn't spotted dick, just steamed apple pudding. Any dried fruit would be good to use,...

Old Bisquick Coffee Cake

This bisquick coffee cake recipe is one of my favorites. It used to be on the back of the Bisquick box, but they replaced it a few years ago. I'm posting it here not only to share it, but as a backup in case I lose my recipe card :)I have made this coffee cake for over 39 years......We love it. I make it just like the recipe stats except I always double the recipe for the topping......we love...

Libby's Famous Pumpkin Pie

The one from the can. This recipe has become part of the family traditions of millions during the holidays.

Aunt Betty's Holiday Jello Fruit Salad Mold

Growing up my Aunt Betty made this for us for the holidays, and it was always a SPECIAL addition to our dinner! It also makes a beautiful presentation on your holiday table. We ate it right along with our dinner, but you can also serve it as an after meal fruit dessert with a dollop of whip cream. No matter which way you eat it, Enjoy every bite.. It's delicious!

Martha's Blue Ribbon Sugar Cookies - Christmas

These cookies are by far "The Best" Sugar Cookies I have ever had, and the amazing flavor is in the secret ingredient :) I guarantee if you do make them, you will never use another recipe. Try them and see for yourself! They are delicious plain or decorated with frosting, or glaze and holiday jimmies or sprinkles or colored sugar granules. You can substitute lemon or lime peel in place of the...

Gingerbread Cut-Out Cookies (With Piping Icing That Hardens)

These make great gingerbread men cookies! No egg in this recipe and servings are only estimated

Austrian Cream Cheese Bars

If you love cheesecake you will love Austrian Cheesecake Bars. Lush and creamy with the taste of cheesecake, topped with chocolate and toasted pecans makes for a great addition to the holiday or special occasion serving tray. This is a winner at teas and pot lucks.

Cranberry Pinwheel Cookies

These tasty cookies look nice on the holiday cookie platter. Prep time includes time to chill dough

Oat & Pumpkin Pinwheels

These cookies are rolled in sesame seeds -- that might not appeal to everyone. I like the sesame seed coating, but it's not quite perfect for me, and I'll be experimenting with different seeds/nuts to see if I find something better.

Kittencal's Quick One-Bowl Cinnamon Brunch Cake

This cakes takes only 5 minutes at the most to prepare, this is not a texture of a boxed cake but it does makes a great weekend brunch cake, some chopped apples, raisins, or blueberries (fresh only) may be added into the batter for extra flavor. Be sure to use two 8 or 9-inch pans..there is lots of batter and will run over the sides if using just one pan

Judy's Jewish Coffee Cake

Outrageously delicious is all I can say about this cinnamony, nutty, Coffee Cake. Moist and unbelievably good describes this recipe to a T! I remember the first time my friend Marie's sister Judy made this recipe, and I thought I had died and gone to heaven when I took my first bite. It is that good! Great for breakfast, brunch or for dessert. Try it, and let me know how you like it. NOTE: ...

Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

I was asked to bring dessert for Christmas dinner. My husband and I looked at each other and said "Chocolate". What's better than chocolate? Creamy chocolate with raspberries. Found this recipe on the Driscoll's website. Posting it here to clean up the formatting and instructions, as well as using more readily available ingredients.