10 Holiday Cookies and Desserts to Bake with the Family

The holidays are here at last, and soon families everywhere will gather to celebrate the passing of another year. Here are 10 holiday cookies and desserts to bake with the entire family that are fun to make and taste even better!

By: Laura Fitzgerald / 11/23/2021

10 Holiday Cookies and Desserts to Bake with the Entire Family

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Caramel cooking on the stove. The holidays are here at last, and making food with the family can help make new memories and properly celebrate the passing of another year. Here are 10 holiday cookies and desserts to bake with the entire family that are fun to make and taste even better!

Marbled Tiramisu Cake with Whipped Mascarpone Frosting

Skillet Tiramisu Cake

Imagine a light and creamy mascarpone frosting atop a chocolate-vanilla marble cake (with coffee syrup drizzled over it), finished with a light dusting of cocoa powder. What you have is the perfect dessert to serve with coffee at the end of your next family gathering. And unlike a store-bought tiramisu, yours will be handmade with love.

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Holiday Lights Gingerbread Cookies with Mini M&Ms

Holiday Lights M&M Cookies

Santa's little helpers will beg to give you a hand in the kitchen. Our holiday light gingerbread cookies are fun for the entire family. We'll provide you with everything you need to make these mini-masterpieces. Just keep a close eye on that bowl of M&Ms. We hear they have a habit of disappearing before they make it to the plate!

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Ricotta Cannoli Scones with Chocolate Chips & Icing

Cannoli Scone

Do you ever wonder if Santa gets bored of the traditional milk and cookies? This year, why not surprise ol Saint Nick with these Ricotta Cannoli Scones with Chocolate Chips? This fusion of British and Sicilian cuisine is guaranteed to put you at the top of the Nice list. And they are ready to eat in only four steps! It's the perfect treat to make with junior bakers who might not be ready for fussier recipes.

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Lemon Cupcakes with Raspberry Icing

Lemon Rasberry Cupcake

If you miss the bright, citrusy flavors of summer, try these lemon cupcakes with raspberry icing and chase those seasonal blues away. We can't make the weather warmer, but we can make the long winter nights just a little brighter with these picture-perfect cupcakes. And we bet some of your guests will appreciate them too.

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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins with Chocolate Streusel

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins

These Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins with Chocolate Streusel are a hearty snack to keep around. The oats give these muffins a little extra oomph to fuel you for the hustle and bustle of December. So store one in Tupperware and throw it in your tote before heading to the mall to get those last-minute gifts.

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Millionaire Shortbread with Eggnog Caramel

Millionaire Shortbread Cookies

Our shortbread recipe is great any time of the year, but this winter we wanted to give these crowd-pleasing cookies a festive twist with an eggnog flavored caramel. So we recommend pouring yourself a glass of eggnog while you bake for maximum holiday spirit.

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Sticky Toffee with Whipped Cream

Sticky Toffee Pudding

No one can say bah-humbug to this classic English dessert--not even Ebenezer Scrooge. Mix finely chopped dates into your batter, then bake to make a moist, fruity sponge cake that tastes great on its own (but even better when covered in sticky toffee syrup and whipped cream).

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Raspberry Nut Biscuit Pinwheels with Cream Cheese Glaze

Rasberry Pecan Biscuits

Move over cranberry cake; a new winter berry has come to town. These Raspberry Nut Biscuit Pinwheels are sweet, crunchy, and best of all, shareable. Topped with a sugary cream cheese glaze, you'll be tempted to lick the pan after they are all gone.

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Chocolate Peppermint Ganache Cookies

Peppermint Ganach

Everything tastes better with peppermint, but especially chocolate ganache. So try these Chocolate Peppermint Ganache Cookies, and we're sure you'll agree. Creamy and full of rich chocolate flavor, this recipe should be at the top of every chocolate lover's wish list.

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Snickerdoodle Cheesecake


There are many ways to jazz up the classic cheesecake, but we think this recipe is a real star. It tastes like a snickerdoodle with the decadent, smooth texture of a cheesecake. To make it, you'll need our favorite brand of cream cheese, Philadelphia cream cheese, which we deliver right to your door.

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