Christmas is the ultimate time to indulge in some delicious dessert. No matter the time of year, there is always a reason to celebrate with desserts. Christmas is no exception. This holiday season, give your family and friends something that they will remember for years to come by making one of these mouth-watering desserts!
From cookies to cakes, you can’t go wrong with any of these recipes! Whether you are looking for a decadent chocolate cake or want something more traditional, these 8 dessert ideas will make your Christmas sweet tooth happy!
The holiday season is in full swing and one of the most traditional desserts to serve at Christmas time is a gingerbread cake. This recipe includes all of the ingredients you need to create your own gingerbread cake, including flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, butter, or margarine (or oil), molasses or honey for sweetness, and ground ginger for flavor. It also requires milk and an egg.
The key to this recipe is mixing everything together so that it forms a thick batter – not too thin and not too stiff. The consistency should be like cookie dough – soft but still firm enough to hold its shape when cut into rounds before baking in an oven preheated to 350 degrees F for about 25-30 minutes.
Chocolate Pecan Pie
Pecan pie is a delicious and decadent dessert that will really put you in the holiday spirit. It’s an easy recipe to make and it can be made with or without chocolate. If you want, you can even add some bourbon for a little extra kick!
To start, you will need 1 pie crust, 2 eggs, 4 tablespoons of sugar, and a dash of salt. You can’t forget the pecans! Then there are 10 ounces of chocolate chips and 7 ounces of chopped pecans- so don’t forget those!
After that, it’s just time to mix everything together and bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit or until set in the center. Now you know how to make one delicious dessert!
Pumpkin cheesecake is a delicious dessert for the fall. It tastes even better when you know what’s in it! Here are all of the ingredients to make one pumpkin cheesecake.
The crust can be made with graham crackers, chocolate cookies, or any other type of cookie that you prefer. You will need unsalted butter, sugar, finely ground pecans or walnuts (optional), and salt.
For the filling, all you need is cream cheese and pure canned pumpkin purée which can be found at most grocery stores next to the pie fillings and apple sauce containers.
Lastly, for topping, we have sour cream mixed with brown sugar and cinnamon as well as whipped cream sprinkled with more cinnamon, and voila, you have your pumpkin cheesecake.
A classic dessert in Germany, Apple Strudel is a delicious treat perfect for the fall season. Follow these steps to make your own strudel at home!
1) In a large bowl, mix together butter and sugar
2) Add eggs one by one until it becomes an even mixture
3) Mix in vanilla extract
4) Sift flour
5) Knead dough 6-8 times
7) Roll out thin
8 ) Spread filling over dough
9 ) Cut into strips
10 ) Fold each strip of dough like you would fold a flag
11 ) Place on cookie sheet 1
2 ) Bake for 45 minutes at 375 degrees F
13) Remove from oven
14) Let cool 15-20 minutes 16-18 slices per apple strudel
Chocolate Mint Ice Cream
So you’re thinking of making some chocolate mint ice cream? All it requires are some basic ingredients, an ice cream maker, and time to let it freeze!
The process starts with adding heavy whipping cream, one egg yolk, sugar, peppermint extract, and vanilla extract into a bowl. Whisk together until all of the ingredients are well combined.
Next, whisk in cocoa powder until it’s thoroughly mixed before pouring it into your machine’s churning container.
Put your machine on medium speed and make sure not to open up the lid too often or else you’ll affect how long it takes to freeze (approximately 30 minutes). After this is done take out the frozen mixture from the freezer and let it sit for a bit (5 minutes) if you prefer a more soft serve ice cream.
The holidays are rapidly approaching, and we all know what that means, it’s time for some pumpkin pie. There’s something so satisfying about being able to say you made it yourself. The recipe is super simple and doesn’t take much time at all.
First, preheat the oven for 375 degrees Fahrenheit (191 degrees Celsius). Next, beat together eggs and sugar in a bowl until they become light yellow in color with a creamy texture.
Then add in vanilla extract and pumpkin purée before pouring into a crust-lined pan. Bake until set but still slightly wobbly when gently shaken – about 45 minutes or 1 hour depending on the size of the pie dish used. Allow cooling completely before serving.
Eggnog Crème Brûlée
It’s not too difficult but does require some patience and attention to detail. The custard base is made with eggs, sugar, heavy cream, vanilla extract, and nutmeg.
It’s then baked in a bain-marie until it reaches 160 degrees F (71 degrees C). The top layer of caramelized sugar can be done either under the broiler or by using an acetylene torch before serving for a delicious finish!
I’m going to teach you how to make your own gingerbread cookies from scratch! This is a great way for the whole family to spend time together and enjoy some homemade baked goods.
You’ll need flour, sugar, baking soda, ground cinnamon, ginger powder, or freshly grated ginger root (1/2 tsp.), allspice (optional), salt, egg yolk, and vanilla extract.
I will be using an electric mixer but if you don’t have one then just use a bowl and spoon instead. Mix everything in a large bowl until it forms into a dough. After that’s done shape the dough into balls and put them on a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Bake them at 300 degrees F for 8-10 minutes depending on how dark you want the cookies. Let it cool for 5 minutes, and then enjoy!
A combination of these desserts for Christmas is the perfect way to close out a festive holiday meal. It’s not too late to add them to your menu plans, so be sure and try one or more of these recipes this year! Which dessert will you choose?