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22 Christmas Dessert Recipes for 2022

The Christmas holidays are the perfect time for baking and here at Out of the Box Baking we’ve got a plethora of recipes sure to please even the most discriminating palate. In this post we’ll share 22 amazing (and easy) recipes perfect for the holiday season.

Baking During the Holidays

I don’t know about you but there’s something about the holidays that brings out the baker in me. I love the flavors and colors of Christmas goodies. And there’s no better time of year to celebrate with loved ones.

When I was a little girl, we had some lovely holiday traditions. We would go to my grandmother’s house every December to make homemade Christmas candy. I still have fond memories of those gatherings. My mama was also very fond of divinity, which she made yearly.

As she aged, my mother developed a love for Christmas cookies and pies. She was known for many of her candies and other sweet treats. Many of the recipes I’ve shared have come from her cookbook, including her Snickerdoodles and Italian Cream Cake, which my mama called her Coconut Pecan Cake.

Until a few years ago I didn’t do much baking. Now that I’m more at home in the kitchen I love baking with friends and family members during the holidays. You can check out my Baking with Friends and Family post for more on my passion for baking with loved ones. I’ve also shared a post titled Baking with Kids that you might find enjoyable, too.

The point is, I’ve learned to pass down what my mother taught me–that baking during the holidays should be a joyous and festive thing.

22 of my Favorite Christmas Recipes

I’m all about the baked goods–pies, cakes, cookies, and so on. And that’s what I’m happy to share with you. Follow the links in the titles to get the recipes. You can also click the pictures. They will lead you straight to the posts with all of the details.

1. Orange Cranberry Cookies

I don’t know about you but I’m crazy about the combination of orange and cranberry. If you love the mergence of those two flavors–the tartness of cranberries and the sweetness of an orange cookie, you’ve come to the right place. This is an easy recipe, perfect for the holidays or any time of year. Get the full cookie recipe here.

2. Easy Oreo Christmas Ornaments

These easy chocolate-covered Oreos are decorated to look like Christmas ornaments! They’re fun to make and a great project for kids of all ages. Click this link to get the full recipe.

3. Easy Holiday Peppermint Bark

Most people equate peppermint bark with the holidays but it’s yummy year-around! In fact, homemade peppermint bark is a favorite with my grandkids. The love it! For the full recipe click here.

4. Pink Peppermint Angel Food Cake with Chocolate Glaze

If you love the light, airy texture of angel food cake but you’re looking to add an extra twist, you’ve come to the right place! This doctored cake mix takes an ordinary Angel Food Cake and amps up the volume, adding peppermint and chocolate drizzle. The full cake recipe can be found here.

5. Simple Pecan Pie Bars

If you love the ease of a cookie bar but the luscious richness of pecan pie you’re going to flip over this simple pecan pie bar recipe! It merges both of those worlds into one dreamy bite, loaded with flavor and crunch! Click here for the recipe.

6. Easy Cinnamon Rolls from Canned Biscuits

Talk about an easy breakfast treat! These cinnamon rolls taste just like the homemade ones you might slave hours over. But they come together in (literally) minutes. Best of all, no one will know you didn’t make them from scratch! (No yeast dough necessary, y’all!) For the full recipe click here.

7. Easy Grinch Cupcakes

If you’re looking for a fun and colorful Christmas cupcake project for the kids, this is it! These simple Grinch cupcakes come together easily and quickly. And best of all, they start with a boxed cake mix! Click here for this cupcake recipe.

8. Festive Fruitcake (Depression Era Fruit and Nut Cake)

If you love the idea of fruitcake but you’re not a fan of the taste or texture, have I got a treat for you! This Depression-era fruit and nut cake will win over even the non-fruitcake-lovers out there! It’s packed full of texture and flavor! Click here for this fruitcake recipe.

9. White Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

If you love peppermint but you also enjoy the creamy texture of white chocolate, this is the recipe for you! These yummy cookies combine those two favorites! And just for fun, I’m going to teach you how to make these cookies two different ways. For the recipe click here.

10. Easy Candied Pecans

If you’re a pecan fan but you love a sweet coating on the outside, this simple recipe is going to blow you away. It’s truly one of the simplest and yummiest things I’ve made in ages. . .and that’s saying a lot! Best of all, it’s an easy stovetop recipe. No baking required! Recipe can be found here.

11. Flourless Chocolate Cake

If you love rich, decadent chocolate cake but you’ve sworn off gluten, this is the recipe for you. You can stop searching for the perfect flourless chocolate cake, my friend. You’ve found it right here, in this post.

12. Puppy Chow (Muddy Buddies)

This is a simple no-bake sweet treat, perfect for the holidays! A little cereal, a little chocolate, a lot of powdered sugar. . .and you’ve got a tasty treat for your guests! Click this link for the full recipe.

13. Christmas Party Ideas: Edible Christmas Trees

These easy, edible Christmas trees are guaranteed to wow your party guests! They’re colorful, flavorful, and so fun to look at! Check out this link for more.

14. Easy Christmas Cupcakes (to decorate with kids)

These amazing Christmas cupcakes are bright, colorful, and loaded with Christmas cheer. And, like so many of our other offerings, they start with the boxed mix of your choice. Click here for the full recipe.

15. The 12 Bundt Cakes of Christmas

Wondering what to bake this Christmas season? Bundt cakes are the answer! They’re easy to bake, easy to transport, and (best of all) easy to slice and serve! If you’re looking for some tasty holiday recipes we’ve definitely got you covered! Check out the recipe here.

16. 16 Easy Cookie Exchange Recipes

If you’re looking for a host of different cookie recipes to fill that holiday cookie exchange tray, you’ve come to the right place. These sixteen recipes are simple to make and perfect for a swap! Click this link to see the recipes!

17. Traditional Coconut Cake

Coconut cake is a popular offering in the south, but there’s no reason why we need to limit it geographically! This luscious cake is perfect for families across the globe and great for Christmas, Easter, and every day in-between! For more, click here.

18. Fudgy Pecan Pie

I live in the south and every good southerner needs a solid classic pecan pie recipe. Whether you serve it after your Thanksgiving dinner or as a late night snack, a great pecan pie is perfect! Click here for the recipe.

19. Easy Cranberry Breakfast Cake

If you love a luscious coffee cake but also love the luscious twang of cranberries, this is the recipe for you! This easy breakfast cake comes together so easily and best of all, it’s from scratch! For the full recipe, click this link.

20. Easy Pumpkin Spice Cake

If you’re in the mood for those perfect fall flavors–pumpkin and spice–have I got a recipe for you! This is an easy cake to whip up in a hurry, and it all starts with a boxed cake mix! Whether you’re serving it for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any other time of year, it’s the perfect blend of flavors. For the recipe click here.

21. Easy Apple Pie with Homemade Crust

If you love the warm rich flavors of apple and cinnamon and the lovely crisp crunch of a flaky crust, this is the recipe for you! Thanks to the addition of canned apple pie filling this Easy Apple Pie comes together so easily. . .but it tastes like it took hours!

22. Monkey Bread with Canned Biscuits

If you love a good cinnamon roll, one that’s gooey and sticky but light and fluffy at the same time. . .you’re definitely in the right place. This Monkey Bread recipe is rich with brown sugar and cinnamon and will leave you swooning! Best of all, it starts with canned biscuits. Talk about simple!


There you have it, friends! I hope your holidays are filled with sweet baking experiences, no matter who you’re baking with. And just because I love to offer more than promised, I’m going to leave you with 9 Easy Christmas Candy Recipes!

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