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Fun and Tasty Desserts That Anyone Can Make This Christmas

 If you’ve ever had a sweet tooth and wanted to try baking without getting all stressed out—this is the perfect guide to fun and tasty desserts that anyone can make this Christmas.

As the holiday season approaches, grocery store shelves will soon be filled with tempting sweet treats. But, while the festive atmosphere and holiday cheer is enticing, some of us have a healthy sweet tooth, and our diets are usually on the better side of things. So, how can you enjoy delicious dessert without going overboard? Here are a few ideas.

These days, everyone loves to bake and the holidays are the perfect time to whip up some delicious treats. But what if you don’t have the time or know-how to create a batch of homemade treats this holiday season? Fear not, because with these 6 festive desserts we know your friends will be amazed this Christmas.

Snowman Fudge

Makes about 5 dozen

14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk

1-1/2 c. white chocolate chips

1/2 c. butterscotch chips

1/2 c. peanut butter chips

1/2 c. milk chocolate chips

Combine all ingredients in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Stir continuously until the chips are melted.

Pour into a lightly greased aluminum foil-lined 8"x8" baking pan. Cool. Turn the fudge out of the pan; peel off the foil. Cut into squares.

Hot Cocoa Eggnog

Makes 4 servings

1 qt. eggnog

3 c. milk

1/2 c. chocolate syrup

1 T. vanilla extract

1/2 t. nutmeg

Combine eggnog, milk, and chocolate syrup in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until heated through; add vanilla and nutmeg.

Snowy Cinnamon Logs

Makes 4 to 5 dozen

1 c. butter, softened

1 t. almond extract

3 T. sugar

1 T. cinnamon

2 c. all-purpose flour

Garnish: powdered sugar

In a large bowl, blend together butter, almond extract, sugar, and cinnamon until light and fluffy. Add flour and beat well. Chill for several hours until the dough is firm enough to handle. Using the palms of your hands, shape teaspoonfuls of dough into one-inch logs. Arrange on ungreased baking sheets; bake at 300 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until golden. Cool on paper towels; sprinkle generously with powdered sugar.

Red-Nose Reindeer Cookies

Makes 2-1/2 dozen

17-1/2 oz. pkg. peanut butter cookie mix

1/3 c. oil

1 egg, beaten

60 mini pretzel twists

60 semi-sweet chocolate chips

30 red cinnamon candies

Combine cookie mix, oil, and egg in a mixing bowl. Beat until well blended. Shape into a 7-1/2 inch roll; wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for one hour; unwrap and cut into 1/4-inch slices. Place cookies about 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Using your thumb and forefinger, make a slight indentation one-third of the way down the sides of each slice. Press in pretzels for antlers, chocolate chips for eyes, and red hots for noses. Bake at 350 degrees for 9 to 11 minutes, or until golden. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Santa's Helper Roll-Out Cookies

Makes 12 to 14 dozen

1 T. plus 1 t. baking soda

2 c. sour cream

4 c. butter, softened

4 c. sugar

8 eggs, beaten

2 t. vanilla extract

4 t. baking powder

12 c. all-purpose flour

Dissolve baking soda in sour cream; add butter and sugar. Mix well; stir in eggs and vanilla. Mix in baking powder and flour; roll the dough out to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out with cookie cutters; place on greased and floured baking sheets. Bake at 325 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes; cool. Spread frosting over the top.


2-lb. pkg. powdered sugar

2 c. butter, softened

2 to 4 t. vanilla extract

8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened

1/4 to 1/2 c. milk

Mix sugar, butter, vanilla, and cream cheese together; add enough milk to make desired thickness.

Mrs. Claus's Apple Pie

Makes 6 servings

1 c. sugar

3 c. water

1 t. cinnamon

1/8 t. salt

1/4 c. margarine, softened

2 T. cornstarch

8 to 10 apples, peeled, cored and sliced

9-inch pie crust

1/4 c. brown sugar, packed

3/4 c. all-purpose flour

2 T. butter

In a large saucepan, mix together sugar, water, cinnamon, salt, margarine, cornstarch, and apples. Heat on medium-high until thickened and the apples are soft. Pour apple pie filling into the pie crust. Mix together brown sugar, flour, and butter with a fork until crumbs form. Sprinkle on top of the pie filling. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes

Final Thoughts On Fun and Tasty Desserts That Anyone Can Make This Christmas

This year we decided to go all out and treat our friends and family to some yummy desserts. We spent some time looking for recipes to make and I ended up finding a few that looked really interesting. We thought that maybe we could share a few of those recipes with you because we think they are delicious and very simple to make.

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