6 Best Christmas Cookies and Cakes Recipes: DIY Holiday Desserts


Top 6 Christmas Cookies, Desserts and Cakes Recipes

By Contributor: Moupee

When its Christmas time, the ambiance gets pepped up with mirth and merriment and we all are put into a mood to enjoy this holy festival to our heart’s content. Preparations for celebrating Christmas generally begin days ahead. It is all about baking yummy Christmas cookies and desserts and some mouthwatering cakes for your guests for the dinner. Without desserts and cookies, the celebrations in fact remain incomplete. If you are good at the culinary art, you can experiment with the desserts and and come up with some really wonderful recipes.

All our friends and family get together for shopping, decorating the house, preparing the various creative home decor ornaments and finally when the day arrives, your house looks all dressed up beautifully to be an ideal venue for a grand bash! To make things easier for you, given below are some of the best Christmas cookies recipe ideas:

1. Peanut Butter Cookies:

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Ingredients required:

  • Peanut butter: 1 cup
  • Egg: 1 (large)
  • Granulated sugar: 1 cup
  • Sugar: ¼ teaspoon (for rolling)

Step by Step Recipe:

  • In a bowl, thoroughly mix the peanut butter, egg and sugar until you get a smooth creamy mixture
  • Spread cookie sheet neatly on your kitchen cook top and with the help of teaspoon drop this mix on cookie sheet maintaining a gap of two inches between each drop. To make your peanut butter cookies sweeter you can roll in some little more sugar before laying the drops on cookie sheet
  • Next use a fork to press; then press in the other direction too
  • Place it into the baking tray and bake at a temperature of 350 degree Fahrenheit for nearly 12 minutes
  • Remove before you see its turning brown

2. Cranberry Bars for Christmas:

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  • Beaten eggs: 2
  • Softened butter: ½ cup
  • Flour: 1 & ½ cup
  • Vanilla: 1 tsp
  • Powdered Sugar: 1 & ½ cup
  • Chopped nuts: ½ cup
  • Cranberries: 2
  • Baking powder: 1 tsp

Step by Step Recipe:

  • In a bowl, thoroughly mix sugar, beaten eggs, vanilla and butter to make a smooth mixture
  • Add to it the baking powder flour and mix generously
  • Pour in the nuts and cranberries and mix
  • Pour the mixture into a greased cake pan of dimension 9X 12
  • Bake at 350 degree Fahrenheit for at least 40 minutes

3. Christmas Strawberries:

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  • Strawberry gelatin: 6 ounce
  • Condensed milk: 1 can
  • Finely grated coconut: 1 cup
  • Icing sugar (green)

Step by Step Recipe:

  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl just keep aside 2 tablespoon of the strawberry gelatin to be used later
  • Put the mix in the refrigerator to make it chilled
  • Then give it the shape of mouthwatering strawberries and dust each berry with remaining strawberry gelatin that you had kept aside
  • Use the icing sugar to make an interesting hull shape on the tip of each strawberries
  • Again put all the strawberries into the refrigerator and get it chilled until its crispy firm

4. Yummy Almond Cake for Christmas:

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  • Melted butter: 1 cup
  • Flour: 1 & 2/3 cups
  • Beaten Eggs: 2
  • Powdered sugar: 1 & ½ cup
  • Salt: 1/4th teaspoon
  • Almond essence: 2 tbsp
  • Sliced almonds: ½ cup
  • Cooking oil: ½ teaspoon

Step by Step Recipe:

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit
  • In a bowl mix all ingredients thoroughly until you get a smooth creamy mixture. You however need to keep 1 tbsp sliced almonds aside
  • Grease baking bowl with cooking oil
  • Pour batter into the baking bowl. Roll in the reserved sliced almonds to make the top layer and bake for at least half an hour to give your almond cake a rich golden brown look

5. Chocolate Cake with Yummy Fudge Icing:

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  • Flour: 1 & ½ cup
  • Dark cocoa powder (unsweetened): ½ cup
  • Milk: ½ cup
  • Melted butter: 1 cup
  • Unsalted yoghurt: 1 cup
  • Condensed milk: 1/4th tin (for icing)
  • Cocoa powder: 4 tbsp (for icing)
  • Chopped walnuts: ½ cup
  • Butter: 2 tbsp (for icing)
  • Sodium bicarbonate: 1 tsp
  • Condensed milk (sweetened): ½ tin

Step by Step Recipe:

  • Heat the oven to 180 degree centigrade
  • Mix together the Flour, sodium bicarbonate and cocoa powder
  • In a bowl, mix the butter and yoghurt and whip until the mixture turns creamy and light. Add to it the mix of flour, cocoa powder and sodium bicarbonate pour in the condensed milk and finally add the chopped walnuts. Mix all ingredients thoroughly
  • Grease the baking tray and pour this mix onto the tray. Then bake at least for half an hour.
  • While the cake gets baked, you start preparing the icing. In a bowl, mix well cocoa powder, condensed milk and butter. Beat the mixture thoroughly and microwave for at least 20 seconds.
  • Once the cake is baked and is a little cool, spread it all over your cake. Let it settle down until it solidified into a yummy fudge icing. Your chocolate fudge Christmas cake is ready!

6. Mango Cheese Cake for Christmas:

mango cheesecake recipe for desserts

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  • Condensed Milk (sweetened): 1 tin; i.e. 400 gm
  • Chopped mangoes: 1 bowl (400 gm)
  • Cottage cheese (finely grated): 200 gm
  • Gelatin: 3 tsp
  • Mango essence: ¼ tsp
  • Fresh cream: 4 cups
  • Water: ½ cup

Step by Step Recipe:

  • Warm water in a sauce pan over gas stove and mix gelatin into it. Keep stirring until you see it melting.
  • In a mixer-blender, thoroughly blend grated cottage cheese, sweetened condensed milk, the melted gelatin and the mango essence
  • Add a part of the mango pieces reserving some for garnishing and blend for another round until all ingredients are perfectly blended
  • Whip fresh cream generously and add into this mix
  • Next pour into moulds that are wet and refrigerate. Once chilled and solidified, un-mould and cut into yummy square shapes. Garnish with mango slices on the top to give your mango cheese cake a mouthwatering look

So these are some of the best cookies, desserts and cake recipes that you can try this Christmas and give your guests a real yummy treat. If you have any secret ingredients or recipes you would like to share with us then please do! The more food the better.

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  1. I am trying peanut butter cookieee asap :) Yummmm
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  2. M am gonna definitely try on the cranberry ones for sure!!
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  3. yum yum…..great for d winters !!!
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  4. Hello, These Christmas cakes and cookies are a really very much beautiful. I will try these in this Christmas for sure. IT looks so yummy abd delicious.