No matter how on top of our schedule we try to stay, we always end up with a ton of Christmas parties, gift exchanges, and holiday dinners to attend every year. You too? If, like us, you’re the type who wants to bring something to each and every celebration, you’re in luck. Check out this special issue of must-make holiday desserts—with everything from classic showstoppers (spoiler: pie’s not just for Thanksgiving) to easy bars, balls, and bites.
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Bake What You’ve Got! • Keep these staples on hand this season and you’ll always be ready for a fun holiday idea.
IT CAN GO EITHER WAY.
Party Apps • Turn the pages to find all the warm, welcoming bites everyone will want to gather around.
Pull-Apart Christmas Tree
Cranberry Brie Bites
Cheesy Garlic Pull-Apart Bread
Ham & Cheese Pinwheels
Don't Worry, Brie Happy • Is there anything better than melty cheese hot out of the oven?
Cookie Swap • Whether it’s an updated classic or something crazy-fun, your family’s new favorite batch is inside.
Chocolate Hazelnut Thumbprints
Inside Out Red Velvet Cookies
Bourbon-Vanilla Spritz Cookies
Peppermint Chocolate Biscotti
Italian Rainbow Cookies
Sugar Cookies • Three easy ways to turn them into something truly magical.
Chocolate Mint Moon Pies • Vallery Lomas, author of Life Is What You Bake It, talks us through the magical cookie of her youth.
BEST STORE-BOUGHT COOKIE DOUGH • Our up-to-taste-anything YouTube host Julia Smith bakes up the dessert shortcut.
Festive Bites • Even the Scroogeiest among us couldn’t resist these surprising, super-cute treats.
4 FUN WAYS WITH Brownies • Take a simple boxed brownie mix (or a favorite recipe) and transform it into one of these incredible creations.
Jelly Donuts • Iconic Eats host and Delish alum Tess Koman remembers that sometimes life can be sweet.
HEY THERE, CUPCAKE!
Santa Hat Cupcakes
Pumpkin Pie Bars
Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars
Showstoppers • These centerpiece desserts could steal the spotlight from Santa himself.
Yule Log Cake (Bûche de Noël)
Oh, Christmas Tree! • For when you want to take your family’s breath away, bake boxed cake mix into this nine-layer beauty.
Crazy for Cheesecake! • Don’t be thrown off by the process: These recipes might require some extra care, but they’ll make everyone go wild.
Red Velvet Cheesecake
Apple Crisp Cheesecake
Pecan Pie Cheesecake
Peanut Butter Banana Pie
Caramel Apple Pie
Ain’t No Party Like a Gingerbread House Party • Perfection isn’t the name of the game here. It’s all about building a little family spirit: Bake the foundation, raid the candy aisle, then bring everyone together to decorate their hearts out.
Homemade Gifts • Tons of sweet ideas for every food lover on your list.
Sesame Peanut Brittle
Love At First Loaf • Nothing warms the heart like one of these cozy quick breads.
Perfect Pumpkin Bread
Glazed Lemon Pound Cake
Cheesecake Banana Bread
Family Brunch • Everything you need to make their holiday morning feel like its own gift.
Apple Crumb Coffee Cake
Sour Cream Pound Cake
Overnight Cinnamon Rolls
Casserollin’ with the Homies • These easy breakfast bakes...