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Holiday Desserts

Creamy cheesecakes, decadent pies, moist cakes and mouthwatering cookies are among our best holiday dessert recipes. More ideas:

Cranberry-Orange Cheesecake: Dark chocolate cookie crust, ruby red berries and orange-flavor filling. Outstanding!

Cranberry-Orange Cheesecake

Peppermint Surprise Brownies, with a hidden layer of chocolate-mint candies. Yum!

Peppermint Surprise Brownies

Cornmeal Pumpkin Cake with Dried Fruit Compote. Riesling-poached fruit and billowy whipped cream crown a dense spice cake inspired by ingredients from the first Thanksgiving.

Cornmeal Pumpkin Cake with Dried Fruit Compote

Lemon-Vanilla Ornament Cookies: Hang on a decorative tree or share at a cookie exchange.

Lemon-Vanilla Ornament Cookies

Star Mint Meringues: Light, airy and low-cal.

Star Mint Meringues

Peppermint-Fudge Brownie Bites: Refrigerated cookie dough speeds prep time.

Peppermint and White Chocolate Cream Pie: Easy-to-make and oh-so-good!

Peppermint and White Chocolate Cream Pie

Peppermint Stick Brownies. More mint-flavored holiday desserts: www.midwestliving...

  • Lynne G

    I'm wondering why the sugar grams and the carbohydrate grams are listed separately...they're all carbs!!

  • Midwest Living

    Lynne, we list both total carbs and carbs from sugar because some people (such as those who have diabetes) need this info for dietary exchanges.

  • Lynne G

    I'm diabetic and this is not clear as to whether carbs include the sugars or if these are separate...I count carbs and I include sugar...not separate it out...

  • Midwest Living

    The carb count does include the sugar, so total carbs per serving on these are 21. Hope that helps!

  • Lynne G

    I think, then, you need to state that that is the case...