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Holiday Desserts

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

Holiday Desserts

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Santa's Whiskers Cookies, a classic recipe that gets its color from red and green chopped cherries.

Santa's Whiskers Cookies

Eggnog Pie: This creamy rum-spiked yuletide pie makes an impressive holiday-dinner finale. More holiday pie recipes: www.midwestliving...

Eggnog Pie | Midwest Living

Iowa Buche de Noel: A Midwest version of the French classic! More holiday desserts: www.midwestliving...

Iowa Buche de Noel

Snowballs: A classic round butter cookie for Christmas!

Snowballs | Midwest Living

Perfect for Christmas dessert: Rich and creamy cheesecake. 22 recipes: www.midwestliving...

Rich and Creamy Cheesecakes

So amazing, heavenly is part of their name. See our recipe for Caramel Heavenlies and 29 more bar cookies: www.midwestliving...

Our Best Bar Cookies

Scandinavian cookie recipes from our November/December 2014 issue: www.midwestliving...

11 Scandinavian Christmas Cookie Recipes

How to make a polka-dot cookie with Royal Icing: www.midwestliving...

How to Decorate Dazzling Cookies

These Christmas mice are one of our favorite holiday candies! See how to make these and more Christmas treats: www.midwestliving...

Delectable Christmas Candies and Treats

How to make a gorgeous "stained-glass" cookie: www.midwestliving...

How to Decorate Dazzling Cookies

How to create a cute snowman gumdrop cookie: www.midwestliving...

How to Decorate Dazzling Cookies

Classic Gingerbread Cookies! Flavored with molasses, ginger, cinnamon and cloves.

Gingerbread Recipes You'll Love

Hazelnut Macaroons - We love these simple, subtle drop cookies plain, but if you want to dress them up, dip the bottoms of the cooled cookies in melted bittersweet chocolate.

Hazelnut Macaroons

Cardamom-Rye Cookies - These cookies taste great uniced, too.

Cardamom-Rye Cookies

Crispy Gingerbread - This festively spiced recipe (with a hint of orange zest) makes thin, crunchy cookies that work well for gingerbread houses, edible place cards and ornaments.

Crispy Gingerbread

Triple-Almond Haystack Wreath - Be warned: The salty crunch of chow mein noodles makes this completely addictive.

Triple-Almond Haystack Wreath

Blueberry-Almond Fika Toasts - Like biscotti, these coffee-spice flavor cookies bake twice to crisp thoroughly—perfect for dipping in hot drinks.

Blueberry-Almond Fika Toasts

Lingonberry Hearts - A "window" on the top of these cookies shows off the jam inside.

Lingonberry Hearts

Tosca Diamonds - We love the indulgent flourish of the caramel sauce, but the cookies are delicious without it.

Tosca Diamonds | Midwest Living

Scandinavian Brownies - These ultrarich, nutty bars are a great addition to your brownie repertoire.

Scandinavian Brownies