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Creamy cheesecakes, decadent pies, moist cakes and mouthwatering cookies are among our best holiday dessert recipes. More ideas: http://www.midwestliving.com/food/holiday/30-best-holiday-dessert-recipes/

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Candy cane-flavor candies make these thumbprint cookies look festive for the holidays. Best Christmas Cookie Recipe, Christmas Food Gifts, Holiday Cookies, Christmas Recipes, Christmas Ideas, Chocolate Kiss Cookies, Mint Chocolate, Chocolate Ganache, Chip Cookies

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Candy cane-flavor candies make these thumbprint cookies look festive for the holidays.

You can make these chewy cookies up to three months ahead of the holidays. Just freeze undipped cookies between waxed paper in an airtight container. Chocolate Dipped, Mint Chocolate, Melting Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Macaroon Cookies, Spritz Cookies, Sugar Cookies, Christmas Cookies, Christmas Ideas

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You can make these chewy cookies up to three months ahead of the holidays. Just freeze undipped cookies between waxed paper in an airtight container.

Dry-roasted peanuts, peanut butter-flavored pieces and peanut butter bring triple flavor to this make-ahead bar cookie. New Year's Desserts, Christmas Desserts, Christmas Recipes, Holiday Recipes, Holiday Foods, Christmas Candy, Simple Christmas, Christmas Presents, Christmas Cookies

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Dry-roasted peanuts, peanut butter-flavored pieces and peanut butter bring triple flavor to this make-ahead bar cookie.

A festive red maraschino cherry tops each cookie in this recipe, contributed by one of our Midwest Living® editors. Chocolate Hazelnut, Mint Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cookie Flavors, Cookie Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Cookie Ideas, Yummy Recipes, Yummy Food

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A festive red maraschino cherry tops each cookie in this recipe, contributed by one of our Midwest Living® editors.

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A festive red maraschino cherry tops each cookie in this recipe, contributed by one of our Midwest Living® editors.

Calling all peanut butter fans! These cookies offer double-the-PB compared to the classic peanut blossom cookie with a chocolate kiss on top. And they couldn't be easier. Spritz Cookies, Ginger Cookies, Chip Cookies, Sugar Cookies, Chocolate Chunk Cookies, Chocolate Hazelnut, Mint Chocolate, Chocolate Kisses, Peanut Blossom Cookies

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Calling all peanut butter fans! These cookies offer double-the-PB compared to the classic peanut blossom cookie with a chocolate kiss on top. And they couldn't be easier.

The recipe for these ultra-rich, cinnamon-laced cookies comes from the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago, which hosted a cookie swap. New Year's Desserts, Cute Desserts, Christmas Desserts, Christmas Baking, Christmas Cookies, Holiday Treats, Christmas Recipes, Mexican Desserts, Winter Desserts

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The recipe for these ultra-rich, cinnamon-laced cookies comes from the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago, which hosted a cookie swap.

These crisp, airy cookies taste like old-fashioned bakery cookies-but they're decorated in a totally modern way that's fun and so kid-friendly. Christmas Sugar Cookies, Holiday Cookies, Christmas Treats, Christmas Baking, Christmas Recipes, Christmas Christmas, Primitive Christmas, Retro Christmas, Country Christmas

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These crisp, airy cookies taste like old-fashioned bakery cookies-but they're decorated in a totally modern way that's fun and so kid-friendly.

The secret to perfect lebkuchen is in the resting phase after glazing. An apple wedge in the storage container provides moisture that softens the cookies. Sand Tarts, Cracker Toffee, Mexican Wedding Cookies, Thing 1, New Cookbooks, Best Cookie Recipes, Holiday Cookies, Cookie Bars, Bakery

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The secret to perfect lebkuchen is in the resting phase after glazing. An apple wedge in the storage container provides moisture that softens the cookies.

Don't be fooled by appearances. This dessert couldn't be easier. Vanilla ice cream, pistachios and crisp purchased meringues match wits with a triple threat of raspberry sorbet, jam and fresh fruit. Ice Cream Desserts, Frozen Desserts, Christmas Desserts, Holiday Treats, Fun Desserts, Holiday Fun, Holiday Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Icebox Desserts

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Don't be fooled by appearances. This dessert couldn't be easier. Vanilla ice cream, pistachios and crisp purchased meringues match wits with a triple threat of raspberry sorbet, jam and fresh fruit.

The eggnog flavor in these buttery cutouts comes from nutmeg and rum extract; it's subtle enough to be a pleasant twist on classic holiday sugar cookies without being overpowering. New Year's Desserts, Cute Desserts, Christmas Desserts, Christmas Cookies, Holiday Treats, Holiday Recipes, Christmas Foods, Christmas Baking, Christmas Recipes

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The eggnog flavor in these buttery cutouts comes from nutmeg and rum extract; it's subtle enough to be a pleasant twist on classic holiday sugar cookies without being overpowering.

Dream about all the ingredients you'd like to see in a dessert, and you'll see why we named this Fantasy Chocolate Pie. This holiday dessert recipe includes three kinds of chocolate pieces (milk chocolate, semisweet and semisweet-and-white-chocolate swirled)-plus coconut, pecans and almonds. Thanksgiving Desserts, Christmas Desserts, Christmas Goodies, Pumpkin Pie Recipes, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Nutella Creme, Chocolate Chess Pie, Dark Chocolate Almonds, White Chocolate

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Dream about all the ingredients you'd like to see in a dessert, and you'll see why we named this Fantasy Chocolate Pie. This holiday dessert recipe includes three kinds of chocolate pieces (milk chocolate, semisweet and semisweet-and-white-chocolate swirled)-plus coconut, pecans and almonds.

A spiced graham cracker crust and bourbon-infused egg nog filling give these simple bars a delicious holiday twist. The recipe comes from Annie Marshall of the Indianapolis-based blog Everyday Annie. Best Dessert Recipes, Fun Desserts, Holiday Recipes, Delicious Desserts, Party Recipes, Holiday Treats, Christmas Recipes, Christmas Ideas, Holiday Foods

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A spiced graham cracker crust and bourbon-infused egg nog filling give these simple bars a delicious holiday twist. The recipe comes from Annie Marshall of the Indianapolis-based blog Everyday Annie.

In 1985, Cafe Latte in Saint Paul created the Turtle Cake that's still on the menu today. It's a moist, rich, three-layer wonder. The cake layers are dark chocolate frosted with rich fudge and caramel and topped with a generous garnish of giant pecans. Holiday Desserts, Just Desserts, Delicious Desserts, Yummy Food, Yummy Treats, Sweet Treats, Cupcake Cakes, Cupcakes, Cake Recipes

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In 1985, Cafe Latte in Saint Paul created the Turtle Cake that's still on the menu today. It's a moist, rich, three-layer wonder. The cake layers are dark chocolate frosted with rich fudge and caramel and topped with a generous garnish of giant pecans.

Fanciful pink peppermint frosting and snowy cake layers will brighten any holiday party. To decorate, choose between simple candy adornments (pictured) or whimsical white-chocolate trees. Chocolate Tree, Chocolate Truffles, White Chocolate, Cake Layers, Moist Cakes, Velvet Cake, Christmas Desserts, Toffee, Sugar Cookies

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Fanciful pink peppermint frosting and snowy cake layers will brighten any holiday party. To decorate, choose between simple candy adornments (pictured) or whimsical white-chocolate trees.

We gussied up chocolate cake mix with sour cream and red food coloring for this festive cake. Then, we crowned the holiday dessert with a white chocolate-cream cheese frosting and toasted coconut. Winter Desserts, Holiday Desserts, Easy Desserts, Ultimate Cake Recipe, Best Dessert Recipes, Cake Recipes, German Chocolate Cake Mix, White Chocolate, Chocolate Frosting

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We gussied up chocolate cake mix with sour cream and red food coloring for this festive cake. Then, we crowned the holiday dessert with a white chocolate-cream cheese frosting and toasted coconut.