Some of us are planning an intimate Christmas dinner menu for the family. While other people are baking Christmas treats or sending gift boxes to friends. However you decide to share your holiday, Christmas treats are a great way to experience a little peace and joy.
Kids love to help baking desserts, particularly sugary Christmas treats. Even the young ones can sprinkle on the decorative toppings or icing. With this in mind, here are some mini and not so mini holiday dessert ideas.
01. Mini Gingerbread Men Christmas Treats
What’s cuter than gingerbread men? Super tiny bite-sized gingerbread men! If you tint the icing with a couple drops of food coloring, it adds flare. However you bake your gingerbread men cookies, they’re difficult not to love.
02. Marbled Tahini Shortbread Cookies
Laced with sugar and butter, shortbread may be one of the best treats there is. Tahini and some crunchy sesame seed gives it tons of deep flavor.
03. Almond Biscotti
These classic Italian biscuits are twice-baked for extra crispness. Dip them in a some hot cocoa, or a steaming cup of hot buttered rum. Then, sit by the fireplace and enjoy the goodness.
04. White Chocolate Peppermint Patties
Impress your friends with a snappy and sweet homemade peppermint patty. Have a taste for mint? These are the perfect little patties. You can melt white chocolate and drizzle over the patties if you like. Even add some crushed peppermint candy canes before the chocolate dries. These are very easy and so cool and refreshing. Particularly, if you use mint chocolate chips as well as the peppermint extract.
05. Cherry and Pecan Divinity Christmas Treats
These light and delightful classic Southern desserts look and taste absolutely divine. Divinity is an old-fashioned candy recipe that is well-known and beloved in many Southern homes. Candied cherries, citron, and pecans are folded into fluffy clouds of nougat for this elegant homemade candy.
06. Millionaire’s Bars
What could be better than three layers of deliciousness—shortbread, caramel, and chocolate? Make a batch and feel like the fancy person you are!
07. Dark-Chocolate Pecan Toffee
This quick and easy toffee recipe takes no time at all and is best served alongside caramel turtle clusters.
08. White Chocolate Truffles
Kids will love getting their hands a little messy making this three-step recipe, almost as much as they’ll love eating them.