Christmas is knocking at the door, and people are getting busy in preparation for festive holidays. Celebrate the holidays, and welcome the new year 2018 with these quick and easy desserts. Here are our favorite picks from around the world for the Christmas dessert from holiday cakes and a gingerbread man to mince pie and traditional cookies. Ho ho ho!

1. Chocolate Orange Mousse

This is the season for treats and parties! As well, the time when fitness goals get their hardest. This orange infused chocolate mousse is the perfect raw vegan Christmas dessert! It’s a no-bake Christmas pudding, loaded with the goodness of avocado, rich chocolate, and oranges. If you have vegan friends, they will love the combo of chocolate and orange. If you wish to do something different, you can use orange skin as a serving bowl as shown in the picture.

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2. No Bake Mini Raspberry Tarts

It tastes more delicious than it looks. Delight your family and friends with these fruit dessert. In addition to being easy, it’s also gluten-free, vegan and sugar-free too! What else do you need?

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No Bake Mini Raspberry Tarts

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3. Vegan Shortbread

Shortbreads are one of the most famous Holiday cookies from British cuisine. Make this quick to make vegan cookies and gift it to your dear ones this Christmas. Don’t forget to give snow effect by sprinkle icing sugar to these delicious buttery biscuits.

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4. Christmas Fudge

Spread joy this Christmas with these easy to make dark and white chocolate layered fudge. To make these cookies Christmas themed, decorate with red, green & white Christmas sprinkles.

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5. No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Bars

Thinking of making some Christmas barks? Make this No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Bars recipe, which is easier than you think and needs only 5 ingredients!

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No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Bars

Recipe by Purvi Jhaveri

6. Super Easy Red Velvet Cupcake

Don’t forget to make these awesome red velvet cupcakes before you got too busy with the holidays! It’s perfect if you are in search of Christmas small cakes. Impress your guests by serving these moist red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting.

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7. Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Toffee Cookies

These soft, buttery and chewy sugar cookies are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. It is a dessert ready in 30 minutes and contains both oats and chocolate covered toffee bits. So, what are you waiting for? Add this cookie recipe to your holiday treats menu.

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8. Glazed Pumpkin Spice Cookies for Holiday Treats

These Pumpkin Spice Cookies will blow your mind! These cookies have an interesting texture; soft and chewy interior and crispy exterior with a perfect glaze on top. These are perfect for a Christmas Cookie Exchange.

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Glazed Pumpkin Spice Cookies

9. No Bake Chocolate Pie

This dark chocolate no-bake pie is insanely impressive dessert. It’s an easy homemade chocolate pudding layered inside an Oreo pie crust and chocolate layer. To make it more interesting, topped with sweetened whipped cream and chocolate curls. The best part of this recipe is, you can store this no-bake silk chocolate pie in a freeze for up to 3 months. It’s the best chocolate pie for Christmas parties or holiday treats.

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No Bake Chocolate Pie

10. Chewy Gingerbread men

No holiday cookie platter would be complete without gingerbread men! Christmas time is a family time, and cooking a great way to create quality together time and the perfect for the fun activity with the kiddos too. This easy recipe for gingerbread men is great for baking with children, and it makes a lovely homemade Christmas present. So, invite your children into the kitchen and let them make their own by decorating these gingerbread men cookies.
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11. Mince pie

It is a vegetarian version of Mince pie, yes you read it right! Basically, it’s a traditional British pastry made from mincemeat. But in this recipe, dry fruits are used instead of meat. So, surprise your vegetarian friends by offering them these pie.

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12. Eggnog Egg Custard

Eggnog + Custard = Happy Holidays!

Here is the dessert recipe made with light eggnog to make your holiday-time yummier. Make this creamy, smooth eggnog egg dessert, that is simple to whip up and healthy too… and the most important thing need to say, it’s DELICIOUS!

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13. Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls

It’s a low carb chocolate balls made with only 3 ingredients, Skippy peanut butter, chocolate and lots of almonds,which will be ready within 20 minutes. If you want to make this dish with low calories, make this peanut butter balls without powdered sugar.

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Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls

14. Apple Pie Cookies

Satisfy your dessert cravings with this golden caramel glazed cookies, perfect for the festive season. It’s a delicious homemade easy cookie recipe, filled with an apple cinnamon filling. They’re crispy, crunchy and a lot of sugary goodness!

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Salted Caramel Apple Pie Cookies

15. Super Easy Mini Cheese Cupcake

Super Easy Mini Cheesecake Cupcakes, layered with a graham cracker crust and creamy tangy cheesecake. Here it topped with fresh fruit, but you can customize it’s topping with salted caramel sauce, chocolate or strawberry sauce!

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16. Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies with Nuts and Raisins 

Nature’s best flavor combo, Chocolate, and peanut butter have come together in this classic brownie. We are not exaggerating when we say these are the BEST peanut butter brownies ever. Enjoy your Christmas nights with this peanut butter flavored brownie with ice cream.

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Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies with Nuts and Raisins

Recipe by Meenakshi Kapur

17. Kissing Cookies

This is one of our favorite recipe from our Chefs. These cookies are inspired by a famous Italian spoon dessert called “Baci DI Dama”. It’s super easy and needs just 6 ingredients to make it. Prepare these perfect cookie sandwich filled with fruit sauce and butter frosting.  In addition, this recipe has been featured in Times of India too!

Get the recipe here: Kissing Cookies

Kissing Cookies

Recipe by Chef Pallavi Nigam

Want more ideas for Christmas holiday desserts? Check out these recipes for the perfect Christmas cakes and cookies, and bite-sized desserts ideas!