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Let's Dish: What's Your Must-Make Holiday Dessert?

Now that Thanksgiving is over, I should be stuffed and not thinking about food. But honestly, all I can think about are the delicious holiday dessert recipes that I'm dying to make: gingerbread, sugar cookies, cheesecake, fruitcake, peppermint bark! There's nothing like the smell of holiday sweet treats baking away in the kitchen. So now we're wondering, what are some of your must-make holiday desserts? Do you try new things or do you have a trusted recipe that you swear by every year? Tell us in the comments.

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curlytops5 curlytops5 5 years
We always make chocolate chip cookies... extra chocolate chips :) yum yum
chlyn chlyn 5 years
A friend shared her family's favorite Nutmeg Log cookie recipe with me, and that's become popular with my family as well. I also look at seasonally featured recipes at Epicurious and other sites for new ideas.
TiVo TiVo 5 years
I associate cookies with Christmas, but this year I also want to try gingerbread.
Camilla-Salem Camilla-Salem 5 years
mmm @LaPetiteFoodie - that looks amazing! And frosted sugar cookies...i'm so there with you!
Veggie-Kate Veggie-Kate 5 years
My NEW must make dessert - Sweet Cherry Pie! And of course an absurd amount of frosted sugar cookies.
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 5 years
ebjoy140: share the recipe with us!!
ebjoy140 ebjoy140 5 years
I looove my cornmeal pie. It's basically liquid sugar and butter... or pecan pie without pecans...
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 5 years
Why, date balls, of course!
amber512 amber512 5 years
Flourless cookies, reindeer poop - basically anything I make year-round, just with "holiday" names :)
Camilla-Salem Camilla-Salem 5 years
Gabriela Une Vie Saine - that sounds amazing. And really, there is no such thing as too much chocolate, right? bluebellknoll - candied pecans! how festive!
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 5 years
It's not really a dessert so-to-speak but I make candied pecans every Xmas.
Gabriela-Une-Vie-Saine Gabriela-Une-Vie-Saine 5 years
Too Much Chocolate Cake!! From I make it every year and it's the biggest hit on the dessert table!
Camilla-Salem Camilla-Salem 5 years
This year I want to make chocolate dipped biscotti with orange zest!
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