It's the season of gifting, celebration and getting together with friends and family. And the season is incomplete without an adequate touch of sugar and spice, and everything nice. Desserts add a very welcome dose of extra festivity to every gathering. They're great to distribute amongst guests, hand out as party favours, pack in children's snack boxes and store away for even after the holiday season is over.
If you've already made your Boozy Christmas Party Cake, here are 12 more great ideas for Christmas treats to share with your guests. They're celebratory, festive, fun and eggless to boot!
It's definitely not going to feel like Christmas without a few staple home baked cakes. These are easy to make, festive enough to share, but also simple and comforting to be eaten at tea-time at home, or packed in your kid's snack box. Try the Traditional Christmas Cake, Chocolate Banana Cake or this Quick & Easy Apple Cake at home and see how a round of baking can get you in the mood for a celebration.
These recipes are simple, easy to make at home, and portion out for individuals. They're great to pack away for guests who swoon over your baking skills, or even make ahead and store for midnight sugar cravings that strike long after your party is over. Fudgy Chocolate Chunk Brownies are sinful and rich, while the Peanut Butter Cupcakes are great for those who love the combination of peanuts in something sweet. The Tiramisu Gingerbread Cupcakes have all the warmth of Christmas spices, with a topping that makes it festive enough to share too.
There's nothing like having cookie jars filled with home-baked goodies that must be reached for when nobody is looking. Great for sharing, munching on at tea time or even to be gifted to unexpected guests, these cookies are a real treat waiting to be had. Try the Custard Cookies for an easy fix, the Orange Zested Shortbread Cookies for something fancy and festive, and the typical Indian Nankhatai for something familiar and comforting.
For your annual Christmas Bash, you're going to need some variety in terms of fancy cakes that can be cut with aplomb. Apart from the traditional Christmas Cake, try these celebratory party cakes for a refreshing departure from the typical Christmassy fare, and treat your guests to some simple, but festive home-made cakes like the Layered Chocolate Cake with Mascarpone, Carrot Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting or this Pineapple Upside Down Cake.