The festive season is here and you’ve put up the same decorations as last year but that doesn’t mean you need to stick to the same menu. Here are some great, simple desserts that are bound to be both presentable and delicious.
These are simple and you can choose to make your cookie dough from scratch or opt for store bought dough. Whichever you pick you have the option of adding peppermint or even more chocolate to make them a little bit more festive. Use them to serve hot chocolate or fill them with a boozy pudding and marshmallows.
Eggnog Cream Pies
If you are a lover of eggnog and trying to find a new way to indulge in this western Christmas classic, eggnog cream pies are the way to go. They use crescent roll dough which is much easier to make than puff pastry. Mix your eggnog with vanilla pudding and pill it as high as your heart desires on the pastry. Top with whipped cream and enjoy.
Mile-High Apple Pies
This twist on a classic apple pie will have your guests asking for thirds. Pie crust disks, Granny Smith apple wedges and creamy spiced filling stacked together and drizzled with caramel sauce sound like the perfect way to end your Christmas dinner.
Shortbread and Eggnog Pudding Trifles
There is no such thing as too much eggnog and adding shortbread to for some crunch is a great way to switch up your dessert. If you can find these cute mason jars then take turns layering eggnog pudding with shortbread disks and garnish with a healthy dollop of whipped cream, finally sprinkling with freshly grated nutmeg.
Holiday Present Cookies
Using a pre-made cookie mix gives these cookies the structure they need to form cute boxes which you can stuff with treats for kids and guests. If you’re feeling extra festive, you can add food colouring and decorate your cookies with elaborate designs and sprinkles.