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5 Desserts That Will Make Your Holidays Sweeter

From decorated holiday cookies to decadent pies and cakes, comforting baked goods are the perfect way to bring people together—to invite smiles, laughter, and conversation. This year, whether you’re hoping to bake elaborate treats for a large holiday party or to whip up a simple batch of homemade cookies for your favorite friend, be sure to enjoy the baking and the season, the people and their presence. Here, I’ve set aside some recipes that’ll make anyone’s holiday (or any day, for that matter) just a little bit sweeter!

Pumpkin Spice Muffins from World’s Easiest Paleo Baking

These pumpkin-packed muffins feature the warm flavors of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves.


Apple Pie Cake from The Chickpea Flour Cookbook

Sweet, tender apples layered into buttery cake… Sounds absolutely delicious, right!? This tantalizing apple dessert redefines what it means to be a cake.


Almond Cookies with Cherry and Cream from Party Like a Culinista

Enjoy these nutty almond cookies with sweet cherries and fresh whipped cream. Set out these delectable toppings in individual bowls, and invite your friends over for a festive treat!  


Gluten-Free Chocolate Pixies from Easy Gluten-Free Baking

These chocolate pixies are the perfect hybrid between brownie and cookie. Dusted with a coating of white confectioners’ sugar, they are fun to enjoy on the first snowfall of the year!


Southern Spiced Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce from Harlem Really Cooks

Spice up the holidays with this southern twist on a classic dessert; its sweet lemon glaze pairs perfectly with the cake’s warm, gingery bite.


Heather Linger is an intern working at Lake Isle Press who enjoys art, writing, food, and the outdoors. She studies Visual Arts at Antioch College. 

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