18 Big-Batch Holiday Desserts

A non-stop string of parties is no match for these baked treats: they'll serve a crowd and are budget-friendly to boot.

Part of: Holiday Central: Baking

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Russian Tea Cakes

"These cookies taste just like my grandmother's. They are perfect, light, and delectable."

-oranjapeel

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Butter Pecan Fudge

"I've used this wonderful recipe for the last 3 years as a Christmas treat."

-Moonsinger

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Sally's Christmas Shortbread

"This shortbread is one of my favorite things to bake during the holidays! It smells fantastic and tastes wonderful with a hot cup of coffee."

-SusieQusie

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White-Chocolate Covered Oreos

Oreos become holiday-ready with this fun recipe. Kids will love dunking them in white chocolate and decorating with candy sprinkles.

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Chocolate Holiday Pretzels

"These holiday pretzels were so easy to make. The hardest part was unwrapping all of the Hershey kisses! I served them during Christmas Eve, and everyone fell in love!"

-shimmerysummersun

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3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

"These are fabulous peanut butter cookies — and so simple! I chilled the dough a bit before rolling them into balls in my hands."

-Marlene.

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Holiday Eggnog Fudge

"Our family's favorite fudge! White, creamy and oh-so-good. I make it every year for Christmas, and give plenty away as gifts."

-BecR

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Turtle Tarts

"These first appeared on my 2006 Christmas cookie tray — and have remained on it every since! I made mine with mini phyllo shells and drizzled with them chocolate."

-MammaBear23

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Chewy Cranberry-Oatmeal Cookies

"Crispy at the edges and soft and chewy in the middle! Next time I'll skip the chocolate chunks and use all cranberries instead — the cranberries make the cookies!"

-Chef Dudo

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Eggnog Sherry Cake

Nutmeg and vanilla pudding give this Bundt cake a wintry feel. Plus, this recipe holds up well — bake it the night before your get-together to save time.

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Holiday Poke Cupcakes

"These are very easy cupcakes to make, and pretty, too! We decorated ours with gummy wreaths at my daughter's Christmas party."

-~Leslie~

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Christmas Coffee Cake

A snap to prepare, this cinnamon-pecan coffee cake serves 12, making it ideal for a big family-style holiday breakfast.

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Ho Ho Cake

"This cake knocked it out of the park! The longer you mix it, the creamier it becomes. It tastes just like Ho Hos!"

-Jazz Lover

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Oatmeal Superchip Cookies

"These cookies bake up perfectly and stay moist for days! Tip: Wait 1 minute before transfering them from the cookie sheet to the cooling rack."

-Grace-AK

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Brown Sugar Pudding Cake

"So, so moist! I made this cake on Christmas Eve and wanted to make it again the very next day. It was gone in a flash."

-golfergirlj

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Holiday Thumbprint Cookies

Add a fruity touch to your holiday cookie tray with these easy thumbprints. All you need is 15 minutes and a warm oven!

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Mint Meringues

"Very easy and elegant! I always make special treats for the holidays, and my children — who'd never had meringues before — loved them."

-Pink Gingham Gourmet

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No-Bake Peppermint Cheesecake

"I've been making this for years, it's a must every Christmas."

-Robs415

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