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31 Delicious Things To Bake This Holiday Season

Think of it as a holiday bake-it list.

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1. Overnight Pull-Apart Brioche Cinnamon Roll Bread

Recipe here.

2. Mini Peppermint-Meringue Cups With Ganache

Recipe here.

3. Slice'n Bake Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies With Whipped Buttercream

Decorating skills not up to par? Ugly cookies still taste good. Recipe here.
halfbakedharvest.com

Decorating skills not up to par? Ugly cookies still taste good. Recipe here.

4. Red Velvet Cheesecake Cookies

Recipe here.

5. Maple Ooey Gooey Butter Cake Bites

A lot of good things going on here. Recipe here.
bakersroyale.com

A lot of good things going on here. Recipe here.

6. Dark Chocolate Fudge Merlot Cupcakes

Recipe here.

7. Salted Honey and Chocolate Bark

Recipe here.
Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott / bonappetit.com

Recipe here.

8. Hot Cocoa Cookies

Serve with actual hot cocoa, obviously. Recipe here.
pipandebby.com

Serve with actual hot cocoa, obviously. Recipe here.

9. Gingerbread Magic Cake

Recipe here.

10. Buttermilk Chess Pie with Sugared Cranberries

Better than any pudding pie you've ever had. Recipe here.
loveandoliveoil.com

Better than any pudding pie you've ever had. Recipe here.

11. Eggnog Cupcakes with Spiced Rum

Recipe here.

12. Sticky Toffee Pudding

Recipe here.

13. White Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cheesecake

Recipe here.

14. Gingerbread and Molasses Chocolate Chip Bars

Recipe here.

15. Chocolate-Cinnamon "Babkallah"

A babka-challah hybrid, with chocolate and spice thrown in for good measure. Recipe here.
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A babka-challah hybrid, with chocolate and spice thrown in for good measure. Recipe here.

16. Holiday Fauxreos

Yes yes yes. Recipe here.
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Yes yes yes. Recipe here.

17. Dense Chocolate Loaf Cake with Booze and Coffee

Wake up and smell the booze and coffee. Recipe here.
alexandracooks.com

Wake up and smell the booze and coffee. Recipe here.

18. Baklava

Come on, rise to the challenge. Recipe here.
howsweeteats.com

Come on, rise to the challenge. Recipe here.

19. White Chocolate-Peppermint Cookies with Vanilla Salt

Recipe here.

20. Lemon, Ricotta and Almond Flourless Cake

Recipe here.

21. Gingerbread Pear Loaf Cake

Recipe here.
Kamran Siddiqi / foodandwine.com

Recipe here.

22. Pignoli Cookies

These traditional Italian cookies are naturally gluten-free, made with almond paste and coated in pine nuts. Recipe here.
foodnetwork.com

These traditional Italian cookies are naturally gluten-free, made with almond paste and coated in pine nuts. Recipe here.

23. Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes

The best way to eat candy canes is sparingly, atop a mountain of cake and frosting. Recipe here.
sallysbakingaddiction.com

The best way to eat candy canes is sparingly, atop a mountain of cake and frosting. Recipe here.

24. Glazed Chocolate Layer Cake

This is the closest I'll get to anything resembling a yule log. Recipe here.
marthastewart.com

This is the closest I'll get to anything resembling a yule log. Recipe here.

25. Russian Tea Cakes

AKA Mexican wedding cookies, snowdrops, Italian wedding cookies, or snowballs. Delicious, whatever you call them. Recipe here.
crazyforcrust.com

AKA Mexican wedding cookies, snowdrops, Italian wedding cookies, or snowballs. Delicious, whatever you call them. Recipe here.

26. Snowflake-Stenciled Shortbread Cookies

Easier than icing. Promise. Recipe here.
marthastewart.com

Easier than icing. Promise. Recipe here.

27. Boozy Christmas Fruitcake

Fruitcake is polarizing, but this is the way to do it. Recipe here.
flourishingfoodie.com

Fruitcake is polarizing, but this is the way to do it. Recipe here.

28. Mini Eggnog Cheesecakes

Recipe here.

29. British Mince Pies

Mincemeat is a dried fruit and spice mixture that's traidtionally cooked in suet (beef or mutton fat). If that's too much for you, you can use butter instead. Recipe here.
blog.birdsparty.com

Mincemeat is a dried fruit and spice mixture that's traidtionally cooked in suet (beef or mutton fat). If that's too much for you, you can use butter instead. Recipe here.

30. Cocoa Brownies with Brown Butter and Walnuts

Recipe here.
Marcus Nilsson / bonappetit.com

Recipe here.

31. Glazed Gingerbread Donuts

Recipe here.

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