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Updated on Aug 6, 2018. Posted on Dec 6, 2014

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

2. Mini Peppermint-Meringue Cups With Ganache

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

halfbakedharvest.com

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

4. Red Velvet Cheesecake Cookies

5. Maple Ooey Gooey Butter Cake Bites

bakersroyale.com

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

6. Dark Chocolate Fudge Merlot Cupcakes

7. Salted Honey and Chocolate Bark

Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott / bonappetit.com

Recipe here.

8. Hot Cocoa Cookies

pipandebby.com

Serve with actual hot cocoa, obviously. Recipe here.

9. Gingerbread Magic Cake

10. Buttermilk Chess Pie with Sugared Cranberries

loveandoliveoil.com

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

11. Eggnog Cupcakes with Spiced Rum

12. Sticky Toffee Pudding

13. White Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cheesecake

14. Gingerbread and Molasses Chocolate Chip Bars

15. Chocolate-Cinnamon "Babkallah"

Peden & Munk / bonappetit.com

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

16. Holiday Fauxreos

Sarah Jane Sanders / seriouseats.com

Yes yes yes. Recipe here.

17. Dense Chocolate Loaf Cake with Booze and Coffee

alexandracooks.com

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

18. Baklava

howsweeteats.com

Come on, rise to the challenge. Recipe here.

19. White Chocolate-Peppermint Cookies with Vanilla Salt

20. Lemon, Ricotta and Almond Flourless Cake

21. Gingerbread Pear Loaf Cake

Kamran Siddiqi / foodandwine.com

Recipe here.

22. Pignoli Cookies

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

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

marthastewart.com

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

25. Russian Tea Cakes

crazyforcrust.com

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

26. Snowflake-Stenciled Shortbread Cookies

marthastewart.com

Easier than icing. Promise. Recipe here.

27. Boozy Christmas Fruitcake

flourishingfoodie.com

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

28. Mini Eggnog Cheesecakes

29. British Mince Pies

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

Marcus Nilsson / bonappetit.com

Recipe here.

31. Glazed Gingerbread Donuts