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12 Totally Instaworthy Baked Goods You Can Actually Make This Winter

Switch things up this season.

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1. Cinnamon Nog Twist Bread

This impressive cinnamon twist may look difficult to make, but it's nothing more than cinnamon roll dough cut into an extra AF spiral shape. Get the recipe here.

2. Cinnamon Roll Wreath

Another way to transform cinnamon roll dough into something stunning is to bake it around a ramekin to form a wreath. (If you don't have a ramekin, just bunch up some foil and build around it.) Get the recipe here.

3. Ombré Rainbow Cookies

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The secret to achieving this green and red ombré pattern is dividing your batter into six bowls and coloring them in different hues — although it might look like you made six different batters, it's really just one. Get the recipe here.


4. Cranberry Curd Tart

The real star of this tart is the bright red filling (which is easily made on the stovetop with frozen cranberries), so feel free to use a store-bought pastry crust as the base (literally no one will know). Get the recipe here.

5. Apple Rose Tart With Maple Custard and Walnut Crust

This gluten-free tart is filled with a maple custard that gets topped with stunning apple roses. The trick to making them is to briefly microwave the slices so they become pliable enough to roll into roses. Get the recipe here.

7. Ricotta and Citrus Upside-Down Crumb Cake

Upside-down cake is a classic that just about everyone knows, but this beauty brightens it up by using slices of fresh clementines, oranges, and lemons — once baked, their skins become tender and sweet (and not bitter at all). Get the recipe here.


8. Hassleback Pear Crumbles

Hassleback potatoes are cool, but have you tried hassleback pears? This stunner can be whipped up in less than an hour and will impress just about anyone. Get the recipe here.

9. Cinnamon Apple Galette With Salted Maple Glaze

This salty maple galette is (literally) easier than pie. The crust takes the longest to make, so feel free to sub in store-bought if you're pressed for time. Get the recipe here.

10. Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake

Sour cream gives this bundt cake a moist texture and subtle tang. If you don't have peppermint extract, feel free to leave it out — the crushed candies will give it plenty of minty flavor. Get the recipe here.

11. Pumpkin Cake With Brown Butter Maple Frosting

This cake couldn't be easier to make — you start with boxed cake mix, add in a few ingredients, and dress it up with a fancy frosting. Get the recipe here.

12. Gingerbread Cake Roll

For those looking for a healthier holiday dessert, this low-carb gingerbread roll is for you. The recipe calls for sugar-free sweetener, so feel free to use your favorite sugar substitute for this recipe (or simply stick to plain old sugar if that's more your style). Get the recipe here.