Festive Holiday Baking

When it comes to desserts, the Christmas holidays are a time to pull out all the stops. Here you'll find recipes for cakes that showcase the flavors of the season, from eggnog Bavarian cream cake to orange buttered rum cake. Rich and satisfying, these extra-special desserts will make an impressive finale to a celebratory feast.

Of course, no holiday is complete without a selection of homemade cookies. Easy to bake and fun to decorate, our buttery sugar cookies can be transformed into delectable works of art using colorful icings, sugars, sprinkles and more. (We offer tips to guide you along the way.) Then hang the cookies on the tree, set them on a buffet table or leave a few out for Santa—along with a tall glass of milk.

Whether served to holiday guests or presented as gifts, these home-baked treats capture the festive spirit of the season in the most delicious way.