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Christmas is only five days away, and the holidays are not complete without desserts. If you're looking for different recipes than the traditional chocolate chip cookies, we have what you need.

Here are seven unique holiday-themed dessert recipes to try this year:


White chocolate peppermint cookies

This take on white chocolate cookies is the perfect way to jazz up Santa's cookies. Filled with the deliciousness of white chocolate with a kick of peppermint, this will be your favorite cookie recipe this holiday season. This recipe is quick and easy, only taking 25 minutes to make. Add some hot chocolate in the mix and you have yourself a merry, sweet Christmas.

You can find the recipe for white chocolate peppermint cookies here.

Hot chocolate cookies

Is there anything better than hot chocolate on a cold December night? How about hot chocolate with hot chocolate cookies? Although it's a chocolate supreme treat, make your holiday a little sweater by trying these at home. This recipe makes regular chocolate chip cookies look boring, and is equally as easy to make. It will only take you 30 minutes to make these hot cocoa cookies and you will probably finish eating them quicker than that. Try making these oozy, mouth watering cookies this holiday season.

You can find the recipe for hot chocolate cookies here.

Pecan pie truffles

Pecan pie is a holiday favorite, so try making pecan truffles that will surely impress your guests. Filled with pecan pie flavors, these little truffles can be made for a Christmas dessert, a fun gift or midnight snacks while you're watching your favorite holiday movie. This recipe will take less than an hour to make, and you can freeze them for an anytime snack.

You can find the recipe for pecan pie truffles here.

No bake coconut snowballs

This recipe is perfect for coconut lovers and anyone low on time this holiday season. If you have five minutes to spare, try making these for a healthier Christmas treat. These coconut snowballs are filled with coconut and dipped in chocolate for a no bake version of cookies your whole family will love.

You can find the recipe for no bake coconut snowballs here.

Pumpkin cheesecake muffins

We aren't sure when muffins became breakfast food, but we are so glad they did. These pumpkin cheesecake muffins are sugary goodness for any pumpkin lover. With cream cheese filling and brown sugar crumb cake topping, it will be the most tempting breakfast for Christmas morning. The comforting feeling of eating pumpkin during the holiday season should be reason enough to make these. This recipe will take you 50 minutes.

You can find the recipe for pumpkin cheesecake muffins here.

Cinnamon roll sugar cookies

A perfect combination of two of your favorite treats, it doesn't get any better than this: cinnamon roll sugar cookies. This recipe will take you 50 minutes to make. And the best part is you can make them year round. Forget tradition, try making these cinnamon roll sugar cookies this year.

You can find the recipe for cinnamon roll sugar cookies here.

Baked apple cider donut holes

Apple cider and donut holes? Count me in! This sweet treat is exactly what you need Christmas morning. Filled with apple cider flavor and covered in cinnamon sugar or an apple cider glaze, this fall-inspired dish is a perfect snack. This recipe will take you 42 minutes to make, so round up your family and friends for a fun baking night. If you're a fan of apple cider and donuts, miss the opportunity to make these.

You can find the recipe for baked apple cider donut holes here.


This is part of a holiday series counting down to Christmas so make sure to visit Austonia tomorrow, as we reach four days until Christmas.

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