Whip up one of these indulgent desserts this holiday party season and you'll quickly become the crowd favorite! We've got all the pies, cookies and cakes you could want.

By Rachael Ray Every Day
November 01, 2005
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Fabulous 5-Minute Fudge Wreath

There's something for everyone with this candy-topped dessert. Switch up the sweet toppings with your favorite gummy candy. The best part: It only takes 5 minutes to make!

Fabulous 5-Minute Fudge Wreath

Frosty's Melting Cookies

Serve this cute treat at your next gathering. Marshmallows, Sno-Caps, pretzels and fruit leather bring Frosty to life in the sweetest way possible.

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Decked-Out Trees

Our cream cheese cookie dough makes one deliciously flaky treat. Here, a simple tree cutter and colorful sprinkles make a Christmas cookie that will light up your taste buds.

Decked-Out Trees

Cookie Decorating Tips

Watch our how-to video to master the art of icing a cookie and more.

Chocolate Yule Log

Make the season a little more jolly (and delicious!) with this fun, easy take on the classic holiday cake. (Gnome optional.)

Chocolate Yule Log

Hot Cocoa Cookies

Family and friends will love these bite-size versions of their favorite warm wintertime drink. Make extra and save them for a quick holiday treat for the kids.

Hot Cocoa Cookies

Gigi's Apple Cake

Swap in different types of apples to your taste! Then, drizzle honey on top for a sweet and sticky sauce.

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Peanut-Butter-Cup-Stuffed Ginger Cookies

These spiced bites will be the talk of the season. The punch of the ginger is mellowed out by the luscious chocolate-peanut butter chunk that's hiding in the middle.

Peaunut-Butter-Cup-Stuffed Ginger Cookies

Merry Berry Trifle

Spongy cake cups pick up all of the delicious berry taste in this dessert. If you're in a hurry, prepared angel food cake works well for this recipe (you'll need an 11-oz. cake cut into 18 slice).

Merry Berry Trifle

How to Assemble Pinwheel Cookies

Watch and learn how to make this traditional Christmas cookie -- it's easier than you think!

Chocolate Mint Evergreen Cookies

Get into the holiday spirit with these bite-size tree cookies. The best part: The green trees pack a minty punch!

Chocolate-Mint Evergreen Cookies

Fudgy Pecan Brownie Pie

Combine two holiday favorites -- pecan pie and brownies -- for this two-in-one dessert variation. Top with a dollop of whipped cream.

Fudgy Pecan Brownie Pie

Golden Lemon Orange Bars

These fruity bars offer a citrus finish to a savory holiday meal. Sit down with one (or two!) and watch the kids open gifts.

Golden Lemon orange bars

Cider-Steamed Custard

Whip up this airy custard and serve in cute individual containers for a personalized touch.

Cider-Steamed Custard

Vanilla Meringues with Sour Cherry Centers

Crunch through the sweet, crisp meringue to discover the sour cherry surprise inside. The chewy red jewels and snowy white shells make for an especially festive finale.

Vanilla Meringues with Sour Cherry Centers

Double-Decker Pumpkin-Caramel Pie

Get the best of both worlds with this dessert: It's a pie on top of a cookie! The combination of pumpkin and caramel makes it a shoe-in for favorite dessert.

Double-Decker Pumpkin-Caramel Pie

Sweet Potato Tart

Here's a great twist on the traditional side dish. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and crumbled shortbread cookies on top to turn it into an after-dinner delight.

Fleur's Sweet Potato Tart

Mom's Baked Apples

Warm and full of cinnamon goodness, this dessert brings Christmas spirit to the dinner table. Serve with ice cream. It'll melt over the apple and then in your mouth.

My Mom’s Baked Apples

Chocolate Chip Tiramisu Cheesecake

A decadent tiramisu-flavored cheesecake will satisfy both your coffee and chocolate post-dinner cravings. It's sure to be the talk of the party.

Chocolate Chip Tiramisu Cheesecake

Cider-Spiced Apple Pie

Any fruity dessert tastes better with a little cider infusion.

Cider-Spiced Apple Pie

Cookies Galore

Forget the pie! If you're craving more cookies or attending a holiday cookie swap, we've got tons of recipes you'll love.

Vanilla Bean Snowmen