The holidays are the time to make delicious food to share with loved ones. It’s also a time for baking and sharing loads of decadent sweets. Here are some amazing Christmas recipes I have found—all of them involving sugar and many including my beloved friends: mint and peppermint.

The Best Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake Ever

pumpkin gingerbread

Why not start out with a self-proclaimed Best Cake Ever? Usually when I think of gingerbread, I think of little gingerbread men and women with gumdrop buttons, but this cake is something I think I could get used to.

Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

candy cane kiss cookies

I have also heard of these cookies referred to as “candy cane blossoms.” Whatever you call them, they sure are festive!

Peppermint Marshmallows

peppermint marshmallow

Have you ever made your own marshmallows? I sure haven’t! This recipe bumps it up a notch with the peppermint swirls.

Colorful Swirl Cookies

Christmas recipe colorful swirl cookies

I have wanted to make swirl cookies for the longest time. You simply roll them up, store them in the freezer and slice them off whenever you are ready to bake!

Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops

Christmas recipe candy cane marshmallow

This is such a simple idea, but it really turns out looking fancy. These candy cane marshmallow pops would be great as a holiday gift.

Candy Cane White Chocolate Mousse

candy cane white chocolate mousse

Here we are again with the candy cane theme! This time the Christmas recipe takes form in a creamy mousse. Bonus points have been added for the delicious photography and use of mason jars.

Red Velvet Cake Cookies

red velvet cookie

This is a super easy recipe to make since you start with a cake mix! Thus the “cake cookies” in the title.

Christmas Wreaths

Christmas wreaths

This wonderfully creative Christmas recipe uses cornflakes to create the look of a wreath and red cinnamon candies for the berries.

Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

chocolate candy cane cookies

Well hello, decadence! Not only do we have chocolate and ooey-gooey mint crème in the middle, we also have crunchy candy canes for texture and an added kick of peppermint. I told you mint and peppermint were my friends, right?

Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer Christmas Cake

cute christmas reindeer

I simply had to include this in the Christmas recipe round-up. Not only does it look delicious, but it is simply adorable.

Which recipe are you going to check out first?

Also check out: 40 Christmas Decorating Ideas That Will Bring Joy To Your Home

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