5 Christmas Baking Ideas Sure to Enchant Your Guests

christmas cookies with dad and childrenChristmas is the perfect time to showcase some delicious baked holiday treats that will have your friends and family salivating and begging for more!

You don’t have to settle for store-bought baked goods with generic flavor and a major lack of variety. You can make something unique and delicious for friends and family with your kitchen stand mixer.

Try some of these mouth-watering Christmas baking ideas and make something your guests won’t be able to stop talking about until next Christmas dinner.

5 Christmas Baking Ideas Sure to Enchant Your Guests

1. Mint Chocolate Trifle

This creamy delicious mint chocolate treat is served in a chilled glass with alternating layers of mint whipped cream, mint chocolate pudding, and chocolate crumbles.

It can be served as either a standalone treat or an after-dinner dessert.

Mint Whipped Cream Layers

In your kitchen stand mixer, whip together one pint of cold heavy whipping cream, one-quarter cup of confectioners’ sugar, one-quarter cup of teaspoon peppermint extract, and a few drops of green gel food coloring.

Set aside to be added in layers to the dessert later.

Mint Chocolate Pudding Layers

Next, combine four egg yolks, half a cup of granulated sugar, one pint of heavy whipping cream, four ounces of high-quality dark chocolate chips, half a teaspoon of peppermint extract, and a pinch of salt.

Mix together in your stand mixer and set aside for later.

Chocolate Crumble Layers

Finally, mix together one cup of all-purpose flour, one cup of light brown sugar, half a cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, one-quarter teaspoon of salt, one-half cup of melted unsalted butter, and half a cup of vanilla extract.

Put It All Together

With each of your mixtures, use a rubber spatula to fill a chilled glass with six to nine alternating layers, and enjoy with a spoon!

For added deliciousness, top with chocolate mint leaves, chocolate syrup, or whipped cream!

2. Cherpumple Cake

The Cherpumple cake is another multi-layer Christmas baking idea that combines all your favorites desserts.

This delicious combo of pumpkin pie, apple pie, and cherry pie with cream cheese icing is sure to impress your guests and your taste buds!

Pumpkin Pie

Mix together one 15-ounce can of real pumpkin puree, a 14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk, two large eggs, half a teaspoon of cinnamon, half a teaspoon of ground ginger, and 1/4 teaspoon of ground allspice.

Apple Pie

Mix half a cup of granulated sugar, 1/4 cup of cornstarch, half a teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 2 pounds of sliced apples, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and one teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Cherry Pie

Mix half a cup of granulated sugar, 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, two pounds of sweet cherries, and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.

Cream Cheese Icing

Combine 32 ounces of softened cream cheese, four sticks of unsalted butter, eight cups of powdered sugar, and 1/4 cup of dark maple syrup.

3. Yule Log

The Yule Log is perhaps the most recognizable chocolaty Christmas dessert, and there’s a reason it’s a holiday standard.

This rolled cake is filled with cream and chocolate and frosted with powdered sugar

Directions:

For this dessert, whip four egg whites in your kitchen stand mixer on high speed.

Add half a cup of sugar, half a teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, half a teaspoon of baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1/3 cup of strong brewed coffee.

Place the cake mixture on a cooling rack and then fold into a spiral with a sheet of wax paper.

Bake at 350 degrees for fifteen minutes and let it cool.

When it’s ready to be served, sprinkle the cake with powdered sugar to simulate a snowy Christmas look, slice into one-inch pieces and enjoy!

4. Spiced Apple Cranberry Lattice Pie

For the pie lover in your family, this treat is unique and indispensable!

The delicious combo of spiced apple, cranberry, and sugary flavor is sure to please even the pickiest of your sweet-toothed friends and relatives.

Directions:

In your mixer, combine 2/3 cup of light brown sugar, 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour, one teaspoon of ground cinnamon, half a teaspoon of freshly grated nutmeg, a pinch of ground cloves,and 1/4 teaspoon of fine sea salt.

Then add half inch wedges of five Golden Delicious apples and two Granny Smith apples, and mix together.

Transfer the pie filling into a soft pie crust and cut another pie crust into one-inch slices to form the lattice topper for the pie.

Bake at 425 degrees for twenty minutes. Reduce the heat to 350 degrees and bake the pie for another 55 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.

5. Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

What’s better than sea salt caramel? Nothing! What’s better than chocolate chip cookies? Nothing – except sea salt caramel!

So why not combine the two for the most delicious cookie you’ve ever imagined with sea salt caramel chocolate chip cookies!

Directions:

Combine eight cups of flour, one teaspoon of baking soda, two cups of brown sugar, 1 cup of granulated sugar, three sticks of melted butter, three large eggs, one and a half cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips, one and a half cups of caramel bits, and a pinch of fine sea salt.

Mix thoroughly with a kitchen stand mixer, then shape into eight-ounce disks and freeze overnight.

The next day, remove your frozen cookie mix discs from the freezer and place them onto a metal baking sheet lined with ungreased paper. Bake at 350 degrees for 16 minutes.

Bake at 350 degrees for 16 minutes, then let them cool for at least ten minutes before you dig in!

These Christmas Baking Ideas Spread Joy

These Christmas baking ideas will put your kitchen stand mixer to good use and tantalize your taste buds at the same time.

If you want to make this holiday season special, don’t settle for store-bought baked goods. Make something that you can be proud of. More importantly, make something that will satisfy that sweet tooth and get into the holiday spirit!

Break out the heavy kitchen equipment and cook up something sweet and delicious for friends and family!

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