Christmas Dessert Recipes

Children Christmas Baking with Their GrandmaChildren Enjoying Christmas Baking with Grandma
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Grandma's old fashioned Christmas dessert recipes will let your family experience a traditional Christmas filled to the brim with delicious treats.

Surprise your loved ones this Holiday Season with homemade Christmas cakes, cookies, puddings, pies, and melt-in-your mouth candies — all made right in your own kitchen using these marvelous recipes.

Old Fashioned Christmas Dessert Recipes

Christmas Wreath Illustration

Christmas is always a wonderful time for gathering with family and friends to celebrate the Holidays with loved ones. And what better way to celebrate than with traditional treats made from the same old fashioned Christmas dessert recipes that Grandma used.


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Mom's Christmas Baking

William Ralph Bell Family Christmas in Ottawa 1912Dr. William Ralph Bell and Family on Christmas Day, 1912
(Source: ©Don Bell)

Mom used Grandma's old fashioned Christmas dessert recipes to prepare delicious baked goods for the Holiday Season. Afterwards, she carefully stored her Christmas baking in the kitchen pantry. I so loved the sweet  aroma of that little room.

There were tins bursting with sugar cookies, holiday squares, fancy cupcakes, mincemeat pies, and plum puddings all carefully placed on high shelves beyond my reach — until I sneaked in with a kitchen stool to stand on to sneak a few candies.

Secure on the top shelf and wrapped in several layers of brown paper was her Christmas fruitcake faithfully made from Grandma's recipe. She was so proud of her Christmas cake. It was bursting with fruit, moist, and absolutely delicious.

Throughout the Christmas holidays, whenever visitors had dropped by, they were treated to platters of homemade goodies, and they could never leave without first sampling a piece of Mom's Christmas cake. I have many happy memories associated with Mom's Christmas baking.

Now, you can use Grandma's old fashioned Christmas dessert recipes to make your own pies, cakes, cookies, and puddings — all the trimmings of a traditional family Christmas. You'll get to create your own happy memories.

These goodies make great edible Christmas gifts too. Imagine giving that special someone a tin of traditional shortbread, or an assortment of fancy sugar cookies, or a box of homemade Christmas candy. They will love it and love you for it.


Share the Christmas Blessing

Stereoscopic Photo of Children Singing CarolsYoung Children Singing Christmas Carols, c. 1890
(Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C., LC-USZ62-112653)

By remembering our kinship with all men;
By well-wishing, friendly speaking, and kindly doing;
By cheering the downcast, and adding sunshine to daylight;
By welcoming strangers (poor shepherds or wise men);
By keeping the music of the Angels' Song in this home;
God help us every one to share the Blessing of Jesus,
In whose Name we keep Christmas. —Henry Van Dyke

Bless your family and friends with an old fashioned Christmas this year, and as Tiny Tim said, "God bless us every one!"

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Christmastide Scene of a Canadian VillageCanadian Christmastide in the Early 1800s

An Early Canadian Christmas Story relates an Anglo-Canadian's fond memories of a Canadian Christmas in the early 1800s.

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Christmas Morning Excitement

Christmas Morning in the Fleming HomeThe Excitement of a 1960 Christmas Morning
(Source: ©Don Bell)

Do you remember how exciting Christmas mornings were when you were young? Getting that special present you dreamed about is something you never forget. My wife Vicki was just a little girl when the above photo was taken, and she wasn't letting go of her first bike for anything.

Did you ever hunt for your presents before Christmas? I often hunted for them without success. But, I did find a present by chance one Christmas.

My Uncle Max arrived on Christmas Eve to spend the holidays with us. He hid my present behind the chesterfield in the living room, planning to wrap it early on Christmas morning before I woke up. However, things didn't go as planned.

I was playing with my Dinky Toys on Christmas Eve while the grownups talked, and one of my toy cars rolled behind the chesterfield. While retrieving it, I found my present. It was a band-new baseball bat, and I tripped over it, landing on my behind. I can still hear Uncle Max laughing while slapping his knees.

Just thinking about the old fashioned Christmas dessert recipes brings back fond memories.


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