Trifle is one of our favourite holiday desserts - this one is a little different, with the flavours of Black Forest cake - chocolate and cherries!
There is no more essential recipe for the holidays than sparkly sugar cookies - these come from talented baker and blogger Kamran Siddiqi's beautiful new book, Home Made Baking.
The gooey marshmallow and rich chocolate is contained between layers of chocolate chip cookie dough, with a sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs to make them more authentic. The only thing missing is a campfire.
A chewy brown sugar filling sandwiched by crunchy pecans and a cookie base are perfect for your tray. If you want them more like butter tarts, swap the pecans for raisins or currants.
Nanaimo bars are a Canadian classic – and no-bake, which makes them kid-friendly to make. Try spiking yours with some peppermint extract and topping with shards of crunchy candy cane for a festive twist.
For those who love sweets with a tang, cranberries and lemon deliver a double whammy – and they’re pretty on a plate. Dust them with icing sugar just before serving.
A swirl of cream cheese filling dresses up dense chocolate brownies for the holidays; they’re perfect for parties, or for taking to the skating rink or ski hill.
These raspberry-white chocolate rugelach are simple to assemble and can be made ahead and frozen, ready to slice and bake when you need warm, festive cookies fast.
Popcorn garlands are an age-old holiday tradition, but why not put a twist on the garland this December and make delicious, festive and oh so colourful caramel corn strands for your tree?
A good, basic chocolate cupcake recipe is invaluable when there are kids in the house. (And even when there's not.)