Easiest Holiday Desserts

Serve a spread of festive, fuss-free sweets at your next holiday gathering. 

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Festive, Fuss-Free Sweets

These easy desserts from Food Network use on-hand ingredients and are perfect for hectic holiday entertaining.

Chocolate-Chocolate-White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ree Drummond's triple-chocolate cookies come together in just 30 minutes. Use a combination of semisweet and white chocolate chips for extra sweetness plus a soft and chewy texture.  

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Chocolate White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Keep the holidays simple yet festive with Ina Garten's buttery thumbprint cookies rolled in sweet shredded coconut. A drop of raspberry or apricot jam adds rich, jewel-toned color.

Get the Recipe: Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Brown Butter Madeleines

These buttery French cookies bring elegance to any dessert spread. Use brown butter to add rich flavor that will complement the honey and orange zest. Follow Melissa d'Arabian's simple instructions for perfectly browned butter without the risk of burning.

Get the Recipe: Brown Butter Madeleines

Raspberry Trifle with Rum Sauce

Sandra Lee's individual-size trifles pack lots of flavor into one glass with minimal effort: Rum extract and fresh berries jazz up prepared vanilla pudding and pound cake.

Get the Recipe: Raspberry Trifle with Rum Sauce

Chocolate-Dipped Hazelnut Shortbread

After baking these shortbreads strewn with hazelnuts, dip them in melted dark chocolate. 

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Dipped Hazelnut Shortbread