Christmas cookies, cocktails, appetizers, DIY gifts, and other recipes to help you celebrate Christmas
Melissa Clark's Spiced Maple Pecan Pie with Star Anise
A traditional pecan pie with added flavor from maple syrup and star anise.
Chocolate Mousse Pie
A classic chocolate mousse surrounded by a crunchy chocolate cookie crust and a sweet whipped cream topping.
Cocoa-powder-dusted meringue mushrooms so real-looking you’d swear they were just harvested.
Drunken Prune–Mascarpone Trifle
Port-soaked prunes layered with whipped cream, toasted almonds, and cake.
Chocolate chips and a foil-lined baking pan make these fudgy brownies easy to bake and clean up.
Cardamom-Spiced Carrot Cake with Whipped Cream-Cheese Frosting
Kept moist with extra grated carrot, and lightly spiced with cardamom and ginger.
Caribbean Black Fruitcake
Don’t be fooled by its innocent chocolaty appearance—this Caribbean cake is spicy, boozy, and every bit as wicked as devil’s food cake.
A delicate puff of chocolate for two served with blood orange crème anglaise.
Black Forest Cake
Devil’s food cake layered with dark sweet cherries, covered with billowy whipped cream and chocolate shavings.