Master Popular Desserts & Breads
Check out our step-by-step guides for making basic cookies, cakes, pies, biscuits, rolls, and all the other essentials. Then add your own festive decorations for the holidays.
Everything In This Slideshow
1 of 15
2 of 15
This rich and creamy dessert is a holiday classic. Decorate it with candied fruit or chocolate drizzle for the holidays.
3 of 15
4 of 15
A year-round favorite that's easy to dress up for the holidays, from-scratch brownies are quick to make.
5 of 15
You can freeze homemade cookie dough for later or bake it right away -- and then add a holiday twist with icing, edible glitter, or sprinkles.
6 of 15
Cake-like bar cookies travel well and make delicious hostess gifts.
7 of 15
8 of 15
These gooey rolls are always a hit on Christmas morning -- and you can make the dough ahead and chill overnight.
9 of 15
Fresh, homemade doughnuts make a sweet addition to holiday brunch -- and they take just six steps to make.
10 of 15
These light, no-knead yeast rolls are buttery brown on the outside and tender inside -- ideal for Christmas dinner.
11 of 15
Ideal for brunch or a dinner side, these biscuits are fluffy and light.
12 of 15
So many different kinds of yeast breads -- including soft-texture white bread, hearty artisanal breads, mixed-grain loaves, and sourdough -- and delicious sides for holiday dinners.
13 of 15
For something simple and versatile, a muffin is the way to go. It makes a great gift or a quick and easy brunch side.
14 of 15
These gooey rolls travel well, and they're a proven crowd-pleaser at holiday brunches.
Next Slideshow Must-Try Mexican Desserts
Must-Try Mexican DessertsCraving a way to satisfy your sweet tooth after a taco dinner or fajita feast? Try one of our fan-favorite Mexican dessert recipes, including crispy churros and fruit-stuffed empanadas. Loaded with flavors like cinnamon, caramel, mango, and more, these festive dessert recipes will help any day feel more like a fiesta.Begin Slideshow »