December Desserts You Can Bake with Your Family

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December is finally here. It’s the perfect time of year to stay inside, put on some festive tunes and whip up some delicious desserts with the family.

Don’t know what to bake? Browse this list of sweet seasonal recipes, then grab your friends and family and give them a try.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Ditch the raisins. If you love oatmeal cookies, you have to try these crispy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies from Food52.

These cookies are great for the winter months, with hearty oats, chocolate chips and just a hint of salt. Fresh out of the oven, these cookies are crunchy on the outside and soft and melty on the inside — truly irresistible.

Chocolate-Peppermint Fudge

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Looking to up your dessert game this holiday season? Give this chocolate-peppermint fudge recipe from Bon Appétit a spin.

This recipe may take some more finessing than others, but that’s what makes it fun. Plus, the end result won’t disappoint. The peppermint candy cuts through the rich, chocolatey fudge, making for a holiday treat everyone in the family will enjoy.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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This December, you have to try this chocolate chip banana bread recipe from Food52, if for no other reason than putting those overripe bananas that are sitting on the counter to good use.

This recipe enhances the classic banana bread with sweet chocolate morsels to make one tasty treat. Whip up the batter, throw it in the oven and let the enticing aromas fill your home as the bread bakes. Eat it for dessert or have a piece in the morning for breakfast — we won’t tell.

Sour Cream Pound Cake

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Chocolate not your thing? Then try this sour cream pound cake from Food & Wine. It’s so easy to make, the only hard part will be getting your family to save you a slice.

Though the recipe calls for just a few common baking ingredients, this cake is full of delicious flavor. Tangy sour cream, buttermilk and vanilla combine to make a light and buttery cake. Serve it on its own, or pair a slice with whipped cream and fresh berries for a healthy winter dessert.

Of course, if you need to save time, you can always visit the bakery counter at your local Doris Market for something sweet to serve on your holiday table.

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