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Christmas desserts are a time-honored tradition us bakers live for this time of year. Family recipes passed down from generation to generation, dating back to a great-great Grandmother’s kitchen back in Germany or simply unique favorites seen on tables across the globe. Every culture has its own take on Christmas baking traditions— and I love trying them all. Here are 25 of my favorite Christmas desserts around the world (some familiar, some not) that will hopefully inspire you to find a few new favorites this year.

GERMANY

Butter Spritz Gebäck (German Spritz Butter Cookies)

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Butter Spritz Gebäck | Sprinkles By Stacey

Stollen (German Christmas Bread)

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Stollen (German Christmas Bread) | Lavender & Macarons

Hildabrötchen

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Hildabrötchen | Binky’s Culinary Carnival

Lebkuchen

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Lebkuchen | Happy Kitchen Rocks

 

ALGERIA

Vegan Boussou la Tmssou (Algerian Shortbread Cookies)

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Vegan Boussou la Tmssou | Jagruti’s Cooking Odyssey

 

THE PHILIPPINES

Bibingka Coconut Cake

Bibingka Coconut Filipino Cake

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HUNGARY

Hungarian Kifli Cookies

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Hungarian Kifli Cookies | Mildly Meandering

 

RUSSIA

A Modern Take on the Russian Pryaniki

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Russian Pryaniki | At The Immigrant’s Table

 

SLOVAKIA

Linzer Cookies with Salted Caramel

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Linzer Cookies | Blondie-ish At Kitchen

 

ITALY

Cuccidati – Italian Christmas Cookies

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Cuccidati | Zagleft

Panettone

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Panettone | Caroline’s Cooking

Struffoli di Mamma (Cicerchiata)

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Struffoli di Mamma (Cicerchiata) | She Loves Biscotti

 

SWEDEN

Pepparkakor (Swedish Ginger Cookies)

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Pepparkakor | A Baker’s House

 

INDIA

Goan Kulkuls

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Goan Kulkuls | Blend With Spices

 

UNITED KINGDOM

UK Christmas Pudding

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Christmas Pudding | Caroline’s Cooking

Vegan Mince Pies

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Vegan Mince Pies | Rhian’s Recipes

 

MEXICO

Mexican Chocolate Trifle

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Mexican Chocolate Trifle | Beyond Mere Sustenance

 

POLAND

Pierniczki Świąteczne – Polish Christmas Cookies

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Pierniczki Świąteczne | Recipes From A Pantry

Polish Cream Cheese Cookies (Kolaczki)

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Polish Cream Cheese Cookies (Kolaczki) | Family Table Treasures

 

DENMARK

Danish Dream Cake (Drømmekage)

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Danish Dream Cake | Adore Foods

 

GREECE

Greek Christmas Honey Cookies (Melomakarona)

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Greek Christmas Honey Cookies | Scrummy Lane

Greek Butter Cookies (Korabedies)

Kourabiedes (Greek Butter Cookies)

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PANAMA

Panamanian Arroz con Leche

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Panamanian Arroz con Leche | The Gifted Gabber

 

ICELAND

Icelandic Christmas Meringue Cookies (Marens Kornflexkokur)

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Icelandic Christmas Meringue Cookies | Veggie Desserts

 

NETHERLANDS

Dutch Windmill Cookies (Speculoos)

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Dutch Windmill Cookies | Upstate Ramblings

 

What are some of your favorite Christmas desserts around the world?


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