With cold winter temperatures, is there anything better than snuggling down under lawyers of blankets and embracing that hygge lifestyle? Throw on some Netflix, hello The Great British Baking Show, and you’ve got yourself a good night in. But to upgrade things even more, how about making some amazing winter desserts, rather than just watching them on TV? Whether you are someone who swoons over shortcake or are someone who goes nuts for pecan pie, there are so many baked goods that need little or no effort, but still taste amazing. Here is a round up of some amazing winter desserts to get you in the mood for something sweet.
No-bake cheesecakes are the best! They can be made ahead of time, and as long as they are given plenty of time to set in the refrigerator, they will be good to go. It is just one bowl and then a pan, some stirring, and some chilling. The good thing with cheesecakes is that they are super versatile, and if you start off with a New York style cheesecake, you can just go to town on the toppings, choosing your favorites. For winter, go for something like Oreo, Biscoff, pumpkin, or cinnamon.
Puff-Pastry Nutella Tear-Off
This is another dessert that is simple to make, but oh so tasty. It is a good option for when you are hosting friends, as it is such a crowd-pleaser. Take a sheet of puff-pastry, roll it out, and then spread with Nutella (or another favorite spread like peanut butter or Biscoff spread). Put another puff-pastry layer on top, like you’re making a sandwich, and then with a sharp knife, make slits all around the edge. Twist the edges, brush with egg wash, and then cook in the oven until crispy. Tear off and enjoy warm and tasty Nutella goodness.
Hot Cocoa Cookies
If you are looking for a favorite winter beverage, but in the form of a cookie, then this is a must for you. Cookies bake quickly, so you won’t have to wait too long to get the taste of those soft and chewy cookies in your life. There is a great recipe here. For something a little different, especially if hosting a group of people, you could make them something like weed cookies, or even top them with marshmallows and then grill them, for something a little different. If you go for the former option, then be sure to look at somewhere like the Highgrade site for more information on what you should be looking for. Serve them with hot chocolate, and then you’ve got a no-brainer dessert.
If you are looking for a dessert that is full of winter flavor, then peppermint bark fudge is a must. You can make it in the microwave too, so it is as simple as you can get.
The ingredients that you will need are:
- 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
- 2 cups of marshmallows
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 cups milk chocolate chips
- 2 cups white chocolate chips
- 1 tsp extract of peppermint
- A couple of crushed candy canes
What is your favorite winter dessert to make?