Sweet Treats for the Season

From cakes and cookies to candy and custards, enjoy the most popular holiday sweets recipes from 15 years of FLOWER magazine.

Whether or not Julia Child actually said, “A party without a cake is just a meeting,” it’s a sentiment I can get behind. And during the holidays, the same applies to cookies, candies, and puddings! FLOWER magazine contributors have shared some fantastic holiday sweets recipes over the years and these are some of our readers’ favorites.

A holiday dessert table featuring a 4-layer red velvet cake on a pedestal and champagne in glasses garnished with rosemary sprigs and cranberries. In the background, an arrangement of red flowers fills a silver basket.

Peppermint Red Velvet Cake from Amanda Smith Fowler

Simple white chocolate almond bark

The Gardener’s Cottage “No Recipe” Almond Bark from Susan Endry

Ginger Cookies

Five-Spice Gingersnap Cookies from Katherine Cobbs

A tray of plated meringues topped with ice cream, chocolate sauce, and nuts, with silver spoons to the side, a recipe by Julia Reed

Meringue Shells with Chocolate Ice Cream and Orange Chocolate Sauce from the late Julia Reed

Squares of Cinnamon Roll Blondies an parchment paper

Cinnamon Roll Blondies from Sarah Kieffer of The Vanilla Bean Blog

Pound Cake for Bee

Pound Cake for Bee from Susan Endry for The Gardener’s Cottage

Coconut pudding with caramel sauce

Coconut Pudding with Caramel Sauce from Alex Hitz

pumpkin creme brulee, p allen smith

Pumpkin Crème Brûlée from P. Allen Smith

Alex Hitz recipe, Connie's Chocolate Sauce

Connie’s Chocolate Sauce from Alex Hitz