It’s no secret that I am Queen of Procrastination, sitting on her Royal Throne of “I Can Do It Later”. I’m really good at waiting until the very last moment to get things done, usually to my own detriment. I can only imagine that others are also in my camp.
And as the holidays can be hella stressful, I thought I’d give you something I know everyone needs this holiday season: a few super quick and easy last-minute holiday dessert recipes! Convince your friends and family that you totally planned ahead with these easy to throw together sweets. Nobody has to know you bought the ingredients two hours before the party.
1. These delicious sugar cookies from Katrina’s Kitchen that I’ve become obsessed with. They’re super easy to prepare and the dough doesn’t need to be chilled for hours like other sugar cookie recipes, so you really can make them in a snap! And, if you’re really pressed for time and don’t have time to decorate, they’re moist and flavorful enough without icing, Just skip the cute cut-out designs, form them into flat cookie shapes and sprinkle on some sugar before you bake. Nobody will be the wiser!
I’ve made them twice in the past two weeks, and my mom made them once this week. It’s replaced our old favorite sugar cookie recipe.
2. This Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Fudge recipe from Cookie + Kate. It’s freezer fudge, so it whips up super quickly. And who doesn’t love chocolate and peanut butter together? Awful people, probably.
Honestly, I have yet to try this recipe, but it’s book-marked for the dessert I plan on bringing to my dad’s house on Christmas Eve! I really don’t see how you can go wrong when the ingredients are chocolate and peanut butter.
3. If you want to really wow them, try some S’mores Bark. This is a great basic recipe, but it’s so simple you really can’t go wrong. My mom and I made this all the time when I still loved at home.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, lay down an even layer of melted chocolate, toss on some broken up graham crackers, and mini marshmallows. If you want to get super fancy, add some melted white chocolate, almonds, or caramel. Whatever you’re feeling, go for it! Let it cool and harden, then break into coarse pieces. Serve with a smile and enjoy the compliments. You’re such an amazing chef!
And to reward yourself after rounding up an awesome dessert, how about another kind of little treat? I’ve teamed up with Jessica and a few others over at SomethingWhimsy.com and we’re giving away a $300 Target gift card! Enter on her blog here!
And now that I am super craving something sweet, it’s a good thing I’m on my way home to Ohio for the holiday where there will be plenty to go around. Anyone else been dreaming of holiday food for the past week or so?