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25 Festive Holiday Desserts That Aren't Pie


Holidays and pie are usually a package deal, but why not take a yummy detour from the ol' sweet tart and try these 25 festive delicacies! 

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Eggnog macarons

Oh the things you can do with eggnog! Turns out it's not just for delicious holiday drinks but also for infusing its milky taste into sweet treats like these angelic eggnog macarons. They might take some time to prepare, but all you have to do is switch on some Christmas music, sip on some 'nog and get down to baking business.

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These salted caramel thumbprint cookies are easy to make and super delicious!


  • 1/4 cup / 50g of softened butter
  • 1 egg (divide the yolk and white)
  • 1/4 cup / 50g of sugar
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup / 150g of flour
  • 1 cup / 100g of chopped nuts
  • Salted caramel
  • Melted dark chocolate


  1. In a bowl, mix together the butter, egg yolk, sugar, and salt.

  2. Add the flour and mix. Roll into a ball.

  3. Chill for 30 minutes.

  4. Remove from refrigerator. Divide the dough and roll into 1-inch balls.

  5. Dip each ball in egg yolk, and then roll in chopped nuts.

  6. Place on baking sheet (lined with parchment paper), and press your thumb into the center.

  7. Bake at 340°F/170°C for 12 minutes, or until golden.

  8. Remove from oven and let cool.

  9. Pour the salted caramel into the center groove,and drizzle with dark chocolate.

  10. Enjoy!

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