Stunningly Beautiful Holiday Baking Recipes To Make This Christmas

Bundt cakes, gingerbread houses, layer cakes, yule logs and a whole lot of cinnamon buns to keep you feeling cozy.

Christmas cookies are great and all, but sometimes you feel like taking on a baking project that’s a little more special. Once the stockings are hung by the chimney with care and the holiday madness settles down a little bit, we highly recommend setting aside a couple of hours to bake something that requires a little TLC.

Choose a recipe that calls for you to knead some dough, decorate a gingerbread house or frost a bûche de Nöel so meticulously that it actually looks like it’s growing moss and mushrooms. When you’re not in a rush, baking can foster the practice of mindfulness, allowing you to feel creative, be present in the moment and distract you from the stressors that weigh on you all day.

Plus, you get to eat the finished product.

Check out our favorite recipes below, from sticky buns to sticky toffee pudding and other joyously sticky desserts.

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Easy Fluffy Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls
Half Baked Harvest
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Gingerbread House
Sally's Baking Addiction
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Sticky Toffee Pudding
Brown Eyed Baker
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Bûche De Noël (Yule Log)
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White Christmas Cranberry Layer Cake
Half Baked Harvest
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Cream Cheese Swirled Chai Gingerbread Cake
Half Baked Harvest
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Pecan Sticky Buns
I Am Baker
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Cinnamon Chocolate Hazelnut Puff Pastry
I Am Baker
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Homemade Butter Rum Cake
Sally's Baking Addiction
10
Gingerbread Layer Cake with Cream Cheese Buttercream
Completely Delicious
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Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree
Completely Delicious
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Pomegranate Vanilla Skillet Cobbler
How Sweet Eats
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Quick and Easy Gingerbread Brioche Cinnamon Rolls
Half Baked Harvest
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Holiday Sweater Cake
Hummingbird High
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Giant Cinnamon Roll Cake
Sally's Baking Addiction
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Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce
Hummingbird High
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Overnight Cinnamon Roll Bread with Chai Frosting
Half Baked Harvest
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Star Bread
Sally's Baking Addiction
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Snickerdoodle Caramelitas
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Hot Cocoa Cake with Whipped Marshmallow
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