The best way to celebrate your holiday is with good cheer and even better food, and these Christmas dessert recipes are able to satisfy both requirements.

Peppermint is the token flavor for the month of November and December. Coffee bistros amp up their menus with candy cane cocoa and brownies and grocery stores roll out limited edition holiday flavors onto the shelves for consumers. However, nothing beats baking your own peppermint dish, which fills your kitchen with the heavenly fresh scent of mint. Some of the best recipes mix candy cane deliciousness with chocolate to create refreshingly addictive pastry treats. And if you're not satisfied with the kick of mint in your Christmas dessert recipes, why not add a few drops of alcohol.