12 Holiday Desserts Both Kids and Adults Will Love

December is the sweetest month, at least if you measure it in the amount of desserts we all consume.  I think it's safe to say that only the most virtuous amongst us are counting calories during the holiday season.  And whether you are hosting people in your home, or bringing the dessert for a party, or maybe just whipping up something delicious for the office, the teachers, or your kids' class at school, here are some sweet possibilities for your consideration.

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    Chocolate Vanilla Cake

    Chocolate Vanilla Cake
    Chocolate Vanilla Cake. © Katie Workman / themom100.com

    The perfect middle ground for chocolate and vanilla lovers!

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    Raspberry Streusel Coffee Cake
    Raspberry Streusel Coffee Cake. © Katie Workman / themom100.com

    A raspberry streusel coffee cake for breakfast, as a holiday gift, or a delicious dessert!

    For another raspberry dessert, try One-Pot Raspberry Oatmeal Bars.

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    The Best Gingerbread Houses to Buy

    Festive Gingerbread House
    Festive Gingerbread House. Valery Rizzo / Taxi / Getty Images

    The best gingerbread houses you can buy this holiday season.

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    Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares
    Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares. © Katie Workman / themom100.com

    These Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares are an easy, make ahead dessert that are perfect for a bake sale or holiday gathering.

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    Gingersnaps. from the MOM 100 Cookbook © 2012 Katie Workman. Photo by Todd Coleman

    Gingersnap cookies are the perfect thank-you gift for your child’s teacher, a delicious holiday gift for your neighbor, or a treat for your office!

    With the Chewy Sugar Cookies, these make a perfect cookie plate.

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    Atlantic Beach Pie with a serving cut out
    Atlantic Beach Pie with a serving cut out. © Katie Workman / themom100.com

    A pie recipe that will have you fighting your dinner companions for the last bite.

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    Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

    Raspberry Oatmeal Bars
    Raspberry Oatmeal Bars. © Katie Workman / themom100.com

    Delicious Raspberry Oatmeal Bars that come together easily in one pot!

    Big fans of raspberries in your family? Try the Raspberry Streusel Coffee Cake as well.

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    Pumpkin Gingerbread

    Sliced Pumpkin Gingerbread
    Sliced Pumpkin Gingerbread. © Katie Workman / themom100.com

    Delicious gingerbread using canned pumpkin that is sure to fill your kitchen with delicious smells!

    There are 2 more recipes including canned pumpkin to try as well.

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    Fudgy One-Pot Brownies
    Fudgy One-Pot Brownies. © Katie Workman / themom100.com

    Delicious fudge brownies that are easy to make, and only use one pot!

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    Cheese Platter
    Cheese Platter. © Katie Workman / themom100.com

    How to make a stunning cheese platter that tastes as good as it looks!

    Kids will especially love the Affidelice and the fresh goat cheese in particular.

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    Cozy Toddy Mocktail

    Cozy Toddy Mocktail
    Cozy Toddy Mocktail. © Katie Workman / themom100.com

    A non-alcoholic version of the popular winter drink, the hot toddy. Perfect for kids and any adults avoiding alcohol during the holidays.

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    Chewy Sugar Cookies
    Chewy Sugar Cookies. from the MOM 100 Cookbook © 2012 Katie Workman. Photo by Todd Coleman

    Chewy, delicious sugar cookies that are easily decorated for the holidays, or eaten plain.

    WIth the Gingersnaps, these make a great cookie plate.