Christmas is around the corner and it's time to start thinking about what desserts to make. These christmas desserts are a part of the Greek tradition and are the kind of desserts that you will see everywhere if you spend a Christmas around Greece. Being born and raised in Greece, the thing that I loved the most was baking around the holidays with my family. These desserts are fun to make, get you into the festive mood and are also delicious.

#1 Melomakarona (Μελομακάρονα)

Melomakarona (pronounced Melo-mak-ar-on-a), also known as a honey and spice cookie are egg shaped. Most of the ingredients are honey, olive oil and flour. It's messy to make but so worth it. Check out the recipe here.

#2 Kourambiedes (Κουραμπιέδες)

Kourambiedes ( pronounced kour-ab-ied-es) are Greek sugar shortbread cookies. They can be made with or without walnuts and if you are or not gluten free they taste great with almond flour instead of all purpose flour. Check out the recipe here.

#3 Vasilopita (Βασιλόπιτα)

Vasilopita cake is a New Years tradition. The cake consists of its typical egg, flour, butter ingredients and a hidden coin included. The tradition is to cut the cake with your family when the new year hits and whoever gets the coin in their piece  will be lucky for the year. The lucky coin is usually a necklace or bracelet that says "2018" on it but any type of coin works. Check out the recipe here. It can also be made as vasilopita bread.