We asked Kelsey Nixon, chef and star of Kelsey's Essentials on the Cooking Channel, to share her favorite festive confections to sweeten up your next holiday celebration. "One thing that makes the holidays so special—and that everyone looks forward to—is they give you permission to be a little bit indulgent," Nixon says. "It's liberating to know that you can have that piece (or 2 or 3!) of pie, or eight cookies on Christmas." Get Nixon's must-try treat recipes in the gallery now!