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Father's Day Desserts

Here's how to be really sweet for dad— make him one of these favorite brownie, cookie, cake, pie or other dessert recipes this holiday.

Cookies-and-Cream Cake

Cookies-and-Cream Cake

Cookies-and-Cream Cake

If you like cookies-and-cream ice cream, you'll love this cake. Chocolate sandwich cookies are mixed into the batter and pressed into the sweet and creamy frosting for a fun look. —Pat Habiger, Spearville, Kansas

Banana Coconut Cake

Banana Coconut Cake

Banana Coconut Cake

Meet the Cook: In our family, a meal isn't considered complete without a dessert - or, sometimes, two! This cake does keep well, but leftovers are a rarity around here. -Deanna Carruthers, Mossley, Ontario

Five Star Brownies

Five Star Brownies

Five Star Brownies

There's a bit of my state's history behind these brownies' name and shape. In 1990, when I entered them at our state fair, Kansas was celebrating the 100th birthday of a famous native son, Dwight Eisenhower. In fact, that occasion was the theme of the fair. So I renamed my brownies, in honor of the rank he'd achieved as a general and cut them out with a star cookie cutter. They ended up winning a blue ribbon! —Pam Buerki Rogers, Victoria, Kansas
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Banana Split Brownie Pizza

Banana Split Brownie Pizza

Banana Split Brownie Pizza

I made this extra special dessert for my kids one night and they still say it is their favorite. The topping makes the brownies amazing and they disappear so fast.—Lisa Hughes, Angelton, Texas

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

My husband and I have two sons and I sent these brownies to them regularly when they were in college. They told me that they used to hide a few from their roommates just to make sure there would be some left! —Patsy Burgin, Lebanon, Indiana

Chocolate Mint Brownies

Chocolate Mint Brownies

Chocolate Mint Brownies

One of the best things about this recipe is that the brownies get moister if you leave them in the refrigerator for a day or two. The problem at our house is no one can leave them alone for that long! —Helen Baines, Elkton, Maryland

Black Forest Brownies

Black Forest Brownies

Black Forest Brownies

Although I enjoy sweets, other recipes have failed me (I'm a beginning baker). But not this one! It's easy, and the ingredients are always on hand. Even my boyfriend, who doesn't like most sweets, can't pass these brownies.

Cinnamon Brownies

Cinnamon Brownies

Cinnamon Brownies

For Christmas one year, a friend gave us a pan of these delicious brownies. Before I figured out their secret was cinnamon, half the pan was already gone! My husband designed the house we live in...our children are 12 and 10.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies

Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies

Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies

Whenever I take these to a gathering, someone will usually announce. "Lisa brought those brownies"—and everyone knows exactly which ones they are! We live on 10-1/2 acres out in the country with our daughters, 7 and 4.

Maple Butterscotch Brownies

Maple Butterscotch Brownies

Maple Butterscotch Brownies

Generally, I'll make a double recipe of these brownies—they go so fast no matter where I take them! I've baked them for family dinners and church suppers, and never had any left over. They're very easy besides plus both keep and freeze well. I've been cooking since I was 10. My husband is retired, and we have four grown children.

German Chocolate Brownies

German Chocolate Brownies

German Chocolate Brownies

Even as a young girl, I was always going through recipe books in search of something new to make. That's how I came across these brownies, a favorite for our family reunions and other get-togethers. They capture the rich flavor of a favorite cake with a few easy steps. Broiling the sweet coconut topping makes it goey and good. —Karen Grimes, Stephens City, Virginia
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