Presents from the pantry are a tradition with me-and this crusty coffee "dunker" is a favorite! Stuffed with fruits and nuts, it freezes well and can be made a month ahead of busy holidays. Dried cranberries can be substituted for cherries.
Created by our Test Kitchen, this rich chocolate mousse is a sweet way to begin your morning. With crunchy hazelnuts and a slight vanilla flavor, it’s wonderful with fresh fruit, cookies and a big cup of coffee on the side.
Whether you like your holiday desserts fa-la-la festive or ooh-la-la fancy, this one's for you! The creamy frozen concoction is so stunning, it's reserved strictly for Christmas and birthdays at our house. Sometimes we substitute raspberry sorbet and dark chocolate ice cream.
My husband, Brian, is an excellent cook. The first time he made these elegant cookies was the night we go engaged. He took them to the restaurant and had the staff arrange them on a plate along with my ring!
—Beth Kelley, Indianapolis, Indiana
Convenient cake mix and chocolate-covered caramels make these popular cookies very quick to prepare, yet they taste so good when served fresh from the oven. People are surprised to bite into this crisp cookie and find a gooey caramel center. —Melanie Steele, Plano, Texas