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Country Woman Desserts

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Jolly Ginger Reindeer Cookies

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Sue Gronholz (Field Editor)
I made gingerbread cookies for years before realizing my gingerbread-man cutter becomes a reindeer when turned upside down. They’re super crispy and fun! —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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Jack-o'-Lantern Cupcakes

Jack-o'-Lantern Cupcakes

Jack-o'-Lantern Cupcakes

Carve out a little time to decorate these Halloween pumpkins with Jack-'o-lantern faces. They're a fun treat to make and share!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Brittle with Mixed Nuts

Brittle with Mixed Nuts

Brittle with Mixed Nuts

Nut fanciers have a lot to love about this irresistible brittle. The variety of nuts is what makes it do different. It's one of the first sweet treats to appear on my Christmas candy tray...and also the first to disappear!

Petit Four Quilt

Petit Four Quilt

Petit Four Quilt

FOR your next quilting bee, crafty gathering or any time at all, serving up this dessert will ensure your occasion's a real blockbuster! To piece together these delectable petit fours, simply cut a purchased pound cake into cubes and cover them with a citrus-flavored glaze. Then blanket the goodies with decorating gel in a colorful Dutchman's Puzzle design. Follow the easy "pattern" here, and you'll sew up treats in not time!
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Hole in One Cake

Hole in One Cake

Hole in One Cake

One thing's for sure...golfers won't be afraid of a "slice" on this course. On the contrary— they'll want to cut a big wedge of the cake! Game to try it yourself? Just follow the easy instructions provided for you here. It's sure to score a hole in one with any golfer you know!

Frosted Cranberry Drop Cookies

Frosted Cranberry Drop Cookies

Frosted Cranberry Drop Cookies

Shirley Kidd started making these treats after tasting a batch her friend whipped up. "I immediately requested the recipe and have been baking them by the dozens ever since," she enthuses from her home in New London, Minnesota. "The icing is an ideal complement to the tart berries in the cookies."

Tart Cherry Meringue Dessert

Tart Cherry Meringue Dessert

Tart Cherry Meringue Dessert

I've made this cherry dessert for years to serve at baby showers, birthday parties and other special occasions. People really enjoy the tender crust, cherry filling and melt-in-your-mouth meringue. Every time I serve it, someone asks for the recipe. -Kathryn Dawley, Gray, Maine

Strawberry Lemon Shortcake

Strawberry Lemon Shortcake

Strawberry Lemon Shortcake

I love a good strawberry shortcake, but this recipe is my favorite by far. The citrus zest in the dough adds a refreshing zip to the sweet dessert. —Nancy Hooper, Glen Burnie, Maryland

Birthday Blocks

Birthday Blocks

Birthday Blocks

Cream cheese is the secret ingredient in this simple pound cake recipe. It makes the cake firm for cutting—and easy to frost, too. This cake can be baked ahead and frozen, then thawed before the party and decorated, leaving you with plenty of time for other preparations. — Ethel Ledbetter, Canton, North Carolina

Chocolate Cashew Clusters

Chocolate Cashew Clusters

Chocolate Cashew Clusters

People are crazy about these cashews coated in toffee and three kinds of chocolate. They make gift-giving sweet and simple for me!—Virginia Sauer, Wantagh, NY

Popcorn Candy Cake

Popcorn Candy Cake

Popcorn Candy Cake

This fun cake's made of popcorn. It's sweetened with gumdrops and miniature marshmallows, so kids loves it!—Roberta Uhl, Summerville, Oregon

Banana Cream Parfait

Banana Cream Parfait

Banana Cream Parfait

Ordinary ingredients like graham cracker crumbs and sliced bananas really dress up plain pudding. I like to serve these parfaits for casual dinners as well as for formal dining.
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