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Country Woman Desserts

Find Country Woman Magazine desserts for a healthy addition to your meal. Get dessert recipes from our Country Woman Magazine.

Patriotic Cookie Bouquets

Patriotic Cookie Bouquets

Patriotic Cookie Bouquets

Celebrate the Fourth of July or other patriotic holidays with a festive cookies display. We cut shapes from fast-to-fix homemade cookie dough, put wooden dowels between pairs of cutouts and arranged the baked cookies in a container.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Poinsettia Cupcakes

Poinsettia Cupcakes

Poinsettia Cupcakes

WHENEVER these tasty treats pop up at birthday celebrations, so do smiles! The Christmasy confections are deliciously rich chocolate cupcakes from Helen's family-favorite recipe. To create pretty poinsettias, our kitchen staff covered the cakes with frosting, fruit snack flowers and yellow candies. Simply trace and cut out the pattern on the next page to produce the petals, and you'll be well on your way to "growing" goodies of your own!

Gingerbread Boy and Girl Cakes

Gingerbread Boy and Girl Cakes

Gingerbread Boy and Girl Cakes

For an adorable cake to serve at a child's birthday party, try this recipe. They are not only cute but delicious gingerbread cakes.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
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Christmas Cookie Ornaments

Christmas Cookie Ornaments

Christmas Cookie Ornaments

You can make these goodies for the Christmas tree ahead of time! Simply whip up the cookies and store them plain in your freezer. Come Christmas, you can fix homemade frosting and decorate. Then tie on ribbons and hang the shapes on your evergreen. You can also create these treats for eating! If you do, start them from scratch at holiday time and keep them in an airtight container. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Luck o' the Irish Cheesecake

Luck o' the Irish Cheesecake

Luck o' the Irish Cheesecake

A highlight of the St. Patrick's Day party in Mary Berger's family is her aunt's special dessert. "Every year, she serves this elegant cheesecake all of us look forward to," Mary relates from Bernville, Pennsylvania. "I was delighted when she passed along the recipe to me. The combination of chocolate and peppermint quickly becomes a favorite of everyone who tries it."

Lucky Lime Salad

Lucky Lime Salad

Lucky Lime Salad

To start your St. Patrick's Day feast off right, be sure to hand out lucky shamrocks—in the shape of those that top this sweet salad! Making them is merely a matter of cutting gelatin with a cookie cutter. Want to prepare the recipe for another celebration? No problem—just change the cookie cutters to suit the occasion. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Peanut Butter Balls

Peanut Butter Balls

Peanut Butter Balls

Sugar coating a romantic occasion with this pretty pink confection from the CT home economists can be just the sentimental start. Fill it with Lee Ann's peanutty treats and you have a melt-in-you-mouth dish set to sweeten the heart of someone special! A heart-shaped pan and red food coloring turn the straight forward sugar mixture into an eye-catching creation. Nestled inside, Le Ann's rich candies appear more inviting in shiny foil cups. And they taste as good as they look.

Lemon Sorbet Torte

Lemon Sorbet Torte

Lemon Sorbet Torte

Oohs and ahs are sure to be the reaction when you bring this elegant torte to the table. It all starts with the unique almond and cinnamon-flavored crust topped with a layer of strawberry jam, then filled with prepared lemon sorbet. The torte is served with a rhubarb-strawberry sauce and additional fresh strawberries. Sarah Bradley of Athens, Texas gets the credit for creating this impressive dessert.

Mary's Bean Tarts

Mary's Bean Tarts

Mary's Bean Tarts

This tart's main ingredient, beans, are not necessarily thought of as a dessert but these tarts are so sweet that they could be served as an appetizer or dessert.—Mary Fleming, Bow Island, Alberta

Easter Basket Candy Cake

Easter Basket Candy Cake

Easter Basket Candy Cake

For a festive cake all of your guests will be impressed with at your Easter gathering, try this recipe. It is so easy but looks like you fussed.—Mary Kay Morris, Cokato, Minnesota

Homemade Butterfly Cake

Homemade Butterfly Cake

Homemade Butterfly Cake

Impress guests by making an adorable and delicious cake. It is actually easy to put together. —Bonnie Jost, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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