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Simple Desserts

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Thick Sugar Cookies

A bit thicker than the norm, this sugar cookie is just like one you might find at a good bakery. My children often request these sweet treats for their birthdays and are always happy to help me decorate. —Heather Biedler, Martinsburg, West Virginia
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Snowman Cake Pops

Snowman Cake Pops

Snowman Cake Pops

Turn that frosting into Frosty! This is one of our favorite ways to build a snowman—indoors! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Strawberry Ginger Tart

Strawberry Ginger Tart

Strawberry Ginger Tart

“This tart heralds lazy summer days when strawberries are at their sweetest and juiciest. It’s entirely customizable, too. You can substitute any refrigerated cookie dough for the crust.” —Chantal Bourbon, Montreal, Quebec

Gelatin Game Chips

Gelatin Game Chips

Gelatin Game Chips

It's a safe bet these gelatin gems will delight a full house of friends. The white ones have a creamy vanilla taste while the others are sweet and fruity.
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Fudge Ripple Brownies

Fudge Ripple Brownies

Fudge Ripple Brownies

"Now that I'm retired and a new grandmother, I'm always looking for special treats to serve my grandchildren," says Bobi Raab of St. Paul, Minnesota. "These brownies have a rich chocolate taste and yummy brown butter frosting."

Fourth of July Jell-O

Fourth of July Jell-O

Fourth of July Jell-O

"With six children, I'm always looking for wholesome quick recipes," shares Mabel Yoder of Bonduel, Wisconsin. "This colorful salad can be fixed by school-age children and looks so pretty served in a glass bowl."

Chocolate Mallow Drops

Chocolate Mallow Drops

Chocolate Mallow Drops

"I tell people these cookies are 'so good' and they are quick to agree after a taste," says field editor Marie Hattrup of Sparks, Nevada. Her fudgy treats feature a marshmallow layer topped with a squiggle of chocolate frosting.

No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake

No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake

No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake

My husband and I both work full-time, and taxiing our two teenagers around town leaves me little time in the kitchen. Using prepared graham cracker crust and canned pie filling, I can extend a no-bake mix to make two light, fancy-looking pies in less than 15 min. -Pam Noffke, Tyler, Texas

Peachy Cream Pie

Peachy Cream Pie

Peachy Cream Pie

Turn a store-bought graham cracker crust, frozen peaches and whipped topping into this pretty pie. Fruit-flavored gelatin provides a refreshing topping for the delightful cream cheese filling. -Gina Glassford, Provo, Utah

Peanut Butter 'n' Jelly Pie

Peanut Butter 'n' Jelly Pie

Peanut Butter 'n' Jelly Pie

A chocolate crumb crust holds a rich peanut butter layer topped with strawberry preserves and whipped cream. "The tasty make-ahead dessert is sure to appeal to the young and the young at heart." —Vikki Rebholz, West Chester, Ohio

Dessert From the Grill

Dessert From the Grill

Dessert From the Grill

In Boulder, Colorado, Becky Gillespie completes a grilled meal with this light, refreshing dessert. "By the time we're done eating, the coals have cooled to the right temperature," she notes. "I brush the slices of pineapple and pound cake with a sweet sauce, toast them on the grill and top 'em with ice cream and convenient caramel sauce."

Streusel Strawberry Pizza

Streusel Strawberry Pizza

Streusel Strawberry Pizza

"This is the best dessert pizza I've ever tasted," relates Karen Ann Bland from Gove, Kansas. The fruity treat is easy to put together, too, because it uses convenient cake mix and any flavor of canned pie filling. "It's great for children's parties," she adds.
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