Holidays & Events

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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Mocha Cherry Cookies

3 reviews

Flecked with cherries and glistening with sugar, these dainty cookies always go over big. They're rich and tender, much like shortbread, and have a pleasant chocolate-coffee flavor.

Sachertorte Bites

Elegant and simple, these rich confection-like bars are a bite-sized take on the famous Viennese Sachertorte. It's traditionally made with...


Chocolate Cherry Cookies

2 reviews

A juicy maraschino cherry peeks out from under a creamy frosting in this chocolate cookie. I've been making them for...


Frosted Chocolate Cherry Cookies

1 review

My five brothers and I lost our mother when we were young, so we started cooking at an early age....


Schaum Strawberry Torte

19 reviews

This recipe was handed down from my German grandma. She took great pride in serving this delicate dessert. Whenever I...

Striped Icebox Cookies

6 reviews

I've been using this recipe ever since I was a little girl. I like it because it's easier than making...


Cherry Chocolate Crepes

3 reviews

Cherries and chocolate just naturally taste great together, but the combination is even better when enhanced by tender crepes and...

German Black Forest Cake

8 reviews

As far as I know, this cake recipe can be traced back to my German great-grandma. When I got married,...


Black Forest Pie

6 reviews

With three active children, I don't usually fuss with fancy desserts. This one is simple but impressive--it's the one I...


Berry-Almond Sandwich Cookies

1 review

Almond shortbread cookies cradle a delightful berry filling for this Christmas cookie favorite. The recipe is undeniably good. —Helga Schlape,...


Sacher Torte Squares

3 reviews

Sacher torte is a Viennese cake that requires several steps. My squares are an easy alternative, but they still feature...

Cherry-Chocolate Cream Puffs

1 review

I developed this fun chocolate-filled cream puff recipe that’s perfect for cherry lovers. I enjoy cooking and playing with ideas...


Black Forest Tart

6 reviews

Cherry pie filling and a melted chocolate drizzle top a rich, fudgy cake made from chocolate cookie crumbs. —Taste of...


Chocolate Cherry Pie

4 reviews

Assures Maxine Smith of Owanka, South Dakota. "This rich and creamy pie is sure to please any dyed-in-the-wool chocoholic!"


Almond Pear Torte

Yum! This recipe combines cheesecake, pears and nutmeg for a scrumptious holiday dessert. I sprinkle slivered almonds on top. —Trisha...