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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    Homemade Air-Fryer Churros

    Serve these cinnamon-sugar air-fryer churros fresh and hot with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. They're sure to become...


    Turkey Cake

    Create a simple centerpiece for your Thanksgiving dessert table. This turkey cake comes together fast with the help of a...


    Banana Pudding Cake

    4 reviews

    I love to make cakes, and my family loves banana pudding. One day while brainstorming in the kitchen, I came...

    Sour Candy Cupcakes

    1 review

    If you love the pucker of sour candies, then these sour candy cupcakes will be right up your alley. The...


    Hot Chocolate Bombs

    These hot chocolate bombs are all the rage! Make them ahead of time as a holiday gift or to have...

    Festive Meringue Cookies

    Try these meringue cookies without cream of tartar! These festive treats sparkle not only during the holidays but for other...


    Watermelon Cupcakes

    1 review

    My granddaughter and I bake together each week. She was inspired by her mommy's flavored syrups, so we came up...


    Hanukkah Cookies

    1 review

    Cream cheese adds richness to these Hanukkah cookies. Decorate them with royal icing or your favorite buttercream frosting and toppings....


    Wacky Argyle Cake

    This wacky cake will be the star of your ugly Christmas-sweater party. Have fun with the decorations, choosing the colors...

    Glazed Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies

    Shortbread cookies are classics and always welcome on my table. But when I want to punch up the flavor a...


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    Santa’s Elf Cookies

    These rosy-cheeked elf cookies will make a showstopping addition to your holiday cookie tray. Or set them atop cupcakes for...


    Festive Meringue Christmas Trees

    4 reviews

    These meringues are eye-catching on the dessert table at a holiday party, and they taste heavenly! Look no further for...


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    Marbled Meringue Hearts

    5 reviews

    Pretty pastel cookies are a fun way to brighten any special occasion. Replace the vanilla with a different extract for...


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    Snow Globe Keepsake Cookies

    2 reviews

    Make holiday magic! These extra-special ornaments are totally customizable—each filled with a little snowfall of edible sprinkles. Let it snow...

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    French Macarons

    6 reviews

    Even decorated simply—a sprinkle of sugar, a drizzle of icing—these stylish beauties are part of our creative Christmas cookies...


    Nutella Banana Cream Pie

    1 review

    Here’s a banana cream pie with a little Italian flair. The chocolate and hazelnut
    go well with the banana,...


    Creamy Layered Blueberry Ice Pops

    2 reviews

    These delicious ice pops can also be made with raspberries or blackberries. The rosemary sprig and lemon zest bring another...


    Easter Bunny Treats

    14 reviews

    Our whole family has fun making these bunny-riffic treats together. They are just so cute! —Holly Jost, Manitowoc, Wisconsin


    Decorative Easter Egg

    2 reviews

    TAKE A CRACK at crafting this sugar ary shell from CT’s cooks. It’s sure to make
    Easter “eggstra” special!...


    Gingerbread Barn

    1 review

    We came up with the plans for this Christmas gingerbread barn—then stocked it with farmyard friends. The country-as-can-be project will...


    Ellen’s Edible Gingerbread House

    1 review

    We adapted this pretty gingerbread house from Ellen Wages in Vancleave, Mississippi…and came up with this petite version. Unlike Ellen's...


    Valentine Swans

    YOU won't be sticking your neck out when you create the beloved bird here. It's sure to win the heart...


    Meringue Candy Canes

    8 reviews

    These red-and-white striped treats get lots of compliments for their cute looks and minty taste. The seasonal confections are easy...

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    Creme de Menthe Cheesecake Cookies

    21 reviews

    Some say these are the best cookies they’ve ever had! Such a cinch to put together with just five ingredients,...


    Harveys Coconut Macaroons

    1 review

    As the executive chef at Harveys, a resort hotel in Lake Tahoe, I modified this classic recipe, which originated a...


    Chocolate-Dipped Hazelnut Macaroons

    These pretty cookies are perfect for the special holiday season and pretty easy to make! —Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri


    Hazelnut Macarons

    You don’t have to be an expert in French cooking to whip up these sandwich cookies. The crisp, chewy macarons...


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    Layer Cake Meat Loaf

    5 reviews

    If the kids are always asking to eat dessert first, here's your chance. The moist "cake" layers are really full-flavored...


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    Creme de Menthe Cupcakes

    We use creme de menthe liqueur (the term means "mint cream" in French) to add a cool touch to these...