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German Desserts

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Gingerbread Cookies with Buttercream Icing

Gingerbread Cookies with Buttercream Icing

Gingerbread Cookies with Buttercream Icing

When it’s time to start the cookie-baking season, this recipe always kicks off the festivities. My mother-in-law first shared it with me, but it’s too good to keep to myself! You can tint the buttery icing a cheery pink or green and pipe it on with a decorating tip. —Ann Scherzer, Anacortes, Washington

Meringue Torte

Meringue Torte

Meringue Torte

Ruth Grover writes from Portland, Connecticut: “My grandmother, who came here from Sweden when she was 21, used to make this cake for our birthdays, and it is still a family favorite.”

Mom's Old-Fashioned Cutouts

Mom's Old-Fashioned Cutouts

Mom's Old-Fashioned Cutouts

Old family memories rush in as soon as I make these traditional cutout cookies. — Lois Smit, Monee, Illinois
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New York-Style Cheesecake

New York-Style Cheesecake

New York-Style Cheesecake

Field editor Gloria Warczak of Cedarburg, Wisconsin says, "My mother-in-law got this recipe from an Italian friend many years ago. I added the chocolate-nut crust. It is our very favorite dessert." —Gloria A. Warczak, Cedarburg, Wisconsin

Blueberry Buckle with Streussel Topping

Blueberry Buckle with Streussel Topping

Blueberry Buckle with Streussel Topping

This recipe has been passed around among the women of my church for years. Everyone loves the abundance of blueberries and the streusel topping.—Anna Higbee, Absecon, New Jersey

Chocolate Cherry Cake

Chocolate Cherry Cake

Chocolate Cherry Cake

This is a very quick and easy cake to make. It is fancy enough to serve to guests.—Lois Valley, Morgan Hill, California

Black Forest Tart

Black Forest Tart

Black Forest Tart

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

Cherry Cocoa Shortbread Squares

Cherry Cocoa Shortbread Squares

Cherry Cocoa Shortbread Squares

Whenever there is a potluck at work or a family gathering, I'm asked to bring these delectable bars. I found the recipe years ago and have made it countless times since. -Bettie Martin, Oneida, Wisconsin

Cherry Surprise Cookies

Cherry Surprise Cookies

Cherry Surprise Cookies

Gloria tucks a rich chocolate surprise into each of these cute bites. Candied cherries add a colorful finishing touch.

Chocolate Cherry Bars

Chocolate Cherry Bars

Chocolate Cherry Bars

These tempting bars are simple to make with cherry pie filling, crunchy almonds and chocolate chips. I took them to a church supper and everyone wanted the recipe. Some people said the sweet treats reminded them of chocolate-covered cherries. -Tina Dierking, Skohegan, Maine

Gingerbread Crisp Cutouts

Gingerbread Crisp Cutouts

Gingerbread Crisp Cutouts

My grandsons started cooking by helping their grandpa mix up waffle and pancake batter. They also liked to make these nicely spiced cookies, which are fun to decorate with raisins and candies.—Shelia Hanauer, Reidsville, North Carolina
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