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Country Woman Desserts

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To celebrate the pitter-patter of tiny feet (or any occasion), crisp buttery sugar cookies like these are a hit, hands down! They cut wonderfully into delicate shapes and look festive decorated with pink and blue sugar. -Joyce Leach, Armstrong, Iowa
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Buttermilk Banana Cake

Buttermilk Banana Cake

Buttermilk Banana Cake

Meet the Cook: When I was a girl, this was my family's favorite Sunday cake. Since I'm "nuts" about nuts, I added the pecans. It became our youngsters' favorite as well. My husband and I have four grown children and seven grandchildren. -Arlene Grenz, Linton, North Dakota

Acorn Treats

Acorn Treats

Acorn Treats

You only need three ingredients to make these super simple acorn cookies! —Jane Stasik, Greendale, Wisconsin

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Classic lemon meringue pie inspired these gorgeous little cupcakes. The tangy treats hide a surprise lemon pie filling and are topped with fluffy toasted meringue. Make them for your next special gathering. —Andrea Quiroz, Chicago, Illinois
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Aunt Rose's Fantastic Butter Toffee

Aunt Rose's Fantastic Butter Toffee

Aunt Rose's Fantastic Butter Toffee

I don't live in the country, but I love everything about it—especially good old-fashioned home cooking! Every year, you'll find me at our county fair, entering a different recipe contest. This toffee is a family favorite. —Kathy Dorman, Snover, Michigan

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Guests will stand in line to kiss the cook when these treats are served! For a change of pace, try them with chunky peanut butter, too. —Canada60, Tasteofhome.com Community

German Chocolate Pie

German Chocolate Pie

German Chocolate Pie

I'm known among family and friends for my desserts. This one is their very favorite. It's been a sweet standby of mine for some 20 years now.

Miniature Christmas Fruitcakes

Miniature Christmas Fruitcakes

Miniature Christmas Fruitcakes

I’ve found that people who normally won’t eat fruitcake make an exception when they sample these. Using mini muffin pans for baking creates fun, single-serving cakes. —Libby Over, Phillipsburg, Ohio

Holiday Snow Globe Cake

Holiday Snow Globe Cake

Holiday Snow Globe Cake

I can change up the decorations on this cake depending on the holiday—or birthday. My daughter loves this Christmas version. —Marie Louise Ludwig, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Raspberry Patch Crumb Bars

Raspberry Patch Crumb Bars

Raspberry Patch Crumb Bars

To give these fresh, fruity bars even more crunch, add a sprinkling of nuts to the yummy crumb topping. Everyone will want to indulge. —Leanna M. Thorne, Lakewood, Colorado

Sour Cream Chocolate Cookies

Sour Cream Chocolate Cookies

Sour Cream Chocolate Cookies

These soft chocolaty sour cream cookies can be easily altered to make several different varieties —I've added everything from mints to macadamia nuts to them. —Tina Sawchuk, Ardmore, Alberta

Old-Fashioned Rice Custard

Old-Fashioned Rice Custard

Old-Fashioned Rice Custard

I don't remember where or how I found this dessert. When I took it to a family reunion many years ago, however, a great-uncle was sure I'd used my great-grandmother's recipe! Church suppers are among the places I've carried my rice custard. At home, I like to have it warm for dinner. Then, the next morning, I'll frequently enjoy the leftovers cold for my breakfast. This dish is one I've been making for nearly as long as I've been married—and that's 42 years. My husband and I were t
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