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    Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

    7 reviews

    These chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies bring back fond memories of my mom. They were her favorite, and she always made a batch when she knew company was coming. —Jacquie McTaggart, Independence, Iowa

    Baklava Thumbprint Cookies

    11 reviews

    The topping on my sister-in-law's peach cobbler was so delicious that I asked for the recipe, then decided to use...

    Carrot Spice Thumbprint Cookies

    7 reviews

    Carrot cake is a family favorite, and these delicious cookies taste just like it with shredded carrots, dried cranberries, toasted...

    Mother Lode Pretzels

    22 reviews

    I brought these savory-sweet pretzels to a family gathering, and they disappeared from the dessert tray before dessert was even...

    Sweet Potato Rolls

    7 reviews

    This recipe uses a convenient bread machine to create a batch of home-style rolls. They're wonderful served warm with honey...

    Yummy Cracker Snacks

    53 reviews

    These treats are my family’s favorite. In fact, it seems no matter how many I make, they always disappear too...

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    Pumpkin Bread with Gingerbread Topping

    1 review

    This yummy pumpkin bread won first prize in the Acorn Pantry Bread Contest. It melts in your mouth, and the...

    Confectioners’ Sugar Glaze

    This versatile glaze is shared by our Test Kitchen. You can make the basic powdered sugar glaze and tint it...

    Roasted Herbed Squash with Goat Cheese

    1 review

    Cooking is a hobby I'm so happy to share with my toddler. She (and all our Christmas Eve party guests)...

    Spiced Apple Tea

    3 reviews

    I love to try new recipes for my husband and our friends. This spiced apple tea is one of our...

    Caramel Apple Coffee Cake with Walnuts

    2 reviews

    I created this recipe after a trip to an orchard with my family. This moist cake is full of hearty...

    Pumpkin Pecan Loaves

    26 reviews

    Among all my pumpkin bread recipes, this caramel-glazed creation is the pick of the crop. Often, I'll wrap up a...

    Original Brown Butter Refrigerator Cookies

    1 review

    These tasty, crispy cookies, from Ione Diekfuss of Muskego, Wisconsin, won Country Woman's first-ever recipe contest, back in December 1970....

    Slow-Cooker Cider

    15 reviews

    There's no last-minute rush before the party when you slowly simmer this punch. It has all the tantalizing flavors of...

    Granny’s Gingerbread Cake with Caramel Sauce

    2 reviews

    The rich molasses and spice flavor of this old-time dessert is complemented with a buttery caramel sauce.—Joy Sparks, Muskegon, Michigan

    Frosted Harvest Cake

    65 reviews

    Craving brownies but want something a little bit different? Indulge in a fall-flavored version topped with a cream cheese frosting....

    Aunt Ruth’s Famous Butterscotch Cheesecake

    21 reviews

    Aunt Ruth was our nanny when I was little and made this cheesecake often. Since it had to chill overnight, it...

    Pumpkin Cheesecake with Sour Cream Topping

    59 reviews

    Instead of a traditional pie, I like to surprise holiday guests with a silky cheesecake. Make it a day ahead...

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    Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

    106 reviews

    I like using pretty mini muffin liners and topping these homemade peanut butter cups with colored sprinkles to coordinate with...

    Thick Sugar Cookies

    9 reviews

    A bit thicker than the norm, this sugar cookie is just like one you might find at a good bakery....

    Creamy Sourdough Snack

    This bread bowl dip was a big hit at my mom's 50th birthday party! —Darelyn Payes, Hayward, California

    Gooey Caramel-Topped Gingersnaps

    2 reviews

    Making these cookies is therapeutic for me. And they are always quite popular at fundraisers. If you’d like, you can...

    Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache

    2 reviews

    This recipe is the most recent cheesecake I gave to my mother for her birthday, and we all just loved...

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    Caramel Snickerdoodle Bars

    24 reviews

    What did I do when I couldn’t decide between two of my favorite desserts? I combined them! This snickerdoodle-blondie hybrid...

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    Caramel-Pecan Apple Pie

    66 reviews

    You'll love the smell in your kitchen—and the smiles on everybody's faces—when you make this scrumptious caramel apple pie recipe....

    Italian Appetizer Meatballs

    2 reviews

    Store-bought spaghetti sauce speeds up the preparation of these homemade meatball appetizers. Leftovers make terrific sub sandwiches. —Rene McCrory, Indianapolis,...

    Vanilla-Butter Sugar Cookies

    33 reviews

    These are one of my favorite cookies to bake for Christmas. The dough recipe is versatile and you can use...

    Iced Orange Cookies

    15 reviews

    I usually make these bite-size orange cookies at Christmastime, when oranges in Florida are plentiful, but they're delicious any time...

    Brownie Batter Dip

    11 reviews

    I’m all about the sweeter side of dips, and this brownie-batter variety fits in with my life’s philosophy: Chocolate makes...

    Buffet Meatballs

    31 reviews

    I need only five ingredients to fix these easy appetizers. My grape jelly and ketchup meatballs make an appearance...