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Glazed Maple Shortbread Cookies

8 reviews

Whenever I visit friends in Lutsen, Minnesota, I make sure to buy maple syrup there because I think it's even better than in Quebec. These delicious cookies can be decorated with sprinkles but they're just fine as is.—Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario

Quick Cold Vegetable Pizza

4 reviews

This is one of my favorite vegetable recipes. Even youngsters love it. I've made it for a light lunch and...


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Overnight Reindeer Rolls

Kids love helping in the kitchen. This year, have a little fun making these reindeer-shaped rolls with your little bakers....


Oat Pan Rolls

9 reviews

I've made so many of these delicious rolls that I think I could make them blindfolded! I always take about...


Cranberry Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

11 reviews

I needed a new holiday cookie, so I tweaked an old 4-H recipe. This updated oatmeal cookie with cranberries and...

Turkey Dinner Cupcakes

17 reviews

Here's a turkey that even a vegetarian would love. Have a little fun on Thanksgiving and serve these right alongside...


Italian Herb and Cheese Breadsticks

Thanks to convenient frozen dough, these delectable breadsticks are oven-ready in 20 minutes. The cheesy bites are so good dipped...

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

90 reviews

These sweet cookies feature white chocolate and cranberries for a delightful taste. They add a perfect holiday feel to any...


Best-Ever Sugar Cookies

22 reviews

What makes these cookies the best ever? A delicious cream cheese dough flavored with vanilla, almond and a hint of...


Cinnamon Bun Cookies

2 reviews

I love cinnamon rolls, but working with yeast can be scary. These cookies give you the taste of a cinnamon...


Gingerbread Caramel Crunch

12 reviews

If you love gingerbread, you won't be able to resist this crispy, crunchy popcorn. Munch it yourself or share it...

Nutmeg Sugar Cookies

1 review

The holidays are my favorite time of year because I love to bake. These are one of my favorite cookies—they...


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Mom’s Soft Raisin Cookies

30 reviews

With four sons in service during World War II, my mother sent these favorite cookies as a taste from home...


Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

84 reviews

I'm one of the cooking project leaders for my daughter's 4-H club, where these soft, delicious cookies were a great...


Harvest Sugar Cookies

4 reviews

Rich buttery cookies like these never last long at a party or potluck. I got this recipe from a friend...


Pumpkin Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting

The recipe for these pleasantly spiced pumpkin cookies won a champion ribbon at our local county fair. These are a...

Frosted Maple Cookies

7 reviews

Living in New England, I've come to appreciate the unique qualities of our area. Many people here enjoy the flavor...


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....


Cranberry Orange Sandwich Cookies

2 reviews

My sweet-tart cookies make a terrific addition to a holiday dessert tray. I love the creamy orange filling.—Trisha Kruse, Eagle,...


Chocolate Monster Cookies

3 reviews

My four grandsons started attending "Grandma's cooking school" when they were as young as 4. These easy monster cookies are...


Peanut Caramel Corn

2 reviews

A sweet, crunchy, lighter alternative to traditional caramel corn, this can't-stop-eatin'-it treat won't stick to fingers or teeth! Wonderful for...


Almond Pear Tart

6 reviews

I had never seen a "pie without a pan" until my daughter brought back this wonderful pear almond tart recipe...


Sugar Cookie Cutouts

5 reviews

I must have over 100 different cookie cutters and have had fun putting them to use with this recipe over...


Apple-Cinnamon Mini Pies

6 reviews

I came up with the idea for my mini pie recipes while snacking on applesauce one night and thought it...

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Triple-Ginger Gingersnaps

11 reviews

Ginger cookies are holiday hits. Tuck them into clean, recycled coffee cans wrapped in decorative paper. With a glue gun,...


French Loaves

26 reviews

My kids love to help me make this delicious bread recipe. It's quite easy, and they enjoy the fact that...


Whoopie Cookies

6 reviews

I don’t always have time to make whoopie pies from scratch, so I tweaked a cake mix recipe to create...


Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

30 reviews

My kids start begging me for these cakelike sandwich cookies as soon as autumn arrives. I haven't met a person...


Mini Apple Turnovers

7 reviews

These cute little pastries are so yummy! I'm tempted to hoard them for myself when I make a batch, but...


Cinnamon-Sugar Sweet Potato Pastries

We always have leftover mashed sweet potatoes after our Thanksgiving feast. I take what’s left to make an indulgent filling...