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    Turkey Cake

    Create a simple centerpiece for your Thanksgiving dessert table. This turkey cake comes together fast with the help of a mix, and melted candy coating keeps decorating easy. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

    Coconut Nutella Brownies

    My parents were coming over for dinner, and I wanted a fast go-to brownie. My mom loves coconut and chocolate,...


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    Best Ever Vanilla Ice Cream

    2 reviews

    This ice cream is technically a custard since it contains eggs. After lots of testing (and tasting), I've found that...


    Hanukkah Cookies

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


    Christmas M&M’s Cookies

    2 reviews

    These M&M Christmas cookies make any cookie platter feel festive. Swap in pastel M&M's for Easter and orange and brown...

    Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies

    3 reviews

    Only four ingredients and one bowl are needed for these healthy peanut butter cookies. If you want to make this...


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    Oreo Cupcakes with Cookies and Cream Frosting

    5 reviews

    Kids and adults alike will find these Oreo cupcakes irresistible. If you want to pipe the frosting, be sure to...

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    Jelly Donut Cake

    5 reviews

    Cake. Doughnuts. Now you don't have to choose between the two. Impress your family with this easy jelly-filled cake. Try...


    Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream

    What could be better than peanut butter and jelly ice cream? You'll love the sweet-salty combination. Use your favorite flavor...


    Peanut Butter Bundt Cake

    8 reviews

    This peanut butter Bundt cake with frosting is heavenly to me. I use smooth peanut butter, but crunchy would work,...


    Snowman Oreo Balls

    4 reviews

    Get the kids involved with making these adorable snowman Oreo balls. They can help roll, dip and decorate! A small...

    Tiramisu Cookies

    2 reviews

    These tiramisu cookies bring out the delicious flavors of tiramisu, sandwich-style. Pack these treats in a decorative container for an...


    Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Brownies

    4 reviews

    Everyone loves these peanut butter chocolate chip brownies. It's hard to eat just one! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee,...


    Giant Buckeye Cookie

    12 reviews

    I’m from Ohio, and we love our buckeye candy! Buckeyes are a delicious combination of peanut butter and chocolate, which...


    Easy Scottish Shortbread

    1 review

    These traditional butter cookies require only three ingredients. They’re so yummy, you won’t be able to stop at just one!...


    Gluten-Free Banana Coffee Cake

    2 reviews

    I created this gluten-free coffee cake for people on special diets. Those who are lactose intolerant, allergic to eggs or...

    Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

    2 reviews

    Even without butter or eggs, these vegan peanut butter cookies are still soft and chewy. No one will be able...


    Oatmeal Caramel Apple Cookies

    15 reviews

    This recipe for caramel apple cookies is a fun twist on traditional oatmeal raisin. These treats are hard to resist!...


    S’mores Brownies

    3 reviews

    My family simply adores my daughter's fudgy s'mores brownies. The cinnamon graham cracker crust and the dark chocolate brownies bring...


    Strawberry Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Frosting

    2 reviews

    Fresh strawberries are full of water, so they have a tendency to weigh down cake batters and make soggy cakes....


    Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes

    10 reviews

    My granddaughter Sydney has acquired a love of baking. While I was visiting her in Tampa, we made these light,...


    Mint Swirl Fudge Cake

    1 review

    Mint pairs with a silky, mild chocolate flavor for this colorful, beautiful cake that will be the talk of the...


    Kid-Made Cocoa Cupcakes

    I’m only a kid, and this is the first recipe I’ve created. I spent a year perfecting these cupcakes, asking...


    Mini Peppermint Coffee Cakes

    I like these cute little muffins because they're easy to prepare and are wonderful as little snacks or gifts during...

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    Honey Walnut Delights

    3 reviews

    Even after being frozen, these no-fail cookies stay moist and taste freshly baked. They are among my best holiday giveaway...


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    Berry Brownie Pizza

    1 review

    How could you not love pizza for dessert? A fudgy brownie base is layered with a whipped topping sauce, then...


    Banana Split Cake Bars

    2 reviews

    Summer isn’t summer without a banana split or two, and these fun bars bring that same delicious flavor in potluck-perfect...


    Roasted Strawberry Sheet Cake

    7 reviews

    My Grandma Gigi loved summer berry cakes. Almost any time I’d call her during the warmer months, she’d invite me...


    Coconut Milk Strawberry-Banana Pops

    5 reviews

    These four-ingredient freezer pops are a delicious way to use up a pint of fresh strawberries. You'll love the hint...


    Chocolate-Peanut Butter Dump Cake

    6 reviews

    I am a huge fan of the chocolate-peanut butter combination. I'm also a fan of easy recipes, including dump cakes....