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Mini Sweet Potato Scones with Rosemary & Bacon

Everyone who tries these scones thinks they're delicious! To save a little time in the morning, combine the dry ingredients and cut in the butter the night before. I usually stir in the crumbled bacon at that time, too. Cover and refrigerate overnight and proceed with the recipe the next morning. In addition to saving time, this also allows the rosemary and bacon to come through, and chilling the butter in the mix results in tender scones. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Gruyere and Crab Palmiers

I keep these little bursts of flavor in my freezer so they can be pulled out and popped into the...


Chocolate Mincemeat Bars

1 review

What would the holidays be without mincemeat for dessert? Even people who say they don’t care for the taste will...


Best Ever Crescent Rolls

6 reviews

My daughter and I have cranked out dozens of these homemade crescent rolls. It’s a real team effort. I cut...


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Easy Oatmeal Cream Pies

3 reviews

These easy cookies use only five ingredients and taste very similar to a store-bought cookie. Of course, everything's better from...

Spiced Toffee Cookies

I bake these cookies for family gatherings because my crowd likes cookies thin and chewy with a crispy exterior. The...


Cherry Pistachio Cookies

2 reviews

Dried cherries, crunchy nuts, bits of orange, white chocolate—there's a lot to love in this cookie! It's very different from...

Vanilla-Butter Sugar Cookies

32 reviews

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


Green Bean Casserole Stuffed Mushrooms

3 reviews

Green bean casserole is one of our must-haves for Thanksgiving dinner, but it needed updating. This bite-sized version gets fun...


Cranberry Brie Pinwheels

10 reviews

People may wonder when you found the time to make these crisp, flaky pinwheels—but they’re really quite easy to do....


Mediterranean Pastry Pinwheels

6 reviews

These quick appetizers are irresistible. The flavors of sun-dried tomatoes and pesto balance beautifully. —Kristen Heigl, Staten Island, New York

After-Christmas Empanadas

1 review

Turn your leftovers into tasty empanadas using refrigerated pie pastry. We make these savory pastries and freeze them for a...


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Pumpkin Roll

105 reviews

This pumpkin roll recipe is great to keep in the freezer for a quick dessert for my family or unexpected...


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Mom’s Buttermilk Biscuits

10 reviews

These fluffy biscuits are so tasty slathered with butter or used to mop up every last drop of gravy off...


Meatballs with Cranberry Dipping Sauce

1 review

With their cranberry dipping sauce, these no-fuss appetizer meatballs make use of traditional Thanksgiving ingredients, so they're ideal around the...


Lime Shortbread with Dried Cherries

22 reviews

This fresh, sweet-tart cookie also works with dried cranberries and orange zest. I freeze the dough for up to a...

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,...


Sage & Prosciutto Pinwheels

3 reviews

I love, love, love to make appetizers and I especially like this recipe because I can make the rolls ahead,...


Winter Fruit Macaroons

3 reviews

Coconut macaroons with sweetened condensed milk instead of egg whites are my version of a recipe my mom loved. All...


Pumpkin-Spice Sugar Cookies

2 reviews

I've been making these quick and easy cookies for over 20 years. They're the first to go at our annual...