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    Indian Rice and Carrot Pudding

    This Indian carrot pudding recipe is rich in flavor and very easy to prepare. —Daljeet Singh, Coral Springs, Florida

    Homemade Gelt

    Giving chocolate coins to children, and sometimes to teachers, is a long-standing Hanukkah tradition. This homemade version of gelt uses...


    Hanukkah Cookies

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


    Peppermint Milkshakes

    Rich ice cream and refreshing peppermint make this peppermint milkshake recipe a special treat, especially during the holidays. For a...


    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...

    Layered Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

    This yellow cake will become your go-to recipe for birthdays, but the tender cake with flavorful chocolate buttercream is truly...


    Peanut Butter Cookie In A Mug

    2 reviews

    This peanut butter cookie in a mug is perfect for when you have a sweet tooth but don't want to...

    No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

    1 review

    I have to be super careful when cooking for my daughter because of food sensitivities, so I make these no-bake...


    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...


    Chocolate-Avocado Mousse

    6 reviews

    I have rheumatoid arthritis and I follow a special diet to help manage the symptoms. This pudding is simple to...


    Sticky Cinnamon-Sugar Monkey Bread

    9 reviews

    You can do all the prep work for this monkey bread the night before. I prepare the dough pieces and...

    Hot Cocoa Cupcakes

    We were snowed in one Christmas and couldn't get to the store to buy cookies for Santa. My daughter and...


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    Reindeer Cake

    Whether you turn this cake into a reindeer or decorate it with your own creative vision, it’s a three-layer stunner...


    Grandma Davidson’s Baked Apple Pudding

    3 reviews

    My savvy grandmother whipped up recipes like this homey, cinnamon-scented apple pudding in the Depression years. Many of us still...


    Cookie Swirl Cobbler

    An extra-rich chocolate chip cookie dough and crescent roll topping provide a tasty twist on a classic cherry cobbler. Serve...


    Behr Track Cookie Bars

    1 review

    The holidays are the perfect time to indulge in these ooey-gooey, salty-sweet peanut butter bars. A lot of people comment...

    Gingerbread Cottage

    This charming gingerbread cottage tastes as good as it looks, thanks to the subtle molasses flavor in this easy dough....


    S’mores Milk Shake

    1 review

    When cabin fever hits, we whip up a beverage that tastes like s’mores. Oven-toasted marshmallows and a blender make it...


    Dinette Cake

    2 reviews

    IT ONLY TAKES MINUTES to get this cake into the oven. It's one of my favorite desserts.
    I love...


    Maple-Bacon Doughnut Bites

    3 reviews

    While these delicious bite-size treats are ready in minutes, they’ll disappear in a flash. And don’t relegate the deep-fried goodness...


    Chocolate Pecan Skillet Cookie

    2 reviews

    Bake up the ultimate shareable cookie. For variety, replace the chocolate chips with an equal quantity of M&M's or chocolate...


    Apple Pull-Apart Bread

    15 reviews

    For a fun sweet treat that's certain to satisfy, try this recipe. Drizzled with icing, each finger-licking piece has a...


    Nutty Apple Streusel Dessert

    9 reviews

    Many people don't think of using a slow cooker to make dessert, but I like having this hot, scrumptious apple...


    Homemade Snow Globes

    4 reviews

    You'll be snowed under with offers from kids wanting to help you put together these cute snow globes. Just make...

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    Pretzel Polar Bears

    Stick these cool cuties in a mug of hot chocolate or show them off on a holiday cookie tray. Covered...


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    Peanut Caramel Brownie Bites

    8 reviews

    With their multiple decadent layers, these brownies are my family's absolute favorite. —Ella Agans, Birch Tree, Missouri


    Stacked Snowman Cookies

    Though they hold their cute snowman shape well, these cookies are still nice and soft. Kids love the design and...


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    Hot Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

    9 reviews

    This is a variation of the cookies my mother made when I was growing up. Now my 13-year-old daughter and...


    White Velvet Cutouts

    48 reviews

    We make and decorate these cutouts for different holidays and give lots of them as gifts. Last year, we baked...


    Lazy Daisy Cake

    15 reviews

    We couldn't wait until Mom sliced this old-fashioned cake with its caramel-like frosting, loaded with chewy coconut. Even after one...