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Hanukkah Cookies

Cream cheese adds richness to these Hanukkah cookies. Decorate them with royal icing or your favorite buttercream frosting and toppings. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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...


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 Peanut Butter Pizza

7 reviews

This is probably the most unusual "pizza" you'll ever see! It's a great dessert for kids, although adults snap it...

Swedish Gingerbread Cookies

5 reviews

Making Swedish pepparkakor—or gingerbread cookies—is a holiday tradition in our family. I entered these at the Iowa State Fair and...


Gingerbread Sandwich Trees

12 reviews

Fun and festive, these cookie sandwich trees will be a huge hit with kids of all ages. They're a super-cute...

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

13 reviews

When I baked this moist, fudgy chocolate crinkle cookie recipe for the first time, my three preschool children went wild...


Chocolate Caramel Kiss Cookies

5 reviews

I make this cookie every Christmas with my family. It’s a fun twist on a classic peanut butter blossom because...


Homemade Pear Pie

2 reviews

I entered this pie in a local baking contest and ended up winning! Bartlett pears hold up well when baked,...


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Hand-Held Apple Pies

25 reviews

When I was in high school, my best friend's mother baked this mini apple pie recipe every year. I was...

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...


Snowman Cookies

9 reviews

Wrap these chocolate-topped snowmen in colored tissue and place them inside holiday containers. Like real snowmen, they disappear fast! —Betty...


Not Your Mama’s Seven-Layer Bars

The addition of dulce de leche makes this a decadent new take on traditional seven-layer bars. You can cut this...


Ginger-Cream Bars

4 reviews

I rediscovered this old-time recipe recently and found it's everyone's favorite. Even 4-year-olds have asked for these frosted bars as...


Easy Apple Dumplings

11 reviews

My mother often prepared this apple dumpling recipe for us, ready to take out of the oven just as we...