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Chocolate Lebkuchen Cherry Balls

1 review

Here's my twist on the traditional German holiday lebkuchen—with a surprise inside. Maraschino cherries add a sweet and unexpected punch to the holiday spice of gingersnaps. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois

Homemade Butterfinger Bites

2 reviews

Bent on using up a stash of leftover candy corn, I decided to experiment. Turns out, if you melt it,...


Holiday Rum Balls

26 reviews

I use this recipe for special occasions with my wonderful family and friends. The treats are so easy to make...


Sweet & Salty Peanut Butter Bites

4 reviews

My son Micah and I love peanut butter cups, so we made them into a new treat. We entered these...


Four Ingredient Tumbleweeds

2 reviews

With just four ingredients, these surprisingly easy clusters are guaranteed to delight both young and old alike all year round....

Dipped Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

17 reviews

You’ll love to give tins of these chocolate-coated cookies to your lucky friends. The shortcut holiday recipe is almost too...


Nutty Rice Krispie Cookies

4 reviews

My mom and I used to make these treats for Christmas every year. The no-stovetop prep means the kids can...

Cherry No-Bake Cookies

14 reviews

I've always loved my no-bake cookie recipe, but I was never able to place at the fair with it. So...


No-Bake Cookie Balls

30 reviews

I go for these quick bites when I'm short on time or don't want to turn on the oven. I...


Coconut Joys

7 reviews

If you like coconut, you’ll love these no-bake, no-fuss sweets. They are cute as can be and make a satisfying...


No-Bake Christmas Wreath Treats

19 reviews

Cornflakes take the place of traditional rice cereal in these sweet no-bake Christmas cookies from our Test Kitchen. Dressed...

Chocolate Almond Drops

So much rich, chocolaty flavor, so little time! My trufflelike cookies are deceptively easy to make and look so elegant...


Church Window Cookies

9 reviews

This is a hit with kids—the little ones just love the colored marshmallows! —Emmilie Gaston, Wabash, Indiana


Holiday Cornflake Cookies

10 reviews

I can't seem to make enough of these cornflake wreaths around the holidays. The cookies firm up quickly, so you'll...


No-Bake Fudgy Coconut Cookies

14 reviews

My daughter works at a summer camp, so I send treats. Instead of a cookie jar we use a coffee...


Mint Chocolate-Covered Cookies

At our house, everyone lends a hand to make these easy chocolate-covered cookies. They remind me of Thin Mints. Decorate...

Texas Tumbleweeds

1 review

Tumbleweeds blow across the roads in some parts of Texas, and I think these cute stacks look like them. I've...


Cathedral Cookies

11 reviews

Children love the colorful marshmallows in these festive confections, which look like stained glass when they're sliced. They practically light...


Butterscotch-Rum Raisin Treats

2 reviews

I love making rum raisin rice pudding around the holidays. Those flavors inspired this recipe. Crispy rice cereal adds crunch,...


Spearmint Thins

No time to bake cookies from scratch? Create a tasty treat in little more than half an hour by doctoring...