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Festive Meringue Cookies

Try these meringue cookies without cream of tartar! These festive treats sparkle not only during the holidays but for other occasions year-round. Use colored sugar or food coloring to change things up. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Pinwheels and Checkerboards

14 reviews

My mom used to make these cookies every Christmas, and I still love them. They are so colorful...and you can...


Double-Drizzled Biscotti

1 review

Semisweet and white chocolate drizzles give these biscotti a pretty look. The baking time is shorter than for some biscotti,...


Cream Cheese Candies

14 reviews

These homemade mints make a perfect last-minute addition to holiday treat trays. Pretty much everyone in my neighborhood has this...


Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies

25 reviews

These fun treats put a sweet, fluffy filling between two chewy oatmeal cookies. The old-fashioned flavor is deliciously homey—always perfect...

Winter Squash Souffle Bake

1 review

This special squash souffle is a feast for your eyes and your taste buds. The beautiful golden color looks perfect...


Contest-Winning Eggnog Cake

16 reviews

This wonderful cake is full of eggnog flavor. I especially like to serve it around the holidays.—Debra Frappolli, Wayne, New...

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Grandma’s Divinity

11 reviews

Every Christmas my grandmother and I made divinity, just the two of us. I still make it every year. —Anne...


Quick and Easy Tiramisu

11 reviews

No one can resist this classic cool and creamy dessert. It's quick to prepare but can be made ahead for...


Easy Mock Devonshire Cream

6 reviews

I always serve this tasty no-fuss cream with fresh fruit to usher in a new season. Prepare it the day...


Orange-Pistachio Divinity

Old-fashioned divinity candy is even yummier with a hint of refreshing orange zest and bits of crunchy pistachios. Store-bought versions...

Meringue Shells with Lemon Curd

3 reviews

We love a dazzling dessert of meringue shells filled with sunny lemon curd. It’s sweet and tart, crunchy and fluffy....


Sweetened Whipped Cream

20 reviews

Whipped cream recipes don't have to be hard. This one can even be made ahead. Slightly underwhip the cream, then...


Chambord Cream

1 review

I love serving this for holiday get-togethers because it's festive, easy to make and is a great way to incorporate...


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Springtime Beignets & Berries

1 review

I've always loved beignets, but never thought I could make them myself. Turns out they're easy! Sometimes I'll even make...


Lavender Cookies

13 reviews

I am a wedding and event planner and one of my brides served these unusual cookies at her reception, so...

Garlic Basil Butter

4 reviews

Instead of serving plain butter alongside an assortment of fresh breads, prepare this herb-laden whipped butter. —Taste of Home Test...


Hazelnut Macarons

You don’t have to be an expert in French cooking to whip up these sandwich cookies. The crisp, chewy macarons...


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Homemade Holiday Marshmallows

27 reviews

This marshmallow recipe was my grandpa's favorite. At Christmastime, he would be busy making homemade marshmallows for his family and...