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Margarita Cupcakes

These margarita cupcakes are my most requested recipe. If you are unable to find Key lime juice, you can use regular lime juice. —Kerri McMillan, Sylvester, Georgia

Sugar-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Craving a childhood classic? These sugar-free chocolate chip cookies will bring you all the comfort and joy you remember. Savor...


Festive Meringue Cookies

Try these meringue cookies without cream of tartar! These festive treats sparkle not only during the holidays but for other...


Andes Mint Cookies

Transform your favorite candy into a baked treat! These Andes mint cookies are better than any after-dinner mint. —Taste of...


Jewish Chocolate Chip Mandel Bread

1 review

This traditional Jewish mandel bread recipe has been passed down in my family for four generations. It tastes wonderful with...

Hanukkah Cookies

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


Baby Shark Cake

It doesn't take much to add a fun theme to a birthday party. This delightfully decorated baby shark cake, plus...

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...


16 Recipes to Make Using a Stand Mixer

Put that powerful appliance on your countertop to work with these delicious stand-mixer recipes.


Unicorn Cake

1 review

This magical unicorn cake tastes as good as it looks. Baking in smaller pans creates impressive height, and a few...


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...

Dreamy Fruit Dip

10 reviews

Everyone will love this thick cream cheese fruit dip. Serve it alongside apple wedges, pineapple chunks, strawberries and grapes. —Anna...


Bakery Frosting

27 reviews

This recipe makes it easy to capture the fabulous flavor of cakes from the best bakeries. A big batch of...


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,...


Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

19 reviews

I received this recipe from a co-worker who made these heavenly bars for a potluck. Since they combine two favorite...


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...

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

18 reviews

Here is a delicious twist on traditional chocolate chip cookies. They're great for coconut lovers, textured by the coconut and...


Rich Chocolate Frosting

18 reviews

My husband, Doug, loved his chocolate groom's cake that was topped with this smooth, rich chocolate frosting and accented with...


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...


Orange Dream Mini Cupcakes

6 reviews

The bright taste of these cute cupcakes reminds me and my friends of orange-and-vanilla frozen treats. —Jen Shepherd, St. Peters,...


Mardi Gras King Cake

7 reviews

This frosted king cake is the highlight of our annual Mardi Gras party. If you want to hide a token...


Pumpkin Mousse

20 reviews

If you've had your fill of pumpkin pie, this cool and creamy pumpkin mousse is perfect for you. Its light...


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Basic Cookie Dough

37 reviews

Skip the store-bought cookie dough and learn how to make cookies from scratch—it's easy! Thanks to this basic cookie dough...


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...


Lavender Shortbread

Lavender flowers can be used fresh or dried in cooking. The flowers have an intense flavor, so they are best...


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...


Yellow Cupcakes

26 reviews

Nothing is better than homemade cupcakes. This yellow cupcake recipe makes delicious and fluffy treats. To top them, choose whatever...


Classic Tres Leches Cake

4 reviews

Tres leches means "three milks." This cake gets its name because it uses three kinds of milk—evaporated, condensed and cream....