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    Air-Fryer Lime Macaroons

    I took these lime and coconut air-fryer macaroons to our annual cookie exchange, where we name a queen. I won the crown! —Milissa Kirkpatrick, Angel Fire, New Mexico

    Air-Fryer Puff Pastry Danishes

    1 review

    These simple jam-filled pastries are perfect for a holiday brunch spread. They were my dad's favorite, so the recipe will...


    Lavender and Lemon Biscochitos

    1 review

    Biscochitos are the state cookie for our home state of New Mexico. They are traditionally made with anise seeds, but...


    Tiramisu Cookies

    2 reviews

    These tiramisu cookies bring out the delicious flavors of tiramisu, sandwich-style. Pack these treats in a decorative container for an...


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    Chocolate Babka

    10 reviews

    I love this chocolate babka. It's a rewarding recipe for taking the next step in your bread baking. Even if...

    Easy Scottish Shortbread

    1 review

    These traditional butter cookies require only three ingredients. They’re so yummy, you won’t be able to stop at just one!...


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    Stamped Cutout Cookies

    Rich, buttery sugar cookie cutouts like these never last long at a party. They're one of my favorite homemade Christmas...

    Oma’s Marzipan Stollen

    3 reviews

    My German grandma made this stollen for us when we were young. I love its homey taste and how it...


    Baklava Thumbprint Cookies

    10 reviews

    The topping on my sister-in-law's peach cobbler was so delicious that I asked for the recipe, then decided to use...


    Carrot Spice Thumbprint Cookies

    6 reviews

    Carrot cake is a family favorite, and these delicious cookies taste just like it with shredded carrots, dried cranberries, toasted...


    Butter Pound Cake

    1 review

    Whether garnished with fresh berries and sprigs of rosemary or just served plain, this rich cake is fabulous. It bakes...

    Favorite Frosted Cinnamon Rolls

    39 reviews

    I serve these yummy frosted rolls warm from the oven as a Christmas morning treat at our house. Even if...


    Southern Tea Cakes

    5 reviews

    There were nine children in our family and Mother had to stretch the budget, so she made these often for...


    Almond Pastry Puffs

    9 reviews

    This tender, nutty almond pastry is one of my favorite brunch treats. It looks and tastes so special, people won’t...


    Zucchini Pineapple Jam

    8 reviews

    Need a way to use up zucchini? Try this wonderfully flavored jam. The pineapple adds so much sweetness. —Kathy Weese,...


    Poppy Seed Mini Muffins

    8 reviews

    These moist muffins may be small, but they're always a big hit on a brunch buffet, as a quick snack...

    Truffle Cherries

    4 reviews

    Chocolate is popular at our house, especially during the holidays, so these double chocolate gems never last long! —Anne Drouin,...


    Sandbakkelse (Sand Tarts)

    3 reviews

    Translated from Norwegian, the name of these cookies is "'sand tarts." They're most attractive if baked in authentic sandbakkelse molds,...


    Swedish Cream Apple Rings

    My mother made this classic coffee cake for every important holiday... Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. Now, I carry on the...


    Tender Pecan Logs

    7 reviews

    Folks always ask me to make these tender nutty logs. Not overly sweet, they're just right with a steaming cup...


    Thumbprint Butter Cookies

    6 reviews

    These buttery little rounds add beautiful color to a platter of treats. Fill the thumbprint in the center with any...


    Greek Holiday Cookies

    4 reviews

    Koulourakia are a traditional treat in Greece, where they are usually made for Easter and other celebrations. I enjoy making...


    Jeweled Thumbprints

    3 reviews

    When I moved here from Malta more than 20 years ago, a kind neighbor lady took me under her wing...


    Pastel Almond Bark

    1 review

    Cooks of all ages will find this pretty confection is a snap to prepare. It never fails to take center...

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    Tea Cakes

    4 reviews

    I've baked many batches of different cookies through the years, but family and friends tell me these are the best....


    Gingerbread Caramels

    I created this recipe for two simple reasons: I love caramel, and I love molasses! Combining those ingredients resulted in...


    Coconut Almond Candy

    The secret ingredient in this homemade candy is a true surprise—no one tasting these delicious morsels will guess what’s in...


    Blueberry Maple Sugar Pancakes

    We use maple sugar made at our farm, Bonhomie Acres, in these pancakes, and then we top them with 100...


    Carrot Cake Doughnuts

    2 reviews

    For an easy doughnut recipe which everyone will love, I make these doughnuts. I love carrot cake so I wanted...


    Vanilla Wafer Cookies

    34 reviews

    These buttery cookies bake up chewy and crispy at the same time. Sprinkle these vanilla wafers with colored sugar or...