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    Indian Rice and Carrot Pudding

    This Indian carrot pudding recipe is rich in flavor and very easy to prepare. —Daljeet Singh, Coral Springs, Florida

    Homemade Gelt

    Giving chocolate coins to children, and sometimes to teachers, is a long-standing Hanukkah tradition. This homemade version of gelt uses...


    Hanukkah Cookies

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


    Peppermint Milkshakes

    Rich ice cream and refreshing peppermint make this peppermint milkshake recipe a special treat, especially during the holidays. For a...


    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...


    Peanut Butter Cookie In A Mug

    2 reviews

    This peanut butter cookie in a mug is perfect for when you have a sweet tooth but don't want to...

    No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

    1 review

    I have to be super careful when cooking for my daughter because of food sensitivities, so I make these no-bake...


    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-Avocado Mousse

    6 reviews

    I have rheumatoid arthritis and I follow a special diet to help manage the symptoms. This pudding is simple to...


    Sticky Cinnamon-Sugar Monkey Bread

    9 reviews

    You can do all the prep work for this monkey bread the night before. I prepare the dough pieces and...

    Hot Cocoa Cupcakes

    We were snowed in one Christmas and couldn't get to the store to buy cookies for Santa. My daughter and...


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    Reindeer Cake

    Whether you turn this cake into a reindeer or decorate it with your own creative vision, it’s a three-layer stunner...


    Santa Claus Cookies

    13 reviews

    Store-bought peanut butter sandwich cookies become jolly Santas with white chocolate, colored sugar, mini chips and red-hot candies. —Mary Kaufenberg,...


    Cherry Cheesecake

    26 reviews

    When I worked full-time and needed a quick dessert to take to a potluck or a friend's home, this pie...


    Chocolate Peppermint Snaps

    2 reviews

    This is one of my family's favorite cookies. My brother baked them for a Boy Scout fundraiser, and they were...

    Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

    11 reviews

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


    Toffee Turtle Squares

    8 reviews

    Here's an easy way to make turtle candies for a big group. These bars are very rich, so a little...


    Buckeyes

    19 reviews

    These chocolate peanut butter balls (no bake!) are always popular at my church's annual Christmas fundraiser. They resemble chestnuts or...


    Popcorn Cookies

    12 reviews

    It's so much fun to surprise people with the crushed popcorn in these yummy cookies. They're definitely a distinctive cookie...


    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...


    Nutty Apple Streusel Dessert

    9 reviews

    Many people don't think of using a slow cooker to make dessert, but I like having this hot, scrumptious apple...


    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,...


    Dipped Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

    10 reviews

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

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    Cream Cheese Chocolate Cupcakes

    17 reviews

    Smooth cream cheese inside makes these cupcakes so rich. The classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate chips comes through...


    Oat & Coconut Icebox Cookies

    2 reviews

    This recipe was passed down through my family from Grandma Irene and is a favorite of my dad and cousin...


    Long Johns

    4 reviews

    The tattered recipe in my files is a good indication of how popular these doughnuts have been in our family...


    Cherry Delight Dessert

    8 reviews

    This smooth and creamy cheesecake-like treat is light, sweet and pretty, too. Convenience products make it quick and easy to...


    Peach Kuchen

    16 reviews

    "KUCHEN IS a filling dessert for this German meal. It's not too sweet, and you can use virtually any of...


    Lazy Daisy Cake

    15 reviews

    We couldn't wait until Mom sliced this old-fashioned cake with its caramel-like frosting, loaded with chewy coconut. Even after one...