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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 walnuts, cinnamon and cloves. And they're topped with a rich cream cheese frosting. Who could resist? Each cookie is like eating a piece of carrot cake, but with no fork needed! —Susan Bickta, Kutztown, Pennsylvania

Ugly Sweater Cookies

Perhaps the most amazing thing about Ugly Sweater Cookies is how cute they are. Try these classic gingerbreads on for...


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...


Frosted Butter Rum Brickle Bites

4 reviews

The rum, real butter and toffee bits made these cookies my husband’s new favorite. If you’d like them less sweet,...

Carrot Cake with Buttermilk Glaze

9 reviews

This is a delicious cake-it's so moist! It's great for taking to picnics in summertime, since it travels well. It...


Mom’s Buttermilk Cookies

12 reviews

I treasure my mother’s recipe for these comforting cookie pillows. The tender treats are topped with thick frosting and a...

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...


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...


Long Johns

4 reviews

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


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...

Gingerbread Cookies with Lemon Frosting

3 reviews

When I spread these spicy gingerbread rounds with my lemony cream cheese frosting, I knew I had a hit. Cardamom...


Fruit ‘n’ Spice Rounds

5 reviews

While I was looking for a way to use up an abundance of dates, I came across this recipe. Made...


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...


Italian Rainbow Cookies

5 reviews

My family has made these classic Italian cookies for generations, and this homemade version is so much better than the...


Pumpkin-Pecan Spice Cake

13 reviews

I'm a wife and mother of eight children. I like baking more than cooking, so I enjoy dressing up a...

Coconut Cake Supreme

12 reviews

I make most cakes from scratch, but during the holiday rush, this recipe that starts with a mix buys me...


Frosted Pumpkin Cranberry Bars

8 reviews

With tangy dried cranberries tucked inside and a creamy brown butter frosting, these mildly spiced pumpkin bars are doubly delightful....


Linzer Tarts

3 reviews

With a creamy chocolate and hazelnut filling, these decadent Christmas cookies look and taste amazing. Guests will never guess how...


Gingerbread Cupcakes

10 reviews

The robust ginger flavor of these cupcakes is mellowed by the maple frosting's sweetness. The combination is pure heaven! For...


Maple-Bacon Doughnut Bites

3 reviews

While these delicious bite-size treats are ready in minutes, they’ll disappear in a flash. And don’t relegate the deep-fried goodness...


Pumpkin Eggnog Rolls

5 reviews

I needed to use up some eggnog, so I swapped it for milk in my sweet roll
recipe. Even...


Grapefruit Yogurt Cake

1 review

We eat grapefruit for breakfast and in winter fruit salads—why not for dessert? Here's a sweet-tart cake that's easy, delicious...


Red Velvet Peppermint Thumbprints

10 reviews

Red velvet cookies and cakes are so pretty, but I always wish they had a bigger flavor. I infused these...

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Fruitcake Cookies with Rum Glaze

Like fruitcake—only better! If you make these cookies nonalcoholic, you may wish to increase the rum extract for richer flavor....


Pumpkin Spice Cookies

10 reviews

These big, soft spice cookies created by our staff have a sweet frosting that makes them an extra-special treat. Enjoy!...


Ginger-Cream Bars

3 reviews

I rediscovered this old-time recipe recently and found it's everyone's favorite. Even 4-year-olds have asked for these frosted bars as...


Frosted Harvest Cake

63 reviews

Craving brownies but want something a little bit different? Indulge in a fall-flavored version topped with a cream cheese frosting....


Choco-Scotch Marble Cake

8 reviews

This recipe was given to me many years ago by a friend. Teaming chocolate with butterscotch for a marble cake...


Holiday Snow Globe Cake

10 reviews

I can change up the decorations on this cake depending on the holiday—or birthday. My daughter loves this Christmas version....