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    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 a cup of coffee, hot cocoa or milk. —Monica Schnapp, Irvine, California

    Orange Cranberry Cookie Bars

    1 review

    These cranberry cookie bars combine two beloved holiday flavors and top a delicious soft crust with cream cheese icing. We...


    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...


    Double Chocolate Espresso Pound Cake

    2 reviews

    Two of my biggest loves in life—chocolate and coffee—come together in this velvety pound cake. Grate some extra chocolate on...


    Peppermint Chocolate Almond Crisps

    1 review

    Peppermint, chocolate, lemon and almonds give these cookies a delightful holiday flavor. My husband's office staff love these cookies, and...

    Chocolate Lebkuchen Cherry Balls

    1 review

    Here's my twist on the traditional German holiday lebkuchen—with a surprise inside. Maraschino cherries add a sweet and unexpected punch...


    Sea Salt Mint White Mocha Cookies

    1 review

    This recipe came from my mom's Grandma Alice, who taught her how to bake. Grandma Alice always had a fresh...

    Curry-Kissed Coconut Fudge

    If you love Thai flavors and love fudge, you'll adore this creamy coconut fudge sprinkled with a hint of sweet...


    Air-Fryer Peppermint Lava Cakes

    3 reviews

    It never ceases to amaze to see warm chocolate pudding ooze out of the center of this tender chocolate cake....


    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...


    Salted Cashew & Caramel Chews

    5 reviews

    Nothing says "welcome home" like warm, gooey, chewy cookies right out of the oven with a cold glass of milk—mmm,...

    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...


    Mexican Chocolate Walnut-Cherry Biscotti

    2 reviews

    I love to combine flavors and spices from different cultures. These cookies have ground cinnamon in them, which is a...


    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...


    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...

    White Candy Bark

    3 reviews

    This speedy candy recipe can be varied depending on the type of fruit or nuts you have on hand. Since...


    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...


    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...


    5-Ingredient Fudge

    20 reviews

    You’re moments away from a pan of creamy fudge. Just microwave, stir and spread. This easy homemade fudge recipe is...


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    Hot Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

    9 reviews

    This is a variation of the cookies my mother made when I was growing up. Now my 13-year-old daughter and...


    Chocolate Pecan Skillet Cookie

    2 reviews

    Bake up the ultimate shareable cookie. For variety, replace the chocolate chips with an equal quantity of M&M's or chocolate...


    Double Chocolate Walnut Fudge

    4 reviews

    Anyone who's fond of chocolate will like this smooth, nutty fudge twice as much. I enjoy making several batches when...


    Creme de Menthe Truffles

    2 reviews

    I found this in a box of recipe clippings and decided to give them a whirl. I'm so glad I...

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    Maple Cream Bonbons

    3 reviews

    "My family always smiles when I fix these chocolates," writes Ginny Truwe of Mankato, Minnesota. "They recall the winter when...


    Napoleon Cremes

    2 reviews

    For the annual Christmas open house we host, I set out a buffet with lots of food and candies like...


    Crispy Chocolate Log

    3 reviews

    "Our teacher challenged our class to use the microwave for more than defrosting and reheating leftovers," write Michael Saunders and...


    Eggnog Fudge

    5 reviews

    I experimented with many recipes featuring eggnog before coming up with this winning combination. —Richell Welch, Buffalo, Texas


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    Ultimate Chocolate Cake

    31 reviews

    Semisweet chocolate chips add rich flavor to this moist chocolaty cake that's lower in fat. Slices of it are excellent...


    Behr Track Cookie Bars

    1 review

    The holidays are the perfect time to indulge in these ooey-gooey, salty-sweet peanut butter bars. A lot of people comment...