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Olive Oil Cake

3 reviews

A good olive oil cake isn't overly sweet, so it can just as easily be a breakfast treat or an afternoon snack as a dessert. —Lisa Kaminski, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Creamy Coconut Peppermint Pie

Garnished with toasted coconut and more peppermint candy, this creamy dessert welcomes the holidays! Look for premade shortbread crusts in...


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Almond-Pecan Date Truffles

2 reviews

My daughter and I came across a date candy recipe when she was learning about ancient Egypt. We changed some...


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...


Slow-Cooker Rice Porridge

1 review

We Italians have a soft spot for our rice dishes. Whether it's risotto or rice pudding, it's all good. This...

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...


Salted Caramel Walnut Tart

2 reviews

It took me a while to figure out a way to convert one of my favorite ice cream flavors into...

Lemon Curd Cookies

1 review

I've made these cookies for years. I like to give them out to family and friends. —Carole Vogel, Allison Park,...


Cranberry Rugelach

3 reviews

These traditional Polish treats will keep for a long time in an airtight container. One year, I sent a batch...


Cranberry-Almond Apple Pie

1 review

My grandmother made this treat every year for Christmas. It’s much better than everyday apple pie. The recipe is a...


Canadian Cranberry Trifle

Rich pound cake, hand-whipped custard and tart cranberries give you so much to celebrate. In the summer, I make this...

Easy Nutella Cheesecake

2 reviews

Creamy chocolate-hazelnut spread tops a crust made of crushed Oreo cookies to make this irresistible baked cheesecake.—Nick Iverson, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


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...


Kahlua Fudge

16 reviews

This five-ingredient recipe makes serving up treats easy and scrumptious. —Laura Hanks, Harleysville, Pennsylvania


Caramel-Pecan Apple Slices

5 reviews

Here's a warm, decadent side dish for fall or winter brunches. Ready to eat in only 15 minutes, the apples...


Snowballs Cake

1 review

I couldn't pry this family secret recipe from my sister-in-law, but her mother did...and I was thrilled! The old-fashioned flavor...

No-Bake Cookie Balls

28 reviews

I go for these quick bites when I'm short on time or don't want to turn on the oven. I...


Holiday Kipferl Cookie

1 review

My family has been making the classic kipferl cookie on December 1 every year since I can remember. During the...


Lime & Coconut Cream Pie

2 reviews

My custard pie features two tropical flavors I love. Plus, it’s a breeze to make. I throw most of the...


Carrot Cake Shortbread

1 review

I really love carrot cake and wanted to make a cookie that had the same flavors. These comforting cookies are...


Raspberry-Almond Jelly Roll

2 reviews

With a whipped cream, almond and raspberry filling, the lovely swirled slices taste as good as they look. —Gloria Warczak,...


White Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies

2 reviews

This is a cookie you will want to make again and again. I like to take it to church get-togethers...


Easy Bourbon Pecan Pie

2 reviews

This pie has a mellow bourbon flavor that's not too strong and not too sweet. And it is easy, crunchy...


Indulgent Coconut Rice Pudding

4 reviews

This slow-cooked winter comfort dessert is a healthier option for your family that doesn't sacrifice flavor. If you can't find...

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Almond Sugar Cookies

20 reviews

It's a tradition in our house to start baking Christmas cookies early in the season so we can try some...


Date-Filled Rugelach

Taking old recipes and making them my own is how these cookies came about. They’re so special to my family....


Cookie Swirl Cobbler

An extra-rich chocolate chip cookie dough and crescent roll topping provide a tasty twist on a classic cherry cobbler. Serve...