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    Hanukkah Cookies

    Cream cheese adds richness to these Hanukkah cookies. Decorate them with royal icing or your favorite buttercream frosting and toppings. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

    London Fog Ice Cream

    2 reviews

    I took one of my favorite coffee shop beverages and turned it into this elegant London fog ice cream. For...


    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...


    Creamy Coconut Peppermint Pie

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


    Cinnamon Roll Macarons

    1 review

    These macarons are a winter/fall staple for me—inspired by the classic cinnamon roll, they are a delicious treat for a...

    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...


    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...

    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...


    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...


    Ginger S’mores

    I’ve spent a few years now perfecting this recipe to get a soft, flavorful cookie while balancing the marshmallow and...


    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...

    Easy Pumpkin Spice Pudding Pie

    Caramel, pumpkin, nuts and cream cheese—classic winter flavors combine in a no-bake pie that couldn't be easier or more delicious....


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    Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Monkey Bread

    5 reviews

    Time to give rum cake a little competition! If this boozy take on monkey bread is too strong for your...


    Holiday Fruitcake

    16 reviews

    This is my own fruitcake recipe and it's a family favorite. The mixture of fruits and nuts helps make it...


    Layered Citrus Cake

    I slightly simplified my mother-in-law's orange cake recipe to come up with this tall, beautiful version. Orange juice and lemon...


    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...

    Peppermint Swirl Fudge

    14 reviews

    Indulge in candy-shop flavor with these rich swirled squares. For Christmasy color, I add crushed peppermint candies and red food...


    Chocolate Eggnog Pie

    Reduced-fat eggnog makes for a creamy pie that’s spiced just right—and a light treat to top off a holiday meal....


    Harveys Coconut Macaroons

    1 review

    As the executive chef at Harveys, a resort hotel in Lake Tahoe, I modified this classic recipe, which originated a...


    Marshmallow Cream with Custard Sauce

    This dessert has always been a favorite of my husband and children. The original recipe came from my great-grandmother and...


    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...


    Mini Baklava

    1 review

    Baklava has amazing memories for me: My best friend made it for my bridal and baby showers. And then, she...


    Gingerbread Cheesecake

    3 reviews

    This is my twist on Christmas gingerbread...cheesecake-style! I like to garnish it with small gingerbread men all the way around...

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    Gimlet Bars

    1 review

    I love a tangy gimlet when the weather turns steamy—but these bars are just the thing when the craving hits...


    White Chocolate Peppermint Crunch

    12 reviews

    This is my favorite confection to make at Christmas. Not only is it easy, it's delicious as well. I like...


    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...


    Pumpkin Eggnog Rolls

    5 reviews

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


    Butter Pecan Icebox Cookies

    2 reviews

    My grandmother used to bake very similar cookies. As a little girl, I always loved their butterscotch flavor and was...


    Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce

    There's nothing better than this comforting bread pudding recipe on a cold, wintry day. The bourbon sauce makes the dessert...