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Gooey Caramel-Topped Gingersnaps

1 review

Making these cookies is therapeutic for me. I often watch a movie while I put them together. I take a lot of cookies to fundraisers, and these gingersnaps are quite popular. If you'd like, you can make variations by changing the cookie base or varying the nuts. —Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri

No-Bake Minty Oreo Blossoms

My blossoms take the Oreo truffle just a little further—and fancier. They're dressed up with a candy coating and a...


Fire Truck Cookies

I created these simple snacks as part of fire safety program at the school. The activities also included a visit...


Quick Crisp Snack Bars

9 reviews

My daughters have loved these nutritious snacks since they were in grade school. Now, both are adults and still make...


No-Bake Christmas Wreath Treats

14 reviews

Cornflakes take the place of traditional rice cereal in these sweet no-bake Christmas cookies from our Test Kitchen. Dressed...

Cereal Cookie Bars

1 review

These chewy crowd-pleasers from Connie Craig of Lakewood, Washington feature all sorts of goodies, including chocolate chips, raisins, coconut and...


Chocolate Butterscotch Haystacks

11 reviews

My grandmother made these haystack cookies and gave them to my cousin Vonnie and me when our parents didn't want...


Cherry-Coconut Slices

1 review

My mother got this recipe from a woman named Emmie Oddie, a well-known home economist in Canada who had a...


Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

8 reviews

My secret to these rich no-bake bites? Pretzels in the crust. They add a salty crunch to the classic peanut...


No-Bake Fudgy Coconut Cookies

13 reviews

My daughter works at a summer camp, so I send treats. Instead of a cookie jar we use a coffee...


Holiday Rum Balls

16 reviews

I use this recipe for special occasions with my wonderful family and friends. The treats are so easy to make...


Spearmint Thins

No time to bake cookies from scratch? Create a tasty treat in little more than half an hour by doctoring...


Yummy Cracker Snacks

52 reviews

These treats are my family's favorite, and it seems no matter how many I make, they always disappear too soon....

Butterscotch-Rum Raisin Treats

3 reviews

I love making rum raisin rice pudding around the holidays. Those flavors inspired this recipe. Crispy rice cereal adds crunch,...


No-Bake Cookie Butter Blossoms

4 reviews

Chewy and sweet, these easy treats mix Rice Krispies, cookie spread and chocolate kisses in an unforgettable spin on an...


Two-Minute Cookies

My mom used to pack these cookies into our school lunches. They're inexpensive and easy to prepare, so all seven...


Cherry No-Bake Cookies

8 reviews

I've always loved my no-bake cookie recipe, but I was never able to place at the fair with it. So...


Dutch Waffle Cookies

2 reviews

My mom taught me how to make these waffle iron cookies. Now I have my friends bring their waffle irons...


Holiday Cornflake Cookies

10 reviews

I can't seem to make enough of these cornflake wreaths around the holidays. The cookies firm up quickly, so you'll...


Church Window Cookies

7 reviews

This is a hit with kids—the little ones just love the colored marshmallows! —Emmilie Gaston, Wabash, Indiana