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Holiday Meringue Miniatures

"My kids love these light melt-in-your-mouth cookies, and have fun making them. These were always on our Christmas cookie plate when I was a kid, and now the tradition continues." —Susan Marshall, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Almond-Filled Stollen

"I’ve been making this during the holiday season for nearly 50 years. When we flew to Alaska one year to...


Marzipan Yule Logs

"For an extra-special treat at Christmastime, I shape these little candies using homemade almond paste. The chocolate-coated logs have cute...


Incredible Coconut Cake

"I found this coconut cake recipe in a newspaper many years ago and modified it to suit my taste. This...


Peachy Dutch Pancake

"After my daughter attended a slumber party, she raved about a Dutch pancake they had for breakfast. She asked her...

Cinnamon Crackle Cookies

"This recipe is the compilation of many years of baking. I make these cookies for a holiday bazaar and year-round...


Fresh Cherry Pie

"If you're looking to learn how to make a cherry pie, this recipe is the place to start. This ruby-red...

Cherry Rhubarb Crunch

"My husband's grandmother gave me this recipe, along with a bundle of rhubarb, when we were first married. I had...


Cherry Hand Pies

"There's nothing better than a sweet, from-scratch delight like traditional cherry pie. These precious little hand pies always go fast...


Macaroon Cherry Pie

"I use homegrown cherries in this bountiful pie with its unique crunchy coconut topping. But I've found that purchased tart...


Mango Almond Icebox Cake

"This recipe was inspired by my friend who asked me to make a mango cake. It's easy to prepare, refreshing,...

Luscious Almond Cheesecake

"I received this recipe along with a set of springform pans from a cousin at my wedding shower 11 years...


Apricot Almond Torte

"This pretty cake takes a bit of time, so I like to make the layers ahead of time and assemble...


Lime & Gin Coconut Macaroons

"I took these lime and coconut macaroons to our annual cookie exchange, where we name a queen. I won the...


Homemade Mango Marshmallows

"Homemade marshmallows are much better than bagged ones. I had yummy results when I flavoured my recipe with mango nectar....


Italian Ricotta Easter Bread

"I changed our family's traditional Easter bread by adding ricotta and a few other ingredients. The almond flavouring works wonders!"...

Mocha Truffle Cheesecake

"I went through a phase when I couldn't get enough cheesecake or coffee, so I created this rich dessert. Its...


Angel Macaroons

"These chewy coconut cookies start with a boxed angel food cake mix." —Renee Schwebach, Dumont, Minnesota


Vanilla Almond Hot Cocoa

"Treat your family to this comforting, homemade cocoa as you decorate the tree or open holiday gifts. Vanilla and almond...


Black Forest Panettone Pudding

"My chocolate-cherry bread pudding uses Panettone, the holiday bread people often receive but aren't sure how to use. I make...


Yogurt & Honey Fruit Cups

"This tasty combo of fresh fruit and creamy orange-kissed yogurt is guaranteed to disappear fast." —Taste of Home Test Kitchen,...


Roasted Strawberry Sheet Cake

"My Grandma Gigi loved summer berry cakes. Almost any time I’d call her during the warmer months, she’d invite me...


Raspberry Patch Crumb Bars

"To give these fresh, fruity bars even more crunch, add a sprinkling of nuts to the yummy crumb topping. Everyone...


Bing Cherry-Amaretti Fool

"When Bing cherries are in season, I make this fruity custard-style fool. The sweet cherries and whipped cream balance perfectly...

Easy Pistachio Tube Cake

"Mixes make this light cake easy, and a fluted tube pan gets it holiday party-ready. Go for the pistachios on...


Cherry Pudding Cake

"A cross between a cake and a cobbler, this dessert is a hit whenever I make it to share at...


Snowman Cookies

Wrap these chocolate-topped snowmen in coloured tissue and place them inside holiday containers. Like real snowmen, they disappear fast!


Buttery Spritz Cookies

This tender spritz cookie recipe is very eye-catching on a Christmas cookie tray. The dough is easy to work with,...


Chocolate Reindeer Cookies

Add a touch of whimsy to your holiday spread with these chocolaty treats. They're perfect for getting little ones involved.


Holiday Cutout Cookies

The only limit to these fun cutouts is your cookie cutter collection and your imagination! If you prefer crisp cookies,...