Blue Ribbon Dessert Recipes

Sweet! Indulge in this collection of favorite dessert recipes from kitchens across the globe. From fruit to fudge, there’s something for every sweet tooth.


Christmas Vanilla Butter Cutouts

By Nancy Maiorana
I have been using this recipe for my Christmas cookies for over 20 years. They...

Grandma Jackson's Chocolate Cream Pie

By Gail Welch
This chocolate cream pie recipe belonged to 94 year old Iaeline Jackson. She was the grandmother...

Snowballs

By Alice May Matulevich
They're not what you think they are (hint: not a cupcake!). These snowballs are a delicious...

Lizzie's Coconut Custard Pie

By Kathie Carr
This was one of Grandma's holiday pies. I loved it!

Dolly's Chocolate Snowballs

By Rosemarie Zub
This recipe was from my mom. I would watch her as a child make these cookies...

Butternuts

By denise hagar
These are my most requested cookie. I usually make at least 500 of these at Christmas....

Santa's Hot Cocoa Mix

By Lori Borgmann
This is the best instant hot cocoa mix I have ever tasted!! I think the...

Hungarian Cookie Treasures

By Donna Bardocz
My husband is 1/2 Hungarian and I was the lucky recipient of a lot of his...

Sweet Alabama Pecan Bread

By Amy Borne
My soon to be sister in law gave me the base of this pecan bread recipe...

Graham Cracker Pieces

By Susan Shanko
I got this recipe from my sister. Toffee-like without the chocolate!

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

By cassie thornburg
Every year at Christmas, I go into cookie baking mode. I have several recipes that I...

Peppermint Bark

By Sharry Murawski
This is special enough to give as a gift at Christmas time. One of the...

Butter Cookies (Swedish)

By Wendy Levier
These were a staple of holiday cookies at my childhood. My great grandmother, grandmother, mom &...

English Toffee

By Melanie B
This is my favorite candy. If you like a Heath bar, this is even better. I...

Better than Store Bought Chocolate Covered Cherries

By Jennifer McConnell
I actually made these for the first time early this morning, and am truly impressed! ...

Lemony Afternoon Cookies

By Paige Nicholas
These cookies go great at any time of the day. Light, with just enough lemon to...

White Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Cookies

By Debbie Thurmond
I can't believe the holidays are almost here once again. This is one of my...

Tatus (Totos Italian Chocolate Cookies)

By Anne Bruscato Nunez
This is a very old, passed-down recipe in our family. We always bake them at...

Snowballs

By Sandra McGrath
This cookie has been called by many names... Russian tea cakes, Mexican wedding cookies. My mother...

Gooey Butter Cookies

By Vonna Pauls
These cookies are so easy to make and everybody loves them. It's fun to experiment...

Baileys Irish Coffee Cream Fudge

By Heather M. Baker
Very smooth and silky fudge. I like to make this recipe and my other Baileys Irish...

Favorite Coconut Macaroons

By Anne Bruscato Nunez
I love coconut macaroons. The small bit of flour gives them a little more density and...

Pecan Pie That'll Make Your Mouth Water

By Stacy Cypret
The secret is cooking the sugar and corn syrup first. It's not for the dieters...
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Looking for a family-friendly kitchen activity? Or, do you just want to amp up the adorableness of your Thanksgiving desserts? From brownie bite and chocolate apple turkeys to acorn donut holes, try one of these Pinterest-perfect creative Thanksgiving treats. We think they’ll be a big hit at the dinner table. They’re almost too cute to […]