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.


Dolly's Chocolate Snowballs

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

White Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Cookies

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

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

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

Soft Christmas Sugar Cookies

By Kathy Joppie
These cookies are very special to me as my grandmother gave it to me in 1974....

Sweet Alabama Pecan Bread

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

Bourbon Cheesecake Pecan Pie

By francine bryson
It doesn't look like its the best, but it is the best tasting you've ever eaten!

Chocolate Brownie Pecan Pie

By Linda Brown
A chocolate lovers delight! I make these every year during the holidays and give to...

Christmas All Butter Sugar Cookies

By Susan Din
Not only are they pretty they are delicious too! Easy to make and they bake...

Lemony Afternoon Cookies

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

Snowballs

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

Chocked Full of Pecan Pie

By Sherry Wilkins
This is a recipe I adapted from several recipes. We love pecan pie but my...

Sour Cream Coffee Cake -My Favorite!

By Beth M.
For many years this has been one of my favorite coffee cakes because it is made...

Katarzynki - Polish Gingerbread Cookies

By Monica H
When I was a little girl - oh, who am I kidding... I ALWAYS LOVED these...

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...

Thumb Print Cookies The Ultimate best!

By Deb Crane
This is the only Thumb print cookie recipe I will ever use. They turn out delicate...

Snowballs (Russian Tea Cakes)

By Sea Sun
My grandmother used to make these every Christmas and, since then, I have made them every...

Butternuts

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

Mounds Martini

By Lori Mead
My husband and I love this recipe. They really taste like a Mounds bar. I discovered...

Christmas Vanilla Butter Cutouts

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

Sugar Cookies

By Jean Fisher
This is a delicious cookie to make. Wonderful to make around the holidays for a...

Gingerbread Cookies

By Doris Ware
All five of my kids and I made these. They enjoyed making these and each one...

Pumpkin Custard With Pumpkin Vanilla Creme

By Pattie Turner
This is my take on Cracker Barrel's pumpkin custard with caramel mousse dessert. I think...

Chewy Rum Sugar Cookies

By Dawn Emel
I love these. They are delicious!!!! Give em a try. Light fluffy and...

Bea's Sweet Potato Jacks

By Bea L.
Some people call these fried pies or fritters but my mama called them jacks. When I...
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