Desserts & Sweet Treats

June 3, 2019

Easy Lemon Icing

Colorfully dyed Lemon Icing in containers, ready for decorating cookies
Whether you’re baking for a warm weather gathering, for friends or neighbors or simply baking just because, this Easy Lemon Icing is a simple, go-to recipe to make balanced sweet and tart icing for any cookies! Mix powdered sugar together with milk, lemon and vanilla extracts and lemon juice to make this icing. Make it vegan, too, with one simple switch! Perfect for cookies or to drizzle on cakes. Makes enough to ice 60 cookies.

May 6, 2019

Strawberry Chocolate Cake

A close up of Chocolate Cake, with strawberry icing and chocolate icing
Surprise someone you know with a Strawberry Chocolate Cake this season! This easy-to-make, light and fluffy chocolate cake mixes together easily before baking. Once cooled, slather the cake with a layer of strawberry cream cheese frosting. Finish it with a fudge-y chocolate frosting on top of the strawberry, covering up the pink to make the strawberry layer a surprise. Perfect for anyone who adores chocolate and strawberries paired together. #ad

March 30, 2019

Lemon Tea Cakes

A bunny lemon cookie is decorated
Soft Lemon Tea Cake Cookies are a scrumptious treat! This twist on a traditional Southern tea cakes makes for a perfectly balanced and light lemon cookie that aren't too sweet or too tart. The dough puffs up in the oven and holds its shape beautifully, so these sugar cookies are perfect for cutting out and decorating with homemade Lemon Icing and sprinkles. No matter the occasion, Lemon Tea Cakes are perfect cut out cookies for sharing. #ad

March 27, 2019

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars cool on a wire cooling rack
No matter the day or the event, Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars make the perfect sweet treat for any type of gathering! Studded with dark and bittersweet chocolate chips, these light and fluffy cookie bars are a soft, perfect consistency. Inspired by the classic birthday cookie cakes of our childhood, these easy cookie bars are credited to my husband because he insisted we have them for our daughter's first birthday party. Makes 24 bar cookies. #ad

February 20, 2019

No Churn Mardi Gras King Cake Ice Cream

No Churn Mardi Gras King Cake Ice Cream in a loaf pan before freezing
Make No Churn Mardi Gras King Cake Ice Cream as a sweet treat this Carnival season! This ice cream starts as any no churn ice cream recipe would—with whipped cream and sweetened condensed milk. Vanilla bean paste swirls into the base, giving tons of flavor. Layer the ice cream with chunks of King Cake and green, purple and gold sanding sugar, then freeze. Homemade King Cake Ice Cream is the perfect Mardi Gras dessert to serve on Fat Tuesday!

February 18, 2019

Sweet and Savory Party Mix

Two people reach into a bowl of Sweet-and-Salty Popcorn Mix
Entertain a crowd with this Sweet and Savory Popcorn Party Mix recipe. This popcorn-based snack, which features lightly buttered popcorn, salted mini pretzels, dark chocolate-covered pretzels, trail mix, tart dried cherries and dark chocolate almonds, balances salty, sweet and tart beautifully. If you're looking for a tasty party mix recipe that's perfect for a large group of people, this sweet and salty popcorn is what you need to make! #ad