Desserts Recipes

Pumpkin Torte

Ingredients: 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size) 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin, divided 1/2 cup milk 4 eggs 1/3 cup canola oil 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, divided 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 1 carton (16 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed 1/4 cup Marzetti’s® Caramel Dip […]

Pumpkin Trifle

Ingredients: 2 to 3 cups leftover crumbled unfrosted spice cake, muffins or gingerbread 2 1/2 cups cold milk 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin 4 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant butterscotch pudding mix 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 2 cups heavy whipping cream Maraschino […]

Pumpkin Fudge, Submitted by Debbie Flinner, of Canton, Ohio

Ingredients: 2 cups sugar 3 tablespoons pumpkin 1/4 teaspoon cornstarch 1/3 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1/2 cup milk or cream 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Directions: Combine first five ingredients in a saucepan and heat until the mixture passes the fudge test. This test involves dropping a small amount of mixture into cold water and if it […]

Marshmallow Ghosts

Ingredients: 12 ounces white candy coating, coarsely chopped 1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows Chocolate decorating gel or assorted candies Directions: In a microwave, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Stir in marshmallows until coated. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper; smooth and flatten into ghost shapes. Decorate with gel or candies for […]

Cinnamon Candy Popcorn

Ingredients: 8 quarts popped popcorn 1 cup butter, cubed 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1 package (9 ounces) red-hot candies Directions: Place popcorn in a large bowl; set aside. In a large saucepan, combine the butter, corn syrup and candies; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. […]

Cinnamon Peanut Brittle

Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup light corn syrup 2 cups salted peanuts 1 teaspoon butter 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions: In a 2-quart microwave-safe bowl, combine sugar and corn syrup. Heat, uncovered, on high for 3 minutes; stir. Heat 2 1/4 minutes longer. Stir in peanuts, […]

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened   3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup sugar 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips Directions: In a bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add […]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup quick-cooking oats 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 cup canned pumpkin 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips Directions: In a bowl, cream butter and sugars until light […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza

Ingredients: 1 tube (16 1/2 ounces) refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 1/3 cup sugar 2 cups cold half-and-half cream 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix 1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts Directions: Press cookie dough onto an ungreased 12-inch pizza pan. Bake at 350° for 15-20 […]

Cocoa Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients: 2/3 cup butter, softened   1/2 cup canola oil 1 cup sugar 1 cup packed brown sugar 2 eggs 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix 3 tablespoons water 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 package (12 ounces) miniature semisweet chocolate chips Directions: In a large bowl, […]

Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies

Ingredients: 1 cup butter, cubed 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 1 cup (6 ounces) miniature semisweet chocolate chips Melted semisweet and/or white chocolate, optional Directions: Melt butter in a microwave; stir in vanilla. Cool completely. In a large bowl, combine flour and confectioners’ sugar; stir in butter mixture […]

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients: 1 cup peanut butter 1 cup sugar 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips Directions: In a bowl, combine peanut butter, sugar and egg (batter will be stiff). Stir in the chocolate chips. Scoop level tablespoonfuls and roll into balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets and flatten with a fork. Bake […]

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup sugar 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup flaked coconut Directions: In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and coconut extract. Combine […]

Chocolate Chip Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter, softened 2/3 cup packed brown sugar 1/3 cup sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup dried cherries, chopped 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips Directions: In a small bowl, cream butter and sugars until light […]

Sour Cream Chocolate Cookies

Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 1/2 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup baking cocoa 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup vanilla or white […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dessert

Ingredients: 1 tube (16 1/2 ounces) refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough 1/2 cup Marzetti’s® Caramel Dip X Decadent caramel treats 1/2 cup cold 2 percent milk 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed 3/4 cup chopped nuts 3/4 cup English toffee bits or almond brickle chips […]

Double Chocolate Chunk Mint Cookies

Ingredients: 2 cups flour 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 2/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon pure peppermint extract 6 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate, coarsely chopped Directions: Preheat oven to 350°. Mix flour, cocoa […]

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Ingredients: 1 cup shortening 1 cup butter or baking margarine 2 cups white sugar 2 cups brown sugar 4 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 5 cups flour (sifted) 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons salt 1-2 pkgs. mini or regular chips Directions: Mix first 5 ingredients, and then stir in the dry ingredients. The dough is […]

Apple Crisp

Ingredients: 6 medium tart cooking apples, peeled, cored, and sliced 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup water 3/4 cup oat or wheat flour 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup butter Directions: Place apples in a buttered 9 by 13 baking dish. Sprinkle with cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and water. Mix flour, […]

Strawberry Gelatin Snack

Ingredients: 1 prepared box of strawberry instant gelatin 1 pound strawberries, diced 1 container of Cool Whip 18 muffin cups Directions: Prepare the instant gelatin as instructed on the package. Pour the gelatin into the 18 muffin cups. Next, add a few diced strawberries to each muffin cup and/or bowl. Let this set up in […]

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