We're fans of the saying, "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach." Celebrate Father's Day in sweet style with a cute and easy Dad-theme dessert that has him in mind, whether it's a football-shape brownie or a summery frozen treat perfect for a June Father's Day spent outside.
Put a homemade spin on basic sugar cookie dough by using alphabet cookie cutters to spell out Father's Day sentiments. Tint frosting Dad's favorite colors, then sandwich it between baked cookies for a heartfelt treat.
Our best sugar cookie recipes appear below, or you can use purchased cookies and frosting for this dad-centric idea.
Ohhhh, bacon! If your Dad considers bacon its own food group, go for this dessert. Bake or buy a frosted vanilla cake. Add chopped bacon along the side of the cake and strips of bacon to spell out "#1" on top. Use red icing to write "Dad."
For the root beer-drinking dad, whip up these nostalgic cupcakes, complete with root beer-flavor hard candies and (slurp!) colorful straws.
Still stumped for a Father's Day dessert? Start with a simple layer cake (a boxed mix will do), and use one of these cute and easy cake-decorating ideas to make his day special.
Here's a splurge you can justify on Father's Day. Mini doughnuts and brewed coffee get baked into a decadent bread pudding that's finished with a drizzle of melted brown sugar and whipping cream.
Does the dad in your life put in long hours at the office? Show him your appreciation with this adorable shirt-and-tie brownie cake. Here's how:
Dad doesn't have to know how easy it was to make these cannolis. A purchased cannoli shell does the heavy lifting (call your local bakery ahead to see if they have them); all you do is pipe in the ricotta-based filling and sprinkle on some semisweet chocolate pieces. Ciao!
Score a touchdown in Dad's eyes with these fudgy football brownies. This Father's Day dessert is especially appropriate for the guy who loves football and chocolate.
Already grilling your Father's Day feast? Finish the outdoor event with a peach pie made in a cast-iron skillet. It's on the grill for awhile -- 1-1/2 hours -- so just set aside part of the grill top when you start the meal.
If Dad's favorite drink is bourbon, we have a hunch that this will be his new favorite dessert. Even the sauce has a hint of the sipper, simmered with caramel-flavor ice cream topping.
Hit a hole in one this Father's Day with creative cupcakes for the golfing dad. Here's how to make them:
Fire up a chocolaty s'mores cake for the outdoorsy dad. Starting with frozen pound cake and finishing with toasty marshmallows, this unique Father's Day dessert might become an annual tradition.
If burgers are on the Father's Day menu, go all the way with our eye-fooling ice cream cake. Serve it with a side of "fries" made of cut-up pound cake.
Bacon-loving dads will flip for this salty and sweet Father's Day dessert, and you'll love how easy it is to make. The trick to this decadent three-ingredient dessert is brushing the thick-cut bacon with caramel sauce before baking it.
Bake a batch of sports-inspired cupcakes for Father's Day. These basketball-, baseball-, and soccer ball-adorned cupcakes are so easy to make -- just dip doughnut holes into melted candy coating. More on how to make them:
If the Dad at your house has a sweet spot for chocolate, this is the must-make dessert for Father's Day. Chocolate-hazelnut spread improves both layers of this double-decker brownie.