Cute Desserts for Every Season

With desserts as cute as these, there's always a reason to celebrate. Pick and choose from our adorable-as-ever holiday and seasonal desserts -- pretty Christmas-package cookies, Easter Bunny cupcakes, mini 4th of July s'mores, and more!

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    Cutest Desserts Ever

    Who doesn't ooh and ahh over an adorable dessert? Let us take you month by month, season by season, to show you some of the cutest dessert recipes ever. From winter snowman cookies and summer ice cream pops to fall football brownies and more, we've got a darling lineup of desserts perfect for any holiday or occasion. Take a look!

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    January: Chocolaty Melting Snowmen

    Brrr! Beat the winter chill with a warm batch of freshly baked cocoa cookies. Our playful version features Frosty-like faces made with vanilla candy coating, peanut butter cups, and a cute sprinkle nose.

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    February: Be-Mine Cupcakes

    What's sweeter than a chocolate cupcake? One with a love note! Glaze alphabet cookies with thin icing, then sprinkle them with pink colored sugar. Spell out and arrange the letters atop your frosted cupcakes to send the perfect message.

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    February BONUS: Valentine's Day Sugar Cookies

    Nothing says "I love you" more than a homemade batch of heart-shape sugar cookies. Use red food coloring and candy hearts to bedazzle these romantic treats, then bag 'em up, seal 'em with a kiss, and send 'em along to your lucky valentine.

    To package: Cut pieces of decorative cardstock to fit inside flat cellophane bags. Place a cookie in each bag. Cut another piece of cardstock the width of the bag and 3 inches tall. Fold in half and place over the top of the cardstock-lined bag. Punch two holes in the middle, string a ribbon through the holes, and tie a knot.

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    March: Shamrock Cookies

    Our leprechaun-size shamrocks are the perfect way to add a little green to your kitchen this St. Patrick's Day. The peppermint-infused cookies are decked with green colored sugar and baked to golden, buttery perfection.

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    April: Easy Easter Bunny Bites

    Our Easter-perfect cupcakes are as fun to make as they are to eat. Let kids help paint pretty faces for the darling bunnies using gumdrops, colored icing, and pink jelly beans. Quick, you'll want to grab one before they hop away!

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    April BONUS: Mother Hen and Chicks Cake

    Bring the family together to help create this mother hen and her precious peeps. The cut-and-assemble cake and cupcakes recipe features flaky coconut, creamy frosting, and decorative candies to make their sunny faces.

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    May: Orange Cream Pop Cupcakes

    Light and fluffy, these cute cupcakes are an orange lover's dream. We infuse them with fresh OJ and orange gelatin, then top them off with a smooth swipe of cream cheese frosting. Add wooden pop sticks for an adorable finale.

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    June: Ice Cream Pops

    Say hello to summer with a refreshing batch of homemade ice cream pops. Our three-step recipe features three simple ingredients: soft vanilla ice cream, flaky coconut, and shell-style chocolate coating.

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    July: Apple-Berry Pie in a Jar

    Bake these charming apple-berry pies, then send them with your guests for a sweet way to end any 4th of July bash. All you need are fresh berries, sugar-brushed pastries, and cute canning jars. For starry flair, use a simple cookie cutout.

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    July BONUS: Mini S'mores

    Our summer-essential s'mores are fun, festive, and ready in 15 minutes. Gather graham crackers, mini marshmallows, drippy chocolate, and bowlfuls of starry sprinkles to create these campfire faves.

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    August: Peach Melba Pie Pops

    Don't be fooled by their itty-bitty size -- these precious pie pops pack serious flavor. We use fresh raspberries, peach pie filling, and cinnamon to create their indulgent insides. Drizzle almond-flavor icing on their golden pastry shells for a sweet ending.

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    September: Fudgy Football Brownies

    Kick off the season with a playful batch of touchdown-worthy brownies. These football-shape treats feature intense chocolate flavor and are perfect for toting to tailgate parties.

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    How to Make Brownies

    Watch and learn as we bake up perfectly moist brownies! It's all about the edges and the topping consistency.

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    October: Spiced Pumpkin Doughnuts

    Sugar, spice, and everything nice! These delectable mini doughnuts feature fall's most famous spices: cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Best of all? Inside every bite awaits fresh pumpkin flavor.

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    October BONUS: Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes

    They may not be spooky, but these Halloween-perfect cupcakes sure are adorable. Bewitch fellow partygoers with their sweet-spiced flavor and pumpkin patch appeal.

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    November: Turkey Tom Cupcakes

    Your holiday guests will gobble up these cute Thanksgiving cupcakes. Easy candy decorations and creme-filled rolled wafers turn our scrumptious pumpkin-chocolate cupcakes into fun, festive desserts.

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    November BONUS: Piecakes

    No matter how you slice it, this new take on traditional Thanksgiving pies is adorable. Cherry, pumpkin, and pecan pies are reimagined as cupcakes. 

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    December: Pretty Package Cookies

    Bring the best-dressed cookies to your next holiday party or cookie exchange. Ours feature colorfully sweet icing and pretty ribbons and bows. Use a scalloped pizza cutter to create the cookies' ridged edges.

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    December BONUS: Snowball Trees

    Turn homemade cookie dough into twinkling Christmas trees! Like snow, simply roll and pack the dough into balls before baking. For a dazzling finish, "string" the trees with vanilla icing and toss on colorful candies to really brighten things up.

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    Must-Try Mexican Desserts

    Craving a way to satisfy your sweet tooth after a taco dinner or fajita feast? Try one of our fan-favorite Mexican dessert recipes, including crispy churros and fruit-stuffed empanadas. Loaded with flavors like cinnamon, caramel, mango, and more, these festive dessert recipes will help any day feel more like a fiesta.
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