Master Popular Desserts & Breads
Check out our step-by-step guides for making basic cookies, cakes, pies, biscuits, rolls, and all the other essentials. Then add your own festive decorations for the holidays.
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This rich and creamy dessert is a holiday classic. Decorate it with candied fruit or chocolate drizzle for the holidays.
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A year-round favorite that's easy to dress up for the holidays, from-scratch brownies are quick to make.
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You can freeze homemade cookie dough for later or bake it right away -- and then add a holiday twist with icing, edible glitter, or sprinkles.
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Cake-like bar cookies travel well and make delicious hostess gifts.
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These gooey rolls are always a hit on Christmas morning -- and you can make the dough ahead and chill overnight.
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Fresh, homemade doughnuts make a sweet addition to holiday brunch -- and they take just six steps to make.
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These light, no-knead yeast rolls are buttery brown on the outside and tender inside -- ideal for Christmas dinner.
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Ideal for brunch or a dinner side, these biscuits are fluffy and light.
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So many different kinds of yeast breads -- including soft-texture white bread, hearty artisanal breads, mixed-grain loaves, and sourdough -- and delicious sides for holiday dinners.
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For something simple and versatile, a muffin is the way to go. It makes a great gift or a quick and easy brunch side.
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These gooey rolls travel well, and they're a proven crowd-pleaser at holiday brunches.
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