Desserts & Something Sweet

All recipes have been tested by the KimSuné test kitchens unless otherwise noted.

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Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies

As if classic thumbprints needed a boost, here’s a version with the addition of cream cheese for a tangy rich cookie filled with your favorite jam flavors, including apricot, raspberry,...

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Cereal Toffee Crunch Cookies

These cookies—crunchy and both sweet and savory, with lots of texture and depth—balance “healthful” morning cereal with toffee-laden candy. In my early twenties, living and teaching in Sweden, I fell...

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Crunchy Glazed Candy Fruit

My friend, Katie, visited recently along with her son Satchel, a 10 year-old future chef and basketball pro, who loves to get in the kitchen when he’s in town. This...

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There are days when only cake will do…

There are days when you just need cake but baking one can sometimes feel daunting. Enter a single layer affair like this snacking cake, worth the bit of effort involved. With a...

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Banana Coconut Granola

The best part of granola might just be the toasted sticky bits when it comes out warm and fragrant from the oven. Add ripe neglected bananas and maple syrup, and...

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Pumpkin Maple Cheesecake Swirls

A make-ahead dessert with some wow factor is always welcome, especially during a busy holiday cooking season. Cheesecake and pumpkin get a sweet hit from maple syrup but note that...

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Chocolate Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Full of raisins, thick oats, and dark chocolate, these chewy crispy-edged cookies are easy to whip up and they keep for up to a week in an airtight container at...

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Almond Grape Cake with Lemon Cream

Sweet, plump grapes shine in this almond-laced snacking cake that packs up well for school lunches, hiking, and camping. Slice grapes in half for the batter and keep some for...

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