Desserts

Baked Lemon, Honey, and Rosemary Cheesecake

At this quiet time of year, when the earth is still sleeping and only a few green shoots remind us that we are about to tumble headlong into the madcap cacophony of spring, the pickings are slim when it comes to seasonal produce…

Earl Grey Chocolate Pots de Creme

Finish off dinner with a decadent, chocolatey dessert that’s easy to make and can even be made a few days in advance.

Chocolate-Peppermint Cakes

Chocolate and mint play off each other well: one flavor is richly indulgent, the other refreshingly bright. In this example, it’s a chocolate decadence meets candy cane mash-up…

Pacific Northwest Christmas Cake

This recipe makes enough for one 9-inch round cake or one 8-inch square cake.

start to finish: 4 hours and 45 minutes (active time: 1 hour and 15 minutes), plus at least 24 hours soaking time…

Spicy Cranberry Gingerbread

Cookbook author Melissa Clark originated the cranberry gingerbread recipe, which she calls, “rude, sticky, and wet.”

Norwegian Christmas Cookies

“Each pastry has its own unique form,” writes Stokker, “something that adds to the challenge of making them.”

Butter Cake with Bay-Poached Plums

This cake has a texture reminiscent of pound cake, ideal for soaking up the flavorful syrup from the poached plums. Other fruits work well too for this preparation, such as apricots and rhubarb…

Apple Pecan Oatcakes

twocolumns]Defying easy definition but landing somewhere between a cookie, a biscuit, and a scone: meet the humble oatcake…

Peppermint Nanaimo Bars

Makes 25 – 30 small bars | start to finish: 1 hour
Peppermint Nanaimo bars taste like a combination of your favorite Girl Scout cookies and the dream of dessert perfection…

Shakar Lama Cookies, from Iraq

Makes 25 cookies | start to finish: 40 minutes…