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Here are the best homemade dessert recipes for all the sweet occasions in life: the best easy cookies, creamy cheesecakes, pies with flakey crusts, and spoonable pudding recipes.

These 360+ Best Dessert Recipes do not disappoint. From the best easy cookie recipes to creamy homemade ice cream and puff pastry recipes, we have all of the easy, simple, and sweet recipes you need.

Have a sweet tooth? Then you’re in the right place. We have all of the best dessert recipes for every occasion. Staring with the classics, we have everyone’s favorite Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe that’s all but guaranteed to become your new favorite dessert. 

Of course, it doesn’t end there! We have dozens of easy cookie recipes to keep your cookie jar full all year long. Delicious cookie recipes include homemade Nutter Butter Cookies, Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Cookies, and Soft Gingersnap Cookies

If cookie bars are more your speed, you’ll love our recipe for Lemon Cookie Bars. And if you’re a fan of elegant French macarons, try our recipes for Chocolate Strawberry Macarons or Samoa Macarons that are as delicate as they are delicious.  

Speaking of French desserts, we love preparing perfect (but easy) pastries here at Barbara Bakes. Our favorite pastry recipes include homemade choux pastry delicacies like Cream Puff Swans and Chocolate Eclairs. We also can teach you everything you need to know to make fun and festive choux pastries at home. 

If you’re looking for the best easy puff pastry recipes, start with elegant Pivithiers, then try our summery Strawberry Balsamic Sandwich recipe with fresh fruit and homemade pastry dough. 

Because my family loves to celebrate nearly any holiday with a festive pie, you’ll find all of the best pie recipes in our archive. From fruity Raspberry Peach Cobbler or Strawberry Rhubarb Pie with Streusel Topping perfect for the Fourth of July, to Perfect Apple Crisp and Cranberry Pecan Pie for Thanksgiving. Before you even get to pie filling, however, we’ll help you master easy homemade pie crust with our how-to tutorial. 

You didn’t think we could mention the best pie recipes without talking about our favorite homemade ice cream recipes, did you? We have easy recipes like Strawberry Lime Sherbert and ice cream Snowballs. We also love to build beautiful ice cream cakes, such as Chocolate Ice Cream Cake Roll and Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Cake Roll

On the subject of cakes, we share dozens of easy and delicious homemade cake recipes from scratch. Our best cake recipes include simple favorites like Key Lime Pound Cake and Chocolate Bundt Cake with a Cream Cheese Swirl. We also love show-stopping homebaked layer cakes for birthday celebrations like Triple Layer Chocolate Cake with Coconut Creamcheese Frosting

Of course, we have some of the best homemade cheesecake recipes around too! Reader favorites include Peanutbutter Cheesecake Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Cake with Oreo Cheesecake Filling, and Black Forest Cheesecake.

For an easy Christmas or Thanksgiving dessert, try a comforting homemade pudding recipe. Our favorite puddings include Chocolate Mousse Cups, Lamb’s Famous Rice Pudding, and Pumpkin Creme Brulée

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Whether you’re looking for the best easy Christmas dessert recipes, like Peppermint Candycane Brownies, or favorite summer dessert recipes, like Tropical Magic Cookie Bars, we have all of the best homemade dessert recipes. So bring your sweet tooth and take a look!