Cooking for a Crowd Dessert Recipes

Looking for desserts to feed a crowd? Allrecipes has more than 270 trusted recipes complete with ratings, reviews and serving tips.

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Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

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795
A soft, chewy, and flavorful sugar cookie. It is very important to chill the dough, as it is too sticky to roll unless well chilled.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies I

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659
A basic, delicious cookie.

Delicious Peanut Butter Cookies

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494
I've tried many different peanut butter cookie recipes but my family still likes this one the best!

Microwave Peanut Brittle

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509
This is a wonderful recipe but you should only make it once a year, because you can't stop eating it.

Apple Crisp Cups

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216
A yummy one-biter! Whenever I ask 'what can I bring?' these top the list! Sweet cinnamon-scented apples held in a buttery crispy oatmeal cup and crunchy sweet topping. I like to make sweet treats to share with friends. I came up with this recipe so that I could bake and take apple crisp to share easily with everyone.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

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117
These are rich and creamy bars that are my husband's favorite during the holiday season! He takes a batch along to all of his Christmas functions at work. The recipe is always requested so, now, I send a copy along with him!

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies I

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112
This cookie is practically nutritious with applesauce, raisins and nuts. So chewy! Great with a glass of milk!

Lemon Pie Bars

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663
This is a really easy recipe that my mom made before the lemon bar 'rage' was on! Thick-skinned lemons work the best. I suggest using real butter and eggs, I've tried using eggbeaters--nowhere near as good!

Easy Sugar Cookies

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Quick and easy sugar cookies! They are really good, plain or with candies in them. My friend uses chocolate mints on top, and they're great!

Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

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I modified Beatrice's Excellent Oatmeal cookies very slightly. I came up with something that my boyfriend went CRAZY over! I've never seen him enjoy cookies to that extent! He said I blew his mother's recipe away.

The Best Lemon Bars

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2552
Tart, rich and perfection, all rolled into one! Wow your friends with this simple recipe. Hint: No Substitutions!

No Bake Cookies I

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929
Tasty no-bake cookies made with oatmeal, peanut butter and cocoa. Start timing when mixture reaches a full rolling boil; this is the trick to successful cookies. If you boil too long the cookies will be dry and crumbly. If you don't boil long enough, the cookies won't form properly.

Inspiration and Ideas

Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

"My husband took them to work and came home with requests for more from his co-workers!" – PRENTICE

Best Toffee Ever - Super Easy

Why make complicated recipes to please your crowd? Keep it easy with this tasty toffiee!

Best Toffee Ever - Super Easy

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Chocolate and almonds top off a rich buttery toffee. A simple recipe that you could easily remember and whip up any time. I always get compliments and requests for more. Use any type of nut that you like in place of the almonds.