Desserts by the Editors of Food & Wine

Desserts: Over 140 of Our Most Beloved Recipes by Editors of Food & Wine is a drool-inducing collection of sweet recipes just in time for the holidays.

Desserts that will shine at the holiday table include the Poached peaches with baked ricotta or an Apple cake with cranberries. Sweet treats include Soft apple-cider caramels or Dark chocolate bark with roasted almonds and seeds will delight a hostess or are perfect for stocking stuffing. The mix of elegant, modern and classic recipes is refreshing and something I love in a dessert cookbook.

Cookies, Dutch babies, tarts, cakes, cobblers, candies and ice cream are all cover and seem approachable for any level baker. This book is deserving of our attention - whether the Chocolate peanut butter Swiss rolls call to you or the Seaweed shortbread is more your thing.

Special thanks to Oxmoor House for sharing the Chocolate chunk cookie for one with us today and for providing three copies of this book to our members in the US in our giveaway below.


Chocolate chunk cookie for one
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Makes: 1
Time: Active 5 min; Total 25 min

Cookies always hit the spot, but you don't have to bake an entire batch to get your sweet fix. Just make this single chewy-crisp one from F&W's Justin Chapple in the toaster oven.

  • 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp. packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • Maldon salt
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1½ Tbsp. dark chocolate chunks

Preheat a toaster oven to 350°. In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat the butter until just softened, about 10 seconds. Using a fork, blend in both sugars, the vanilla and a pinch of salt. Blend in the flour, then stir in the chocolate chunks. Scoop the batter onto a parchment paper-lined toaster tray; sprinkle with salt. Bake until lightly browned, 13 to 15 minutes. Let cool slightly before eating.

Excerpted from Desserts by the Editors of FOOD & WINE. Copyright © 2017 Oxmoor House. Reprinted with permission from Time Inc. Books, a division of Time Inc. New York, NY. All rights reserved.

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Which recipe in the index would you try first?

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  • eileen2015  on  11/21/2017 at 7:38 PM

    Apple cranberry cake Love cranberries

  • elisabethferg9  on  11/21/2017 at 8:00 PM

    Lemon glazed citrus yogurt pound cake sounds sooo good!

  • matag  on  11/21/2017 at 8:31 PM

    Sticky toffee cake

  • VeryVigario  on  11/21/2017 at 8:39 PM

    Vanilla bean cake with salted caramel sauce [Valerie Gordon]- it looks delicious!

  • rchesser  on  11/21/2017 at 8:51 PM

    Pumpkin cheesecake tart with cranberry gelée.

  • kmn4  on  11/21/2017 at 8:55 PM

    Cardamom-spiced crumb cake

  • heyjude  on  11/21/2017 at 9:08 PM

    Apple Cake with a Toffee Crust

  • sdg8trgrl  on  11/21/2017 at 9:53 PM

    Mixed-berry Dutch baby

  • davisesq212  on  11/21/2017 at 10:07 PM

    Chocolate brownie cookies are what I would pick.

  • milgwimper  on  11/21/2017 at 10:21 PM

    Salted caramel pie

  • contest718  on  11/22/2017 at 1:55 AM

    Maple-bourbon banana pudding cake

  • Tibbi  on  11/22/2017 at 6:23 AM

    Krispy creme bread pudding with espresso cream

  • sarahawker  on  11/22/2017 at 8:27 AM

    Peach hand pies

  • lpatterson412  on  11/22/2017 at 1:38 PM

    Vanilla Bean cake with caramel sauce!

  • mcrimmins  on  11/22/2017 at 2:28 PM

    Caramel Cake

  • hibeez  on  11/22/2017 at 2:59 PM

    pumpkin layer cake.

  • lgroom  on  11/22/2017 at 6:14 PM

    Cardamom-spiced crumb cake.

  • Megoola  on  11/22/2017 at 6:58 PM

    Apple cranberry cake

  • AnneOther  on  11/22/2017 at 7:38 PM

    At this time of year, the perfect recipe would be the pear-and-cranberry slab pie!

  • alemily  on  11/22/2017 at 8:18 PM

    Cardamom-spiced crumb cake

  • jr0717  on  11/22/2017 at 10:24 PM

    The Chocolate buttermilk snack cakes would definitely appease the child in all of the adults in my house!

  • allthatsleftarethecrumbs  on  11/23/2017 at 12:24 AM

    Miso banana bread.

  • ktwalla  on  11/23/2017 at 8:03 AM

    Miso Caramel Sauce

  • smartie101  on  11/23/2017 at 4:02 PM

    Sticky Toffee Cake

  • LaurenE  on  11/24/2017 at 3:03 PM

    Cardamom-spiced crumb cake

  • amylou61  on  11/24/2017 at 5:00 PM

    I'd like to try the recipe for Triple-layer chocolate macaroon cake.

  • jezpurr  on  11/24/2017 at 11:10 PM

    I'd make this first:Butterscotch sticky buns !!!^_^

  • t.t  on  11/24/2017 at 11:33 PM

    Blueberry tart with an oat flour crust

  • AnnaZed  on  11/25/2017 at 12:29 AM

    Caramel layer cake [Lisa Donovan]

  • ravensfan  on  11/25/2017 at 3:36 PM

    Triple-layer chocolate macaroon cake

  • daniellespinato1  on  11/27/2017 at 12:40 PM

    Molasses-gingerbread cake with orange mascarpone cream

  • rivergait  on  11/27/2017 at 1:29 PM

    molasses-gingerbread cake...because I can cut off a single small piece easily.

  • sgump  on  11/27/2017 at 3:13 PM

    Oh, where to start? Perhaps with Melissa Weller's chocolate babka?

  • bfg67  on  11/28/2017 at 6:41 AM

    Chocolate brownie cookies

  • dbielick  on  11/28/2017 at 9:26 AM

    S'mores bars with marshmallow meringue

  • infotrop  on  11/28/2017 at 11:58 AM

    Lemon-cranberry pie bars (perfect for next Thanksgiving)

  • verorenee  on  11/28/2017 at 11:17 PM

    Chocolate, cinnamon and almond loaf cake

  • kitchenclimbers  on  11/29/2017 at 5:58 PM

    butterscotch sticky buns

  • skipeterson  on  11/30/2017 at 3:15 PM

    Raspberry-swirl sweet rolls

  • jluvs2bake  on  11/30/2017 at 7:27 PM

    Maple-bourbon banana pudding cake [Grace Parisi]

  • Littlebirdchoc  on  12/1/2017 at 12:46 PM

    A cookie for ONE? Now THAT is genius.

  • jc214a  on  12/2/2017 at 7:32 AM

    Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake.

  • lhudson  on  12/2/2017 at 7:35 AM

    Molasses-gingerbread cake with orange mascarpone cream

  • lhudson  on  12/2/2017 at 7:37 AM

    Molasses-gingerbread cake with orange mascarpone cream

  • Larkspur  on  12/2/2017 at 8:38 AM

    Classic carrot cake with fluffy cream cheese frosting, yum!

  • mpdeb98  on  12/3/2017 at 8:35 AM

    Caramel layer cake

  • Uhmandanicole  on  12/5/2017 at 3:31 AM

    Almond cake with mixed berries

  • LeePicard  on  12/5/2017 at 11:19 AM

    How on earth to chose just one. I am a gal who LOVES coconut. I note recipes for coconut cake, coconut cream pie (which I have never made myself!) and macaroons. So as much as many scream to me to make them I think I'd have to be true to myself and go for the coconut cream pie. First. And then I'd move on!

  • sipa  on  12/7/2017 at 10:11 AM

    Triple layer chocolate macaroon cake

  • bibliophile02  on  12/7/2017 at 12:45 PM

    Maple-bourbon banana pudding cake

  • FireRunner2379  on  12/8/2017 at 3:26 AM

    I could go for the Maple-bourbon banana pudding cake or the Billionaire's shortbread!

  • Siegal  on  12/8/2017 at 9:16 AM

    I want to Make the four layer coconut cane

  • peglynn  on  12/8/2017 at 2:55 PM

    Caramel Layer Cake

  • peglynn  on  12/8/2017 at 2:55 PM

    Caramel Layer Cake

  • Lafauvette  on  12/8/2017 at 3:06 PM

    citrus-yogurt cake

  • ccolodny  on  12/8/2017 at 3:14 PM

    Almond cake with mixed berries !

  • JaneRose  on  12/8/2017 at 3:48 PM

    It would be one of my favorite ways to eat carrots, in a cake. So the classic carrot cake with cream cheese icing.

  • HomespunHouse  on  12/8/2017 at 3:55 PM

    Peach hand pies

  • lauriesk  on  12/8/2017 at 5:13 PM

    The first recipe I would try is the Pumpkin Pie Bars.

  • Dmartin997  on  12/8/2017 at 5:22 PM

    Maple-bourbon banana pudding cake

  • RSW  on  12/8/2017 at 5:32 PM

    Four-layer coconut cake [Michelle Polzine

  • Julia  on  12/8/2017 at 10:49 PM

    Crumb cake with pear preserves.

  • nadiam1000  on  12/9/2017 at 6:41 AM

    miso banana bread - i love banana bread and this looks like a great twist

  • PeavineBlues  on  12/9/2017 at 9:16 AM

    Dutch Baby

  • AngelaLCooks  on  12/9/2017 at 12:48 PM

    Caramel layer cake

  • Laura1  on  12/9/2017 at 2:07 PM

    Chocolate brownie cookies

  • JJWong  on  12/10/2017 at 11:10 AM

    Lemon pudding cake sounds delicious! I'm definitely going to try the chocolate chunk cookie for one - what a great idea when you just want a cookie and not a batch!

  • Dannausc  on  12/10/2017 at 6:59 PM

    Cardamom-spiced crumb cake

  • Katiefayhutson  on  12/11/2017 at 6:10 PM

    Cardamom-spiced crumb cake

  • tararr  on  12/12/2017 at 2:50 PM

    Salted Caramel Pie

  • Sfgordon  on  12/13/2017 at 5:52 PM

    miso banana bread sounds great!

  • tarae1204  on  12/16/2017 at 9:13 AM

    Lemon pudding cakes, a classic

  • BMeyer  on  12/16/2017 at 6:27 PM

    chocolate bark w. almonds and seeds

  • Karla123  on  12/18/2017 at 9:10 AM

    Dark chocolate bark with roasted almonds and seeds for an easy and delicious holiday treat.

  • bstewart  on  12/19/2017 at 3:18 PM

    Raspberry-swirl sweet rolls

  • kaliedra  on  12/23/2017 at 2:49 PM

    Butterscotch sticky rolls

  • orchidlady01  on  12/27/2017 at 3:24 AM

    I would make the Double-chocolate layer cake from Ina Garten.

  • KarenDel  on  12/27/2017 at 1:00 PM

    Vanilla bean cake with salted caramel sauce

  • jmay42066  on  12/27/2017 at 8:18 PM

    Chocolate brownie cookies

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