You Can Make 30 Last-Minute Holiday Bakes in 30 Minutes

These M&M Christmas cookies make any cookie platter feel festive. Swap in pastel M&M’s for Easter and orange and brown for Halloween. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

 M&M’s Cookies


Raspberry Coconut Balls

This dish was inspired by my family's fondness of Hostess Zingers—especially the raspberry flavor wrapped in coconut—and was created for school bake sales. 


Contest-Winning Chocolate

These chewy delights are made by my dad by sandwiching mint patties between two soft chocolate wafers.


Cherry Kiss Cookies

These cherry-flavored cookies, topped with a chocolate kiss, look adorable displayed on a dessert platter. Give them to your loved ones and friends. — Grafton, Wisconsin's Joy Yurk


Coconut Cranberry Yummies

My favorite outcome of that experiment are these cranberry coconut cookies, which are bursting with sweet and tangy flavors. — Appleton, Wisconsin's Amy Alberts


Susie Cakes

This bakery franchise now operates in Texas and California, and a Nashville, Tennessee, facility is scheduled to open soon.


Georgetown Cupcakes

Washington, D.C., cupcake enthusiasts have probably heard of Georgetown Cupcakes. The bakery received attention from the TLC reality program D.C.


Gigi’s Cupcakes

Gigi's Cupcakes has grown to over 40 locations in 17 states since launching its first outlet in Nashville, Tennessee.


Nothing Bundt Cakes

This bakery establishment specializing in bundt cakes offers a unique take on classic cupcakes with their "bundtinis," which are bundt cakes the size of cupcakes.



In addition to its cakes, brownies, and cookies, it offers a variety of cupcake varieties, including vanilla milk chocolate.