Potluck Recipes

Looking for potluck recipes? Impress friends and family with these crowd-pleasing potluck ideas that range from easy appetizers and sides to elegant dinners and desserts.

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Ugly Sweater Cookies

Perhaps the most amazing thing about Ugly Sweater Cookies is how cute they are. Try these classic gingerbreads on for size. —Christy Thelen, Kellogg, Iowa

Pumpkin Spice Cutouts

Through all the years I've been baking, I’ve never come across a pumpkin cookie recipe that you can actually cut...


Gingerbread Cookies with Lemon Frosting

When I spread these spicy gingerbread rounds with my lemony cream cheese frosting, I knew I had a hit. Cardamom...


Gingerbread Kisses

Whether you call them kisses or hugs, these cookies show nothing but love when served warm from the oven. Typically...


Frosted Molasses Spice Cookies

“These frosted spice cookies are always picked first at the holiday bake sale,“ says Muriel Lerdal, a field editor from...

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Gingersnaps

Friends and neighbors look for these old-time cookies on the goody trays I make for them every holiday. They're irresistible...


Gingerbread Cottage

This charming gingerbread cottage tastes as good as it looks, thanks to the subtle molasses flavor in this easy dough....

Grandma’s Christmas Spice Cutouts

My great-grandmother made these, and the tradition was passed down in the family—without a written recipe! My mother would always...


Chocolate Chip Molasses Cookies

This recipe originally came from my grandmother but I have altered it a bit to add my favorite: chocolate chips....


Molasses Cutouts

Suggests Deb Anderson of Joplin, Missouri, "You'll have fun decorating these spicy cutouts. They really stand out."


Molasses Spice Cookies

Many readers wrote in asking how to make the molasses cookies pictured with Marie Fletcher's sorghum memories in the Sept/Oct...

Oatmeal Molasses Crisps

In Amish and Mennonite homes, home cooking is guaranteed delicious. So when I found this recipe in an Amish cookbook,...


Spicy Molasses Cookies

I found this family recipe in an old cookbook on a timeworn note, handwritten by my stepdaughter's grandmother. It's a...


Swedish Gingerbread Cookies

Making Swedish pepparkakor—or gingerbread cookies—is a holiday tradition in our family. I entered these at the Iowa State Fair and...


Spiced Molasses Doughnut Cookies

I don't know where this recipe came from, but my family has been making these cookies for four generations. I...


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Gingerbread Snow Globe

I make a big batch of these gingerbread cookies every Christmas to give to co-workers and family. For a festive...

Easy Chocolate Gingerbread Cutouts

I have many wonderful memories making these chocolaty cookies with my family during the Christmas season. —Debbie Rowe, Lexington, Kentucky


Coffee-Glazed Molasses Cookies

I dreamed up these molasses cookies while sipping coffee and watching snow fall. The aroma from the baking cookies reaches...


Triple Ginger Cookies

My dad loved ginger cookies. I've tinkered with the recipe my grandma handed down by using fresh, ground and crystallized...


Ginger Creme Sandwich Cookies

With a lemony filling, these spiced cookies go over big because they have old-fashioned, comfort-food appeal. Your party guests will...


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Giant Molasses Cookies

My family always requests these soft molasses cookies. These chewy molasses cookies are also great for shipping as holiday gifts...


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Gingerbread Men Cookies

No holiday treat platter would be complete without gingerbread man cookies! This is a tried-and-true recipe I'm happy to share...


Gingerbread Peppermint Pinwheels

Two holiday flavors—gingerbread and peppermint—come together in these impressive pinwheel cookies. I created the recipe especially for my husband, who...


Gingerbread Babies

These homemade gingerbread cookies are inspired by the antics in the Gingerbread Baby story by Jan Brett. —Taste of Home...

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Molasses Crackle Cookies

You can treat yourself to one or two of my crackle cookies without guilt. Most molasses cookies are loaded with...


Old-Fashioned Gingersnaps

I discovered this recipe many years ago, and it's been a favorite among our family and friends since. Who doesn't...


Christmas Molasses Cookies

Nothing smells better than warm molasses cookies baking on a cold winter day! These cookies look lovely when they're cut...


Jolly Ginger Reindeer Cookies

I made gingerbread cookies for years before realizing my gingerbread-man cutter becomes a reindeer when turned upside down. They’re super...


Joe Froggers

Large, soft and chewy, these cookies are made to munch. This classic recipe has a warm blend of spices that...


Gingersnap Coconut Creams

When Christmas is around the corner, we love gingerbread cookies and macaroons. I combine the two for a spiced gingersnap...