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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Mango Fudge Refrigerator Ribbon Cookies

I’ve always thought that a ribbon cookie is especially nice. Although it’s a single cookie, it really seems like two or three different cookies because of its lovely layers of flavor. These refrigerated ribbon cookies have a rich chocolate layer balanced by a bright orange-mango layer—a very special combination. —Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota

Sinterklaas Cookies

After opening our gifts on Christmas Eve as children, we would make these cookies for Santa Claus to snack on...


Tender Cherry Shortbread Cookies

I cant begin to imagine how many dozens of these lucious cookies I have made over the years. The drizzled...


Baklava Rounds

In need of a sweet treat that I could prepare ahead and freeze, I streamlined and modified a recipe that...


Lemon & Rosemary Shortbread Cookies

Lemon and rosemary make these luscious treats a sweet surprise for a few friends. —Malorie Harris, Wildomar, California

Orange Poppy Seed Cookies

My friend Sandy and I have gotten together for years to bake Christmas cookies. One year we made 16 different...


Chocolate Orange Rounds

I send these chocolate orange cookies to family and friends in other areas of the country. The two-tone treats deliver...

Chocolate Orange Checkerboard Cookies

I use these for gifts during the holidays because I like the elegant flavor combination of chocolate and orange. The...


Minty Wreaths

These keep in a tightly sealed container in the freezer for three weeks, so don't eat them all at once!—Samantha...


Cream Cheese Slice-and-Bake Cookies

Chopped almonds add a bit of crunch to crisp refrigerator cookies fabulously flavored with rum extract and nutmeg. —Taste of...


Original Brown Butter Refrigerator Cookies

These tasty, crispy cookies, from Ione Diekfuss of Muskego, Wisconsin, won Country Woman's first-ever recipe contest, back in December 1970....

Peppermint Ribbon Cookies

My daughter's favorite Christmas cookie, these mild peppermint confections add color and variety to a platter of holiday goodies.—Virgina Strout,...


Mexican Cinnamon Cookies

My extended family shares a meal every Sunday. The aunts and uncles take turns bringing everything from main dishes to...


Easy Slice and Bake Cookies

These treats are larger than most slice-and-bake cookies, which I find to be quite nice. The great thing about these...


Almond Roca Pinwheels

We all love Almond Roca! I use the candy crushed as ice cream topping, over pudding, cakes and cookies. My...


Lemon Thyme Icebox Cookies

I found this recipe at my grandmother's house, and I made it as soon as I got home. The lovely...

Chocolate Almond Wafers

When my children were younger, we’d make dozens of cookies and candies each season. Then we’d pack up assortments and...


Slice & Bake Chocolate Pecan Cookies

Toasting the pecans makes a huge difference in the taste of these cookies. The double chocolate drizzle also satisfies my...


Chocolate-Nut Pinwheel Cookies

As a little girl, I made these with my mother every Christmas. Now I make them every year with my...


Peppermint Puff Pastry Sticks

I wanted to impress my husband's family with something you'd expect to find in a European bakery, and these chocolaty...


French Toast Spirals

These little spiral cookies taste just like French toast. They're not too sweet, and they're pretty enough for a Christmas...


Sweetheart Slices

You get the flavor of a snickerdoodle plus the texture of a shortbread in these cute cookies. Bake them for...


Toasted Pecan Dainties

These melt-in-your-mouth delights have an irresistible nutty taste and light, airy texture. The dough is made ahead of time and...


Lemon Lover’s Cookies

This light cookie will melt in your mouth. They're sure to be a hit wherever you serve them—mine always are!—Virginia...

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Lemon Thins

These irresistible thins have a tart lemon taste and crisp texture. To create a simple but special dessert, place some...


Cranberry Orange Pinwheels

The fresh cranberries give these cookies a refreshingly tangy taste and bright color. They have a great soft texture.—Pat Habiger,...


Holiday Sugar Cookies

I add a hint of lemon to these delightful sugar cookies. For make-ahead convenience, freeze the dough up to three...


Lemon Meltaways

Both the cookie and the frosting are spiked with lemon in these melt-in-your-mouth goodies. Your family won't be able to...


Date-Filled Pinwheels

My mom made these family favorites when I was growing up. Sliced thin, these cookies are crispy and chewy; sliced...


Strawberry-Nut Pinwheel Cookies

"All the 'cookie monsters' I know love these treats," explains Ruth Gillmore from Alden, New York. "I enjoy the cookies...