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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All-Time Favorite Sugar Cookies

I searched for about 30 years to find the ideal sugar cookie recipe, and this is it! The dough turns out perfectly for cutting the thick cakelike cookies. Buttercream icing takes them over the top. Add sprinkles if you’d like.
—Diana Krol, Nickerson, KS

Frosted Cutout Sugar Cookies

“As a girl, I helped Mom make these crunchy cutout cookies. Iced and sprinkled with colored sugar, they're the best!”...


Tender Sugar Cookies

Want to simplify your sugar cookies? Roll this buttery dough from our Test Kitchen into balls and dip them into...


Frosted Anise Sugar Cookies

These soft, cake-like cookies have a pleasant anise flavor that's distinct but not overpowering. I add red and green sprinkles...


Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies

These cake-like cookies will be a welcome snack with a cold glass of milk. Feel free to use this recipe...

Scrumptious Sugar Cookies

My husband developed this crisp sugar cookie when he was a baker in Alaska. It's traveled with us to many...


Mom’s Lemon Sugar Cookies

These tender, soft sugar cookies have just a hint of lemon. If you like more lemon flavor, go ahead and...

Nutmeg Sugar Cookies

The holidays are my favorite time of year because I love to bake. These are one of my favorite cookies—they...


Holiday Sugar Cookies

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


Sand Dollar Cookies

Before the military relocated our family, my children had never lived near the ocean. I came up with this special...


Papa’s Sugar Cookies

“My grandchildren love these sugar cookies.” These crisp cookies will melt in your mouth. Their subtle macadamia nut, cinnamon and...

Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

I make these cookies for my family and our neighbors every Valentine’s Day. The heart-shaped treats stay soft for at...


Vinegar Sugar Cookies

Mom gave me this recipe when I was married. It’s been in our family for generations. Young and old alike...


Soft Buttermilk Sugar Cookies

Gatherings are very important to my family, so we have lots of recipes that are favorites. My grandma introduced these...


Cranberry Pecan Cookies

These are so tasty and simple to prepare! Each delightful little cookie is loaded with cranberries, nuts and vanilla, giving...


Pretzel-Topped Sugar Cookies

It's tough to beat a three-ingredient treat—especially one that's so easy and sweet! I rely on refrigerated cookie dough to...

For-My-Love Sugar Cookies

Cut the dough for these crisp cookies into heart shapes...or form into letters to spell out sweet nothings to your...


Soft Sugar Cookies with Sour Cream

Traveling to a holiday party or cookie exchange, why not take along a plateful of these soft cutouts? "When these...


Santa Sugar Cookies

Ho ho ho! St. Nick can drop in any time when you bake these cute-as-can-be treats formed with a heart-shaped...


Pecan-Topped Sugar Cookies

This recipe dresses up refrigerated cookie dough with cream cheese and coconut. Folks love the almond flavor.


Sugar Cookies with Sour Cream

As a city kid, I was always eager to visit my grandparents on their Oklahoma farmstead. There I acquired my...


Soft Sugar Cookie Puffs

My husband's Aunt Laurel always made these cake-like cookies with her own farm-fresh eggs, cream and butter. Now I prepare...


Soft Sugar Cookies

These soft cookies are always a hit, so I often stir up a big batch. I usually add food coloring...


Cardamom Sugar Cookies

The warm flavor of cardamom spices up these classic sugar cookies. They’re the ideal treat for your homemade goody basket....

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Sweet-as-Sugar Cookies

I brought these wonderful crunchy cookies to our summer family reunion, and men, women and children alike devoured them...then begged...


Snowman Sugar Cookies

Store-bought dough speeds up the preparation time of these cute cookies. They're so easy that the whole family—even little kids—can...


Pumpkin-Spice Sugar Cookies

I've been making these quick and easy cookies for over 20 years. They're the first to go at our annual...


Walnut Sugar Cookies

When we were growing up, my mother made sugar cookies dotted with ground walnuts as a special treat to welcome...


Easter Egg Sugar Cookies

Although they take some time to decorate, I enjoy giving these cookies to family and friends. You can also make...


Anise Sugar Cookies

As much as I love giving away my baking, a few goodies—like these anise Christmas cookies—are keepers. The light flavor...