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Easy Dessert Recipes

By Tessa Arias
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April 21st, 2022

Here are the best easy dessert recipes for any occasion! Whether you’re looking for easy cakes, cookies, or blondies – your new favorite quick and easy dessert recipe is here. All recipes can be made in less than 35 minutes!

I love desserts. I love easy recipes. Put those together for easy dessert recipes, and I’m in heaven.

Today I’ve compiled some of the easiest dessert recipes on the site. All these easy dessert recipes come together in 35 minutes or less. Plus, most of these recipes also call for ingredients you may already have in your pantry!

These recipes are super simple to whip up for any potluck, party, or get-together. Your friends and family will seriously LOVE any of these recipes, and they’ll have no idea how easy the dessert actually was for you to bake.

So, which easy dessert are you going to try first?!


Easy Cookie Dessert Recipes

Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies

My go-to recipe, these Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies are perfectly tender and soft with just the right amount of chewiness. They only take 15 minutes of prep time!

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ultra thick bakery style chocolate chip cookie recipe

Ultra thick Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies feature golden brown edges, ooey and gooey centers, and loads of chocolate chips. This easy recipe can be made in 30 minutes!

Peanut Butter Cookies

Homemade Peanut butter cookies cooling on a rack

These Peanut Butter Cookies are my favorite peanut butter cookie recipe! No dough chilling required for these easy cookies, and they’re sure to satisfy any peanut butter craving.

Crispy Gingersnaps

Classic Crispy Gingersnaps are the perfect easy cookie! Thin and crunchy with the perfect taste of molasses and spice, this easy homemade recipe takes 30 minutes to make!

Thin & Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

How to make classic buttery thin and crispy chocolate chip cookies

Quick and easy Thin and Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies for when you’re craving that satisfying crunch in a cookie just like Tate’s!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are big, thick, chewy, and soft and loaded with peanut butter and chocolate flavor. They are outrageously good! No stand mixer required.

Chai Sugar Cookies

Easy Chai Sugar Cookies are thick, soft, loaded with sweet warm spices, and topped with a simple espresso glaze. Perfect 30 minute recipe for a cozy autumn day!

Easy Chai Sugar Cookies are thick, soft, loaded with sweet warm spices like cinnamon and ginger, and topped with a drizzle of simple espresso glaze. Perfect 30 minute recipe!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thick, chewy, and soft, these Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are bursting with ooey gooey chocolate goodness that everyone will love. You could also use raisins instead of chocolate chips, if you prefer!

Soft Batch Double Chocolate Cookies

Soft Batch Double Chocolate Cookies are sinfully thick, rich, and gooey and loaded with an almost obscene amount of chocolate!

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies on the counter with one broken open with gooey chocolate chips

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft, chewy, and a little gooey and take just minutes to make from scratch!

Giant Reese’s Pieces Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bakery-quality Giant Reese’s Pieces Chocolate Chip Cookies are thick, chewy, chunky, and soft. An incredible combination of peanut butter and chocolate! Warm cookies straight from the oven in 30 minutes.

Soft Batch Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

Beautifully bright and refreshing, these Soft Batch Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies are crazy tender and loaded with fresh lemon flavor. Perfect summer cookie!

These Soft Batch Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies are crazy tender and loaded with fresh lemon flavor from both lemon juice and lemon zest. Such a refreshing sweet treat!

Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies

This copycat homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies recipe brings back the best childhood memories of biting into an ultra chewy cookie with a rich creamy filling. They’re surprisingly easy and satisfying to make from scratch!

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies are ultra ooey and gooey with two secret ingredients (cornstarch and cream cheese!) to keep them ultra soft and tender!


Easy Cake Desserts

Easy Chocolate Sheet Cake

Easy Chocolate Sheet Cake with simple fudge frosting takes just minutes to prepare and doesn’t even require an electric mixer. This chocolate cake has the best texture and flavor. You can get as creative as you’d like with your toppings from sprinkles to candies to shredded coconut to marshmallow – you name it!

Salted Caramel Apple Sheet Cake

Salted Caramel Apple Sheet Cake features an ultra tender, slightly spongey cinnamon apple cake with a thick and shiny salted caramel glaze. Perfect for serving a crowd during the holidays!

Salted Caramel Apple Sheet Cake features an ultra tender, slightly spongey cinnamon apple cake with a thick and shiny salted caramel glaze. Perfect for serving a crowd!

Chocolate Lava Cakes

Chocolate Lava Cakes are made with 7 ingredients and have rich molten chocolate centers. So easy to make, and the cake batter can be made ahead of time! Serve with fresh strawberries or raspberries for the ultimate easy yet impressive dessert recipe.


More Easy Dessert Recipes

Fudge Stuffed Blondies

Fudge Stuffed Blondies are insanely rich and gooey with a hidden layer of easy chocolate fudge inside every bite! Simple 35-minute easy dessert recipe.

Gooey Chocolate Chunk Blondies

Ultra flavorful Gooey Chocolate Chunk Blondies are ridiculously chewy, gooey, and absolutely loaded with chunks of chocolate. 35 minutes, no mixer required. One of my most favorite easy dessert recipes!

Homemade Toffee Bits

chopped up copycat Heath toffee bits on parchment paper

Just 3 ingredients + 15 minutes and you have DIY Homemade Toffee Bits from scratch! They’re absolutely amazing in cookie dough, brownies, sprinkled over vanilla ice cream, or just enjoyed as a sweet snack.

Nutella Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats

Nutella Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats with a blue background

Nutella Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats are an indulgent spin on the classic American dessert. Just a few ingredients, no baking, super easy!

Homemade Scones

How to Make Perfect Scones better than your favorite coffee shop in just 35 minutes! Easy scone recipe that is ultra buttery, flaky, and flavorful.

Trashy Rice Crispy Treats

Trashy Rice Crispy Treats loaded with peanut butter, Oreos, and topped with chocolate fudge and sprinkles!

Over the top Trashy Rice Crispy Treats are loaded with peanut butter and Oreos and are topped with chocolate peanut butter fudge and sprinkles!

    Tessa Arias
    Author: Tessa Arias

    I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

    Tessa Arias

    About Tessa...

    I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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