Lunch Desserts Recipes

Who said lunch couldn't have dessert? We say it should and offer these recipes for the best desserts that have that lunch quality--easy to make, easy to eat, and not too heavy.

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Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler

From Diabetic Living

Use whole wheat flour for the biscuit top to add fiber and whole grains to this healthy dessert.

Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler

Chocolate Crinkles

From Better Homes and Gardens

These chocolate cookies rolled in demerara or turbinado sugar are a kid-favorite recipe during Christmas or any time of the year.

Chocolate Crinkles

Triple Chocolate Cookies

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chocolate lovers enjoy these triple delight cookies. Toasted pecans add a buttery flavor and a slight crunch to these treats.

Triple Chocolate Cookies

Red Velvet Whoopie Pie

From Better Homes and Gardens

Dating from the 1920s, creamy filling mounded between two big puffy cookies became a phenomenon. This Christmas version of the recipe has big taste yet smaller size.

Red Velvet Whoopie Pie

Carrot Cake Bars

From Better Homes and Gardens

Carrot cake is a delicious dessert but it takes time to make. These tender bars start with a cake mix, making short work of the classic favorite.

Carrot Cake Bars

Chocolate Cupcakes

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chocolate Cupcakes

Lavender Shortbread Cookies

From Midwest Living

Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Maple Bread Pudding with Pecan Praline

From Better Homes and Gardens

This sweet dessert features the rich flavors of maple syrup, making it perfect for a cool day's brunch or after a winter dinner.

Maple Bread Pudding with Pecan Praline

Grilled Chocolate Banana Sandwich

From Better Homes and Gardens

The popular combination of chocolate and banana makes a tasty dessert recipe that can be prepared in less than 30 minutes and has fewer than five ingredients.

Grilled Chocolate Banana Sandwich

Blueberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

From Midwest Living

Blueberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

Fudge Brownie

From Midwest Living

Two kinds of chocolate are used to make these favorite dessert bars. Drizzle them with a sweet glaze or use them to make an ice cream sundae.

Fudge Brownie

Pistachio Cranberry Icebox Cookies

From Midwest Living

Pistachio Cranberry Icebox Cookies

Blueberry Almond Bars

From Midwest Living

A perennial reader fave, these buttery bars earned Lori Van Der Weele of Plymouth, Indiana, the top prize at her county fair.

Blueberry Almond Bars

Spiced Apple Drops

From Midwest Living

Spiced Apple Drops

Orange and Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

From Fitness

Orange and Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake

From Better Homes and Gardens

If you don't have a 9-inch springform pan, you can bake this luscious breakfast cake in a 9x1-1/2-inch round baking pan. Just decrease blueberries to 1 cup.

Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake

Peanut Butter and Banana Drops

From Better Homes and Gardens

Kneading the embellishments into the cookie dough makes a fun project for eager young bakers. Coarse raw sugar gives this cookie recipe a pleasant crunch.

Peanut Butter and Banana Drops

Chocolate-Chipotle Brownies

From Better Homes and Gardens

For a zesty punch of flavor, try this delicious brownie dessert recipe combining coffee, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and chocolate.

Chocolate-Chipotle Brownies

Coconut Macadamia Shortbread Coins

From Better Homes and Gardens

For the macadamia lover, chopped nuts are pressed into the tops of these shaped cookies prior to baking. Make the recipe ahead of time and freeze.

Coconut Macadamia Shortbread Coins

Quadruple Ginger Cookies

From Midwest Living

Dark molasses adds rich flavor and color to these spice cookies.

Quadruple Ginger Cookies

Spiced Chocolate-Pistachio Cookies

From Midwest Living

Spiced Chocolate-Pistachio Cookies

Chocolate-Orange Hazelnut Baklava

From Better Homes and Gardens

Hazelnuts and cocoa powder are layered between phyllo dough and sweetened with and orange syrup in this twist on classic baklava.

Chocolate-Orange Hazelnut Baklava

Coconut Meringue Cheesecake

From Better Homes and Gardens

Serve this tropical cheesecake to your coconut-loving friends. The meringue layer makes for an impressive presentation.

Coconut Meringue Cheesecake

Sugar Cookie Farm Animals

From Better Homes and Gardens

Kids will have as much fun making this tasty animal cookie recipe as eating them. Decorate with canned frosting and crumbled wheat biscuits.

Sugar Cookie Farm Animals

Sweet-Salty Almond Chocolate Chippers

From Better Homes and Gardens

Almonds and bittersweet chocolate give a new twist to this chocolate chip cookie.

Sweet-Salty Almond Chocolate Chippers

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