Popular 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.

Brownie-Raspberry Dessert

When fresh raspberries aren't available, frozen works just as well. This chocolate dessert would also pair perfectly with cherries or strawberries if you prefer those fruits.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Brownie-Raspberry Dessert

Double Chocolate Brownies

Personalize the love note on the top of these decadent brownies for a birthday, anniversary on any holiday celebration.

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Double Chocolate Brownies

Double Chocolate Cookies

From Family Circle

Double Chocolate Cookies

Smiley Face Cookies

From Family Circle

Smiley Face Cookies

Lemon Tea Cakes

Cream cheese gives these lemony cupcakes a denser texture than other cakes. Lightly glazed with a lemon icing, they make a sweet-tart addition to a picnic basket.

From Family Circle

Lemon Tea Cakes

Ginger-Berry Dessert

Take liberties with this dessert and try any fruit (fresh or even warmed-up frozen) in place of the raspberries.

From Diabetic Living

Ginger-Berry Dessert

Berry-Orange Grunt

Orange and nutmeg flavor the dumplings that bake atop this summer dessert recipe. Use your favorite berry or a combination of blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries.

From Family Circle

Berry-Orange Grunt

Windowpane Linzer Cookies

Linzer cookies are easy to make when you start with a roll of refrigerated cookie dough.

From Family Circle

Windowpane Linzer Cookies

Key Lime Bars

In this luscious bar cookie, the Key lime filling is sandwiched between a rich crust and a pistachio crumb topping.

From Family Circle

Key Lime Bars

Angelic Chocolate Cupcakes

Just a hint of cocoa powder and cinnamon are added to an angel food cake batter to make these delightful cupcakes. A rich chocolate and heavy cream topping makes a delectable, rich icing.

From Family Circle

Angelic Chocolate Cupcakes

Linzer Cookies

These tender hazelnut sandwich cookies originated in Austria, but they frequently appear on Christmas cookie trays in this country. Under a generous dusting of confectioners' sugar, their trademark raspberry filling peeks through a hole cut in the top cookie.

From Family Circle

Linzer Cookies

Chocolate-PB Squares

These creamy dessert squares are a concoction of melted peanut butter chips, sweetened condensed milk, graham cracker crumbs, and peanuts. Topped with melted chocolate chips, they taste just like a peanut butter cup.

From Family Circle

Chocolate-PB Squares

Cocoa Cookies

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Cocoa Cookies

Simple Lemon Bars

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Simple Lemon Bars

Almond Chocoroons

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Almond Chocoroons

Chocolate Caramel Brownie Stacks

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Chocolate Caramel Brownie Stacks

Touchdown Cupcakes

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Touchdown Cupcakes

Chai Tea Cupcakes

These bite-size chocolate cupcakes flavored with a chai tea mix are perfect for bridal or wedding showers.

From Family Circle

Chai Tea Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

With its bright red color, Red Velvet Cake always invokes a reaction. For more fun, turn this chocolate cake recipe into cupcakes by baking the batter in muffin cups. Frost them with chocolate or vanilla icing, or some of each.

From Family Circle

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Peanut Butter Blondies

A creamy, peanutty frosting gets spread over these scrumptious squares. Cut into 48 bars, there are enough treats here for a party or bake sale.

From Family Circle

Peanut Butter Blondies

Champagne Cupcakes

A splash of bubbly champagne lightens up the texture and brightens up the flavor of the cupcake batter and frosting.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Champagne Cupcakes

Mint Cream-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

If you enjoy mint chocolate chip ice cream, you'll flip for these cream-filled cocoa cupcakes.

From Diabetic Living

Mint Cream-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

No-Bake Butterscotch Bars

Instant butterscotch pudding and Butterfinger candy bars are the key ingredients in this low-stress dessert bar recipe.

From Better Homes and Gardens

No-Bake Butterscotch Bars

Pastry Pillows

Scrumptious fruit preserves and almond paste fill the light and airy pastries. Make ahead up to 3 months in advance and they'll be ready for Christmas celebrations.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Pastry Pillows

Christmas Sandies

These cookies get bright color and a burst of tart-sweet flavor from finely chopped cranberries and a bit of lemon peel.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Christmas Sandies

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