Baking is a great way to relieve yourself of stress and express your creativity. Changing a recipe or adding to it is a fun way to make a dish yours. Every recipe in this list is one that I’ve tried and found easy and alteration-friendly. If you’re a new baker or just wanting to bake something low fuss, then check out these ten easy dessert recipes.
This recipe is great if you want to bring a homemade dessert to a friend’ house or potluck. There are only a few ingredients and the directions are super straightforward. After making it a few times I began experimenting with different flavorings and found that adding 1 to 2 drops of essential oils such as lavender, orange blossom, or peppermint give the cookies a unique (and delicious) flavor that compliments the sugar and butteriness of the cookie.
These are great if you don’t like overly sweet brownies. Most brownies can be a bit temperamental but these are one of the best easy dessert recipes. They’re super moist and yummy. I have only one warning. There are not a lot of steps which makes this an easy dessert recipe for beginners but watch the video and add the ingredients in the order that the chef does because they cook differently if the butter is added too soon.
This classic dessert is a great easy dessert recipe with simple instructions. This crowd pleaser has never done me wrong yet. If you want to bake something for everyone, this recipe is a great choice!
4. Lemon Bars
They’re a tasty treat all year round but nothing beats a sweet lemon bar under the sun. If you’re having a summer get together this recipe is perfect.
These blonde brownies are great if you want to make something between cookies and cake. They’re super chocolatey and wonderful. I recommend watching the video tutorial for guidance while you’re making them.
Recipe by Giada de Laurentiis. She’s easily one of my favorite cooks because her dishes are simple and relatively healthy. I like this Italian dessert because it’s super easy to make and everyone loves it. It’s a great dessert if you’re having a few friends over or a family gathering.
7. Apple Tart
This is a French-style tart that looks more daunting than it is. There are only a few ingredients and prep time is really quick. I like making this in the fall when apples are in season.
These are great if you’re attending a party with a larger crowd because it’s easy to double the recipe if you need to. One batch makes around thirty cookies and everyone I know loves them. Thir chewy on the inside and has the perfect amount of crispiness around the edges.
If you like chocolate chips, this is the recipe for you. It makes a pan of brownies that you can cut any size you need for how many people you’re serving. Imagine a chocolate chip cookie but thicker and even more delicious. Watching the video the website provides would be a good idea your first time making them.
Baking doesn’t mean you have to buy a ton of ingredients. This recipe only requires a few, most of which you probably already have. It’s great for when you want to make a quick dessert for a get-together and impress your friends with your baking skill.