Sure, you can binge the newest season of Dream Home Makeover on Netflix or try reading that self-help book (again…). But why resign yourself to the couch when the oven is calling your name? Feel productive—and reward yourself with dessert—by making one of these 67 fun things to bake instead. Whether you’re just bored or need to whip something up on the fly, your sweet tooth will thank you.

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1. 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

They’re dairy- and gluten-free, plus keep in the freezer for up to three months.

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2. Blackberry Jam Pie-Crust Straws

For those days when you’re craving pie but have no time to bake one. (These only take 35 minutes.)

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3. Cookies-and-Cream Shortbread Cookies

Think of them as classy homemade Oreos.

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4. Cardamom Cream-Filled Bundt Cake

This dessert is inspired by light-as-clouds semlor, a yeasted Swedish cake.

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5. Chocolate Skillet Cake

The secret ingredient in this ooey-gooey masterpiece? Freshly brewed coffee.

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6. Gluten-Free Apple Rose Tart

Well, well, well. Aren’t you ambitious? (JK, the apple roses are easier to make than you’d think.)

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7. Chrissy Teigen’s 3-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

Crowned with salted Rice Krispy-hazelnut crackle.

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8. Blackberry-Raspberry Skillet Cobbler

Way less work than crimping and blind-baking a homemade pie crust.

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9. Easy Cherry Skillet

Your cast-iron skillet basically guarantees crispy edges and a fluffy center.

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10. Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug

In case you simply can’t be trusted around a whole fresh batch.

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11. Birthday Cupcakes with White Wine Buttercream

Vino, dessert and sprinkles—the gang’s all here.

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12. Homemade Toaster Pastries

Pillsbury has nothing on these beauties. Consider them the kids’ new favorite breakfast.

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13. Dessert Nachos

Trade baking for frying and you’ve got cinnamon-sugar chips with a slew of sweet fixings.

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14. Chocolate-Chip Mug Brownie for One

Face it, there’s no better way to spend 10 minutes.

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15. Lemon Meringue Cookies

Rubbing lemon zest into the sugar helps release more of its natural citrus flavor into the cookies.

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16. Cheater’s Mini Rhubarb Galettes

Who knew a five-ingredient dessert could look this gorgeous?

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17. Easy Peanut Butter Fudge

The best impromptu baking recipes are those that require no baking at all.

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18. Cranberry Apple Danish

Warning: Your brunch guests will think you scored these at a posh local café.

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19. Fig Tarte Tatin

Store-bought puff pastry meets sticky-sweet, caramelized produce.

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20. Giant Cinnamon Roll

Less is more—unless we’re talking about breakfast pastries. And two-ingredient vanilla icing.

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21. Brown-Sugar Pear Puff Pastries

Bookmark them now, bake them on Thanksgiving.

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22. Cinnamon Sheet Cake with Cider Frosting

The key is boiling apple cider until it reduces into a highly concentrated, flavorful syrup.

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23. Easy Chocolate Marshmallow Cups

These have Valentine’s Day goody bags written all over them.

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24. Glazed Doughnut Cookies

C’mon, how ridiculously adorable are these doppelgangers? They’re basically edible emojis.

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25. Ruby Red Grapefruit Panna Cotta

You only need six ingredients and a couple hours to pull off this sophisticated Italian treat.

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26. Frozen Chocolate Soufflé

If you’ve been devastated by deflated soufflé before, fret not. This one comes together in the freezer instead of the oven.

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27. 10-Minute Strawberry Cobbler for One

Feel free to toss in whatever berries you have on hand, but the whipped cream is non-negotiable.

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28. Spiced Palmiers

On the hunt for a weekend baking project? Look no further than this impressive pick, starring homemade puff pastry.

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29. Triple Cookie Skillet Pie

Something tells us your kids won’t want birthday cake for their next party once they catch wind of this triple-threat.

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30. Coconut Cookies

They taste like a blissful combo of sugar cookies and macaroons, and we’re here for it.

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31. 10-Minute Caramel Apple Baked Brie

Keep the recipe in your back pocket for the next time your in-laws make an unexpected visit.

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32. Classic Banana Bread

Just in case quarantine hasn’t turned you into a total pro yet, this banana bread is perfectly moist and pretty darn foolproof.

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33. 30-Minute Angel Food Cupcakes

The whipped cream frosting stays firm and pink, thanks to freeze-dried strawberries.

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34. Neapolitan Pie

This tri-flavored custard pie is peak nostalgia.

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35. Apple Tart with Soft-Pretzel Crust

If you’re a sucker for all things sweet and salty, add this stunner to your to-bake list, stat.

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36. Homemade Milano Cookies

An endless supply of homemade copycat cookies > one bag of 16 store-bought Milanos.

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37. The World’s Biggest Peanut Butter Cup

You can thank your nine-inch tart pan for this ingenious invention.

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38. Caramel Almond Cake

Slivered almonds + sugar = a sweet, crunchy caramel crust.

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39. Cardamom Crème Brûlée

Be sure to steep whole cardamom pods—not ground cardamom— in the cream before you start to give the custard its warm flavor.

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40. Brownie Cupcakes

Let your kids top them off with marshmallows right before they finish baking, so they can watch them melt in the oven.

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41. 3-Ingredient Brigadeiro

These Brazilian sweets are dangerously poppable, not to mention a breeze to make.

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42. Rosé Poached Pears with Ginger and Vanilla

Table this idea for your next fancy dinner party. All it takes is simmering the fruit in spiced wine until tender.

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43. Microwave Double Chocolate Cake Bowl

Cassava flour, maple syrup and coconut whipped cream keep this 10-minute wonder Paleo.

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44. 5-Minute S’mores Mug Cake for One

Because graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows still taste divine together in the dead of winter.

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45. Mini Caramel Pecan Pies with Cinnamon Roll Pie Crust

There’s truly nothing your muffin tin can’t do. Oh, and FYI, there’s no way you’ll be able to stop after just one.

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46. Biscuit Dough Pumpkin Hand Pies

We’ll be washing ours down with a pumpkin spice latte, obvi.

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47. No-Bake, Gluten-Free Rose Petal Brownies

A sprinkling of rose tea is a great substitute if you don’t have dried rose petals in the spice cabinet. (Or don’t feel like searching for them at the store.)

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48. Grapefruit Meringue Stacks

Sweet, airy meringues layered with tart, five-ingredient grapefruit curd? Don’t mind if we do.

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49. Sticky Toffee Honeycomb Cake

Sticky toffee pudding, aka a holiday date spongecake from Britain, was long overdue for an upgrade. This one boasts thick honey-butter caramel.

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50. Giant Brown-Sugar Snickerdoodle Cookies

They’re soft and chewy like the O.G., but also rolled in sugar before baking for crunchy, caramelized bottoms.

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51. Roasted Apple Pavlova with Honey Whipped Cream

Think meringue topped with roasted, spiced apples and honey-vanilla whipped cream. So light, yet so decadent.

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52. Skillet Peach Cobbler

Make this for every summer barbecue you ever throw and boom: You’re the hostess with the mostest.

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53. Caramel Coconut Macaroons

A simple caramel sauce sweetens the cookies and gives them a killer burnt sugar flavor. Feel free to dip them in dark chocolate or top them with flaky salt.

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54. Puff-Pastry Plum and Thyme Galette

It’s as easy as crinkling store-bought dough into a skillet, plopping in fresh produce and letting the oven do the rest.

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55. Strawberry Pie with Strawberry Crust

Food coloring? You can do better than that. Pulse freeze-dried strawberries and sugar in the food processor instead to turn the crust pink.

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56. No-Bake Sugar Cookie Truffles

Aka the tastiest way to repurpose leftover cookies. The secret is cream cheese.

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57. Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies

You’ll have two dozen of ’em ready to eat in less time than it takes to watch an episode of Schitt’s Creek.

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58. Vegan and Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate Ginger Tart

We fell hard for both the gingersnap crust and the candied ginger-pistachio topping.

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59. Mini Mason Jar Apple Pies

Not only are tiny desserts more fun to eat, but they’re also more fun to bake.

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60. Botanical Shortbread Cookies

Violets, pansies, lavender, roses—the garden is your oyster. (P.S., you can find dried edible flowers at Gourmet Sweet Botanicals.)

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61. Berry Galette

Do your summer farmers market haul some justice by showing it off atop store-bought pie crust.

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62. Oreo-Stuffed Brownies

Because no baker (or, um, eater) should ever have to choose between cookies and brownies.

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63. Lemon Pie with Blueberry Meringue

Ready thy camera. That lilac-hued meringue topper is destined for Instagram.

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64. Blueberry, Blackberry and Raspberry Soufflés

Since the recipe calls for frozen fruit instead of fresh, you can whip up this impressive dessert any time of year.

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65. Ginger Cherry Pie

We hope you like things a lil’ spicy, because this pie calls for fresh, ground *and* crystallized ginger.

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66. Broiler S’mores

Craving this summer staple in the off-season? Trade the bonfire for your oven’s broiler and a cast-iron skillet.

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67. Edible Cookie Dough

On the worst of days, there’s no cure quite like raw cookie dough. Do yourself a favor and indulge safely in this egg- and flour-free take instead of the store-bought kind.

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