It’s sweater weather, and you know what that means: Bring on the baked goods. Whether you’re a chocolate fiend (oh hi, three-ingredient truffles) or all about citrus (you had us at blood oranges), you’ll find a good reason to turn on the oven among these 54 winter desserts.

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1. Citrus Shortcake

It’s like a strawberry shortcake, but the biscuit is gigantic and the fruit is winter-friendly. We’re sold.

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2. 3-Ingredient Blood Orange Granita

We have it on good authority that this deceptively fancy dessert pairs really well with Champagne.

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3. Ombré Citrus Upside-Down Cake

Ombré hair? Out. Ombré cake? Always in style.

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4. Cinnamon Meringue Pie

Fruit options are sparse, so we’re making this spicy pie instead. (It tastes like cinnamon-sugar toast.)

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5. Instant Pot Deep Dark Chocolate Pudding

As it turns out, your Instant Pot is good for more than just pulled pork.

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6. Lemon Meringue Cookies

You don’t have to toast the meringue (it’s fully cooked), but haven’t you always wanted to try a blow torch?

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7. Chocolate Glazed Espresso Cheesecake

Everyone needs a little pick-me-up. Sometimes it’s a latte. Sometimes it’s chocolate. For us, it’s both.

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8. Meyer Lemon Loaf Cake

Psst: If you can’t find Meyer lemons, you can use regular ones as a substitute, but your cake will taste a little tarter. (Fine by us.)

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9. Orange and Chocolate Brioche Tarts

Are you like a professional pastry chef or something?

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10. Chocolate-Stuffed Brownie Bites

These take 35 minutes from start to finish, which could be great news or potentially dangerous considering how easy they are to eat.

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11. 4-Ingredient Lemon Cookies

These cookies have a secret. (It’s lemon cake mix. There, we said it.)

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12. Giant Brown-Sugar Snickerdoodle Cookies

They’re crackly, chewy and, if you ask us, an excellent lunchbox treat.

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Christy Denney/Scrumptious

13. Churro Saltine Cracker Toffee

Homemade candy that takes 30 minutes to make and doesn’t require a special thermometer? Sign us up.

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Ed Anderson/Trejo’s Tacos Cookbook

14. Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

They’re ultra-fudgy like a double-chocolate cookie, but with cayenne and cinnamon for a twist.

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15. 3-Ingredient Chocolate Truffles

Good luck not eating the entire batch.

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Jonathan Meter/The Sweet Side of Sourdough

16. Fig–Dark Chocolate Brownies

If you wanted to start with store-bought brownies and swirl in a little fig jam, we wouldn’t tell anyone.

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Katherine Gillen

17. Mini Key Lime Pies

They taste like a vacation and bake up in 20 minutes—swoon.

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18. Chocolate Chip Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

We’ve never met a dessert that cream cheese frosting didn’t improve.

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19. Blood Orange Eton Mess

If you’re looking for a non-cheesy Valentine’s Day treat, we think we’ve found it.

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20. Glazed Lemon, Olive Oil and Ricotta Pound Cake

It’s gluten free and dairy optional, but no one will know.

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21. Chocolate Marshmallow Cups

You’d pay top dollar for these at a fancy bakery, but they’re surprising easy to DIY at home.

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22. Snickerdoodle Chocolate-Chunk Bundt Cake

If a candy bar and a cookie had a very delicious baby, this would be it.

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Katherine Gillen

23. Cinnamon Roll Cookies with Cream Cheese Glaze

Cookies for breakfast are totally fine, guys.

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24. Triple Cookie Skillet Pie

You could make a regular batch of cookies, or you could completely blow everyone away with three cookies in one giant skillet.

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25. Flourless Cocoa Cookies

Flour, schmour—it just dilutes the chocolate flavor.

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Katherine Gillen

26. Cranberry Curd Thumbprint Cookies

You can use frozen or fresh cranberries, so no excuses, bakers.

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27. Pineapple and Ginger Upside-Down Cake

Baking the fruit concentrates its flavor, so even if your pineapple isn’t peak, this beauty will still taste divine.

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28. Ina Garten’s Black & White Cookies

These taste best if you make them while wearing an oversized chambray shirt. Share with your Jeffrey (or don’t).

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29. Jammy Shortbread Bars

Use any flavor of jam to make them your own.

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30. Grapefruit Meringue Stacks

Tart meets sweet meets impressive (yet secretly simple to make).

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31. Chocolate Raspberry Fool

Dessert is ready in 25 minutes—like a fancy mug cake (but much tastier).

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32. Kumquat Upside-Down Cake

Meet our cute new friend, kumquat. She’s kind of tart, a little bitter and really tasty in this butter, caramelly cake.

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33. Heart Thumbprint Cookies

Roses are red, violets are blue. These cookies are cute, and so easy to make…too.

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34. Carrot Cake Doughnuts with Cream Cheese Glaze

Your mom always said to eat your vegetables, right?

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35. Caramel Coconut Macaroons

They taste like the best Girl Scout cookie, especially if you dip them in chocolate.

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36. Lemon Curd with Whipped Cream

You can make this one up to two weeks ahead, people.

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37. Itty-Bitty Sandwich Cookies

Eat your heart out, Oreos.

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38. Cookies-and-Cream Shortbread Cookies

Oh wait—we take that back, Oreos.

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39. Cardamom Crème Brûlée

Adding fragrant cardamom and a pinch of cinnamon takes this dessert out of ’90s territory.

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40. Bite-Size Raspberry Almond Spoon Cakes

You can do a lot with a bowl, a whisk and 30 minutes.

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41. Muffin-Tin Lemon Meringue Tartlets

Which would you prefer: a dry, sad muffin or a silky, citrusy tart?

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42. Miniature Banoffee Cobblers

Gooey caramel, soft bananas, airy whipped cream and crisp graham cracker crumbles—get us a spoon, ASAP.

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43. Cardamom Cream-Filled Bundt Cake

Baking this Swedish-inspired cake in a Bundt pan yields impressive results with minimal effort.

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44. Easy Cranberry-Pecan Sandwich Cookies

Before you even ask: You can totally use store-bought jam to save time.

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45. Slow-Cooker Oreo Cheesecake

Bye, fussy water bath.

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46. Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies

These guys don’t even require a mixer to make.

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47. Peppermint Devil’s Food Hi-Hat Cupcakes

Watch these cuties turn a sophisticated adult into a giddy little kid in five seconds flat.

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48. Ruby Red Grapefruit Panna Cotta

Six ingredients and you don’t have to leave your house. It’s even better than at an Italian restaurant.

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49. ‘Potato’ Candy

Lucky for all of us, this no-cook confection has nothing to do with potatoes.

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50. Texas Sheet Cake

Behold, a 40 minute, no-stand-mixer-required, impossibly chocolatey cake.

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51. Caramel-Chocolate Macadamia Tart

You can go ahead and file this one under “gorgeous and secretly easy.” The crust is press-in and the filling comes together in a single bowl.

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52. Peanut Butter–Banana Cookies

We never thought we’d say this, but these cookies are kinda good for you. (Plant-based and no refined sugar, people!)

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53. Black-and-White Pudding

Chocolate or vanilla? You don’t have to choose.

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Aran Goyoaga

54. Roasted Almond and Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies don’t need improvement, but it’s freezing outside and we have a lot of time on our hands.

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