Dessert Recipes

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Having a busy life doesn’t mean there isn’t time to make great dessert recipes! Here on The Busy Foodie, you’ll find desserts that even the busiest of people can make with very little time and effort.

Looking for something sweet to take to a potluck or to share at an office or school party? You can never go wrong with cookies!

Our cookie recipes include everything from simple 4 ingredient cut and bake sugar cookies for the holidays, to rich and chewy chocolate marshmallow cookies, made with a brownie mix!

If frozen desserts are more your style, you’re in luck – we love homemade ice cream and sorbet! Not only are there traditional dessert recipes like mango sorbet here, but if you’re short on time, the no churn ice cream recipes are just what you need. The no churn coffee ice cream is a favorite of mine!


Stack of chocolate hazelnut cookies with a glass of milk and ferrero rocher candies.

Ferrero Rocher Cookies (Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies)

Ferrero Rocher cookies are the perfect choice for anyone who loves chocolate.  These thick and chewy chocolate hazelnut cookies are are 100% better than any store-bought cookie I’ve ever had, and they have only 6 ingredients!

No Churn Coffee Ice Cream

This simple no-churn coffee ice cream recipe whips up into a deliciously smooth and creamy dessert that’s perfect for those of us who are short on time but want to enjoy a sweet summer treat. 

Air fried chocolate chip cookies on a white marble board.

How to Make Air Fryer Cookies

If you love an ooey, gooey chocolate chip cookie, I’m about to change your life.

Air fryer cookies are super crispy on the outside with a chewy, soft center. Using an air fryer also eliminates the need to preheat your oven. That means you’re never more than 10 minutes away from the most delicious homemade cookies you’ve ever tasted.

4-Ingredient Slice and Bake Sugar Cookies

Whether it’s for an office party or just because, these buttery goodies come together easily with just 4 ingredients and no baking soda. Keep them in the fridge or freezer for easy baking whenever a craving hits! This simple recipe can be colored and cut in various ways to make 3 different variations that look so festive on a plate together.

A big bowl of raspberry sorbet on a white marble background.

Mango Raspberry Sorbet

Made with just 5 simple ingredients and no ice cream machine required, this Mango Raspberry Sorbet recipe is an inexpensive and super easy frozen treat to enjoy whenever the craving calls!