Life is shorteat dessert first! It's easier than ever to enjoy a sweet indulgence with Taste of Home's latest 3-in-1 cookbook-Cookies, Cakes & Pies! Whether you're looking for a sweet nibble with morning coffee, a piece of cake to top off a weeknight dinner or a luscious pie for a holiday buffet, the 368 sweets in this keepsake cookbook are sure to fit the bill. Cookies: Do you like yours chewy or crunchy? No matter the preference, you'll find it among this cute collection of more than 100 cookies-perfect for classroom treats, bake-sale contributions, after-school snacks, lunch-bag surprises and more. Fill your cookie jar with any of the must-try bites from the sections "Slice-and-Bake Classics," "Drop Cookies," "No-Fuss Treats," "Shaped Cookies" or "Holiday Bites." Cakes: From workweek delights to special-occasion desserts, cakes end any meal on a special note. Turn here for chocolate sensations, angel-food delights and cakes that come together easily with a boxed mix. You'll find a special section of cheesecakes as well as frosty ice cream cakes perfect for warm-weather fun. Pies: Nothing warms hearts like a home-baked pie. From their buttery crusts to their luscious fillings, these time-honored desserts always bring smiles and happy endings to memorable meals. Here, you'll find chapters dedicated to fruit pies, berry delights, frosty favorites, decadent chocolate and nut pies, and even a few lip-smacking tarts! Three At-a-Glance icons make it a cinch to find the dessert that's right for you, and Prep/Bake timelines help you manage the kitchen clock. You'll also find hundreds of full-color photos, two handy indexes, dozens of baking tips and hints, and advice from today's home cooks. After all, family cooks submitted these delightful recipes from coast to coast! Whether you're an experienced home baker or simply like to indulge in a sweet treat from time to time, let Taste of Home Cookies, Cakes & Pies help you turn any meal into a memorable event!