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15 Desserts That Start with S

Time for a gastronomic game – how many desserts can you name that start with S?

From strawberries and scones, to sugar plums and shortbread, this list of 15 heavenly desserts has the letter S covered. It’s like a culinary edition of Sesame Street!

S'mores Cookies with Chocolate Syrup, Strawberries and Graham Crackers

S will soon be your favorite part of the alphabet with these delicious dishes that include puddings, pies, baked goods and cake. Lots of cake.

Here are 15 delicious desserts that start with the letter S. How many of these have you tried?

15 Desserts That Start With S

Strawberry Shortcake

1. Strawberry Shortcake 

A summertime classic, this light and creamy dessert is surprisingly easy to pull together and well worth it.

Moist, flaky biscuits are baked until golden then finished off with lashings of whipped cream and fruity berries. 

Don’t forget to spoon a little strawberry syrup over the top for perfect presentation (not that you’ll need it, these sell themselves!).

2. Sticky Toffee Pudding

This sticky toffee pudding is all the right S words – sweet, sticky, sumptuous and spongy.

With dates, brown sugar and treacle all in the mix, sticky toffee pudding can get a little rich. This recipe cleverly suggests baking individual puddings in a muffin tray for bite-sized treats so you don’t over-indulge.

Serve warm with ice-cream and lashings of homemade English toffee sauce and these more-ish mini puds will quickly disappear!

3. S’mores Cookies

This recipe doesn’t just show you how to make gooey, delicious s’mores, it also gives you four different ways to do it.

With a few options on how to cook them, and helpful tips on customizing the ingredients (chocolate hazelnut s’mores anyone?!), there’s lots of choices here.

And that’s great because you’ll want to make these again and again. And again. 

Cinnamon Cookie Snickerdoodle

4. Snickerdoodle Cookies 

Soft on the inside, crunchy on the outside, these classic snickerdoodles are the gift that keeps on giving.

They’re rolled in cinnamon sugar for a sweet spiced coating and then baked to golden perfection. The result is a plate-full of chewy, gooey, and downright delightful cookies.

5. Sponge Cake 

Sponge cake is a traditional treat that’s in every baker’s repertoire. Made from just three ingredients (eggs, flour, and sugar), it’s deceptively simple but still an impressive addition to any meal.

This foolproof version makes things a little more interesting by adding chocolate. Because plain vanilla is good but sometimes you need to get your choc on.

6. Sheet Cake  

Sheet cake is what happens when you want dessert, but can’t be bothered baking. This is one of the easiest cakes to make – just pour batter into a baking pan, let it do its thing in the oven, and slather with frosting.

This recipe for chocolate sheet cake is moist, rich and (best of all) extremely low maintenance. You probably have all the ingredients in your cupboards right now, so what’s stopping you?

Scones with Pecan and Cranberry

7. Scones 

This may be a simple ‘how-to’ style recipe for scones, but these fluffy creations are anything but basic.

No need to wait for a special occasion for these scones. They’re so easy to make, you’ll find yourself devouring them for breakfast, second breakfast, lunch, second lunch, dinner, and evening snack. Or is that just me?!

8. Strawberry Semifreddo 

Semifreddo is an irresistible partially-frozen Italian dessert that’s perfect for warm summer days.

This recipe blends together cream, yoghurt and vanilla for the soft semifreddo base and tops it all off with homemade strawberry sauce.

Pop it in the freezer for a couple of hours, and you have yourself a light, refreshing, and fruity alternative to ice-cream. 

9. Shortbread 

Some people save their shortbread making for the holidays but this recipe for buttery, sweet cookies deserves to be made year-round.

And if you’ve never made shortbread before, don’t worry. With clear instructions and helpful tips on techniques, you’ll be an expert in no time.

10. Salt Water Taffy

Reminiscent of seaside summer days, salt water taffy can make you feel like you’re on vacation.

Sweet, soft and chewy, it’s the best kind of homemade candy. And this recipe will tell you how to whip up a ‘funfetti’ version of this tempting treat in just an hour. 

It’s the perfect project for little cooks so enlist a few junior helpers and have fun!

11. Samoas Cookie 

The iconic Samoas girl scout cookies get the homemade treatment here in this easy DIY recipe.

Dark chocolate, chewy caramel, flaky coconut combine on a buttery cookie base. If you’re not running to the kitchen right now, you didn’t read that right.

12. Snickers Bars 

It takes a creative cook to recreate the classic snickers bar at home, and this recipe nails it.

Creamy caramel, nougat and peanuts are coated with chocolate and chilled until set. 

You can make an entire tray of these delightful treats in just 30 minutes. How long it takes you to devour them is up to you.

13. Sugar Plums

Here’s an interesting bit of foodie trivia – sugar plums aren’t actually plums. Yes, I know. It’s a shocker.

Traditional sugar plums are a mix of dried fruits, nuts and spices, all ground together and rolled into a ball. Flavored with fennel, anise and caraway, these have a rich, bold taste perfectly paired with sweet apricots and cranberries.

Rolled in sparkling sugar, they’re an eye-catching holiday treat that brings a bit of festive flavor to every occasion.

14. Sorbet

If you’re dairy-free but still hanker for ice-cream this sorbet is the perfect answer to those creamy cravings.

Made with only three ingredients, it’s a refreshing, light, and healthy summer snack. And it works with practically any fruit – pineapple, berries, mango, kiwi. 

Want it a little more creamy? Throw in those spotty bananas you’ve had hanging around for a week and are starting to feel guilty about.

Irresistible Sugar Cookies

15. Sugar Cookies 

If life feels pretty complicated at the moment, these simple sugar cookies will make everything better. Ok, not everything, but they’ll definitely satisfy your sweet tooth.

Buttery, soft, and chewy, sugar cookies are great for tea time, afternoon snacks, bribing the kids (we’ve all done it) or gifting to family and friends. Just don’t forget to keep some aside for yourself, cookie self-care is important too!

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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