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Our 40 Most Popular Make-it-Yourself Recipes (& A Call for More)

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Berger cookies are a Maryland thing: a cakey round bottom—like the sole of black-and-white cookie—is dipped (by hand!) into a grainy-sweet chocolate frosting, which hardens into a messy and generous layer of fudge.

it's a #baltimore thing and it's delicious #bergercookies #cookies #byebyebikinibody #nomnomnom

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You can order Berger cookies online, but—rather than risk them melting in transit—the better bet might be to make them yourself. While a homemade version might never be an exact replica, it can be close enough (in flavor, in texture, in appearance) to get the job done, and will give you the satisfaction of having crafted something by hand. Sometimes, it can be even better than the original. (You are not a traitor for thinking so.)

We've got a shortlist of regional favorites, '90s-era after-school snacks, and cult classics (It's-Its, looking at you) that we're vying to recreate, but we want to hear from you, too: Tell us the recipes you want to be able to replicate at home in the comments and we'll do our best to deliver.

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In the meantime, here are the 40 DIY foods you've loved the most, inspired by your supermarket's wall of dressings and the bagel shop and the take-out menu, to get started on:

Green Goddess Dressing
Green Goddess Dressing
New-School French Onion Dip
New-School French Onion Dip
Hokkaido Milk Bread
Hokkaido Milk Bread
Funfetti Cake
Funfetti Cake
Basil Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
Basil Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
Homemade Pizza Dough
Homemade Pizza Dough
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
No-Knead Sandwich Bread

No-Knead Sandwich Bread by Carey Nershi

English Muffins

English Muffins by Christina Tosi

Homemade Chocolate Digestives
Homemade Chocolate Digestives
Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix by Izy Hossack

Almond Joy Candy Bars

Almond Joy Candy Bars by Kristin Rosenau

Panfried Pork Steamed Buns (Shengjian Bao)
Panfried Pork Steamed Buns (Shengjian Bao)
Simple Scallion Pancakes

Simple Scallion Pancakes by Betty

Homemade Naan

Homemade Naan by Carey Nershi

Switchel
Switchel
Harissa
Harissa
Chocolate Babka
Chocolate Babka
Green Curry Paste

Green Curry Paste by petitbleu

Red Curry Paste

Red Curry Paste by petitbleu

Homemade Cheez-Its
Homemade Cheez-Its
Making Nut Milks at Home

Making Nut Milks at Home by AntoniaJames

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Vietnamese Pork and Shrimp Spring Rolls (Gỏi Cuốn)
Vietnamese Pork and Shrimp Spring Rolls (Gỏi Cuốn)
Vanilla Bean Chai Syrup
Vanilla Bean Chai Syrup
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Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk
Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk
Homemade Gluten-Free Peanut Sauce
Homemade Gluten-Free Peanut Sauce
Maple Cream
Maple Cream
Homemade Mint Slice Cookies
Homemade Mint Slice Cookies
Nutter Butters
Nutter Butters
Chicken 65 (Indian Fried Chicken)
Chicken 65 (Indian Fried Chicken)
Homemade Tootsie Rolls

Homemade Tootsie Rolls by Heather Baird

Horchata

Horchata by Cookie and Kate

Nacho Cheese Sauce
Nacho Cheese Sauce
Homemade Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Homemade Cinnamon Toast Crunch by Tieghan Gerard

Homemade Labneh

Homemade Labneh by Rivka

Homemade Bagels

Homemade Bagels by Kenzi Wilbur

Fig Keplers

Fig Keplers by petitbleu

Puffy Pillow Beignets
Puffy Pillow Beignets

Want a recipe for mochi ice cream? For birch soda? For Honey Buns? Tell us in the comments.