Apple Cider Caramels

Recipe from King Arthur Flour Ingredients 2 cups (454g) heavy cream 1 cup (312g) light corn syrup 2 cups (397g) granulated sugar 6 tablespoons (85g) butter, salted or unsalted 1/2 cup (170g) boiled cider *see note below 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ginger 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg *I made my own…

Butter Pecan Hedgehogs

Recipe adapted from AllRecipes.com Makes approx 40 cookies Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup confectioners sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups cake flour 1 cup chopped pecans For Topping: 6oz (ish) chocolate chips or other melting chocolate 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans Directions Preheat oven to 325F In a large bowl, cream together…

Lemon Ricotta Cookies

Easily my favorite new cookie of 2019!  I have yet to find a person who can just eat one. 🙂 Recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction Ingredients 2 and 1/2 cups (310g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled) 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (1 stick; 115g) unsalted butter, softened…

Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies

Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies These are a favorite at Christmas parties every year.  I found them originally on Pinterest, and have been tweaking them every year to improve the process.  Here are the basic steps: Make the peanut butter cookie dough.  I suggest using this recipe. When the dough is done, scoop the dough out…

Russian Tea Cookies

Russian Tea Cookies Recipe from AllRecipes.com Ingredients 1 cup butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 6 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup chopped walnuts 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar for decoration Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium bowl, cream butter and vanilla until smooth. Combine the 6 tablespoons…

Royal Icing

Royal Icing Recipe from Alton Brown 3 ounces pasteurized egg whites* (see note below) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 cups confectioners’ sugar (measure it *after* you sift it) In large bowl of stand mixer combine the egg whites and vanilla and beat until frothy. Add confectioners’ sugar gradually and mix on low speed until sugar is…

Eggnog

Recipe from Alton Brown http://altonbrown.com/eggnog-recipe/ Ingredients: 12 large eggs (pasteurized if you need peace of mind) 1 pound sugar 1 pint half-n-half 1 pint whole milk 1 pint heavy cream 1 cup Jamaican rum 1 cup cognac 1 cup bourbon 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg (plus more for serving) 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt Instructions: See…

Chocolate Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Recipe from Brown Eyed Baker YIELD: about 3 dozen large cookies PREP: 1 hour 30 minutes COOK: 15 minutes TOTAL: 3 hours Chocolate sugar cookies are the perfect base for royal icing or a more casual slathering of buttercream. INGREDIENTS 6 cups all-purpose flour 1¼ cups Dutch-process cocoa powder 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups unsalted butter,…

Fudge

Recipe from Attainable Sustainable Ingredients 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips 1 cup butter 4.5 cups cane sugar 2 cups homemade marshmallow fluff or 1- 7 oz. jar marshmallow creme 12 oz. can evaporated milk 2 tablespoons vanilla (Mexican vanilla is delicious with this recipe!) 1 to 2 cups chopped toasted nuts (optional) Directions Put chocolate…

Chocopocalypse Cookies

Recipe from Alton Brown Ingredients 6 oz 54% bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped 2 oz unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped 1-3/4 oz (not cups!) all purpose flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp kosher salt 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature 6 oz light brown sugar 2 large eggs, at room temperature 1 tsp vanilla extract…

Cheesecake Cookies

Cheesecake Cookies Recipe from La Receta de la Felicidad (Site is in Spanish, so you may need to use Google Translate) Servings: ~24 cookies Ingredients For the cookies: 400g all purpose flour (3 ⅔ cup) 125g powdered sugar (1 ¼ cup) 200g butter (1 cube + 6 Tablespoons) 1 medium egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 pinch of…

Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Cut Out Sugar Cookies Recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction   Ingredients 3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter, slightly softened to room temperature 3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar 1 large egg, room temperature 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon almond extract 2 and 1/4 cups (281g) all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt NOTES: Follow the…

Peppermint Twist Kiss Cookies

Peppermint Twist Kiss Cookies Recipe from AlidasKitchen.com Yield: 2 dozen cookies Ingredients 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1 egg yolk 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 to 8 drops red food coloring, adjust amount to desired color 24 milk chocolate Hershey’s Kisses…

Swedish Overnights

Swedish Overnights Recipe from MacrinaBakery.com Click here for printable recipe Ingredients 8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cups powdered sugar, sifted 1 egg, separated 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 2 ¼ cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 cup finely chopped walnuts Sugar crystals in your favorite colors Click here for full recipe…

Eileen’s Spicy Gingerbread Men

Eileen’s Spicy Gingerbread Men Recipe from AllRecipes.com INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup molasses 1 egg yolk 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg DIRECTIONS: In a…

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies Recipe from AllRecipes.com INGREDIENTS: 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons milk 40 miniature chocolate covered peanut butter cups, unwrapped DIRECTIONS:…

Fudgy Macaroons

Fudgy Macaroons Makes approx 3.5 dozen macaroons 1 c. evaporated milk 1 1/2 c. sugar 4 Tbsp. butter 2 tsp. vanilla extract 12 oz chocolate chips 4 c. Corn Flakes 3 c. coconut flakes 1 c. roughly chopped nuts (optional. I use walnuts) Pour chocolate chips (12 oz) in large bowl.  Set aside. In a…

Maple Pecan Pumpkin Pie

Maple Pecan Pumpkin Pie Recipe from Macrina Bakery & Cafe Makes one 9-inch pumpkin pie 1 9-inch pre-baked pie shell 1 cup roasted sugar pumpkin purée Baker’s parchment paper 1 cup canned pumpkin purée 6 tablespoons lightly packed light brown sugar 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon salt ½…

Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies Ingredients 1 1/2 c. butter, softened 1.5 c. powdered sugar 2 eggs 1 Tbsp almond extract 2 tsp vanilla extract 3/4 tsp salt 3 3/4 c. all-purpose flour Red food coloring (I prefer Americolor gel) Instructions In bowl of stand mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. …