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…

Super Apple Pie

Recipe from Alton Brown FOR THE CRUST 6 ounces unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 2 ounces vegetable shortening, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 5 to 7 tablespoons applejack or apple brandy (calvados) 12 ounces all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting 1 teaspoon table salt 1 tablespoon granulated sugar FOR THE FILLING 4 1/2 pounds of…

Make-Ahead Gravy

Recipe from New York Times Cooking INGREDIENTS 1 stick butter ½ cup chopped onion ½ cup flour Salt and pepper 4 to 5 cups rich stock, warmed Turkey drippings and giblets (optional) Nutritional Information PREPARATION Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, then add onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are translucent, about…

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…

Pumpkin Marscapone Pie

Recipe by Sarah Patterson Scott Published in Bon Appetit, November 2007 Recipe found on Epicurious.com, and is available here INGREDIENTS Crust: I prefer Alton Brown’s Pie Crust recipe, found here. Filling: 1 cup canned pure pumpkin 1 cup (packed) golden brown sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1…

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 **If you’re making…

Eileen’s Spicy Gingerbread Men

Eileen’s Spicy Gingerbread Men Recipe from AllRecipes.com INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup margarine 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 ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg DIRECTIONS: In a large…

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:…

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 1 c. Powdered Sugar 1/2 c. Shortening 1/2 c. Butter 1 egg 1/2 t. Red Food Coloring 1 1/2 t. Peppermint or Almond Flavoring 1 t. Vanilla 2 1/2 c. Flour 1 t. Salt Preheat oven to 375. Melt butter and mix with shortening, powdered sugar and egg. Mix well, then add…