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…

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…

Homemade Marshmallow Fluff

Recipe from Kitchn Makes 2 to 3 cups 9 oz water (1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons) 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup light corn syrup 4 liquid ounces egg whites (from about 3 large eggs) 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar Pinch salt 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract Instructions Place the water, sugar, and corn…

Clotted Cream and Scones

Homemade Clotted Cream Ingredients 2 pints Heavy (whipping) cream. *not ultra-pasteurized.* I used the fresh cream that comes in a glass bottle. Directions This process will take about 24 hours, but is very hands off. Pour the cream into a baking dish with a lid.  If you don’t have a lid, cover tightly with foil….

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…

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 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…