I love making Christmas cookies! I made approximately 25,000 cookies each year when I owned a bakery. Many of those cookies were decorated cutouts and many more were these cookies – beautiful, elegant sophisticated bites that add a special touch to any table.
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While this citrus shortbread has the standard ingredients for shortbread, it certainly doesn’t have that texture. These cookies are wonderfully chewy but still have a lovely melt in your mouth quality. A great addition to any tray of Christmas cookies!
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Buttery, melt in your mouth shortbread is the standard by which all others should be measured and this version surely fills the bill! Dense and rich, this shortbread makes great gifts – if it doesn’t disappear too quickly!
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Snowballs are a wonderful addition to a tray of Christmas cookies. The are nutty, sweet, and melt in your mouth delicious. Best of all, the cookies can be frozen unbaked and then baked to order. They couldn’t be easier!
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There are more variations of cheesecake than you can count and this is one of my favorites! This cappuccino cheesecake is a simple variation of our dense, delicious New York cheesecake. Serve this cheesecake for your next event (Hanukkah? Christmas Dinner? New Year’s Eve?) and you are sure to get rave reviews.
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There are many, many ways to make a buche de Noel – sponge cake, buttercream, whipped cream, meringue mushrooms – the list goes on and on. This version is light and airy, delicate and sophisticated, and modern in it’s presentation. Having a party? This is the perfect centerpiece for the dessert table!
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During the holidays company can show up at the most unexpected times! Be prepared with this delicious chocolate chip pecan pound cake. Not only is it moist, it keeps very well for several days if wrapped well. Keep this on hand and you will always have a wonderful treat to serve no matter who knocks at the door!
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Puddings in England are any dessert – except for cookies which are called biscuits! Confusing, I know. So, these “puddings” are actually little date cakes with a caramel like glaze. These sticky date puddings are perfect with a cup of tea on cold winter evening. A perfect British dessert for trimming the tree!
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Ready for something other than mashed potatoes? Try these delicious potato galettes as an alternative to standard potato side dishes. They are simple to make and, best of all, can be made in advance and heated when you are ready to serve them!
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These pumpkin walnut muffins are so moist and delicious they can be made the night before and warmed lightly in the morning. Perfect when the oven is full of turkey or you are opening presents!
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