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Christmas is right around the corner! Show your holiday spirit with these tasty chocolate Christmas Tree Cupcakes,

  • DECORATION:
  • sugar pearls for decoration
  • star shaped candies or yellow fondant for stars on top
  • CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons espresso powder
  • 3/4 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
  • 3 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • green food coloring
4.6/5 (21 Votes)

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These delicious almond-apricot cookies are best served with a cup of tea and make a great additions to any festive ...

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/3 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted
4.2/5 (42 Votes)

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Easy to make and only requires a few ingredients, this no bake Healthy Paleo Fudge is so satisfying and tasty you w...

  • 6 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 6 tablespoons (3-ounces) virgin coconut oil
  • 1 pound medjool or deglet noor dates, pitted*
  • 1/2 cup (4 fluid ounces) cream or full fat coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder, (40 g)
4.8/5 (5 Votes)

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Layered peppermint bark is an easy Christmas candy that's also perfect for gift giving

  • 1 (12-ounce) bag semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (12-ounce) bag white chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure peppermint extract, divided
  • 4 standard size peppermint candy canes, crushed
4.7/5 (15 Votes)

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These cookies are a great way to achieve the delicious flavors of eggnog-- a custard-flavor with notes of nutmeg an...

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon eggnog extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • Coarse sugar, to roll the cookies with (granulated sugar can work okay, too)
4.4/5 (39 Votes)

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Double your batch when making these holiday toffee bars - they will go quick! These make a perfect gift

  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts, if desired
4.6/5 (21 Votes)

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“I made this amazing cake for our annual Christmas dinner several years ago, and it quickly became a family favor...

  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup Diamond of California Chopped Pecans, toasted
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 ounces white baking chocolate, melted
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
4.5/5 (25 Votes)

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These Country Christmas Cookies are awesome! Not only do they taste great

  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 box classic white cakemix
  • 1 teaspoon butter rum extract
  • 3/4 cup peanuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chocolate, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
4.6/5 (14 Votes)

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This Chocolate Nutella Peanut Butter fudge is easy to make, and so delicious! It is chocolatey, with just enough pe

  • Butter, for greasing pan
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces high-quality bittersweet (60% cacao) chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Nutella, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • Sea salt, approximately 1/2 tsp
4.6/5 (15 Votes)

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Brighten up your holiday spirits with some yummy adult eggnog pudding shots

  • 3/4 cup cold egg nog
  • 1 small box vanilla instant pudding
  • 1/2 cup cream based liqueur (such as Caramel Bailey’s)
  • 1/4 cup brandy, rum or bourbon
  • 1 (8-ounce) tub extra creamy Cool Whip, thawed in refrigerator
  • Sprinkle of nutmeg (freshly grated is best!)
4.1/5 (55 Votes)

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If you don't own a pressure cooker, you can still make this recipe on the stove top

  • 1 1/2 cups Arborio rice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 5 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup raisins (I used golden)
4.4/5 (34 Votes)

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Make mini pecan pies! These are easy to make when starting with frozen mini pie shells

  • 2 boxes frozen mini pastry shells, contains 8 shells per box
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light Karo syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups chopped pecans
4.5/5 (23 Votes)

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