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Totally adorable reindeers are easy to make -- a perfect project with the kids! Make the frosting, top the cookies

  • Nutter Butter peanut butter sandwich cookies
  • Peanut Butter M&M's
  • Mini pretzel twists
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons milk
4.3/5 (45 Votes)

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Mmm, this sweet, cinnamon flavored Christmas Rock Candy with a light dusting of confectioners sugar makes a great s...

  • 3 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup light karo syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon flavoring: I use LorAnn candy flavors, and for this I used cinnamon oil
  • Food Coloring (optional)
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
4.2/5 (66 Votes)

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What could possibly be better than creamy chocolate fudge? The answer: creamy chocolate fudge with marshmallows and...

  • 3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter; room temperature plus more for buttering the thermometer and pan
  • 3 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 1/3 cups toasted slivered almonds
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
4.6/5 (17 Votes)

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Apple Latkes are a sweet alternative to your typical Hanukkah latkes and they make a scrumptious addition to any fe...

  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt, plus 1/3 cup low-fat milk or 2/3 cup natural plain yogurt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoon superfine sugar
  • 2 apples, about 1/2-pound, about 1 cup grated apples
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • maple syrup or confectioners’ sugar and ground cinnamon for serving
4/5 (5 Votes)

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Perfect for your Christmas table, this rich chocolate bundt cake is filled with chocolate mint, topped with minty g...

  • BUNDT CAKE:
  • Softened butter, for greasing the pan
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons cocoa powder (for flouring the pan)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs, room temperature)
  • 1 cup milk, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3/4 cup Andes Mint Parfait Thins, chopped
  • 1 large or several small candy canes
  • PEPPERMINT GLAZE:
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 2 teaspoons butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 About 2 tablespoons milk
4.6/5 (20 Votes)

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These tasty holiday treats feature a trio of jewel-toned jams

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks (1/2 pound) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons seedless raspberry jam
  • 2 tablespoons apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry preserves
4.8/5 (4 Votes)

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Super fun recipe to make with your kids! These little cute Christmas tree treats are made with Oreo cookies, strawb...

  • TREES:
  • 12-ounces dark green candy melts (found at Hobby Lobby or Michael's), about 1 1/2 cups
  • 1-pound strawberries, stems removed
  • 24 Oreo cookies
  • white icing to decorate
  • sprinkles for garnish
  • candy stars for the tree-toppers
  • ICING:
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
4.6/5 (15 Votes)

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Scalloped Wreath Gingerbread Cookies are a delicious and decorative addition to any holiday dessert table

  • ROYAL ICING:
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 recipe Royal Icing
  • Green food coloring
  • Red food coloring
  • 1 (16-ounce) package powdered sugar, about 4-1/4 cups
  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
4.6/5 (15 Votes)

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A light, fluffy, and moist angel food cake recipe just in time for the Christmas holidays! Decorate with edible gli...

  • CAKE:
  • 1 (18.25-ounce) package white cake mix with pudding
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3 egg whites
  • FROSTING & DECORATIONS:
  • 1 (16-ounce) can vanilla frosting
  • 2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 foil baking cup
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut
  • Edible glitter
  • Small candies
  • 1 wafer cookie
  • Yellow food color
4.6/5 (15 Votes)

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Soft and moist, almost like cake--you won't want to share these Italian Ricotta Cookies

  • FROSTING:
  • 2 sticks of butter, about 1/2-pound
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (16-ounce) package ricotta
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teapoon vanilla
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups confectionery sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • spinkles, optional to garnish
4.3/5 (36 Votes)

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Spicy and sweet are a winning combination with these confections

  • BRITTLE:
  • 1 1/2 cups whole raw cashews
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • BARK:
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups Rice Krispies or feuilletine
4.7/5 (9 Votes)

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This rice pudding with a pumpkin pie twist is ready in only 20 minutes!

  • 1 1/2 cups MINUTE® White Rice
  • 1 12-ounce can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 cup LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Crumbled cinnamon graham crackers, whipped cream or toasted chopped pecans (optional)
4.7/5 (9 Votes)

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