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These buttery drop cookies are easily adapted to a variety of flavors, recipe includes variations for coconut, oran...

  • 1 cup sugar or brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
4.3/5 (40 Votes)

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What a delicious twist on a traditional parfait! I recommend these for a delicious holiday party dessert

  • 4 ounces PHILIDELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups cold milk
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package JELL-O Butterscotch Instant Pudding
  • 1 tub (8 ounces) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
  • 1/2 cup hot brewed strong MAXWELL HOUSE Coffee
  • 1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen pound cake, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1-1/2 oz. BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, grated
4.5/5 (19 Votes)

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Salty, sweet and bacon...what's not to love? This Candied Bacon Toffee is easy to make and everyone will love it!

  • TOFFEE:
  • CANDIED BACON
  • 3/4 pounds of bacon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed golden brown sugar
  • 2 tsp instant espresso powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp. dark unsulfured molasses
  • 1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • Kosher salt
4.7/5 (3 Votes)

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Peanut butter and chocolate are a classic dessert duo, but they really shine in this no-bake recipe

  • 10 graham crackers
  • 7 tablespoons melted butter
  • 24 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips, melted
  • 2 cups peanut butter, melted
  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
4.5/5 (17 Votes)

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These popcorn toffee crack bars are a deliciously unique treat! Make them a few days ahead for a stress-free desser

  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray
  • 15 graham crackers
  • 4 cups popped popcorn (from 1/4 cup kernels)
  • 1 cup salted, roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup puffed rice cereal
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Aleppo pepper (optional)
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate or chocolate chips, chopped (about 6-ounces)
  • Flaky sea salt (for serving)
4.5/5 (11 Votes)

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Sweet and tangy 1-Hour Lemon Gooey Butter Cookies are rich, moist, and exploding with zesty lemon flavor

  • 2 1/4 cups King Arthur Flour organic all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 (8-ounce) package Philadelphia cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, 1 stick, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest, from 2 large lemons, freshly grated
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon Boyajian lemon oil, omit for gluten-free variation
  • 1/8 teaspoon Chefmaster natural yellow gel-based food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt or 3/4 teaspoon regular table salt
  • 1 large egg, plus 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted, for rolling and dusting cookies
4.1/5 (45 Votes)

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Let these sugar plum cookies dance in your mouth

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 5 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup canned plums, finely chopped. drained
  • Green and red colored sugar
4/5 (26 Votes)

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Peppermint Frosted Sugar Cookies, a soft cookie similar to the ones you find in the grocery store, frosted with a h...

  • COOKIE:
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt*
  • 6 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • PEPPERMINT FROSTING:
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 6 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Food coloring, if desired
  • Colored sprinkles and crushed candy canes for decoration
4.4/5 (18 Votes)

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Our family enjoyed this delicious Figgy Toffee Pudding for the Holidays and am sure it'll be a new addition from no...

  • HARD TOFFEE:
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups dried black mission figs, stems removed and each cut into 6 pieces
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water, just below a simmer
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 cup hard toffee, chopped (recipe follows)
  • 1 1/2 cups toffee sauce (recipe follows)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 stick butter
  • pinch salt
  • TOFFEE SAUCE:
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 tablespoons dark corn syrup
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • pinch salt
4.6/5 (9 Votes)

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Wow your family and friends with this fun and festive Christmas tree cupcake display

  • 21 mini cupcakes
  • Vanilla Frosting
  • Green food coloring
  • Yellow food coloring
  • Sprinkles
4.6/5 (9 Votes)

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It doesn't get anymore festive than this Chocolate Chip Holiday Cookie Fudge recipe

  • 1 pouch Betty Crocker™ chocolate chip cookie mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pound white candy melts or coating wafers, or vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark), chopped
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon holiday candy sprinkles
4.6/5 (5 Votes)

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Oh, yea. Peanut butter fudge topped with peanut butter cups

  • 20 Reese’s peanut butter cup miniatures, roughly chopped
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners sugar, sifted (It’s really important that you sift!)
  • 1 1/4 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup milk (I used 1%)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4.4/5 (19 Votes)

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