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Homemade butter toffee brittle is so delicious, this batch will be gone shortly after making it! Perfect for a holi...

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup crushed cashews
  • 10 ounces melted milk chocolate
4.4/5 (19 Votes)

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This traditional Italian Christmas enriched bread is filled with dried fruit marinated in orange liquer, pine nuts,

  • MARINATED FRUIT:
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 1/3 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/3 cup dried tart cherries
  • 1/4 cup triple sec (orange-flavored liqueur) or orange juice
  • DOUGH:
  • 1 package dry yeast, about 2 1/4 teaspoons
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup warm water (100°F to 110°F)
  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 6 tablespoons butter or stick margarine, melted
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon butter or stick margarine, melted
  • 2 teaspoons turbinado or granulated sugar
4.3/5 (16 Votes)

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Crockett family recipe for Pecan Pie

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup corn syrup (I use light in color syrup)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup pecans
4.4/5 (14 Votes)

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Fine grained pound cake baked in a loaf pan is slathered in a rich and creamy cream cheese and coconut frosting

  • CAKE:
  • 3/4 cup (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut flavor, optional
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or whole milk
  • 2/3 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup (8 ounce package) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk powder, optional; for enhanced flavor
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coconut flavor, optional; for enhanced flavor
  • 3/4 to 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
4.2/5 (24 Votes)

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Stollen is a sweet yeasted bread flavored with bits of fruit served at Christmas

  • SPONGE:
  • 1 cup (4 1/4-ounces) King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 cup (6-ounces) lukewarm water
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • FRUIT:
  • 1/2 cup (2 3/4-ounces) dried pineapple, chopped in 1/4-inch dice
  • 1/2 cup (2 3/4-ounces) golden raisins or dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup (3-ounces) candied cherries, snipped into quarters
  • 2 tablespoons (1-ounce) rum or brandy
  • DOUGH:
  • 2 1/2 cups (10 1/2-ounces) King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 6 tablespoons (3-ounces) softened butter
  • 1/4 cup (1 1/2 ounces) Baker's Special Dry Milk or nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1/3 cup (2 3/8-ounces) granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest or 1/8 teaspoon orange oil
  • 1/2 cup (2 1/2-ounces) toasted almonds, chopped
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick, 4-ounces) butter, melted
  • 2 cups (8-ounces) confectioners' sugar, glazing sugar, or non-melting sugar
4.4/5 (21 Votes)

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Warm, flaky crescent dough filled with a ooey, gooey marshmallow center, these Mighty Marshmallow Crescent Puffs ma...

  • 2 (8-ounce) cans refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 16 large marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
4.4/5 (22 Votes)

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As if chocolate chip cookies aren't good enough, these little Christmas Cookies are made even better by dipping hal...

  • 1 pouch Betty Crocker chocolate chip cookie mix
  • Butter and eggs as called for on cookie mix pouch
  • Hershey's premier white baking chips or semisweet or Special Dark chocolate chips, as needed
  • Assorted candy sprinkles or hard candies, crushed
4.4/5 (22 Votes)

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You'll be dreaming of this White Christmas Fudge long after the holidays are over, so keep this recipe handy! To ke...

  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups (1 pound, 5.25 ounces) white chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Red gel food coloring
  • Green gel food coloring
4.4/5 (16 Votes)

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These thin, crisp Pepparkakor (Swedish Gingerbread) cookies flavored with ginger, cloves, and cinnamon are addictin...

  • 7.9 ounces plain flour
  • 2.1 ounces unsalted butter
  • 2.6 ounces light muscavado sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cloves
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
4.5/5 (14 Votes)

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This easy 2-ingredient cake recipe is fat-free and sure to please everyone's sweet tooth

  • 1 (16-ounce) box angel food cake mix
  • 1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple, not drained
  • Whipped topping, optional for serving
  • Chopped fruit, optional for serving
4.2/5 (30 Votes)

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Serve this snowy dessert this holiday season

  • 12 sugar cones (2 to 2 1/2-inches wide and 4 to 5-inches long)
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, preferably Dutch-process
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Frosting for Christmas Tree Cupcakes
  • Fine sanding sugar, for sprinkling
4.4/5 (14 Votes)

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Try this traditional Puerto Rican dessert at home! This sweet, dense budin de pan is a delicious treat to enjoy at ...

  • 12 (1-ounce) slices of white bread
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 3 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • freshly whipped cream or thawed whipped cream topping for serving
4.3/5 (25 Votes)

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