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Beautiful Hot Chocolate

Beautiful Hot Chocolate (Apples for Jam by Tessa Kiros) 2/3 cup chopped best-quality semisweet or bittersweet chocolate 2 cups milk 1/2 heavy whipping cream 1 teaspoon confectioner’s sugar Unsweetened cocoa powder or ground cinnamon, to serve Heat the chocolate and milk in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly with a

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Bourbon Pumpkin Tart with Streusel Topping

Bourbon Pumpkin Tart with Streusel Topping (The Pastry Queen by Rebecca Rather) Tart Crust: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup sugar 2/3 cup (11 tablespoons) chilled unsalted butter 1 large egg, slightly beaten 1/4 cup chilled heavy whipping cream (more as needed) Using a mixer fitted with a

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Campton Place Hot Chocolate

Campton Place Hot Chocolate (The Secrets of Baking by Sherry Yard) 1 recipe Master Ganache (recipe follows) 2 cups whole milk 1/2 cup cream 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon Tia Maria or vanilla extract Bring the milk and cream to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat.

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkles (Better Home and Gardens: Christmas Cookies) 4 eggs 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled slightly 1/2 cup canola oil 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 cups all-purpose flour 2/3 cup powdered sugar In a large bowl, combine eggs, granulated sugar, melted

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Chocolate Yule Log

Chocolate Yule Log Cake (Eat Feed Autumn Winter by Anne Bramley) For photos and comments check out the link above. Meringue Mushrooms: 1 large egg white, room temperature Pinch of cream of tartar 1/4 cup sugar Cake: 1/4 cup water 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 tablespoon plus 1/4 cup plus 1/3

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Christmas Red Velvet Cupcakes with Mascarpone Cream Cheese Frosting

Christmas Red Velvet Cupcakes (The Pastry Queen Christmas by Rebecca Rather) 1/4 cup (2 ounces) red food coloring 3 1/2 tablespoons high-quality unsweetened cocoa powder 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature 1 3/4 cups sugar 2 large eggs 2 cups cake flour 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon

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Christmas Vanilla Sugar Cookies

Christmas Vanilla Sugar Cookies (At Home with Magnolia by Allysa Torey) 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 1 cup sugar 2 large egg yolks, at room temperature 2 teaspoons vanilla extract In a small bowl, sift together the

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Cocoa-Coffee Crinkle Cookies

Cocoa-Coffee Crinkles (Christmas Cookies Magazine from Better Homes and Gardens) 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 cup packed brown sugar 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tablespoon instant coffee crystals 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 egg whites 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons unsweetened

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Cranberry Corn Muffins

Cranberry Corn Muffins (Holiday Entertaining from Williams-Sonoma) 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup cornmeal 2/3 cup sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 1 cup whole milk (2% is fine too) 2 tablespoons corn oil 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1 tablespoon grated orange zest (preferably organic)

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Ginger Crinkle Cookies

Spicy Ginger Crinkle Cookies (Christmas Cookies Magazine from Better Homes and Gardens) 3/4 cup butter, softened 1 cup packed brown sugar 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 1 egg 1/4 cup full-flavor molasses 1 teaspoon

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Gingerbread Muffins

Gingerbread Muffins (Feast by Nigella Lawson) 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1 egg 1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar 3/4 cup whole milk (I

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Gingerbread Scones

Gingerbread Scones (The Art and Soul of Baking by Cindy Mushet) 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 stick (4

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Maple Apple Tartlets

Maple Apple Tartlets (Eat Feed Autumn Winter by Anne Bramley) 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed (you will have one leftover in your package) 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 tablespoons sugar 3 small to medium baking apples 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 2 tablespoons maple syrup Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

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Mini Bourban-Macadamia Nut Pies

Mini Bourbon-Macadamia Nut Pies (The Pastry Queen Christmas by Rebecca Rather) Pie Crust: 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 2/3 cup granulated sugar 2/3 cup (1 1/3 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch slices 2 large egg yolks 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream Filling: 1/2 cup

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Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust

Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake (The Pastry Queen by Rebecca Rather) Ginger Crust: 2 cups crushed gingersnap cookies (about 40 cookies) 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted 1/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon Pumpkin Filling: 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature 1 1/3 cups sugar 3 large eggs

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Pumpkin-Pecan Buttermilk Tart

Pumpkin-Pecan Buttermilk Tart with Sweet Tart Dough (The Modern Baker by Nick Malgieri) Sweet Tart Dough (Makes one 10- or 11-inch tart crust or one 9-inch pie crust): 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cups sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) cold unsalted butter,

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Warm Cranberry Crumble Tart

Warm Cranberry Crumble Tart (The Art and Soul of Baking by Cindy Mushet) 1 recipe Flaky Pie/Tart dough, baked and cooled in a 9-or 9 1/2-inch tart pan Filling: 5 cups (20 ounces) fresh cranberries 3/4 cup (5 1/4 ounces) sugar Finely grated zest of 1 medium orange 4 teaspoons

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