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gougeres French Pastries

Gougères are little cheese puffs, usually served as an appetizer with wine or cocktails. They’re so easy to make. Simply whip up an egg and cheese batter, pipe it onto a baking sheet, and bake the Gougères until they are

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Belgian Christmas Cookies

Ingredients 2/3 cup butter 1 teaspoon almond extract 1 cup packed brown sugar 2 eggs 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup finely chopped blanched almonds 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons

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Ingredients 1 cup brown sugar 1 stick butter 4 eggs, beaten 3 tsp baking soda 3 tbsp. milk 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup bourbon whiskey 1 tsp allspice 1 test cinnamon 1 tsp nutmeg 1 lb. seedless raisins (about

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Red, White and Blue Layered Flag Cake

Red, White and Blue Layered Flag Cake

The 4th of July and the annual backyard barbecues that go along with this wonderful holiday are just around the corner. Are you looking for a theme appropriate dessert to put the finishing touch to your barbecue. If so, this

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Heart Shaped Boston Cream Valentine Cake

Heart Shaped Boston Cream Valentine Cake

Ingredients Cake 1 1/4 cups all-purpose or 1 1/2 cups cake flour 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup shortening 3/4 cup milk 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon salt One large egg Cream Filling 1/3 cup sugar

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Valentine Shortbread Cookies

Valentine Shortbread Cookies

Ingredients 1 1/4 cups margarine 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon almond extract 1 pinch salt 3 cups flour 1/2 cup ground almonds Icing 2 cup powdered sugar 3 tablespoon milk 1 Tablespoon melted butter Teaspoon almond extract Favorite food coloring

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Egg Nog


Ingredients Soft Custard 3 eggs, slightly beaten 1/3 cup granulated sugar Dash salt 2 ½  cups milk 1 teaspoon vanilla Eggnog 1 cup whipping cream 2 tablespoons powdered sugar ½ teaspoon vanilla ½ cup light rum 1 or 2 drops

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German Lebkuchen (Gingerbread) Cookies

Lebkuchen Cookies

Ingredients 1/2 cup honey 1/2 cup molasses 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon zest 2 3/4 cups all – purpose flour 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground

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Mailanderli (Swiss Christmas Cookies)

Ingredients 4 eggs 1 ½ cups “Super Fine” sugar 1 cup butter, melted and cooled to lukewarm 1 pinch salt 4 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest 2 egg yolks, beaten Seasonal colored sprinkles, optional Directions In

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Struffoli (Italian Holiday Cookies)


Ingredients Dough 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon sugar Zest of half a lemon, grated Zest of half an orange, grated Pinch salt 4 large eggs 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 teaspoon grappa, rum, or vanilla 3 cups vegetable oil

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