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Candy Cane Snowballs

Ingredients: 2 cups butter, softened 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup chopped pecans 8 ounces white candy coating, coarsely chopped 1/3 to 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy Directions: In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add […]

Brown Butter Spice Cookies

Ingredients: 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cubed 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 1 tablespoon spiced rum 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips Directions: Place butter in a small heavy saucepan. […]

Better-Than-Fruitcake Cookies

Ingredients: 2 cups raisins 1/4 cup bourbon or unsweetened apple juice 2 tablespoons butter, softened 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1 cup pecan halves 3/4 cup red candied cherries, halved 3/4 cup green […]

Almond Sugar Cookies

Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon almond extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt Additional sugar Glaze: 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract 2 to 3 teaspoons water Green food coloring, optional Sliced almonds, toasted Directions: In a large bowl, cream butter and […]

Almond Raspberry Stars

Ingredients: 3/4 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 1 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons finely chopped almonds 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 egg white, beaten 1/3 cup raspberry jam Directions: In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners’ sugar […]

Sweet Snowmen Cookies

Ingredients: White, Red, Green, Black and Orange Candy Melts Candy Peanut butter sandwich cookies Holiday Confetti, Holiday and Snowflake Mix Sprinkles Cinnamon Drops Black Sugar Pearls Silver Pearlized Sugar Directions: Melt white candy melts candy following package instructions. Place cookies on cooling grid positioned over parchment-lined cookie sheet. Spoon melted candy over top surface of […]

Black Cat Cookies Recipe

Ingredients: 3 1/2 cups flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 2 eggs 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, melted 1 container (16 ounces) chocolate frosting Black Food Color Assorted decorations, such as black string licorice, black jelly beans, […]

Cinnamon Crisps

Ingredients: 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast 1 1/4 cups warm 2 percent milk (110° to 115°) 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup shortening 1 egg 1 teaspoon salt 4 cups all-purpose flour Filling: 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup butter, melted 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Topping: 1/4 cup butter, melted […]

Cinnamon Brownies

Ingredients: 3/4 cup baking cocoa 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2/3 cup butter, melted, divided 1/2 cup boiling water 2 cups sugar 2 eggs, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips Frosting: 6 tablespoons butter, softened […]

Cinnamon Snaps

Ingredients: 3/4 cup shortening 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup molasses 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt Granulated sugar Directions: In a large bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and molasses. Combine the flour, baking […]

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