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Molasses Cutout Cookies

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons unsulfured molasses
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons dulce de leche or apricot jam
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Stained-Glass Cookie Ornaments

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Wholemeal-Almond Biscuits

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Almonds, Dessert
Ingredients
  • 1 cup blanched whole almonds, toasted
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
  • 1/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold, cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons ice water, plus more if needed
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Dulce De Leche Bat Cookies

Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons dulce de leche (igourmet.com)
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Marmalade Windows

Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon orange liqueur or cognac
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Pinch of table salt
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
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Lemon-Pistachio Wreaths

Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks, room temperature
  • 5 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest, plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups shelled unsalted pistachios, toasted and coarsely chopped
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Spooky Cookies

Ingredients
  • 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 1/4 cups cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 pound unsalted butter (3 sticks)
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Royal Icing
  • Green, orange and black liquid or paste food coloring
  • Sanding sugars
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Conversation Heart Cookies

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Dessert
Ingredients
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Royal Icing
  • Gel-paste food coloring (such as leaf green, lemon yellow, peach, red, rose, and violet)
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Decorated Santa Cookies

Ingredients
  • Royal Icing
  • Flesh-tone gel-paste food coloring
  • 4-to-5-inch Santa-shaped Sugar Cookie Cutouts
  • 2 purple or green jumbo rainbow nonpareils
  • Red gel-paste food coloring
  • Small gumdrops (halved), dragees, mini marshmallows (halved), or snowflake candies
  • Black gel-paste food coloring
  • White gel-paste food coloring
  • Coarse sanding sugar
  • 1 small red-hot cinnamon candy
  • White sprinkles
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