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Dessert

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Giant Sugar Cookies

Time:1 hour
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Yule Logs

Ingredients
  • Vegetable oil cooking spray
  • Caramel Cream
  • 6 large eggs, separated
  • Cornstarch or confectioners' sugar, for surface
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 pound rolled fondant
  • 1/4 cup best-quality unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Best-quality unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Sugared White Pine Needles, for serving (optional)
  • Milk-Chocolate Pine Cones, for serving (optional)
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Caterpillar Cupcake

Ingredients
  • 15 ounces fondant
  • 2 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Gel-paste food colors (green, yellow, light blue, and red are pictured)
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • Cornstarch, for dusting
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Swiss Meringue Buttercream for Cupcakes
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (2 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 mini candy canes (or substitute licorice sticks or pretzel sticks)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
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Butterscotch-Pecan Cake

Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • Vegetable-oil cooking spray, for pans
  • 12 ounces unsalted butter (3 sticks), 1 stick left whole, 2 sticks cut into small pieces, softened
  • 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) butter, cut into pieces
  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 20 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups pecan halves, toasted and chopped, plus more halves for garnish
  • 10 ounces (2 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 2 1/2 cups packed dark-brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons rum, preferably golden or dark
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk, room temperature
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Montclair Martha's Red Velvet Cake

Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour (not self-rising), sifted, plus more for pans
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 one-ounce bottles liquid red food coloring
  • 3 tablespoons lukewarm water
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • Cream Cheese Frosting for Red Velvet Cake
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Frosted Chocolate-Buttermilk Cupcakes

Time:1 hour
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, preferably Dutch-process
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 6 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • Light Cream-Cheese Icing
  • Candy decorations (optional)
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Lattice-Topped Vanilla Bean Pineapple Tart

Ingredients
  • All-purpose flour, for surface
  • Crostata Dough
  • 1 large pineapple (4 1/2 pounds), peeled, quartered, and cored
  • 1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped, pod reserved
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup dark rum, such as Myers's
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
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Piped-Rose Cupcakes

Other Ideas:
Cupcakes, Make-ahead
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Flower Cake

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 3 cups cake flour (not self-rising), sifted, plus more for pans
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Meringue Buttercream
  • Sunset orange, blushing pink, golden yellow, and bright yellow food coloring
  • Pink pastel sprinkles
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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal (not instant)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup raisins
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