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Ginger Sugar Cookies

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Basic Gingerbread Cookies

Ingredients
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup dark-brown sugar, packed
  • 4 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup unsulfured molasses
  • Currants
  • Royal Icing
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Double Diablo Cake

Ingredients
  • Nonstick cooking spray with flour
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup Scotch whiskey
  • 22 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 6 large eggs, separated
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 9 tablespoons cake flour
  • 1 1/3 cups finely ground blanched almonds
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Purple grapes, such as Concord or champagne, for garnish (optional)
  • Fresh blackberries, for garnish (optional)
  • Fresh blueberries, for garnish (optional)
  • Fresh figs, for garnish (optional)
  • Italian plums, for garnish (optional)
  • Fresh mint leaves, for garnish (optional)
  • Blue or purple flowers, such as orchids, for garnish (optional)
  • Casis macarons, for garnish (optional)
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Spring Cupcakes with Sugared Flowers

Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 10 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Lavender Icing
  • Sugared Flowers
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Coconut-Almond Egg-Shaped Cake

Ingredients
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pans
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups packed sweetened shredded coconut
  • 6 ounces (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened, plus more for pans
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • Seven-Minute Frosting
  • Piped Spring Flowers
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Red, White, and Blue Stars

Ingredients
  • 5 cups cake flour (not self-rising), plus more for surface
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 12 ounces (3 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream, plus more for brushing
  • 3/4 cup raspberry jam
  • 3/4 cup blueberry jam
  • 2 tablespoons sanding sugar
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Rock-Solid Doorstop

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