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Cake and cookie decorating

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Birch de Noel

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Bird's Nest Cookies

Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling out dough
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder, sifted
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • Gel-paste food coloring
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 6 candy-coated chocolate eggs
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Frozen Charlottes

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Holiday Icebox Cookies

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, plus an extra egg white for "glue"
  • 3 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 5 cups flour, plus more for work surface
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • Food coloring, in various colors
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Baby Bootie Cakes

Other Ideas:
Cakes, Dessert, White cake
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Nesting Baby-Bluebird Cupcakes

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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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Petits Fours Glaces

Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus melted butter for pans
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 pound almond paste
  • 1 1/2 cups (about 6 large) eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2/3 cup apricot jam
  • 3 pounds pouring fondant
  • Gold and violet food coloring
  • 2 ounces white chocolate, melted and cooled, for garnish
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Snowflake-Stenciled Shortbread Cookies

Time:55 mins
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Gingerbread Trees with Lemon Icing

Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for rolling
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Sanding or coarse sugar (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup unsulfured molasses
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