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Coconut Snowmen

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Pistachio-Chocolate Buche de Noel

Ingredients
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for dusting
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 large eggs, separated, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 pints pistachio ice cream, beaten until spreadable
  • Chocolate Wood-Grain
  • Chocolate Leaves Chocolate Leaves, for garnish (optional)
  • Vegetable-oil cooking spray
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Croquembouche

Ingredients
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten with 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups toasted finely ground almonds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sifted flour
  • 2 cups milk, scalded
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons cognac
  • Pinch of salt
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Sunflower Cupcake Cake

Time:1 hour 45 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
  • 3 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Coarse salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 6 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups low-fat buttermilk, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • Easy Buttercream
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Gel-paste food coloring (nycake.com)
  • 3/4 cup blackberries or blueberries
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Cocoa Shortbread Diamonds

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Marzipan Penguins

Other Ideas:
Almond paste, Dessert, Marzipan
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Poppy-Shaped Lemon Cookies

Time:5 hours 20 mins
Ingredients
  • Royal Icing, plain and/or tinted
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • Poppy seeds, for sprinkling
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest, plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
  • Salt
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Orange-Poppy Seed Cupcakes with Buttercream Poppies

Time:2 hours 30 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Salt
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated orange zest, plus 1/2 cup fresh orange juice (from about 3 oranges)
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • Vanilla-Buttercream Frosting and Poppies
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Petits Fours with Butterflies

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Kate's Ski Biscuit Cookies

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) plus 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup dark molasses
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 orange, zested
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (optional)
  • 2 1/2 cups flour, sifted, plus more for work surface
  • Small silver dragees, for decorating
  • 30 strips candied ginger, for decorating
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