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SUGAR COOKIES

MAKES ABOUT 20 COOKIES 3 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt 1¾ cups granulated sugar ¼ cup packed light-brown sugar 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 2 large eggs 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice Sanding …

CREAM-CHEESE-FILLED PUMPKIN SPICE COOKIES

MAKES ABOUT 30 COOKIES Cookies:1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened ¾ cup sugar ¾ cup packed light-brown sugar 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk, at room temperature ½ cup mashed or canned pumpkin 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup whole …

BUCKEYES

MAKES 56 CANDIES 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter 1/2 cup salted butter, softened1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 pound confectioners’ sugar 9 ounces semisweet chocolate chips 3 tablespoons solid vegetable shortening Line a large baking sheet with wax paper and set aside. In a medium …

TANGERINE-MACE SHORTBREAD

MAKES 24 COOKIES Start to finish: 30 minutes 14 tablespoons (1 stick plus 6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt Finely grated zest of 1 tangerine 1 teaspoon mace 2 cups all-purpose flour Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium …

CHOCOLATE-DIPPED COCONUT MERINGUE DROPS

MAKES 5 DOZEN Start to finish: 55 minutes (30 minutes active) 1 cup dried cranberries2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut 4 large egg whites, room temperature Pinch of salt Pinch of cream of tartar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup sugar 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped …

CINNAMON-PECAN RUGELACH

MAKES 48 cookies Start to finish: 11/2 hours, plus chilling For the dough:2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, cut into chunks 1 egg yolk 3/4 cup sour creamFor the filling: 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup chopped …

BROWNIE COOKIES

MAKES 18 LARGE COOKIES 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 cup ( 1/2 stick) butter 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate 3/4 cup light brown sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 large eggs 1 1/4 cups walnut halves (optional) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. …

RUM, MINT AND BOURBON BALL KEBABS

MAKES 48 BALLS (12 KEBABS) Cookies 2 1/4 cups ( 1/2 recipe) finely ground ShortbreadButter Cookies, or more as necessary (see recipe below left) 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar1 cup pistachios, toasted and ground 1 cup peanuts, toasted and ground 1/4 cup light corn syrup 1/3 …

RECIPE: Red Velvet Cookies

MAKES 36 Cookies 1 pouch (1 pound, 1.5   ounces) Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix 1/3 cup unsweetened baking cocoa¼ cup butter or margarine, softened ¼ cup sour cream 1 tablespoon red food coloring 1 egg FROSTING ¾ to 1 cup cream cheese frosting ¼ cup chopped …