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12 Cookies of Christmas: Sugar Cookie Cutouts

  Ingredients 1/3 cup salted butter at room temperature 1/3 cup crisco 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 egg 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1 Tblsp milk 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon vanilla Dash salt Powder Sugar icing   Beat butter and shortening with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until light, fluffy, and pale yellow. […]

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12 Cookies of Christmas: Ribbon Cookies

  I can remember my mom making these cookies from the time I was a toddler, and indeed she was probably making them before that because the recipe came out in December 1971 when I wasn’t even 6 months old. They are one of the key cookies that make me think of childhood Christmases. With […]

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Thanksgiving Dessert Buffet 3 – Apple Almond Turnover

Bon Appetit Magazine was the source for the majority of the desserts in the Great Thanksgiving Dessert Buffet. (It’s grown to epic proportions since the second post.) The detail I’d neglected to mention in post 1 is that after I had offered to bring dessert,  my cousin’s mother said she was bringing pumpkin pie, so my […]