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Holiday baking: Gifts to give and...keep for yourself

  • Recipe: Jan hagel

    Recipe: Jan hagel

    Total time: 45 minutes Servings: Makes about 75 cookies 1 cup (2 sticks) butter 1 cup sugar 1 egg, divided 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 2 cups (8 ounces) sifted flour 1 tablespoon water 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. In the bowl of a stand mixer, or in a large bowl using a hand...

  • Recipe: Nut butter sandwiches

    Recipe: Nut butter sandwiches

    Total time: About 1 hour, plus chilling and cooling times Servings: Makes about 3 dozen sandwich cookies 1 cup (4 ounces) sifted flour 1/3 cup sugar 2/3 cup finely chopped pecans or hazelnuts 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter, plus 2 tablespoons butter, divided 1/3 cup sifted powdered sugar 1 ounce...

  • Recipe: Lebkuchen

    Recipe: Lebkuchen

    Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes plus cooling and chilling times Servings: Makes about 3 dozen cookies 1/2 cup honey 1/2 cup molasses 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest 2 3/4 cups (11.7 ounces) flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon...

  • Recipe: Frozen fruit slices

    Recipe: Frozen fruit slices

    Total time: About 1 hour, plus freezing time for the dough Servings: About 9 dozen cookies 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature 1 cup sifted powdered sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar 2 1/2 cups (10 ounces) sifted flour 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1/2 cup candied whole...

  • Recipe: Nutmeg logs

    Recipe: Nutmeg logs

    Total time: About 1 hour, 15 minutes, plus cooling time for the cookies Servings: About 7 dozen cookies Cookies 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature 3/4 cup sugar 1 egg 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 teaspoons rum flavoring 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg 3 cups (12 ounces) sifted flour 1. Heat...

  • Recipe: Finska pinnar

    Recipe: Finska pinnar

    Total time: About 1 hour, plus chilling time Servings: Makes about 6 dozen cookies Note: Cake flour and coarse decorating sugar are available at cooking and baking supply stores, as well as at well-stocked markets. 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened 1/2 cup sugar 1 egg, divided 1/2 teaspoon almond...

  • Recipe: Cardamom sweet rolls

    Recipe: Cardamom sweet rolls

    Total time: 50 minutes, plus 2 1/2 hours rising time Servings: 12 2 packages active dry yeast 1/2 cup warm water (105 to 115 degrees) 3/4 cup milk, divided 1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces 2 1/2 teaspoons cardamom seeds, crushed using a mortar and pestle, divided 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated...

  • Recipe: Pear cobbler with hazelnut biscuits

    Recipe: Pear cobbler with hazelnut biscuits

      Pear cobbler with hazelnut biscuits Total time: 40 minutes, plus at least 1 hour chilling time Servings: 8 Hazelnut biscuits 1 3/4cups cake flour 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup skinned, roasted and coarsely chopped hazelnuts 1/2 cup (1 stick)...

  • Recipe: Chocolate Rigo squares

    Recipe: Chocolate Rigo squares

    Total time: 1 hour, plus chilling time Servings: About 30 squares Note: From "A Baker's Tour" by Nick Malgieri. Use high-quality chocolate such as Scharffen Berger 62% cacao semisweet chocolate. Chocolate cake 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped 6 large eggs, separated, at room temperature...

  • Recipe: Classic Mexican wedding cakes

    Recipe: Classic Mexican wedding cakes

    Total time: 30 minutes, plus 30 minutes chilling Servings: About 36 Note: To toast nuts, spread them on a baking sheet and toast at 350 degrees until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Use pecans, walnuts, peeled hazelnuts, almonds or a combination. The cookies also are good with pine nuts, but...

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