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’Twas the Night Before Christmas
Makes 20 rolls Our savory pull-apart bread wreath features the most versatile of doughs, Japanese milk bread—a tender enriched dough that receives a moist boost from tangzhong, or Milk Roux. Packed with dill, butter, and garlic powder, the bread doug
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Signed, Sealed Delivered
In a large tin or bakery box lined with parchment paper, line up biscotti in rows, packing as tightly as you can. If you have room to stack another row of biscotti, place a piece of parchment paper or wax paper between the two layers for protection.
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Kugelhopf
Resembling an edible coronet adorned with glistening almonds and amaretto-plumped golden raisins, the kugelhopf is a majestic cake. The delicate crumb, lighter than air and reminiscent of tender brioche, is the product of the unusual addition of bake
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Brian Hart Hoffman MANAGING EDITOR Kyle Grace Mills ASSISTANT EDITOR Sandi Shriver DIGITAL EDITOR Beth Branch EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Alex Kolar SENIOR COPY EDITOR Rhonda Lee Lother COPY EDITOR Meg Lundberg CREATIVE DIRECTOR/PHOTOGRAPHY M
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Gingerbread Dutch Baby Pancake
Makes 4 servings Classic Dutch baby pancakes are like the decadent hybrid of a popover and a pancake. The batter comes together in a blender—no stand mixer required—and then gets baked in a piping-hot buttered skillet. Rich enough to be served for a
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Editors Letter
IF YOU’RE LIKE ME, THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS PRIME TIME FOR BAKING. The celebratory period seems ideal for icing cookies, frosting cakes, and rolling out dough. Maybe it’s the holiday state of mind or maybe it’s just the cold snap, but eitherway, I can’t
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Poignant Pound Cake
My memories of my granny’s five-flavor pound cake may be almost as centered around eating it as baking it. Granny used to make this pound cake for every celebration we had when I was growing up, but it was also the type of cake she would bake and sen
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Recipe Index & Resources
Chocolate-Dulce de Leche Bars 103 Chocolate-Peanut Butter-Pistachio Biscotti 105 Cream Cheese-Stuffed Vanilla-Peppermint Cookies 15 Christmas Sugar Cookies 40 Eggnog Nanaimo Bars 28 Gingerbread Custard Bars 62 Ornament Cookies 42 Pearl Sugar Ginger C
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Hot From The Oven
LOOKING FOR A FEW TOOLS AND COOKBOOKS TO BOOST YOUR HOLIDAY BAKING SPIRIT? SPICE UP YOUR LIFE WITH THIS SEASON’S PICKS, FROM SASSY SPRINKLES TO SPACE-SAVING COOKIE CUTTERS, PLUS NEWLY RELEASED TOMES THAT TACKLE EVERYTHING FROM BROWNIES TO MILE-HIGH B
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Baker Spotlight
How did you first get into baking and when did you decide that a blog was the next step on your baking journey? LC: My mom had a cake-decorating business when I was a small child, so I remember her teaching me the basics, and I was certainly raised i
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Eggs
What came first, the chicken or the egg? It’s a question with no answer, the perfect example of a logic paradox. An easier question: what came first, the baker or the egg? For most of us, we became a baker once we laid our hands on an egg. No other b
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Eggnog Nanaimo Bars
What I miss most about my maternal grandmother, Megan Shackleton (née Lloyd-Jones), is her bubbly, full-throated laugh. When that magnetic sound was directed at you, it made you feel like the most winsome and interesting person in the room. Before sh
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Life from Scratch
For many, “hands-on” is just an expression. For Maria Provenzano, it’s a way of life. Maria is the ever-capable mind behind From Scratch with Maria, a blog devoted to crafting, and one of the resident DIY experts on The Hallmark Channel’s Home & Fami
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Royal Iced Cookies
In 1840, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert celebrated their nuptials with an exquisitely ornate wedding cake that weighed 300 pounds and was 10 feet in circumference. Adorned with Greco-Roman motifs of laurels and bouquets and crowned with sculptures
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Pretty in Pearl
There are two common pearl sugar varieties: Belgian and Swedish. The sugars differ primarily in pearl size. Belgian offers a bigger granule, which can handle higher heat and maintains its shape better. It is often mixed into doughs and batters where
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Cue the Custard
Makes 1 (9-inch) cake This cheesecake is all custard, no filler. An iconic crustless cheesecake from the Basque region of Spain, the Basque cheesecake has a starkly scorched top with a creamy, just-set interior thanks to a high-temperature bake. We i
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1-2-3-4 Holiday Cakes
Easy to remember and a cinch to pull together, the beauty of the 1-2-3-4 cake lies not in only its simplicity but also in its versatility. Bakers looking for a foolproof recipe to use as their platform for revolutionary flavors return to this formula
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Very Merry Tarts
Makes 1 (9½-inch) tart Sparkling wine and chocolate are a winning combination, creating a celebratory tart ideal for this festive season. With a graham cracker crumb base, a semisweet ganache filling, and a sparkling wine-spiked white chocolate cream
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Laura Kasavan
BLOG: Tutti Dolci INSTAGRAM: @tutti_dolci Makes 24 cookies Slice-and-bake browned butter pistachio shortbread cookies dipped in chocolate make the ideal cookie for shortbread lovers! Roasted salted pistachios add incredible flavor to these buttery co
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Sarah Kieffer
BLOG: The Vanilla Bean Blog INSTAGRAM: @sarah_kieffer Makes about 24 bars Cheesecake bars are a holiday favorite—they contain all the glory of cheesecake but are less fussy to make. This version swirls chocolate and caramel into the batter and is the
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Recipe Index
Cheesecake Bars with Chocolate and Caramel 102 Chocolate Chai-Spiced Crumble Bars 70 Cranberry Shortcake Bars 76 Cranberry Streusel Bars 106 Creamy White Russian Bars 26 Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Skillet Blondies 40 Peppermint Bark Cookie Bars 36 Pe
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Brian Hart Hoffman MANAGING EDITOR Kyle Grace Mills DIGITAL EDITOR Beth Branch EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Alex Kolar SENIOR COPY EDITOR Rhonda Lee Lother COPY EDITOR Meg Lundberg CREATIVE DIRECTOR/PHOTOGRAPHY Mac Jamieson SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER
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Editors Letter
I envisioned an issue that combined some of the best baking talent with the simple yet sweet tradition of baking holiday cookies. And like a present waiting under the tree, the reality has far surpassed my imagination. From this issue came another, l
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The Bake from Scratch Holiday Cookie Collection
Makes 18 cookies Stuffed cookies are just better. In this recipe, an aromatic ginger cookie dough gets a soft and chewy Frangipane Filling, pairing nutty decadence with warm spice. ⅓ cup (76 grams) unsalted butter, softened⅓ cup (73 grams) firmly pac
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Rebecca Firth
BLOG: DisplacedHousewife INSTAGRAM: @displacedhousewife Makes 21 cookies I love these little thumbprint cookies. They are a cinch to throw together and require zero fridge time. The Five-Spice Cranberry Jam is a holiday favorite in my house—consider
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Emily Hutchinson
BLOG: The Hutch Oven INSTAGRAM: @the_hutch_oven “My Classic Sugar Cookies recipe has the perfect balance of sugar and butter for a delicious canvas for piping buttercream. One of my most beloved designs is my Poinsettia Cookies—simple to execute and
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Mike Johnson
BLOG: Mike Bakes NYC INSTAGRAM: @mikebakesnyc Makes about 24 sandwich cookies Linzers are popular Austrian cookies often made during the holiday season. The cardamom in this cookie dough makes for a deliciously warm taste that pairs exceedingly well
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Erin Clarkson
BLOG: Cloudy Kitchen INSTAGRAM: @cloudykitchen Makes about 20 cookies These massive bakery-style cookies are a delicious twist on my classic chocolate chip cookies. They are loaded up with dark chocolate and have a delicious crunch and flavour from c
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An Anniversary to Remember
Makes 1 (15-cup) Bundt cake A vintage jewel of a recipe, Apple Dapple Cake is “dappled” with apple chunks and soaked in a butter-and-brown sugar sauce once you pull it hot from the oven. Tender and bursting with toffee notes, this richly spiced cake
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Pies with Panache
My earliest memories of pie involve sitting in a restaurant booth, eyes locked on the shiny, rotating dessert case behind the cash register. It was filled with towering beauties: mile-high, deep-dish pies often made even taller with mounds of whipped
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