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Peppermint Stick Cookies

INGREDIENTS 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 egg 2 teaspoons mint extract 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 12 drops red food coloring 12 drops green food coloring 1-1/2 cups white baking chips Crushed mint candies
PREPARATION 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
2. Set aside half the dough. Divide remaining dough in half; add green food coloring to one portion and red food coloring to the other. Wrap dough separately in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1-2 hours or until easy to handle.
3. Preheat oven to 350°. Divide green and red dough into 24 portions each. Divide plain dough into 48 portions. Roll each into a 4-in. rope. Place each green rope next to a white rope; press together gently and twist. Repeat with red ropes and remaining white ropes. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
4. Bake 10-12 minutes or until …

Nice 'n' Soft Sugar Cookies

INGREDIENTS 1 cup butter, softenedb 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar 1 large egg 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2-1/2 cups self-rising flour
ICING: 2-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar 1/4 cup water 4 teaspoons meringue powder 1/4 cup light corn syrup Food coloring of choice Colored sugar and sprinkles, optional
PREPARATION 1. Cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour. Divide dough in half. Wrap each in plastic; refrigerate 2 hours or until firm enough to roll.
2. Preheat oven to 375°. On a floured surface, roll each portion of dough to 3/16-in. thickness. Cut with floured 3-in. cookie cutters. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake until set, 5-7 minutes. Cool on pans 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
3. Beat confectioners' sugar, water and meringue powder on low speed until blended; beat on high until soft peaks form, about 4 minutes. Add corn syrup; beat 1 minute.
4. Tint with food color…

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

INGREDIENTS 1/3 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/3 cup sugar 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup white baking chips
PREPARATION 1. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, salt and baking soda; gradually add to butter mixture and mix well. Stir in cranberries and chips.
2. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks. Yield: 2 dozen. 
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Mini Cinnamon Roll Cookies

INGREDIENTS 1 cup butter, softened 1-3/4 cups sugar, divided 3 large egg yolks 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon honey, divided 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 8 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
PREPARATION 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and 1-1/4 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks, 1 tablespoon honey and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and cream of tartar; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
2. Shape a heaping tablespoonful of dough into a 6-in. log. In a shallow bowl, combine cinnamon and remaining sugar; roll log in cinnamon-sugar. Loosely coil log into a spiral shape; place on a greased baking sheet. Repeat, placing cookies 1 in. apart. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon-sugar.
3. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. In a small bowl, melt baking chocolate with remaining honey; …

Chocolate Thumbprints Cookies

INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup butter, softened 2/3 cup sugar 1 egg, separated 2 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup baking cocoa 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
FILLING: 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar 1 tablespoon butter, softened 2 teaspoons milk 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 26 milk chocolate kisses
PREPARATION 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolk, milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until or until easy to handle.
2. In a small bowl, whisk egg white until foamy. Shape dough into 1-in. balls; dip in egg white, then roll in nuts. Place on greased baking sheets. Using a wooden spoon handle, make an indentation in center of each cookie. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until center is set.
3. For filling, combine the confectioners' sugar, butter, milk and vanilla; stir until smooth. Spoon or pipe 1/4 tea…

Favorite Sugar Cookies

INGREDIENTS 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup confectioners' sugar 1 egg 1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt
FROSTING: 6 tablespoons butter, softened 3 cups confectioners' sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 to 4 tablespoons 2% milk Food coloring of your choice, optional Colored sugar, edible glitter, nonpareils or frosting of your choice, optional
PREPARATION 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Combine flour and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Chill 1-2 hours.
2. Preheat oven to 375°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with floured 2-1/2-in. cookie cutters. Place on greased baking sheets. Bake 7-9 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
3. For frosting, in a small bowl, combine butter, sugar, vanilla and enough milk to achieve a spreading consistency. If desired, tint with food coloring. Fr…

10 Mug Cakes You Have to Make

Sometimes we crave cake but just don't have the time or want to make a full cake so what do we do? Simple, we make a mug cake, not too big, not too small and all delicious. Here are some amazing mug cakes that you just have to try the next time you're craving a little bit of cake.
1. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Mug Cake Chocolate chip and cookie dough? What's not to love?
2. Banana Nutella Molten Lava Mug Cake Be prepared to wow your taste buds with this molten lava mug cake.
3. Fudge S'mores Mug Cake This delicious mug cake takes just 5 minutes!
4. Chocolate Chip Mug Cake If you're a midnight cake craver, this is just what you're looking for.
5. Nutella Mug Cake Love Nutella? Then you're going to love this.
6. Strawberries and Cream Mug Cake For a little bit of fruity goodness, this strawberries and cream recipe will meet all your tastebud needs.
7. Gingerbread Mug Cake For the gingebread lover, this mug cake is for you.
8. Chocolate & Salted Caramel Mug Cake If you h…

Six super-delicious desserts in a mug

Some small servings of desserts always go perfectly with a warm, friendly company of friends. And these ones are so simple that you can easily make them in a mug.
1. Chocolate cake in a mug
INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons of flour 2 tablespoons of brown sugar 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder 3 tablespoons of milk 1 tablespoon of butter A drop of vanilla extract 1 teaspoon of milk chocolate
PREPARATION 1. Grab a ceramic mug (about 250 ml).
2. Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, milk, butter, and vanilla extract in the mug and mix thoroughly.
3. Grate the chocolate with a large hole grater and sprinkle it over the batter.
4. Microwave for about 45 seconds (until it’s done).
5. Let the cake cool down for 5 minutes.
6. Enjoy your yummy cake!
2. Pear cake
INGREDIENTS 1 small pear (it should fit the mug you’re going to use) Seed oil 1/2 cup of berry mixture 1 small oatmeal cookie 1 teaspoon of brown sugar 3 teaspoons of almond or wheat flour 1 teaspoon of almond flakes 1/8 teaspo…

Eight heavenly treats you can make without flour

Sometimes we want a piece of delicious dessert so badly, but there’s none of that all-important ingredient — flour — at home. This leaves you with two choices — going to the shops to buy some, or (the better option) just cooking one of these amazing desserts without flour. These ones are guaranteed to impress everyone who comes to visit you.
1. Chocolate-coconut bars
INGREDIENTS 200 ml of light cream (20% fat) 200 g of shredded coconut 300 g of milk chocolate 85 g of sugar 50 g of butter 2 tablespoons of seed oil
PREPARATION 1. Melt the butter, sugar, and cream over a low heat, but don’t allow them to boil.
2. When they’re melted, turn off the heat. Add the shredded coconut and mix everything together well.
3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, pour the mixture on it, and place it into the freezer for an hour.
4. When it becomes solid, cut it into bars and put the bars in the fridge overnight.
5. Now they are frozen solid and ready to be coated. To make the chocolate coating, melt the chocol…

Ten super-fast and easy banana desserts

The banana is a sweet and yummy snack that helps you satisfy hunger when dinner seems to be so far away. It’s a healthy fruit that boosts your serotonin and elevates your mood. What’s more, it contains potassium that is crucial to proper heart function.
1. Banana-coconut cream dessert
INGREDIENTS 2 cups of sand cookies 2 teaspoons of sugar 1/4 cup of butter 1 pudding packet 1 3/4 cups of milk 2 medium-sized bananas 2 cups of whipped cream 1/2 cup of shredded coconut
PREPARATION 1. Preheat the oven to 190°С.
2. Grind the cookies to make crumbles.
3. Blend the cookie crumbles and butter to make a smooth paste, and place it in a baking mold.
4. Bake the base until it is golden.
5. Whisk together the pudding packet and milk.
6. Cut the bananas into circles and place them on the base.
7. Spread the pudding over the base and sprinkle it with the shredded coconut.
8. Cover the mold and put it in the fridge for 2 hours.
2. Banana pancakes
INGREDIENTS 250 ml of milk 175 g of flour 1 banana 1 teaspoon of baking powder 2…