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Delightful Cookie Recipes to Brighten Up Your Holidays-1

Delightful Discover a shortcut to the timeless holiday tradition of beautifully decorated cookies. Skip the intricate details and time-consuming process with these stunning cookies that take only a few minutes to decorate. Inspired by the swirly colors of mirror glaze on cakes, the icing is effortlessly poured over the cookies, resulting in a unique and charming appearance. Beneath the surface lies a crisp shortbread with a delightful blend of bright orange zest and winter spices.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups/320 grams all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom or 1 teaspoon freshly crushed cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup/169 grams unsalted butter
  • 1 cup/200 grams granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg

Royal Icing

  • 6 cups/680 grams powdered sugar
  • 6 tablespoons/50 grams meringue powder
  • 4 different colors of gel food coloring

Winter Bars with a Kick: Fudgy Brownie Texture and Spicy Gingerbread Flavors: Delightful 

Experience the best of both worlds with these spicy bars that combine the chewy texture of fudgy brownies and the festive flavors of gingerbread cookies. The deep, caramelized flavor of browned butter complements the warming brown sugar and fragrant spices. Topped with a white chocolate drizzle for an elegant touch, these bars make a bold statement for the holiday season.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup/225 grams unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 packed cups/330 grams dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups/255 grams all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • 3/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts or pecans (optional)
  • 2 ounces white or dark chocolate, melted (for decorating, optional)

Nostalgic Lisa Frank Cookies: Sugary Blast from the Past: Delightful

Relive the sugary nostalgia of Lisa Frank cookies with this quick and easy recipe. A trio of extracts gives these cookies a reminiscent aura, reminiscent of prepackaged baked goods from childhood lunchboxes. With a vibrant mix of flavors and colors, these cookies come together effortlessly in one bowl, providing an instant rainbow rave for your taste buds.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup/113 grams unsalted butter or vegan butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup/150 grams granulated sugar
  • 1/2 packed cup/107 grams light or dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon clear (imitation) vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 2/3 cups/200 grams all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup/115 grams mini M&M’s
  • 1/4 cup/50 grams large rainbow sprinkles

Indulge in these delightful holiday treats and spread joy with your loved ones!

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