Cranberry Orange Cupcakes with Cranberry Cream Cheese Buttercream

Makes 15 If you make the sugared cranberries for garnishing, you will need to plan ahead and make them one day prior to serving the cupcakes. Ingredients Sugared Cranberries:1 cup granulated sugar1 cup water1 cup fresh (or frozen) cranberries*1/2 cup superfine sugar** Cupcakes:1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 cup unsalted butter, room […]

Baked Brie with Roasted Cranberries

Ingredients 1 (1 pound) brie cheese wheel2 cups fresh (or frozen) cranberries1/3 cup granulated sugar3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar (or regular balsamic can be substituted)1/4 teaspoon sea salt1/3 cup toasted pecansRosemary sprigs for garnishing (if desired)Crackers or toasted baguette slices for serving Instructions Preheat the oven to 400 degrees (F) and line two baking sheets […]

Overnight Cranberry French Toast Casserole

Serves 12 Ingredients French Toast: 1 pound loaf, stale rustic white bread cubed into 1-inch pieces (gluten-free bread may be substituted)2 cups milk (whole, 2%, or almond milk)4 eggs1/4 cup pure maple syrup2 tablespoons brown sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1-1/2 cups fresh (or frozen) cranberries, divided Topping: 1/4 cup butter, cold and cut […]

Caramel Apple Pie Bars

Ingredients Crust: 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted1/4 cup granulated sugar1 teaspoon vanilla1/4 teaspoon salt1 cup all-purpose flour Apple Pie Filling: 2 large apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced2 tablespoons all-purpose flour3 tablespoons brown sugar1/8 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon cinnamonPinch of cloves Topping: 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats1/3 cup packed brown sugar1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1/4 cup all-purpose flour1/4 teaspoon […]

Apple Pie–Filled Cupcakes

Makes 16 to 18 cupcakes Ingredients Cupcakes: 1 box vanilla cake mixIngredients called for on box: eggs, water, and oil1 teaspoon cinnamon1/4 teaspoon nutmeg Apple Pie Filling: 1 pound tart apples, peeled, cored, and chopped into 1/2-inch cubes2 tablespoons unsalted butter1/4 cup brown sugar1 teaspoons cinnamon1/4 teaspoon nutmeg1/4 teaspoon ground ginger1/2 teaspoon salt Buttercream Frosting: […]

Vegan and Gluten-Free Almond Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

Makes 18 Ingredients Cookies: 1/2 cup vegan margarine (such as Earth Balance)2 tablespoons pure maple syrup1/2 teaspoon almond extract1/2 cup (2.2 ounces) confectioners’ sugar1/4 cup (1.1 ounces) cornstarch1/4 teaspoon salt1 1/2 cups (7.6 ounces) gluten-free cup-for-cup flour blend (scoop, shake, then level when measuring) Caramel: 3 tablespoons creamy almond butter (or creamy peanut butter)1 1/2 […]

Hot Cocoa Cookies

Makes approximately 5 dozen Ingredients Cookies:1/2 cup (4 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature1/2 cup hot chocolate mix1/3 cup brown sugar3/4 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon instant coffee (such as Starbucks VIA)1 large egg1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 teaspoon baking powder1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour1 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips1/2 cup granulated sugar for rolling Garnish:Chocolate […]

Easy Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Makes 14 — 16 Ingredients Cookies: 1 (15.25 to 16.5 ounce) box red velvet cake mix 6 tablespoons melted unsalted butter, slightly cooled 2 large eggs 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar Instructions Preheat the oven to 375 degrees (F). Line baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, mix together until well combined the red […]

Lacy Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients 1 cup quick-cooking oats 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Optional: 1/4 cup chocolate chips, your choice of white, semi-sweet, or dark Instructions In a medium bowl, mix together until well combined the oats, flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. Cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy, […]

Chai-Spiced Sugar Cookis

Makes approximately 3 dozen Ingredients Cookies: 2 1/2 cups (12 ounces) all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground white pepper 1/4 […]