Cookies
A gift of homemade baked goods is one of the sweetest ways — literally — to send good cheer during the holiday season. But opening a box only to find it full of cookie crumbs feels about the same as getting a lump of coal in your stocking.
No Thanksgiving feast is complete without pumpkin pie. But that doesn't mean you have to go the traditional route. Instead, put a new twist on the classic dessert with pumpkin pie slice cookies.
Callye Alvarado
Maker, beware: there's a sugar rush ahead. These spook-ified Halloween cakes and cupcakes are just as delicious as they are scary, so pick your poison and get piping.
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Honestly, there's nothing more satisfying than flooding a sugar cookie with royal icing. But as fun as decorating can be, it's also super easy to make mistakes. But don't fret: for all the common errors cookie decorators can make, there are simple ways to fix 'em. Soon you'll even learn how to avoid them altogether!
Felicity and Krystle
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Psst... did you know royal icing isn't your only option for decorating cookies? Glace icing is a tasty, stress-free and vegan-friendly option for all your home-baked sugar cookies.
Beginner
We know, we know: you make the SAME cookies every year, and every single person loves them. But if you're itching to try out a new recipe (or five), consider these tasty — not to mention adorably cute — options.
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‘Tis the season for treating everyone you love, and there’s no better way to finish a present than with a sweet gift tag cookie! After all, they’re easy to make, fun to display and oh-so-yummy to eat.
Beginner
Our Insta feeds are constantly blowing up with gorgeous cookies decorated like everything you could possibly imagine. But how do those bakers get them looking so darn perfect? It all starts by nailing these basic techniques.
Bluprint
It doesn't get much cuter than these zoo-tastic animal cookies! Learn to build four critters, then play around with candy melts and cookies to create your own special take on your favorite furry friend.
Beginner
We'll say it: A chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich is probably the most wonderful indulgence of the summer. Or winter. Or whenever — there's really no bad time for these. And this recipe lets you mix and match flavors to create ice cream sandwiches that are even better than the ones you remember eating as a kid.
Nicole Weston
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