Gingerbread Family

Gingerbread Men Cookies

The cutest, sweetest, happiest gingerbread people ever, right? They also happen to be the fastest, cheapest, unfussiest gingerbread cookies we’ve encountered.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
Chocolate Cinnamon Swirl Meringue Recipe

Chocolate and Cinnamon Swirl Meringues

Whoever first thought to beat sugar and egg whites into pillowy peaks has our gratitude. So does author Annie Rigg for thinking to swirl in cocoa and cinnamon.

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  • 30 M
  • 4 H, 15 M
  • 10
Chocolate Dipped Molasses Cookies

Chocolate-Dipped Molasses Cookies

Though the name doesn’t give it away, these subtly spiced cookies are vegan-friendly, though we sure as heck couldn’t tell it from their I’ll-have-just-one-more appeal. Shhhh.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Pepper Cookies

Black Pepper Cookies

It’s no surprise that a traditional Scandinavian cookie would be warming. Chalk it up to an inspired melding of cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, black pepper, and cocoa.

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  • 35 M
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  • 14
Liquor Lollipops Recipe

Liquor Lollipops

These lovely lollies’ unexpected and intriguing taste may prove elusive to those not in the know. Subtle never tasted so sweet.

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  • 20 M
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Spiced Maple Pecan Pie

Spiced Maple Pecan Pie with Star Anise

Here’s a nifty little trick. Reduce maple syrup until sticky, infuse it with spice, and rely on it to impart its ridiculously intense essence to pecan pie.

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  • 30 M
  • 4 H, 20 M
  • 3
Drunken Pumpkin Bourbon Tart Recipe

Drunken Pumpkin Bourbon Tart

Drunken pumpkin? Punken drumkin? Drumpin punkdrunk? This innocuous seeming slice boasts just a tad more, uh, character than your typical pumpkin pie.

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  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 4
Sweet Pastry Dough

Sweet Pastry Dough

This all-butter, no-fuss pastry crust comes together with ease and flakiness thanks to a little well-worded hand-holding that caters to pastry-making virgins.

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  • 15 M
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  • 2
Poached Pears with Warm Coffee Sauce

Poached Pears with Warm Coffee Sauce

Simply stunning. Stunningly simple. Either way you look at it, these fancy pants pears are pretty much perfect after being poached in a cinnamon-infused syrup and napped with a coffee-infused caramel sauce.

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  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 1
Tarte Tatin

Tarte Tatin

A tarte Tatin is nothing more than a tart turned upside down, nothing less than pastry perfection. Its name is French for “caramely apple goodness atop a buttery crust.”

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 8
Caramel Apples

Caramel Apples

Forget bobbing for apples. Try this equally apple-y endeavor instead that requires far less effort yet yields way more caramel-cloaked gratification.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 2
Brown Sugar Cookies

Brown Sugar Cookies

These beauties aren’t unlike classic sugar cookies in terms of ease and appeal. They’re just a little richer and a lot less expected.

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  • 45 M
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