Five unwrapped and a pile of wrapped apple cider caramels.

Apple Cider Caramels

The 8th wonder of the world? These insanely satiating caramels made simply with apple cider, sugar, and spice.

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  • 4 H
  • 2
A New York–style cheesecake in a springform pan on a wire rack with a dirty bowl, spoon, spatula, and paddle attachment lying beside it.

New York–Style Cheesecake

How do you define a true New York-style cheesecake? A sweetly crunchy graham cracker crust cushioning a rich, creamy, moan-inducing filling with a slightly lemony lilt. In other words, this recipe.

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  • 2 H
  • 42
A muffin tin filled with raspberry-studded financiers.

Mini-Muffin Financiers

Don’t let these delicate, diminutive cakes with the froufrou French name fool you. They’re a cinch to toss in the oven–and even easier to toss in the mouth.

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  • 45 M
  • 15
Cup of tea with a molasses spice cookie on the saucer, more cookies in a pile and on a wire rack

Molasses Spice Cookies

Not your ordinary molasses spice cookies, these owe their nice hit of savory to a hit of black pepper. Once you’ve tried these, you may never go back.

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  • 1 H, 45 M
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Eight triangle shaped pieces of nutella brownie.

Nutella Brownies

And, on the seventh day, God created gianduia (zhahn-doo-yah). And the world has been a more glorious place ever since.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 4
A layer of assorted nuts and rosemary sprigs on a sheet of parchment paper resting in a sheet pan

Candied Spiced Nuts

These candied nuts are sweet and spicy and the sorta thing that friends demolish in minutes at cocktail parties and holiday gatherings yet talk about for months afterward.

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  • 1 H
  • 2
Irregularly broken pieces of pine nut brittle

Pine Nut Brittle

Crunchy, sweet, salty, buttery, and nutty all in one bite. And it comes together in just 30 minutes, which makes it quite practical to toss together batch after batch, especially if, like us, you get a little carried away with sampling.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2
A decorative white plate filled with irregular pieces of candy cane bark

Candy Cane Bark

It’s the most wonderful time of the year thanks in no small part to candy canes everywhere—even in this chocolate bark.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
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