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Top Christmas Desserts

Rachel Sanchez, reporter

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What’s better than to have Christmas desserts for Christmas? In this story, there are ideas so your Christmas can be tastier. There are options of different desserts you can choose from like pies and cookies.

 Gingerbread refers to a broad category of baked goods, this type of cookie is usually made during Christmas time. Typically flavored with ginger, cloves, nutmeg or cinnamon and sweetened with honey, sugar or molasses. Gingerbread foods vary, ranging from a soft, moist loaf cake to something close to a ginger biscuit.

1 (3.5 ounces) package cook and serve butterscotch pudding mix,1/2 cup butter,1/2 cup packed brown sugar,1 egg,1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour,1/2 teaspoon baking soda.

Gingerbread Cookies

 Traditionally, cherry pie is made with tart rather than sweet cherries. Morello cherries are one of the most common kinds of cherry used, but other varieties such as the black cherry may also be used.

ingredients:

Pie Crust-2 1/2 cups (350 grams) all-purpose flour,1 teaspoon (4 grams) salt,1 tablespoon (15 grams) granulated white sugar,1 cup (225 grams) cold unsalted butter, cut into large chunks,1/4 to 1/2 cup (60 – 120 ml) ice cold water.

Cherry Pie 

 Classic peanut butter blossom cookies are rich peanut butter crisped sugary cookies with a tiny bit of chocolate!

ingredients: 1 cup shortening,1 cup peanut butter,1 cup packed brown sugar,1 cup white sugar, 2 eggs 1/4 cup milk 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Market Pantry All-Purpose Flour – 5 lb. 2 teaspoons baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup white sugar for decoration,2 (9 ounce) bags milk chocolate candy kisses, unwrapped.

Classic Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

 Pecan pie is a pie of pecan nuts mixed with a filling of eggs, butter, and sugar.

ingredients:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour,1/2 teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons white sugar,1/2 cup butter, chilled 4 tablespoons ice water, 3 eggs, beaten 3/4 cup light corn syrup, 2 tablespoons dark corn syrup, 3/4 cup light brown sugar, 3 tablespoons butter melted,1 pinch salt 1/2 cup pecans, finely crushed 1 cup pecans, quartered 1 cup pecan halves.

Pecan Pie

 Swirled Candy Cane Cupcakes are sweet cupcakes with broken pieces of candy canes inside of the cupcakes topped with some fluffy white whipped frosting.

Ingredients:

1 box (1 lb 2.25 oz) Betty Crocker white cake mix,Water, vegetable oil, egg whites called for on cake mix box, 1 teaspoon peppermint extract,1 teaspoon red paste food color,2 containers (12 oz each) fluffy white whipped frosting,1 cup crushed hard peppermint candies (about 30).

Directions:

1.)Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
2.)In a large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil, egg whites and peppermint extract with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter in half. To 1 portion, add food color; stir until uniform in color. In each muffin cup, place 2 tablespoons red batter; top with 2 tablespoons white batter. Swirl white batter through red batter with knife for marbled design.
3.)Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
4.)Frost cupcakes with frosting. Top each with crushed peppermint candies.

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