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Cook the Book: Edible Christmas Tree Decorations

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 2 comments

These Edible Christmas Decorations from Nigella Lawson's Nigella Christmas are another sweet way to (pardon the pun) spruce up your tree. They also make wonderful additions to any tin of cookies since they serve two purposes: to be tasty and look festive on a tree. More

Cook the Book: Christmas Cornflake Wreaths

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 5 comments

As it turns out, these Christmas Cornflake Wreaths are another one of Lawson's deliciously appealing ventures into the realm of bad taste that comes one a year. A stick of butter and a bag of mini marshmallows are the base for her semi-upscale version of this childhood pleaser. The puffed rice is replaced by corn flakes, adding a bit more corny flavor and an entirely different texture. The vanilla is assisted by almond extract and sesame seeds—not exactly kid's stuff. More

Panforte

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 1 comment

The following recipe is from the December 16 edition of our weekly recipe newsletter. To receive this newsletter in your inbox, sign up here! Panforte is a traditional Italian Christmas sweet. It's the Tuscan equivalent of fruitcake, sweet and spiced... More

Cook the Book: Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookies

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 11 comments

The dough uses equal parts oats and flour which makes for a cookie with the toothsome bite of an oatmeal cookie but a lightness that belies their hefty shape. The tart cranberries balance out the white chocolate's sweetness, and the pecans complement the oats with an earthy, nutty crunch. More

Cook the Book: Gold Dust Cookies

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 9 comments

The cookies start with a ginger flavored dough that Lawson describes as wonderfully pliable. Reading the recipe I was a bit concerned pliable meant sticky but the dough rolled out in a perfect sheet with minimal flouring. The stars are cut, baked, cooled, and then gilded with edible gold dust. More

Cook the Book: Christmas Chocolate Cookies

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 5 comments

The finished cookies not only looked drop-dead gorgeous but tasted amazing too—light and very chocolaty with a rich icing, plus the sugar sprinkles lend a sweet and festive crunch. More

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