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  • roasted lemon tart
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    Roasted Lemon Tart

    The roasted lemon adds intense color and mellow, smooth flavor to the lemon curd filling in this dessert.

  • Royal Icing
    Recipe

    Two-Ingredient Royal Icing

    Want to make your holiday cookies Fine Cooking coverworthy? Whip up this simple icing and follow this method: Using a #1 or #2 pastry bag tip or a plastic bag with…

  • Oatmeal Spice Bars
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    Glazed Oatmeal Spice Bars

    Ginger and spice and everything nice, that’s what these cookies are made of. They’re best eaten the day they’re baked. But you can bake the bars and glaze them ahead…

  • Jam Thumbprint Cookies
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    Thumbprint Cookies

    If kids are nearby, get them to help make these cookies. They’ll love poking the balls of dough to make the pocket for the jam.

  • Gluten-Free Cutout Cookies
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    Gluten-Free Vanilla-Bean Cutout Cookies with Cream Cheese Glaze

    Thin, crisp, and melt-in-your mouth buttery, these scrumptious gluten-free cookies are every bit as delightful as their traditional counterparts. This dough keeps very well in the refrigerator or freezer, so…

  • Maple Bacon Ginger Cookies
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    Maple-Bacon Ginger Cookies

    Savory bacon and sweet maple syrup give a modern spin to classic ginger cookies. Just like the classics, these are crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. If…

  • Kourabiedes Cookies
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    Kourabiedes

    I used to make these Greek melt-in-your-mouth cookies with my father every holiday season. You can use regular toasted almonds as he did, but I love the sweeter, more delicate…

  • Recipe

    Tahini Chocolate Icebox Cake

    Nutty, slightly bitter tahini makes a good foil for chocolate wafers. You’ll be tempted to make the sesame brittle year-round; a package of this crunchy, sweet treat makes a great…

  • mascarpone fig pie
    Recipe

    Deep-Dish Mascarpone Fig Pie with Ginger-Hazelnut Crust

    Purply-brown figs and toasted hazelnuts add earthy flavor to a rich mascarpone cream and a spicy gingersnap crust. You’ll need two large chilled bowls to make the mascarpone filling.

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    Blueberry Lavender Fool

    If you’ve never tried lavender  in a dessert, here’s the perfect introduction. Lavender’s floral notes harmonize beautifully with sweet blueberries in this cool, creamy treat.

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