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Make a Poinsettia Tree To create a poinsettia tree, follow these instructions: First, cut the larger blooms, leaving about 6 inches of stem. Sear them quickly to stop sap from dripping out. Sap should bubble under the candle flame, and the ends of the stems will turn black. You may also need to sear the points where larger leaves were removed along the stems. Insert each sea
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Make a Poinsettia Tree
Christmas Cookie Puzzles | Choose cutters with simple shapes; they're easier to handle and less likely to break. If you want to make small puzzles, cut dough into 4-inch squares, and use a single cookie cutter to punch out the center of each square while still hot from the oven. Working quickly, cut lines from edges of square to form puzzle pieces. Store icing in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week.
Festive Christmas Cookie Recipes
Sorghum-Cider Punch | Fizzy hard cider and spicy ginger ale add a subtle effervescence. Start with chilled beverages so it's nice and refreshing, and consider adding a decorative ice ring to keep it that way.
Gingerbread Cake with Buttermilk Frosting | Warm spices and molasses blend beautifully with tangy buttermilk frosting.
Gingerbread Cake with Buttermilk Frosting
Ambrosia Streusel Bars with Shortbread Crust | Use the foil as a handle to remove the cooled batch from the pan for easy slicing.
Ambrosia Streusel Bars with Shortbread Crust
White Cake with Bourbon Buttercream and Seven-Minute Frosting | Top this cake with Sugar-Coated Orange Slices and Sparkling Cherries.
White Cake with Bourbon Buttercream
Potato Candy | This old-school candy reminds us of divinity and other traditional homemade Southern sweets. The recipe is a testament to the genius of thrifty cooks who based the confection on leftover mashed potatoes.
Red Velvet-Raspberry Tiramisu Trifle | Make a show-stopping dessert recipe that combines all your favorite treats.
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Red Velvet-Raspberry Tiramisu Trifle
Gluten-Free Buttermilk-Pecan-Walnut Cake | This deliciously dense cake uses ground heart-healthy nuts and cornmeal for structure. It actually tastes better as it sits and can be made up to 4 days ahead. Just whip the cream and serve.
Gluten-Free Buttermilk-Pecan-Walnut Cake
Almond Snowballs | These fragrant, nutty cookies are finished with a coating of powdered sugar.
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Chocolate Latte | End your meal with a decadent cup of richly flavored Chocolate Latte.
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Texas Santa Punch | Use no-sugar-added pomegranate juice and dry sparkling wine so the punch won't be too sweet. Freshly squeezed lime juice is best. Float frozen cranberries and an ice ring in the punch bowl for a festive chill.