HAZELNUT CARAMEL CHOCOLATE BARS

These Hazelnut Caramel Chocolate Bars will be so popular that they will add a luxurious touch in your cookie box. In place of hazelnuts, use peanuts, almonds, walnuts, or pecans. These sturdy bars hold up well, so they are a great addition to any cookie box or cookie swap. One batch will make several holiday gift bags! Watch and learn how to make these incredibly special and so simple to make shortbread cookie topped with hazelnuts, chocolate and caramel.

Hazelnut-Caramel Bars
Yield: 24 bars

You’ll need: 8-inch square baking pan lined with parchment paper

2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature, divided, plus more for pan
1 cup packed light-brown sugar, divided
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
Fine salt
1/3 cup light corn syrup
2 Tablespoons heavy cream
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) hazelnuts, toasted and loose skins rubbed off
1/3 cup coarsely chopped semisweet chocolate (optional)

*** For directions please watch the video.

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Gluten-free Spiced Orange Pistachio Shortbread
Chocolate-Pistachio Biscotti
Hazelnut Cream Tuiles

 

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE SNOWCAP COOKIES

If you are a chocolate lover then this Double Chocolate Snowcap Cookies is going to be your favorite Christmas cookies this year! Watch and learn how pastry chef Katie Rosenhouse, chef/owner Buttermilk Bakeshop (Brooklyn, NY) makes this Double Chocolate Snowcap Cookies (Video 1).
You might want to make two batched of Double Chocolate Snowcap cookies and turn them into Hot Chocolate Cookies (Video 2), these cookies have molten milk chocolate right in the center, and toasted marshmallow on top…Just a mess of a delicious chocolate cookie.
These cookies might be a favorite year round. If the batter is too soft to scoop, chill the for at least 10 to 15 minutes or until firm enough to scoop on the tray.

Double Chocolate Snowcap Cookies

4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, soft
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
4 oz. dark chocolate (61 or 70% cacao), melted
½ cup all purpose flour
¼ cup cocoa powder
4 teaspoons espresso powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch salt
1 cup confectioners’ sugar

*** For directions please watch the video.



Hot Chocolate Cookies

Double chocolate snowcap cookies
Marshmallows, sliced into thirds
Chocolate chips

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Chocolate Hamantaschen
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CITRUS THUMBPRINT COOKIES

This is one seriously great cookie with little flecks of citrus zest and a good splash of the juice make it irresistible. Pack up as gifts in little divided boxes for a neat presentation. If you want your cookies to sparkle, roll dough balls in sanding sugar before freezing instead confectioners’ sugar. Watch and learn how to make this super easy citrus thumbprint cookies.

Citrus Thumbprint Cookies
Yield: About 2 dozen cookies

2-1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, divided, plus more, sifted, for rolling
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
1 Tablespoon grated lemon zest plus 1 Tablespoon juice
1 Tablespoon grated lime zest plus 1 Tablespoon juice
1/3 cup fruit jam or citrus curd, whisked to remove lumps, for filling

*** For directions please watch the video.

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Cappuccino-Chocolate Bites
Coconut-Brandy Snaps
Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprints
Orange-Cardamom Madeleines