A Time to Give
Holiday gifts that are anything but cookie-cutter.
Active | 1 HR Total | 2 HR 5 MIN (PLUS COOLING) Makes | 4 DOZEN MERINGUESx Cost per meringue | 20¢
PER MERINGUE 63 CAL, 3 G FAT (2 G SAT FAT), 1 MG CHOL, 20 MG SOD, 1 G PRO, 9 G CAR, 0 G FIBER
Stack square and rectangular cookies (we used sugar wafers, Chessmen and Lorna Doones) and place on a wire rack set over parchment paper. Melt white chocolate or red candy melts; pour over cookies; let set. Using white or red-tinted royal icing, pipe ribbons on the presents.
Active | 20 MIN Total | 20 MIN Makes | Cost per napoleon | 63¢
Using an electric mixer with the whisk attachment, beat 1 cup heavy cream, 2 Tbsp confectioners' sugar and 1 tsp pure vanilla extract in a large bowl until soft peaks form. Transfer to a piping bag with a large star tip. Form two-layer sandwiches with 24 waffle cookies, 6 oz raspberries and the whipped cream, piping the cream between the raspberries. Dust with 1 Tbsp confectioners' sugar. Serve immediately.
PER NAPOLEON 277 CAL, 17 G FAT (10.5 G SAT FAT), 66 MG CHOL, 82 MG SOD, 3 G PRO, 29 G CAR, 1 G FIBER
Heat oven to 350°F. Coat the insides of metal cookie cutters with nonstick cooking spray and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Arrange peppermint candies (breaking them for smaller cutters) inside the cutters (there should be space between the candies). Bake until the candies have melted, 5 to 6 minutes. Let the candies cool for 1 minute, then, with a greased skewer, make a small hole in the candy. Let cool completely, then gently pop out of the mold.
Active | 1 HR 15 MIN Total | 2 HR 5 MIN Serves | 12 Cost per serving | $1.05
PER SERVING 529 CAL, 23.5 G FAT (14 G SAT FAT), 64 MG CHOL, 258 MG SOD, 7 G PRO, 74 G CAR, 1 G FIBER
Active | 20 MIN Total | 20 MIN (PLUS COOLING) Serves | 10
PER SERVING 289 CAL, 17 G FAT (11 G SAT FAT), 10 MG CHOL, 50 MG SOD, 3 G PRO, 32 G CAR, 0 G FIBER
Active | 35 MIN Total | 35 MIN (PLUS OVERNIGHT RESTING) Makes | 25 MARSHMALLOWS
PER MARSHMALLOW 61 CAL, 0 G FAT (0 G SAT FAT), 0 MG CHOL, 12 MG SOD, 3 G PRO, 13 G CAR, 0 G FIBER
Active | 35 MIN Total | 50 MIN Makes | 30 COOKIES Cost per serving | 30¢
6 Tbsp red and white nonpareils
PER COOKIE 131 CAL, 7 G FAT (4 G SAT FAT), 22 MG CHOL, 29 MG SOD, 1 G PRO, 16 G CAR, 0 G FIBER
It's a perfect homemade gift for the holidays, but it has a reputation for being hard to make. Not so! These recipes take the fear out of making fudge.
Presenting a winter wonderland of 30 spectacular homemade goodies to share with your friends, family—and Santa, of course.