ready in about 35 minutes; serves 12
You might need to buy:
  • FOR THE GLAZE
  • salt
  • baking powder
  • all-purpose flour
  • lemon extract or 1 tsp lemon or tangerine baking oil
  • whole-milk Ricotta cheese
  • large eggs
  • granulated sugar
  • confectioner's sugar
ready in about 20 minutes; serves 18
You might need to buy:
  • finely chopped almonds
You might need to buy:
  • semisweet chocolate
  • Dutch process cocoa powder
  • baking powder
  • unsalted butter
  • packed brown sugar
  • instant coffee granules
You might need to buy:
  • dates
  • chopped walnuts
  • Crisco shortening
  • light brown sugar
  • eggs

Experiment with substituting chocolate chips for the raisins or coconut for the nuts.

serves 45
You might need to buy:
  • rolled oats
  • ground cinnamon
  • raisins
You might need to buy:
  • sifted flour
  • salt
  • cinnamon
  • allspice
  • anise
  • ginger
  • lard
  • sugar
  • white port wine or orange juice

You can never make enough of these.

ready in about 30 minutes; serves 24
You might need to buy:
  • oleo
  • salt
  • turbinado sugar
  • egg replacer in 2 T. water
  • soymilk
  • vanilla
  • WW pastry flour

It’s the orange that makes this the best.

ready in about 20 minutes; serves 24
You might need to buy:
  • butter/oleo
  • turbinado sugar
  • blackstrap molasses
  • orange juice
  • zest from that orange
  • WW pastry flour
  • soda
  • cinnamon
  • ginger
  • salt

A Yule tradition

ready in about 25 minutes
You might need to buy:
  • baking soda
  • cream of tartar
  • WW pastry flour
  • turbinado sugar
  • salt
  • sugar
  • cinnamon
ready in about 40 minutes; serves 8
You might need to buy:
  • flour
  • brown sugar
  • ground ginger
  • baking soda
  • butter