Cake pops are a festive touch to just about any occasion, from weddings to birthdays — and that includes, of course, All Hallows' Eve. Learn how to make and decorate a these basic treats on a stick, along with a few of our kitchen techniques for making these treats like the pros. Once you've mastered the technique, discover how to disguise your pops like jack-o'-lanterns for a bite that's truly befitting on Halloween. On Brandi: Jessie Steele Apron.
We consider pumpkin spice lattes to be the official start of the holiday season, so in that spirit, our team came up with the perfect treat to serve with our favorite Fall beverage: streusel-topped pumpkin spice latte muffins. With one bite of these pumpkin- and espresso-flavored breakfast breads, you'll be awakened by a jolt of caffeine and a burst of the best Fall flavors. Watch the video, and then get the recipe.
While I love to indulge in dessert all year round, there's something about a warming Fall treat that really does it for me. It's time to officially say goodbye to the Summer desserts that cool us off and hello to sweet Autumn treats that heat us up. Check out these 10 recipes that are best served warm!
Sprinkles may seem like an elusive confection that can only be bought at a grocery store, but what if you could learn the secret of creating your own at home? Enter in a recipe for homemade sprinkles in the new cookbook Sprinkles!: Recipes and Ideas for Rainbowlicious Desserts by Jackie Alpers. Her method of sprinkle-making is fascinating and fairly easy.
These jimmies, as they're affectionately called, use a royal icing base. The icing dries to create the sheen and crunch factor that we love in sprinkles. I divided the batch into a few bowls and generously dyed them an assortment of colors. When adding food coloring, keep in mind that when the sprinkles dry, they will be lighter in color than the icing itself.
Transfer the icing to piping bags, fitted with a round No. 1 or No. 2 tip, or for faster piping, try this handy multiopening tip. I recommend using parchment paper or wax paper, as nonstick silicone mats will leave a hatch-mark pattern on the bottom of the sprinkles once they have dried. Take a closer look at the yellow sprinkles to see what I mean. Once the sprinkles have dried, cut them using a knife or simply break them up using your hands. You will have several cups' worth of sprinkles . . . quite possibly enough to last you three or four sprinkle-packed cupcake batches.
In addition to this recipe, the cookbook also features pages of other flawless sprinkle-studded recipes, including a recipe for "confetti layer cake," a spongy white cake with rainbow sprinkles swirled into the batter, as well as an atypical buttercream frosting that calls for the addition of whipping cream, resulting in a lighter texture.
"Happiness is rainbow sprinkles," the introduction of the book declares, and I quite agree. Sprinkles make life much more radiant.
No, your eyes aren't deceiving you. These dessert cups are edible, making it possible to enjoy whatever treat you choose to fill them with in its entirety. Hosting a tea party? Edible teacups are just the ticket. Feeling minimalist? Go the solid chocolate cup route. Looking for a low-fuss project? Flaky, fluted cinnamon-sugar wonton cups take next to no time to prep. Watch the video to learn how to make all three, and then get baking!
Pecan pie is one of my all-time favorite desserts, but that doesn't mean I always have the patience (or time) for making pie crust from scratch, toasting nuts, and all of the other requisite steps necessary for its assembly. That's where these tender, nutty thumbprint cookies come into play. No, they're not an exact analogue to the Southern favorite, but they satisfy the craving in less than half the time and are delicious in their own right. What's more, these are considerably sturdier, making them a better candidate for tucking into a care package for a loved one or toting into the office for a co-worker's birthday.
Want pecan pie the fast and easy way? Try the lazy girl's take on pecan pie.
Take quintessential Fall pumpkin, and pair it with chocolate chip cookies, and there's no doubt it's a winning dessert recipe.
Using an ice cream scooper ensures each cookie is the perfect, pillowy shape and size.
Leave sufficient space between each cookie dough ball, because the dough will spread when baking.
These cookies have plenty of warming spices like cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and ginger, which will waft throughout the kitchen even hours after baking.
Muffin-like and semisweet, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies double as dessert and an excellent breakfast the next morning.
Have a hankering for sweet-tart cherry pie, but find yourself intimidated by the process of making pie crust from scratch? Look no further! Not only do we have a near-foolproof pie crust recipe to share, but we've broken the procedure down into a few simple steps sure to elucidate the process for visual learners. So stop fretting (it's easy, we swear!) and start baking.