Buttercream Frosting

​ The best basic frosting couldn’t be easier. It’s perfect for Butter Cookies, cakes, or cupcakes, and takes just a few minutes to make (plus a half hour or so for the butter to come to room temperature before beginning.) You can add food coloring for variety, or shortening for extra decorating stiffness. You’ll find…

Praline Bars

These decadently rich cookies are surprisingly quick and easy. You’ll have people thinking you spent a lot of time in the kitchen — if you can bring yourself to share them, that is! You’ll find a printer-friendly version of the recipe at the bottom of this page. Adapted from The Gift-Giver’s Cookbook, by Judith Choate…