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7 Christmas Dessert Recipes eCookbook

It's never too early to start planning your Christmas dessert menu! Treats for Christmas can be delicious, decadent and, best of all, they can bring the whole family together.

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  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 3 egg whites (room temperature)
  • Dash salt
  • 1/2 tsp butterscotch flavoring
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Yield: 40 pieces. Cook sugar, water, and corn syrup in a covered saucepan until mixture boils rapidly. Remove lid and place thermometer in pan. Cook to 236F. Whip egg whites until stiff. Pour 1/3 cup cooked syrup slowly over the beating egg whites. Continue beating at medium speed. When remaining syrup cooks to 264F add it to beaten egg white mixture, pouring in a small stream and beating constantly. Beat 12-15 minutes longer, until batch loses gloss. Remove beater; add salt, flavorings, and nuts. Drop by spoonfuls on waxed paper. Store in tight container.

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