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DIY Delicious

Whip up a selection of holiday treats to share with friends and family

Selma Morrow and Mary Margaret Chappell

Want to give food gifts that recipients will remember (and really eat) this season? Then check out the following options. From elegant French-style madeleines to an allergen-free chocolate spread, they’re all standout items that are easy to squeeze into a busy holiday weekend.



Ooh là là is oh-so-easy when you turn to madeleines as your signature holiday baked good. The tender, scalloped tea cakes are as simple to prepare as a batch of muffins, and the make ahead batter is ready to bake when you are.

¼ cup (1⁄2 stick) unsalted butter

1 Tbs. grated lemon zest

3 ⁄4 cup plus 3 Tbs. all-purpose flour, divided

2 Tbs. plus 1⁄3 cup sugar, divided

½ tsp. baking powder

1 large egg

1 large egg yolk

1 Tbs. lemon juice

¾ tsp. vanilla extract 1 ⁄8 tsp. salt

1. Microwave butter and lemon zest in measuring cup for two 10-second intervals, or until just melted. Cool.

2. Whisk together 3⁄4 cup flour, 2 Tbs. sugar, and baking powder in small bowl.

3. Beat 1⁄3 cup sugar, egg, egg yolk, lemon juice, vanilla,

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