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How to: Make Elegant Chocolate-Dipped Oreo Valentine Cookies

by DIY Maven

How to: Make Elegant Chocolate-Dipped Oreo Valentine Cookies
Dipping Oreos in chocolate and decorating them is more crafting than cooking. It's lots of fun, and the results are amazingly beautiful. Lately, I've been dipping a fair share of Oreos, so I thought I'd pass on along a couple of super easy and fast projects just in time to wow your Valentine. The first one is Elegant Oreos; the second is Inside-Out Golden Oreos.

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A Curbly Mom's Best Christmas Cookie Recipes

by DIY Maven

A Curbly Mom's Best Christmas Cookie Recipes

At this time of year, the kitchen of my childhood home was covered in a thin blanket of flour. That's because my mom when into baking overdrive around the second week of November and didn't stop until the day after Christmas. We kids all had our favorites and Mom always obliged. These six recipes, by far, were and still are, at the top of the list of must-haves at Christmastime. 

Because some of these recipes have been in my family generations, you'll notice one particular ingredient that would make dietitians faint. That ingredient is shortening/Crisco. When I make these cookies now, I swap the shortening out for butter, which my mother thinks is an expensive, unnecessary extravagance. Also, these recipes

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