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Hand Apple Pies

Recipe: 2 large apples2 teaspoons lemon juice1/4 cup light brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon4 teaspoons water3 teaspoons cornstarch Flaky Pie Dough: 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour2 teaspoons sugar10 tablespoons salted butter3-4 tablespoons cold waterEgg wash(1 egg, pinch of salt, splash of water) Sugar for sprinkling Directions 1. Peel, core, and finely dice 2 large apples. 2. Toss the diced apples with 2 teaspoons of lemon juice to prevent browning. 3. In a saucepan, combine apples, 1/4 cup light brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 4 teaspoons water, and 3 teaspoons cornstarch. 4. Cook the mixture over medium heat for 5-6 minutes or until it thickens. Set aside to cool.Flaky Pie Dough: 1. In a bowl, mix 1 1/4...

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe 3 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 sticks butter 1 tablespoon shortening 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 cup chopped dark chocolate chunks or chips 1 cup chopped milk chocolate chunks or chips Flakey Salt Bake at 375° for 18 min. Directions: 1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).2. In a bowl, combine 3 cups of flour and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. Set aside.3. In another bowl, cream together 2 sticks of butter, 1 tablespoon of shortening, 1 cup of brown sugar, and 1/2 cup of white sugar until smooth.4. Beat in 2 eggs and add 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract. Mix well.5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to...

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Flakey Pie Dough

Dough: 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour 2 teaspoons sugar 10 tablespoons salted butter 3 tablespoons cold water   1. **Prepare the Dough:**    - In a mixing bowl, combine 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour and 2 tsp sugar.    - Cut 10 tbsp of cold butter into small cubes and add them to the flour mixture.    - Use your fingers or a pastry cutter to blend the butter into the flour until it resembles coarse crumbs.    - Add 3 tbsp of cold water, one tablespoon at a time, and mix until the dough comes together.   2. **Shape and Chill:**    - Form the dough into a disc, wrap it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at...

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Caramel Cheesecake

Cheesecake: 3- 8 ounce cream cheese packets 1/2 cup mascarpone 1 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup caramel sauce 5 eggs 1 tablespoon cream cheese elixir or vanilla   Graham cracker crust: 2 packs Graham crackers crushed(about 18 crackers) 2/3 cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon 12 tablespoons salted butter Caramel Whipped Topping(optional):  1 cup Heavy Cream 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar 1 tsp vanilla  1 (14 oz) can dulce de leche    Directions **Graham Cracker Crust:**1. Preheat your oven to 375°F.2. In a bowl, combine crushed Graham crackers, brown sugar, cinnamon, and melted salted butter.3. Press the mixture into the base of your springform pan.4. Bake the crust at 375°F for 7 minutes.**Caramel Cheesecake Filling:**1. Preheat the oven to 300°F.2. In...

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