A bevy of angels makes an adorable Christmas centerpiece — and a fun school-holiday project with children. Even if you’ve never made meringue, our directions will make it easy. Gumdrop haloes and garlands of edible glitter complete the angels’ look. And when the holidays are over, you can eat them.
If you’d rather not wait, we have three out-of-the-ordinary cookie recipes to consider:
• Flourless Chocolate Cookies: They come from renowned French pastry chef Francois Payard, who says: “Their crackled surfaces give them an elegant look, and because they are so easy and take barely any time to make, are great for last-minute entertaining.”
• Russian Mint Cookies: Sweet and slightly chewy, they’re meant to accompany a samovar of hot tea, but would go just as nicely with a mug of hot chocolate.
• Crispy Toffee Cookies: A buttery dough enfolds bits of almonds and crushed toffee candies in this easy Swedish ice-box cookie.