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Christmas Petit Fours Recipe

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This recipe for Christmas Petit Fours, by , is from The Duke Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Angie Duke-Haynes
Added: Monday, October 15, 2007


2 eggs
2 egg yolks
1 cup sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
cup milk
5 tbsp melted butter

4 cups sugar
2 cups water
tsp cream of tartar
3 cups confectioners sugar
red and green icing, sprinkles

Beat egg yolk and eggs til thick add sugar. Combine flour, baking powder and add to egg mixture along with milk and butter. Bake in a 13 x 9 inch pan at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes
(I coated the bottom of the pan with Pam and Wax paper to make it easier to dump the cake out). Cool the cake for 10 minutes and then invert onto waxed paper. Cut off edges of cake. Then cut into 70 1 inch squares. Place the squares on racks over top of pans.

GLAZE: In a sauce pan, combine sugar, water and cream of tartar. Boil without stirring until it reaches 226 degrees. Cool mixture to 100 degrees and then beat in the conferctioners sugar until smooth. Spoon the glaze over the tops and sides of the cakes. Let dry and then repeat three times (I had to scrape up the excess out of the pans to have enough glaze for three coatings). Allow to completely dry. Decorate cakes with frosting and sprinkles. (can make them look like little presents.) TIP: To test thermometer boil water thermometer should read 212 degree when it starts to boil.




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