Community Picks — Holiday Confections

November 11, 2011

Once again, we want to give a big thanks to all of our volunteer recipe testers for your thoughtful comments and for helping us continue to strengthen our recipe recommendations. You can read each tester's comments by clicking through to the Community Picks (that's right: new Food52, new name to reflect the community!) recipes — the comments are at the top. And even if the recipe you tested wasn't chosen as a CP, please feel free to leave your testing notes in the recipe's comments section. Constructive criticism is always encouraged!

Congratulations to another great batch of Community Picks!

Community Picks for Holiday Confections (tested and photographed by us!)

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Meyer Lemon Pizzelles

 Meyer Lemon Pizzelle


Old Fashioned Sour Cream Cookies           

Old Fashioned Sour Cream Cookies


Cardamom, Orange and Chocolate Ribbon Cookies

Cardamom, Orange and Chocolate Ribbon Cookies


Caramelized Crispy Rice Bark

Crispy Rice Bark


St. Clement's Orange and Lemon Cookies

Cardamom and Orange Cut Out Cookies



Photos by Nicole Franzen

See what other Food52 readers are saying.

  • Anitalectric
  • Kitchen Butterfly
    Kitchen Butterfly
  • EmilyC
  • Bevi
  • inpatskitchen

Written by: victoriaspencer


Anitalectric November 15, 2011
The pictures look gorgeous! Just want to let you know that this contest inspired some ideas in me and I will be teaching a holiday confections class at Brooklyn Kitchen next month! We'll be making my chocolate toffee brittle (the cheater's kind, with a base of saltine crackers...made these a lot as a kid), sugarplums (recipe I entered in the contest), maple glazed hazelnut halva, and peppermint caramels. Can't wait!
Kitchen B. November 14, 2011
Congrats to a great selection of CPs - they all look wonderful!
EmilyC November 11, 2011
Congrats to all -- what a great group of recipes! I want to try every one of them!
Bevi November 11, 2011
Congrats to All! It is going to be a busy week when I get back to my kitchen, trying to figure out what to make for my Secret Santa!
inpatskitchen November 11, 2011
So many wonderful recipes here..Congrats to all!!
Kristen M. November 11, 2011
Thanks sdebrango for noting the typo -- should be fixed shortly!
Panfusine November 11, 2011
Thank you forester_lady for the wonderful tasting notes! & thanks Kitchen_butterfly for the delicious opportunity to test the chocolate granola bark!
Kitchen B. November 14, 2011
Thanks Panfusine for your feedback and for testing the recipe. Appreciate it
hardlikearmour November 11, 2011
Congrats to all! Special thanks to EmilyC and Marcal for such great testing notes on my caramel recipes.
EmilyC November 11, 2011
You're quite welcome! I LOVED testing your caramels and I'm excited to already know what I'm making for friends and neighbors this holiday season!