Collection by Linda Long

Macaron (French Macaroon)

Rating: 4 stars 381
Fill these cute meringue cookies with buttercream for a delightful treat!

Butter Cream Frosting II

Rating: 4.5 stars 767
This quick and easy buttercream is made with margarine and shortening, just like the in-store bakeries!

Special Buttercream Frosting

Rating: 4.5 stars 1398
This recipe makes an ideal buttercream for frosting cakes and decorating them with borders.

Baileys S'mores

Rating: 4 stars 13
Get all of the s'mores yumminess without leaving the kitchen! Just fill a jar with graham crackers, marshmallows, chocolate and you guessed it--Baileys Original Irish Cream!

Pie Crust IV

Rating: 4.5 stars 1089
My grandmother supported her family during the Depression by baking. This is her recipe for pie crust. I use this often as I am a pie baker. The trick to good pie crust is to be gentle and treat it very lightly.

Soft Royal Icing

Rating: 5 stars 4
This is my go-to sugar cookie icing recipe for decorating cookies and cakes; it works wonderfully and has a beautiful smooth finish. Add food coloring or flavoring if desired.

Perfect and Delicious Royal Icing

Rating: 4.5 stars 15
This frosting will dry like traditional royal icing, but it doesn't suck all the flavor and moisture out of the cookies and it tastes absolutely delicious!

Super Easy Mardi Gras King Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 52
Do you love the way a King Cake brightens up your party but hate the time it takes to bake one? Here's an easy recipe that's fast and fun and easier than pie! A small plastic baby inserted into the side of the cake will bring good luck in the coming year to whoever discovers it in their slice of cake. Beads, additional plastic babies, curly ribbon, and other festive trinkets can be used to decorate the cake.