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Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies with Dark Chocolate and Flaked Sea Salt

These cranberry orange shortbread cookies are so delicate but have a burst of bright cranberry and orange flavor. They are easy to make and perfect for a Thanksgiving dessert! My cousin Laurie shared her amazing recipe; I added vanilla bean paste (because I am obsessed) and some Maldon French sea salt to give them my own little twist.

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Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Caramel, Chocolate Ganache & Pecans

Enjoy this recipe for Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes With Caramel, Chocolate Ganache & Pecans   Makes 48 Crust 10 ounces graham crackers (18 whole crackers), broken into large pieces or approx. 4 cups crumbs 6 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted Filling 2/3 cups granulated sugar (9 1/3 ounces) 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 1/8 teaspoon allspice  ¼ teaspoon table salt  ½ of a 15 oz can pumpkin 3/4 pounds cream cheese (1 ½ 8 oz bricks), left to soften at room temperature, about 30 minutes 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice...

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