Holiday Hosting

Cupcakes for Breakfast: BYT Holiday Hosting

I’m home in New Jersey for Christmas now. My family hosts a big Christmas Eve party every year that I’ve been looking forward to weeks. It’s the big finale to all the holiday parties I’ve hosted and helped with this year. A few weeks ago Brightest Young Things asked me about my holiday hosting tips: what to wear, serve, pour, and give.

I loved the photos from this shoot. Especially of these sparkly angeletti cookies (recipe below!) and this fabulous Anthropologie dress I’ve been wearing all holiday season. Happy holidays and happy hosting!

Cupcakes for Breakfast: BYT Holiday Hosting Cupcakes for Breakfast: BYT Holiday Hosting – Nikki Rappaport's ApartmetCupcakes for Breakfast: BYT Holiday Hosting – Christmas angeletti cookies

Angeletti Cookies (makes 36):

Cookie Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Glaze Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons sprinkles, for decoration
  1. Heat oven to 375° F.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside
  3. In another medium bowl, whisk together the butter, granulated sugar, vanilla, and eggs until blended. Add the flour mix to the sugar mix until just combined.
  4. With floured hands, roll tablespoonfuls of the dough into balls and place on parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing them 2 inches apart. Bake until puffed and the bottoms are pale golden, 7 to 8 minutes. Let cookies cool completely on a wire wrack.
  5. Make the glaze: in a small bowl, whisk together the confectioners’ sugar, 2 tablespoons water, and vanilla until the mixture forms a thick but pourable glaze (add more water if necessary).
  6. Dip the top of each cookie into the glaze and then dip into sprinkles. Let set, rounded side up, on a rack for about 20 minutes.

Cupcakes for Breakfast: BYT Holiday Hosting – Nikki Rapppaport in Anthropologie Margaux dress

Photos via Dakota Fine for BYT

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