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Christmas Petits Fours

The dainty petits fours are attractive and fun to make. If time is short, just frost and sprinkle with red and green sprinkles.—Linda Ault, Newberry, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    70 petit fours


  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • GLAZE:
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tube each red and green decorating frosting
  • Holiday sprinkles


  • In a large bowl, beat eggs and egg yolks until slightly thickened. Gradually add sugar, beating until thick and lemon-colored. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to egg mixture with milk and butter, beating well after each addition. (Batter will be thick).
  • Spread evenly into a greased and floured 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely. Cut a thin slice off each side of cake. Cut cake into 1-1/4-in. squares. Freeze cakes.
  • In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, water and cream of tartar. Bring to a boil, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads 226°. Cool to 100°; beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth.
  • Keeping glaze warm, dip cake squares into glaze with a two-tine fork, allowing excess to drip off. Place on wire racks over waxed paper. Add hot water, 1 teaspoon at a time, if glaze becomes too thick. Let dry completely. Decorate with frosting and sprinkles.

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  • kaly_ab
    Feb 5, 2021

    One of the very first Taste of Home recipes I tried when I was a young cook. I remember seeing them in the magazine and had to try them!

  • bsmetz
    Dec 10, 2010

    I'll keep looking. Mine don't look like this either. The glaze is not this white; it's very transparent.

  • rnkris
    Dec 10, 2010

    I followed the recipe and my petite fours do not look like this.I poured the glaze over them 3 times and they did not whiten up.

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    Dec 14, 2008

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    Dec 22, 2005

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    Dec 13, 2005

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