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meyer lemon cloud cookies

January 7, 2014

My affinity for anything Meyer lemon runs deep (previously: Meyer lemon-brown butter bars, Meyer lemon pound cake, Meyer lemon madeleines). In addition to my own tree, I was gifted a bag filled with the fragrant beauties. Cookies were in order, but not just any cookie ...

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jam pinwheel cookies

December 11, 2013

Apparently this week is unofficially cookie week! Cookies are everywhere: Pinterest, Instagram, and featured on all my must-read blogs. I’m jumping on the trend – if there was ever a time for cookies, it’s now. These slice-and-bake pinwheel cookies are easy to make ahead and ...

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cranberry-orange biscotti

December 8, 2013

Biscotti are one of my go-to homemade gifts and when you start with a solid base recipe, the flavor variations are endless. Whether you crave double chocolate, classic almond, orange-pecan, or cranberry-orange, a jar filled with biscotti is always appreciated. The light and crunchy cookies ...

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flourless chocolate-hazelnut cookies

December 2, 2013

Back-to-back cookie posts can only mean one thing: cookie season is officially upon us! No matter how full life becomes, I always leave room for a quick batch of cookies. These flourless chocolate-hazelnut wonders fit into my schedule easily – the dough comes together in ...

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chocolate, cherry & pecan cookies

November 29, 2013

It’s time for one of my favorite things: pulling out the glittering Christmas ornaments and dazzling white lights, decking the halls with festive sparkle. Fresh baked cookies and a mug of hot cocoa are almost a requirement; at the very least, both small pleasures remind ...

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frosted maple leaf cookies

November 21, 2013

I love the look of roll-out cookies, but I often find them lacking in the taste department. These frosted maple leaf cookies are no such cookie – nutty brown butter and maple syrup add incredible depth of flavor. To take the deliciousness one step further, ...

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cream cheese cinnamon chip cookies

October 21, 2013

I’m calling these cookies deceptive. If you’re anything like me, you’ll start off with one or two before realizing you’ve polished off a half-dozen in one sitting. The secret? Swapping some of the butter with cream cheese. For an incredibly soft and buttery rich cookie, ...

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toasted oatmeal-pecan cookies

September 23, 2013

I first posted this cookie recipe in March 2012 when I baked a batch to share with Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun. I arrived at her San Francisco cookbook signing on a dreary day with cello bag of cookies in hand (surely ...