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cookie butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

April 18, 2013

How do you like your cookies: thick and chewy, or thin and crispy? These fall somewhere in the middle, thin and sugary crisp on the edges (thank you, brown sugar) with delightfully chewy centers. Made with no butter or flour, these cookies are filled with ...

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March 28, 2013

For long-time readers, it comes as no surprise that though I’m not Italian, I am an Italophile. My passion for Italy’s language and culture extends to its cuisine, of course! Italian almond macaroons originated in Venice during the Renaissance; the name amaretti translates as “little ...

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toblerone cookies

March 21, 2013

If you’re as impatient as I am, you won’t be thrilled to hear that the dough for these Toblerone cookies must be chilled overnight. In the baking world, cookies are akin to instant gratification. However, this baker is here to tell you that some things ...

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chocolate-mint sandwich cookies

February 28, 2013

I know I’ve shared my love of chocolate mint desserts with you previously. For whatever reason, it’s my go-to flavor combination, and one I never tire of. Childhood nostalgia, perhaps? During family trips to the ice cream store, chocolate mint ice cream always found its ...

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lemon, pistachio, & white chocolate cookies

February 25, 2013

I was nibbling on a few Lemon Zing Pistachios the other day, and it dawned on me that pistachios don’t pop up much in my baking repertoire. I don’t dislike the nuts, but when it comes to baking, I’m more likely to reach for almonds ...

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double chocolate biscotti

February 4, 2013

Biscotti remind me of friendships; of hours spent lingering in cozy coffee shops connecting over warm drinks and crunchy cookies. These double chocolate biscotti have a nice crunch without any dryness. Browning the butter is an instant flavor enhancer, and I find a splash of ...

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brownie heart sandwich cookies

January 28, 2013

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and I find myself drawn to every heart-shaped dessert I see. Regardless of your personal feelings about the holiday, it’s the ideal time for a little whimsy. These brownie heart sandwich cookies are a pretty way to embrace hearts: the ...

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oatmeal-pear cookies

January 14, 2013

A wise person once said, “A well-stocked pantry must always have fresh-baked cookies.” I’m inclined to agree with that wisdom – is anything more comforting or joy-inducing than a fresh oatmeal cookie? In this instance I added cookie butter to the batter, along with diced ...