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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 ...

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mocha cookies with chocolate buttercream

September 13, 2013

For the moments when only double chocolate will satisfy (Friday afternoon, perhaps?), I bring you mocha cookies with chocolate buttercream. Adding bread flour and cornstarch to the cookie dough results in soft and chewy cookies; thoroughly chilling the dough before baking leads to thick cookies ...

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brown butter & graham snickerdoodles

August 22, 2013

Snickerdoodles are like a worn-in book with pages rumpled from use and the occasional coffee stain from a careless jostle: comforting and enveloping. With the familiar cracked tops and dusting of cinnamon sugar, these pillowy cookies are unmistakably snickerdoodles, yet I like to think of ...

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chocolate-espresso & caramel sandwich cookies

August 5, 2013

It’s official – I’ve developed a slight obsession with sandwich cookies. They’re completely versatile when it comes to flavors and fillings, and so fun to assemble (your kitchen may end up a little sticky in the process, but in this case, I’m willing to make ...

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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 ...