Chocolate

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dipped chocolate peppermint cookies

December 12, 2014

I challenge myself to a new peppermint bark inspired creation each December. Last year I went the cupcake route; this year I’m crushing on cookies. Dipped in peppermint-spiked chocolate and decked with crushed peppermint, these soft batch-style cookies are the epitome of chocolate peppermint bliss. ...

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mocha almond fudge

December 8, 2014

I don’t make much candy throughout the year, but come December, I find myself ready for any and all confections. First up is this impossibly smooth and rich mocha almond fudge, a chocolate lover’s dream! The deep mocha flavor is punctuated by crunchy roasted almonds, ...

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brown butter, cherry & hazelnut biscotti

November 24, 2014

Crunchy cookie lovers of the world, raise your hand! If you’re after a nice crunch, biscotti are your answer. Brown butter and Frangelico (hazelnut liqueur) flavor the gloriously golden cookies, transforming ordinary biscotti into something more sophisticated. Sweet-tart cherries and roasted hazelnuts up the crunch ...

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pecan tassies

November 13, 2014

What is your favorite part of pecan pie? The buttery crust, crunchy pecans, brown sugar filling? These pecan tassies (mini tarts) have it all in one bite, with none of the stress of pie. Your guests (and you!) will love these rich cookie bites with ...

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malted chocolate sandwich cookies

November 11, 2014

These cookies are a remix of the classic frosty chocolate malt. Childhood nostalgia is transformed into fudgy chocolate cookies filled with lusciously smooth malted buttercream. Finely chopped malted milk balls give the cookies an addictive (and completely irresistible) brickle-like texture. Surprise the malt or chocolate ...

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spicy chocolate brownies

October 29, 2014

What is your dream brownie? Fudgy or cakey? With nuts or without? Kicked up with spices, or just pure chocolate goodness? When I recently spotted these gorgeous diner-style frosted brownies, I simply had to try frosted brownies. My dream brownies are these: rich and fudgy ...

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pumpkin chocolate cheesecake bars

October 9, 2014

I like my cheesecake the way I like fudge – in bite-size bars, for all of the indulgence with none of the guilt. With a rich chocolate crust and chocolate swirls, these velvety pumpkin cheesecake bars will please both pumpkin and cheesecake lovers. If cheesecake ...

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trail mix cookies

October 6, 2014

Trail mix cookies are a study in texture and these chewy cookies are loaded with all my favorites: crunchy almonds, buttery cashews, chewy dried cherries, and plenty of chocolate (a trail mix must!). The sweet and salty mix is simply irresistible – don’t be surprised ...

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