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salted oatmeal toffee cookies

March 6, 2014

Oatmeal toffee cookies are an old favorite that I’ve made again and again, unintentionally memorizing the recipe with each batch. While the cookie texture has always been spot-on (soft and chewy), I found the last round a bit too sweet and one-dimensional; it was time ...

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english toffee

December 16, 2013

With Christmas nearly upon us, it’s time to talk edible gifts for the dessert lovers in your life. First up is English toffee, for the person who adores toffee as much, if not more so, than chocolate. Brown sugar and a shot of whiskey intensifies ...

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apple crumble bars

September 30, 2013

A winning dessert is one you are forced to hide from yourself so that you won’t eat the entire pan in one sitting. These bars are that kind of dessert: caramelized apple slices plus layers of cinnamon-graham crumbs and a sprinkle of toffee bits all ...

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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 ...

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cookie butter-toffee bars

January 10, 2013

Just when I thought nothing could top cookie butter, I tasted crunchy cookie butter. Now on the shelves at Trader Joe’s, I tried a spoonful as soon as I returned home from the store (taste testing is a tough job, but someone has to do ...

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chocolate-toffee surprise cupcakes + oxo giveaway

November 19, 2012

Saturday marked two years since the creation of Tutti Dolci! I like to celebrate life’s occasions with cupcakes, so I baked up these chocolate-toffee surprise cupcakes. (I also shared these with my dad for his birthday, and I’m happy to say they were a hit ...

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peanut butter brownie bites

April 26, 2012

In my quest to reduce waste and stretch my creativity, I like to challenge myself in the kitchen. I’ll sort through the refrigerator or pantry, and plan a meal or dessert from ingredients I have on hand instead of running out to the store to ...

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chocolate-toffee blondies

January 25, 2012

In what feels like a former lifetime, I frequented a ubiquitous coffee shop for after school study sessions and Saturday outings. My favorite snack was a cookie-bar hybrid, filled with chunks of chocolate and toffee. While those bars disappeared from the pastry case long ago ...

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