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Buckwheat Double Dark Chocolate Brownie Cookies

GF Buckwheat Double Dark Chocolate Brownie Cookies The time has come for whole grains and whole grain flours to be a permanent part of our pantry. Flour used to mean “all-purpose” and it still has its place, but if you haven’t branched out yet to all of the very interesting and flavorful options, you are […]

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Smoky Gouda Biscotti

Never had savory biscotti? Domenica Marchetti wants to change that. Her book Ciao Biscottiis filled with sweet classics, several savory options and a hefty sprinkling of brand new takes on this classic twice-baked cookie. This Smoky Gouda Biscotti features two kinds of paprika – sweet and smoky. Don’t skimp on either as they bring the […]

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Browned Butter and Toberlone Biscotti

Decadent Browned Butter and Toberlone Biscotti   I have a soft spot for single subject cookbooks. I like taking a deep dive into a particular baking genre and peeking into the mind of the author who has spent a concentrated amount if time studying the particular item at hand. I was a bit surprised to […]

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Citrus-Glazed Madeleines

Classic Madeleines With a Citrus Twist When Sarah Tenaglia writes a book, I want to read it. Sarah began her career as a pastry chef at Chez Panisse and we crossed paths during her tenure at Bon Appetit magazine where she was food editor and head of the renowned test kitchen. Sarah has an exquisite […]

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Rainbow Cookies

Rainbow Cookies from Saveur   I grew up in NYC and while many people associate these cookies with the winter holidays, the Italian bakeries in my neck of the woods always offered these year-round. They perk up a cookie tray like no other. The colors are what draw the eye, but truth be told, their […]

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Chocolate-Dipped Pistachio Florentines

Irresistible Chocolate-Dipped Pistachio Florentines from Saveur If I had to pick one cookie that I finds hard to resist it is a Florentine. This classic crispy cookie made with caramelized sugar, rich with butter and cream and the contrasting textures of nuts or dried or candied fruit makes for an elegant and often irresistible treat. I […]

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Chocolate-Orange Gingersnap Drops

No-Bake, Super-Easy Chocolate-Orange Gingersnap Drops I received a copy of The Messy Bakerbook by Charmian Christie and was immediately drawn in by the title. Baking can be a messy business. Believe me, I would never let a bride see her cake in the midst of being prepared. There are some ugly phases! Not to mention the […]

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Homemade Devil Dogs

Devil Dogs Better Than Store-bought Before you think this is taking DIY too far consider the fact that packaged Devil Dogs are filled with all kinds of ingredients that you would never stock in your pantry. That said, there is something irresistible about soft cocoa cakes sandwiched around fluffy marshmallow filling. This is comfort food […]

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Peanut Butter Peanut Brittle Cookies

  Mindy Segal has struck a cord with her book Cookie Love. I have always been a proponent of imperfection, even with my wedding cakes. I want my baked goods to look like they were made by hand, with love. That they have soul. Cookies are a funny thing. Think about the term “cookie cutter”. […]

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Cocoa Nib Hot Fudge Rugelach

Cocoa Nib Hot Fudge Rugelach from Mindy Segal   If I am indebted to Mindy Segal for just one thing, it might be her concept of chocolate “cracklins”. Let me explain – and look at the image above! I have certainly had the experience of making cookies of some sort and having them go awry. […]

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Ancient Grain Chocolate Chip Cookies

These whole grain chocolate chip cookies feature millet flour, GF oats, tapioca starch and chia seeds and uses both maple syrup and cane sugar for a gentle sweetness. Either coconut oil or butter can be used for the fat. This nutritious approach to a favorite dessert is from Bob’s Red Mill Everyday Gluten-Free Cookbookby Camilla […]

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The Best Three-Ingredient Cookies aka Peanut Butter Cookies

 The Easiest and Best Peanut Butter Cookies OK so I didn’t make this recipe up. It is all over the place in various guises and I have to say, it is a brilliant recipe. How can you not love a three-ingredient recipe that happens to use standard pantry ingredients, comes together in mere seconds – […]

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Toffee Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Pecans

Toffee, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chunks = Heaven These cookies, as seen above, were baked using the convection feature of the Test Kitchen oven as an experiment. Read all about Baking with Convection Ovens for more details. (The batch below were baked in a conventional radiant oven at 375°F using the same visual cues for doneness). These Toffee Peanut […]

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Cacao Nib Meringues

Giant Meringues with Cacao Nibs and Cocoa The first time I saw Giant Meringues was way back in the 1970s in Paris. I knew what meringue cookies were, but these gargantuan orbs bore no resemblance to what I was used to. The Parisian ones were baked to a soft off-white, almost beige, which brought out […]

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Matcha Chocolate Chip Meringues

No, your monitor isn’t playing tricks on you. These Matcha Chocolate Chip Meringues are indeed a very pale green. Matcha is ground green tea and it lends the color to these cookies as well as a pleasantly bitter and vegetal flavor. I also happen to love it with chocolate. Here it is paired with semisweet […]

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Bacon Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

Bacon in Your Oatmeal Cookies? Oh Yes. I have a thing about oatmeal cookies. They must be chewy. Must. I can enjoy a crispy cookie that contains oatmeal – oatmeal lace cookies come to mind – but to me those are a buttery, crispy cookie that happens to contain oatmeal. When I hear or read […]

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Biscoff-Stuffed Snickerdoodles

Cinnamon Sugar Topped Cookies Stuffed with Biscoff Have you ever heard of Biscoff? After reading through this recipe from Katrina Bahl and her Biscoff Truffle Mousse Cheesecake you will be intrigued and possibly smitten. It is a “cookie spread” made from the famous and cult-worthy Belgian cookies. Both the cookies and the spread have a […]

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Ginger Cookies

Ginger Cookies Healthy Enough to Enjoy During Pregnancy Tara Mataraza Desmond and I have a couple of things in common – twins! But beyond that we also share a love of cooking and baking. She set her sites on creating a cookbook to nourish mothers and babies during pregnancy. Ginger has long been known to […]

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