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Chewy Chocolate Drop Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Drop Cookies

Well, Happy New Year, everybody! Sure, it’s only a month and a half late, and three and a half months since my last blog post, but who’s counting? Where have I been? I started a new job about six months ago (has it been that long? Holy crap.) in which I am mistress of all […]

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Coconut Macaroons and Confections of a Master Baker

Coconut Macaroons and Confections of a Master Baker

A few weeks ago, Stephanie to participate in The Edible Word for Confections of a (Closet) Master Baker by Gesine Bullock-Prado. The rules were to “pick a dish that she mentions in the book or an ingredient that she talks about. Find a recipe or create a recipe for that dish, pastry or ingredient, and […]

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Happy Independence Day!

Wishing you, your friends and your family a festive and fun-filled 4th of July! Glazed Sugar Cookies For the cookies:3/4 cups butter, softened1 cups white sugar2 eggs2.5 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, […]

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Heart Shaped Samoas

Do you follow Nic’s Baking Bites ? It’s filled with lots of tempting sweets and a week doesn’t go by without a post that makes me drool. Nic is especially good at recreating beloved recipes, especially Girl Scout cookies. She’s got Thin Mints, Homemade Do-Si-Dos , Homemade Tagalongs and, Shane’s favorite, Samoas. So for Valentine’s […]

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Lace Cookies (Now Gluten Free!)

I’ve written about these before but here I go again: these cookies are really so delicious that they’re irresistible. Lace cookies (aka, Florentines) are crispy, wafer thin cookies with an amazing carmelized sugar and browned butter flavor that sandwich a thin layer of dark chocolate. Jenny is throwing a party on Sunday and wanted a […]

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Eggnog Cookies

Over at Culinary in the Desert, Joe posted his recipe for Eggnog Spiced Spritz Cookies as part of his holiday baking spree. “Mmmm,” I thought. “Those sound like the ones my mom makes.” So I went off in search of my cookie press. And came up empty. I can’t remember the last time I used […]

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Orange Cardamom Cookies

Do you like my Truman Capote snowman? Looking for a tasty alternative to sugar cookies? Give these lovely cookies a try. I love their warm orangey flavor; it’s such a nice, spiced departure from the traditional cut-out cookie. You don’t have to frost them, but the citrus icing really pulls everything together.Orange Cardamom Cookies (source) […]

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Honey Mound Cookies

Another recipe from blog favorite, Mark Pescatore: This is an OLD recipe, one my family has been since before I was born, a gem from a cookbook from yesteryear. Understand that this is a cookie that tastes better a day after you make it. When you pop one in your mouth fresh out of the […]

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Wookie’s Snickerdoodles

When I asked the kids last week what kind of cookie they’d want for Christmas if they could have only one kind, Sadie said, “Lace cookies.” Kian said, “Snickerdoodles.” My goal was to find out what cookies they really, really loved, so that we could all make, and enjoy, those cookies together. Lace cookies are […]

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Chocolate Dipped Butter Cookies

For my mom’s birthday (which is today) I offered to bake her anything she liked. Always a butter cookie lover, she requested: A butter cookie that is partially dipped in chocolate. You know, like the old fashioned delicious cookies that bakeries used to make themselves before they bought them wholesale from large commercial bakeries made […]

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