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  • Mayan Mystery Chocolate Cookies

    Spicy Chocolate Mayan Cookies

    July 23rd, 2016

    Fear not the chocolate fire ball; a little spice never hurt any chocoholic (at least not permanently). Mixing savory and weird flavors with chocolate is all the rage these days (remember my Bacon Brownies?  I trepidatiously jumped on that bandwagon, if you even consider bacon a daring choice.).  I’ve tried chocolate-covered gummy bears recently, and I […]

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  • Green Tea Shortbread with Lemon Curd and Pistachio Brittle

    Green Tea Shortbread with Lemon Curd and Pistachio Brittle

    May 14th, 2016

    I made this dessert last year when I was trying to (unsuccessfully) impress the people from The Food Network.  I wanted (breathlessly) to be on their Spring Baking Challenge and in the process of pretending I was The Baking Shizit, I made a crapload of spring desserts that I’m now ready to share with you- because […]

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  • Marshmallow Chocolate Cookie Bars

    Marshmallow Chocolate Cookie Bars

    March 12th, 2016

    You have two options here, my baking friend, and I won’t judge you either way you take this kitchen crossroads: From Scratch: bake your little heart out, champ.  Make the chocolate chip cookies like the industrious worker bee that you are (or is it the ants who are industrious?).  Get flour on your apron.  Get […]

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  • PB Oatmeal Cookies

    Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

    January 16th, 2016

    Sometimes I surprise myself, and not in a good, surprise-party sort of way. Sometimes I do stupid things, which isn’t news to you (like almost burning down our condo, or regularly burning everything I put in the bottom rack of our devil’s-spawn-of-an-oven, or forgetting the date of my Grandmother’s 101st birthday last month because I can’t […]

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  • White Chocolate Pistachio Cookies

    White Chocolate Pistachio Cookies

    January 2nd, 2016

    It’s been too long since I’ve put white chocolate and pistachio together (one year, five months, and fourteen days, but who’s obsessing about it or anything?).  For this inexplicably long amount of inexcusable time, I am sorry.  But I know I’ll redeem myself with this reunion-party-in-a-cookie. I’m a people-pleaser so I’ll do what it takes to […]

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  • Oatmeal Date Cookies

    Oatmeal Date Cookies

    December 19th, 2015

    Dates, huh? Oh yes. If you, like me, love stuffing a good handful of raisins in your mouth- because they’re really just candy dressed as heathy, dried up fruit- then hold on tight.  Dates are even better. Remember when I made the Date Squares?  (If not, drop everything, go the the store and get the ingredients, […]

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  • Cinnamon Sugar Palmiers

    Cinnamon Sugar Palmiers

    December 6th, 2015

      I love baking things with French names because they make me sound like a better baker than I really am or ever will be.  We all know that French = Fancy, and you can’t deny it.  Doesn’t the Apple Gateau Breton with Salted Caramel Sauce sound so much better than Apple Cake with Salted […]

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  • Chocolate Candy Ganache Cookie

    Baby Ruth Ganache Cookie

    November 7th, 2015

    Who knew that Baby Ruth chocolate bars were so good?  Did you get the memo? I had my first one ever last month and now I’m worried about my clothes fitting me because let’s just say I’ve had more than one since last month. (I’m maybe worried about my above-average cholesterol too, but let’s be […]

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  • Almond Butterscotch Biscotti

    Almond Butterscotch Biscotti

    October 24th, 2015

    It’s been a long time since I’ve made biscotti, so this is what you’re getting this week. I’ve had the tube of almond paste burning a hole in the Miscellaneous Baking Drawer (the one with the pomegranate molasses, yeast, gelatin, and weird flours that I’ll probably never use again) for a few months now, possibly perilously […]

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  • Paleo Chai Spice Cookies

    Paleo Chai Spice Cookies

    August 29th, 2015

    Oh, chai.  Sigh.  Everyone loves you, it seems. Oh, Paleo diet.  Every other person loves you, too. So why not marry the chai lovers with the people eating perfectly-Paleo, with a capital P (really- Paleo has earned its own capital P)?  Done. I stumbled across this recipe because I’ve been wondering about eating a bit […]

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  • Healthy Chocolate Avocado Cookies

    Healthy Chocolate Avocado Cookies

    August 8th, 2015

    I know these cookies sound gross.  (Unless you’re the type who loves avocados, and if that’s the case, this is your fantasy sit-on-the-couch-binge-food.  So pull up a blanket and get ready for your guilt-free cookie feeding.) This recipe is so healthy that it deserves to taste like a combination of prison mush and cardboard (that might […]

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  • Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

    July 18th, 2015

    Oatmeal and raisin has had the spotlight for years.  Let’s screw the raisins for a while and give chocolate its chance to shine (since chocolate has been under appreciated for so, so many years). Sometimes chocolate chunks have a place, and when it comes to oatmeal, it basically always has a place.  (Hey- why don’t […]

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  • Flourless Double Chocolate Cookies

    Flourless Double Chocolate Cookies

    May 30th, 2015

    Wow. Imagine a fluffy and light cookie, full of rich chocolate flavor, that’s somehow chewy and dense, too. It’s a contradiction.  It’s seemingly impossible.  And it’s happening folks, right here and now. Your gluten free friends will finally like you.  Your belly will probably like you better too.  There’s no downside to these, so stop arguing […]

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  • Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies

    Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies

    May 24th, 2015

    You need time to bake these, so don’t make them if you’re a diabetic and need a hit of sugar to sustain your life. If, however, you have a couple of hours, you really should make these. Here’s what you need to know about this dessert: Meringue cookies are light and airy.  So while they […]

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  • Cashew White Chocolate Cherry Cookies

    Cashew White Chocolate Cherry Cookies

    May 10th, 2015

    Have you seen ‘Still Alice’?  Yeah well, I might have early onset Alzheimers like that character with the red hair who won the Academy Award.  (I’m not even joking- I can’t remember her name right now.  Reinforcing my point.) I was at the store yesterday morning and bought cashews and a bar of white chocolate […]

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  • Giant Chocolate Chip and Cherry Cookies

    Giant Chocolate Chip and Cherry Cookies

    April 18th, 2015

    Chocolate and cherry.  Sigh. It really is a classic combo, but just lesser known on the whole rung of Famous Chocolate Combinations (you know- the ladder where almond, mint, peanut butter and caramel kind of rule).  Cherry is kind of down there with orange and raspberry, but no less worthy of being paired with the King […]

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  • PBCookieBrownies

    Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies

    March 21st, 2015

    Imagine you’re sitting there eating a peanut butter cookie, but all of a sudden the cookie is enveloped in The World’s Greatest Fudge Brownie. That cookie just got about 600 times better, didn’t it? I need to be clear: this recipe isn’t about taking a massively good brownie and simply swirling PB into it (been […]

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  • Hazelnut Chocolate Cookies

    Hazelnut Double Chocolate Cookies

    March 18th, 2015

    Dear Hazelnuts, Oh, how I’ve missed you.  Where have you been? I let us grow apart, and I take responsibility for that.  I have to admit that I let pecans and walnuts rule the nut roost ’round these parts, and I forgot about how freaking good you can be- all toasted and fragrant and nutty […]

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