January 2012

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Bourbon Banana Bread

by on January 30, 2012 · 11 comments

Bourbon Banana Bread

There’s no shame in having a little bourbon for breakfast, right? At least in this case, where it’s baked into banana bread. Then again, you may prefer this bread for a late afternoon snack with coffee or even dessert because it’s sweet, and you can really taste the bourbon. It’s so strong I’m not sure […]


Published on January 30, 2012
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Mary’s Rye Quick Bread

by on January 27, 2012 · 11 comments

Rye Quick Bread

This has been one of those crazy, insane weeks where I barely have time to brush my teeth let alone post a cookie. Given the circumstances, I reached out to my friend Mary at Chew The Fat (creator of awesome breakfast cereal personality tests) and asked if she’d like to share a recipe here on Cookie […]


Published on January 27, 2012
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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s safe to say coconut oil is my new favorite baking product. It won’t replace the flavor of butter, but I love how coconut oil makes pie crusts flakey, gives cookies crispy edges, and adds a dense, soft, moist quality to quick breads. And wouldn’t it be nice if its purported health benefits were true? […]


Published on January 25, 2012
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Pink Lemonade Biscotti

by on January 23, 2012 · 9 comments

pink lemonade biscotti

It seems like forever since I last posted an actual cookie, so here’s one from this morning. I needed something pink and cheery and these fit the bill. They’re fairly lemony with the tablespoon of lemon zest, but if you want to try adding something like a bit of pink lemonade powder or …


Published on January 23, 2012
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Coconut oil pumpkin muffin

If you’re looking for a new pumpkin muffin recipe, here’s one made with coconut oil, coconut palm sugar and whole wheat pastry flour. I tried incorporating some true whole foods into the ingredient list, but having made multiple batches of these over the past few days, I can tell you that substitutes work pretty well. […]


Published on January 21, 2012
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Whole Wheat Swirled Cheesecake Brownies

by on January 20, 2012 · 9 comments

swirled cream cheese brownies

I’m in the midst of a big magazine purge and my latest victim is a stack of Eating Wells from 2004. Turn, turn, read, turn, read, rip, read, rip. I’ve been doing this during dinner while we eat. Nobody cares. Anyway, last night I came across this recipe and ripped it out immediately. There’s no […]


Published on January 20, 2012
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Chocolate Angel Food Cake

by on January 19, 2012 · 11 comments

chocolate angel food cake

My grandmother didn’t enjoy baking, but every year she made the best angel food cake. Covered with her famous seven minute icing, she’d serve it with peppermint ice cream for the ultimate combination of temperatures and textures. The leftovers were even better, because after a day or two the icing would crust over …


Published on January 19, 2012
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More Levain Cookie Clones

by on January 17, 2012 · 30 comments

Levain Clone Better

Having made many, many variations on this cookie over the years, the recipe that I’ve found comes closest is this one. Here’s a photo of the copy cat. And here’s a photo of an actual Levain cookie, which is scraggly and quite brown. The copy cat version is a spin-off of Lisa’s original version from […]


Published on January 17, 2012