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White Chip Chocolate Brownie Cookies

by on May 26, 2014 · 1 comment

Chewy Chocolate Brownie Cookies

If you’re looking for a fairly easy recipe for dense, chewy, double chocolate chip or white chip cookies, this one always gets good reviews. I can’t pinpoint exactly why people like these cookies so much, but I think it’s the texture. The key to the texture is shortening, which has a higher melting point than […]

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Published on May 26, 2014
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Iced Lemon Sugar Cookies

by on May 23, 2014 · 2 comments

Iced Lemon Cookies

I made these as an excuse to try a new brand of organic butter.  Normally I would have used the store brand or Land o’ Lakes, but the cash register spit out a free coupon for the organic kind, and since butter is more expensive than ever these days, I was pretty happy to redeem […]


Published on May 23, 2014
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Molina

I forgot to post this on May 15, which I’m sure all of you know was National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, so here it is. Aside from being a good cookie recipe, it’s an excuse to tell you about a brand of vanilla I recently bought called Molina. My favorite Mexican vanilla of all time […]


Published on May 18, 2014
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More Black and White Cookies

by on April 27, 2014 · 3 comments

Black and White Cookies

I’ve always been kind of a traditionalist with Black and White Cookies. To get that tiny hint of lemon flavor, I use a bit of lemon zest; and for the topping, I tend to stick with the smooth, shiny-setting fondant even though it never tastes as good as buttercream. I thought I was being “authentic”, […]


Published on April 27, 2014
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Spirited Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today’s recipe comes courtesy of two good friends: Maris, who posted it on In Good Taste;and Lisa, who created “Sweet William’s Spirited Chocolate Chip Cookies” in honor of her son, William. His birthday was yesterday and he would have been 26.  Lisa made him a carrot cake with “warm spices and no nuts”, which makes […]


Published on April 23, 2014
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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

It’s been a while since I posted a good oatmeal raisin cookie, so here’s one I made today using some Indonesian cassia cinnamon — and a lot of it! I used a whole teaspoon and a half, but the cinnamon wasn’t overpowering at all. Maybe because Indonesian cassia is just not a very strong cinnamon? […]


Published on April 20, 2014
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Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s been a while since I posted a chocolate chip cookie recipe. In fact lately I’ve been kind of stuck on the New York Times recipe. It’s consistently good, and I usually have bread flour around, so using two kinds of flour (bread and cake) is convenient. I thought I was all set in …


Published on March 28, 2014
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I hadn’t planned on having a sugar cookie baking marathon this week, but I was tired of chocolate and felt like experimenting. Specifically, I wanted to see if using Wondra in cut-out cookies would make a difference.  The answer?  Well, I think it was yes! So what is Wondra?   I remember it as the flour […]


Published on February 20, 2014