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O’ Henry Bars

by on June 16, 2011 · 16 comments

O Henry

Today’s cookie was inspired by a candy bar introduced in the 1920s called Oh Henry! Made with peanuts, caramel and fudge, some say Oh Henry! was named for a boy who frequented the Williams Candy factory in Chicago, where the bar was invented. Nobody really knows, but claims that it was named after the author […]


Published on June 16, 2011
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Gluten Free Chickpea Brownie Bites

by on September 11, 2010 · 13 comments

Chickpea Brownies

Gluten free brownies made in mini muffin tins.


Published on September 11, 2010
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A few days ago I posted a picture of a cookie I bought from Urth Caffe in Los Angeles. The wrapper reeled me in – “wheat free, dairy free, egg free, guilt free!” It sounded pretty horrible, really. But it was delicious! Part of why it was so good was the barley flour which to […]


Published on May 28, 2009
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nutty oaty cookies

I stumbled across today’s cookie while looking for something else. At first I thought it was a regular oatmeal cookie, but upon further inspection of the recipe I saw that it was a wheat free cookie made with nut and oat flours. I didn’t have any of the nut flours mentioned, but I did have almonds, […]


Published on January 31, 2009
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Black Bean Brownies

by on January 8, 2009 · 21 comments

Agave Black Bean Brownies

A few months ago I bought a bottle of agave nectar to use in this recipe from 101 Cookbooks. The idea of black beans in brownies didn’t bother me as much as the idea of using agave, which I thought I would not like. Luckily, I was wrong. The agave tasted quite pleasant and was […]


Published on January 8, 2009
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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

by on December 22, 2008 · 14 comments

Flourless Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Top 5 Update: A no-brainer peanut butter cookie recipe that actually tastes good. Today’s recipe comes from Taste of Home via a blog called Food, Family and Friends. It’s a great recipe for kids who are on holiday break and looking for something to do. This required very little adult supervision. I put all the […]


Published on December 22, 2008
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Barney Butter Monsters

by on November 29, 2008 · 23 comments

almond butter monster cookies

Monster Cookies are (usually) flourless cookies of oats, nuts and chocolate held together by a mixture of eggs, sugar and peanut butter…..a lot of it. Today I tried making Monster Cookies with almond butter — specifically, Barney Butter. Barney Butter is named after Jennifer Barney, who created it as an alternative to peanut butter. So […]


Published on November 29, 2008
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Food & Wine Chocolate-Almond Bars

by on November 14, 2008 · 19 comments

Chocolate Almond Bars

Today’s cookie is from Food & Wine, and I have to say I felt a little bit sorry for it. It’s a great cookie, but it’s in the “Tasting in Testing” section and does not have a photo to accompany it. Furthermore, it’s completely overshadowed by the Christmas Cookies from Baking’s Biggest Talents …


Published on November 14, 2008