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Biscotti Thins

This is one of my all-time favorite cookie recipes, though I can’t say I’ve ever made it the same way twice. These thinly sliced biscotti can be made with almost any kind of chopped dried fruit, nut, candy and flavorings. This version is pretty basic and calls for pecans, white chips and dried cranberries – […]

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Published on July 7, 2014
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Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

The Fourth of July is around the corner, and I feel bad about not posting something red, white and blue. I guess I piqued with the flag cake. Maybe I’ll make something with red, white and blue sprinkles just to get in the spirit, but for now here’s a good cookie.  These are dense and […]

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Published on July 2, 2014
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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Some friends requested a batch of cookies made with white chocolate and macadamia nuts, but I have a lot of recipes and couldn’t decide which version to make. There’s my old favorite version which calls for one egg and 1 3/4 cups flour, and this one one, which is similar but has a second egg […]

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Published on June 27, 2014
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lemon cookies

Today’s cookies resulted from an attempt to use up half a box of lemon flavored instant pudding mix. I made a half batch using the 1.7 oz of remaining pudding mix and liked the cookies so much I went to the store for more lemon pudding mix!  I can’t wait to serve these to my […]

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Published on June 21, 2014
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Fudge Brownies

Last week I posted a recipe for brownies that are delicious, but a little on the thin side. As an experiment, I decided to try decreasing the pan size to make them thicker. It sounds simple, but sometimes changing the pan size throws off the baking time and I wasn’t sure it would work. One […]

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Published on June 20, 2014
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Caramel Frosted Cookies

by on June 18, 2014 · 7 comments

Caramel Drops

These cookies were inspired by some I saw in a little coffee shop on the North Shore of Chicago. I have no idea what recipe they used, but the cookies were puffy, covered with caramel frosting, and had a drizzle of chocolate.    I created my own version yesterday morning, and the family gave them […]

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Published on June 18, 2014
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Oatella Cookies From Food and Wine

by on June 16, 2014 · 3 comments

Oatella Cookies

Today’s cookies are from my favorite issue of Food & Wine Magazine, the “Best New Chefs” issue – July 2014. I’m only familiar with Paul Qui, but I enjoyed reading about the others and like to pretend I will someday eat at their restaurants. Until then, there are cookies! These were created by Dagmara Kokonas […]

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Published on June 16, 2014
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Fudge Brownies With a Shiny Top

by on June 10, 2014 · 2 comments

Shiny Top Brownies

I made a batch of brownies this week and got the coveted shiny, crackly, top. Not that there’s anything wrong with dull-topped or frosted brownies, but if pulling out a pan of shiny brownies makes you happy, here’s some interesting info that came with a (different) brownie recipe in the June 2000 issue of Cook’s […]

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Published on June 10, 2014