Parisian Macarons and Meringue Cookies

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Chocolate Meringue Sandwich Cookies

by on October 12, 2014 · 5 comments

Chocolate Meringue Sandwich

I was going to hold off and post this recipe closer to Christmas or around the time most people started thinking about cookie exchanges, but these were so good I couldn’t wait! They’re cute, easy, and don’t require a lot of ingredients. Another nice thing about these cookies is that they freeze well. …


Published on October 12, 2014
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Chocolate Pecan Meringues

by on December 20, 2013 · 3 comments

Mergingue Cookies

My sister-in-law mentioned Forgotten Cookies the other day, and now I’m kind of obsessed with them. Plus, I discovered a new addition — Saltines. I saw the technique of adding crushed Saltines to meringue pie crusts recently, and figured it would work in cookies. The crackers perk up the texture  making it crispier and firmer, […]


Published on December 20, 2013
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Date Nut Chocolate Chip Meringues

by on September 26, 2013 · 5 comments

Date Nut Meringue Cookies

I probably should have held off until December to post this because it’s the perfect “cookie exchange” cookie, but I’m not that patient and life is short. Plus, this recipe is perfect for fall when my favorite nuts are in season. Of course if you live somewhere where different nuts are in season, use those. […]


Published on September 26, 2013
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Great Macaron Base and Filling

by on November 26, 2011 · 13 comments


I made my first batch of Parisian style macarons back in June. They tasted great, and I was really proud of them at the time even though they were far from perfect. Today, I took another stab at it using two different recipes and I think I’ve made some progress.  And even though I’m new […]


Published on November 26, 2011
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Parisian Macarons (First Try)

by on June 23, 2011 · 14 comments

Vanilla Macarons

It took me a while, but this weekend I finally made the Parisian style macarons I’d vowed to try after tasting some at Bouchon Bakery. The fact Todd had fallen in love with them was a key motivator, and I figured Father’s Day would be a good excuse to try making one of his new […]


Published on June 23, 2011
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Forgotten Cookies

by on April 8, 2010 · 7 comments


Consider this Part II of the Custard with Whipped Cream and Blackberries post, because it’s what you can do with the two leftover egg whites. This version of Forgotten Cookies, named because you put them in the oven and forget about them for 8 hours, calls for butterscotch chips and nuts. But of course …


Published on April 8, 2010
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Maya Gold Chocolate Crackle Tops

by on June 17, 2008 · 31 comments

Maya Gold Cookies

The Maya believed that the end of the world as we know it will occur December 21, 2012. With the state of the things today, I think about this a lot. And usually out loud to Todd because I know he’ll say something like “If the Mayas were so smart, then how come you don’t […]


Published on June 17, 2008
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Double Chocolate Meringues

by on December 6, 2007 · 3 comments

Chocolate Meringues

Meringue experiment number 2. All in all, very good, but I need to get a few more opinions. Like the others, these are crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. Double Chocolate Meringues 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 2 large egg whites 1/4 […]


Published on December 6, 2007