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Milk Bar Blueberry-and-Cream Cookies

by on January 11, 2010 · 20 comments

Blueberries-and-Cream Cookie

Last summer we went to New York where I made a special trip to Milk Bar to try some of their famous cookies. Out of the three I bought — Compost, Peanut butter and Cornflake Cookies, my favorite was the Compost Cookie which by now you probably know includes potato chips, pretzels and coffee grounds. […]

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Published on January 11, 2010
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Golden Eggs

by on September 13, 2009 · 8 comments

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Today’s recipe is from Gesine Bullock-Prado’s book Confections of a Closet Master Baker. It’s a yellow cake so light people might mistake it for a donut – especially if you use fresh nutmeg. Gesine named these “Golden Eggs” because she bakes the batter in egg shaped molds, but if you don’t have those, you can […]

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Published on September 13, 2009
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Malted Big Wheels

by on June 15, 2009 · 16 comments

big-wheel-cookie

Back in 1956, this recipe made it to the finals of the Pillsbury Bake-Off.  I guess back in the fifties oversize cookies were innovative, and the fact that this cookie had malted milk powder in the dough and frosting made it even more unique.  The cookie didn’t win a cash prize,  but it must be […]

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Published on June 15, 2009
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pecan cookies

Well, I drove on the highway today and am still alive. Hooray! I do it every day, but in little stretches. Today I had to do a long stretch and was anxious about it for the past week, but now it’s done and I celebrated with a new cookie. If this recipe …

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Published on March 10, 2009
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White Chocolate Eggnog Cookies

by on December 15, 2008 · 6 comments

eggnog cookies

This is a recipe from yesterday. I was craving eggnog, even though I don’t really like it. Maybe I was craving nutmeg or maybe it was bourbon, but it felt like an eggnog craving so I decided to put eggnog flavors into cookies. Using the same dough-base as the blissful cranberry cookies, I …

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Published on December 15, 2008
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Double Chocolate Mashed Potato Brownies

by on November 28, 2008 · 16 comments

Mashed Potato Brownies

Happy Black Friday. I haven’t ventured out of the house yet because I’m too busy basking in the glow of Thanksgiving success. Everything turned out great — even the turkey, though it tested my patience. The fancy digital thermometer said the turkey was done an hour earlier than anticipated. I didn’t believe the thermometer, cut […]

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Published on November 28, 2008
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Cranberry Cookies

As much as I love San Diego, it would be hard to move because I’d have to say goodbye to H.E.B. grocery store.  Trader Joe’s is great, but I’ve grown attached to H.E.B.. And I’m not the only one — The Scabs wrote a song about it. I read somewhere Bob Schneider lost his …

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Published on November 12, 2008
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Collard Greens Cake

by on October 11, 2008 · 11 comments

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Published on October 11, 2008