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Peanut Butter Thumbprints with Strawberry Lambic Jam from Cookie Love by Mindy Segal

It's 4th of July Weekend. You need dessert. American dessert. Cookies. Peanut butter. Strawberries. And beer. Thankfully, no barbecue sauce, although the taste here will be that intense. What can you do with some fresh, first-of-the-summer strawberries and a bottle of beer? Lambic beer, actually, providing a cidery, almost berry taste. You could make jam.…

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Cocoa Mint Crisps from The Complete Cookie

When I want a good cookie, I make it. Packaged cookies in the store can be okay, but they are often hard, rock hard. They have to be to survive a truck journey of hundreds of miles from factory — not bakery — to your store shelves. If those cookies were delicate, you’d end up…

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The Black Sabbath Sandwich Cookies from Mindy Segal

Goodness, it is already March 7th. I kinda remember making some New Year's Resolutions. Kinda. Don’t you hate how by early March half of your good intentions have already been lost in the snow of your selective memory? Lost. Not remembed at all. I don't remember them so I don't have any guilt about even…

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TBT Recipe: Juliet’s Kisses from La Dolce Vita by Michele Scicolone

I first posted this recipe three years ago. And every couple of months since, when I have wanted a cookie, a great cookie, I've returned to it. These display the power of confectioner's sugar combined with cocoa: you achieve a soft texture that is like a chocolate pillow. And as comforting. Here's the original post. Bake…

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