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Snickerdoodles from Classic Cookies with Modern Twists

These German cookies have been popular, but never “dominant.” They just appear on home tables for families with European origins. Sometimes they will appear in a bakery showcase if you visit the “right” part of town. There is a revival, at least of name, with as an example Dunkin’ Donuts offering a snickerdoodle cookie latte.…

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Almond-Olive Oil Sable Cookies with Chocolate from Theo Chocolate

My wife is a nice Jewish girl from Brooklyn, where the only olive trees are in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, under glass. And her great-grandparents and grandparents emigrated from Poland where, again, any olive trees have to be grown indoors. Yet Suzi craves olives as if she was living under palm trees with her own…

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Gooey Double-Chocolate Mocha Cookies from Theo Chocolate

The word “gooey” is increasing popular. If you use the Google Ngram app, you can track a history of word usage all the way back to 1800. Gooey did not appear at all until about 1900. Usage crept up to 1940, leveled until the early 1960’s and now doubles every 10 years or so. People…

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Oatmeal Scotchies from Cookie Love by Mindy Segal

It’s the second week of January and I have to meet my New Year’s resolution to make one great cookie a week. And again I turn to Cookie Love by Mindy Segal. Her story for this cookie is funny. She’s a cookie genius. She can make anything. Actually, she couldn’t. She could never master that…

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