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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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Butter Crumb Coffee Cake from Carole Walter

If it is Sunday morning, and we need coffee cake, there is just one place to go: Great Coffee Cakes, Sticky Buns, Muffins & More by Carole Walter. This is THE definitive guide to get you through Sunday. Or Monday, or any day where breakfast needs to be better. Carole is a perfectionist. You can…

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Dark Chocolate Brownies from Caramel by Carole Bloom

In her book Caramel, Carole Bloom calls these Caramel Layered Dark Chocolate Brownies. Simple calling these Decadent Chocolate Brownies might have been a tad more accurate. These are exceptional. And I do bet you can just eat one. Do not make these if you need to sleep sometime in the next eight hours. I know. I…

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Black Sesame and Lime Cake from The Cardamom Trail by Chetna Makan

Sometimes you see a picture in a cookbook, and you know right then you have to make it. So the top picture here is from The Cardamom Trail by Chetna Makan. She started life in India but ended up a finalist on cooking shows in England. She always loved baking and she grew up with…

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