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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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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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Key Lime Coins: Tender Gems Dusted in Powdered Sugar

What do you do for dessert as the New Year begins to unwind? You may be desserted out, in need of something light, a bit sweet, maybe with just a bit of a bite. As soon as I saw this recipe I had to make it. I’m a sucker for anything coated in powdered sugar…

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Holiday Idea: White Chocolate Coconut Cake from Sweet by Valerie Gordon

Would you like a White Christmas? You can have one. You can bake one up. All you need is some white chocolate, some coconut, and some happy time in your kitchen. This magnificent cake is from Sweet by Valerie Gordon. On the outside, there is a white chocolate buttercream frosting. On the inside, there is…

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