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Sour Cream Cookies and Frosting

  Sour cream and chocolate are intimately compatible. The overlay of flavors in your mouth is rewardingly confusing. Here are two recipes from Mable Hoffman’s Chocolate Cookery, a paperback gem from 1978. The cookie is puffy, but not soft. It bakes to the point of being firm, and the nuts inside provide a crunch. There…

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Kris Kringle’s Christmas Chocolate Crinkles

Try to say this post title five times, swiftly. Heck, just one swiftly. But Santa is packing up the sleigh and deservedly should be given treats on his journey. These cookies would be your best contribution to his busy night. In 1978 I bought a copy of Chocolate Cookery by Mable Hoffman, published by HPBooks.…

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Simplest Chocolate Mouse from James Peterson

James Peterson calls this the Simplest Chocolate Mousse. No use kidding ourselves. The instructions below are direct but they may not strike you as simple. The truth is that grand mousse has those essential steps that you cannot avoid. Now, Peterson has streamlined the process, made it very clear, and presented you with a pathway…

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Coconut Joys

  I have a new proof for the existence of God. It would take such superior designer to come up [and conceal] two very distinct but two very complex nut foods. Foods that are encased so deeply you cannot believe how people ever figured out to use them. There is coconut, of course. And then…

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