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Kitchen-Sink Chocolate Chip Cookies from Elinor Klivans

  Yesterday I did a TBT review of The Essential Chocolate Chip Cookbook. This is the very first recipe in the book. And this recipe is reason enough to buy the book. Elinor says the cookie dough is barely sufficient to hold together the chips, pecans, walnuts and almonds. See? Kitchen sink. Whenever we want…

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Classic Chewy Oatmeal Cookies from Cooks Illustrated

  By now you may have heard about management changes at Cooks Illustrated magazine. While who running America’s Test Kitchen is not your most important priority in life, the quality of their recipes just may be quite important. Many of us look to Cooks each month for the best in both recipes and the cooking…

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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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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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