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Hazelnut-Vanilla Cookies from Gâteaux by Christophe Felder and Camille Lesecq

  In the wondrous Gâteaux, authors Christophe Felder and Camille Lesecq present a fabulous array of treats: large cakes, small cakes, celebration cakes, tarts, and fruit happiness. Oh, and cookies. Felder is from Alsace, a region of France on the German border that has actually been part of both countries on and off for centuries.…

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Brown Butter Snickerdooles from The Sprinkles Baking Book

  The name “snickerdoodle” probably is German, at least according to The Joy of Cooking. I can remember walking by bakeries in the 1950s with their doors open and aromas pouring out to the sidewalk. The pungency of the cinnamon from the snickerdoodles was always a dominant note that made walking into the bakery a…

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Chocolate Whiskey Balls from No-Bake Cookies

My wife likes whiskey. I like chocolate. And this weekend was cold, so I was energy low. And it was filled with football, so I was busy. I wanted an easy dessert and I wanted to please Suzi. Here’s just solution form No-Bake Cookies by Camilla V. Saulsbury. I’m doing a TBT cookbook review of…

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Salted Caramel Brownies from The New York Times and Baked

Suzi is serving this brownie every week at Cooking by the Book. Teams come here to cook a meal together and then gobble up their creations for lunch or dinner. Suzi put these brownies on the menu, knowing that folks would home in on the idea of a brownie and caramel and salt. They do.…

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