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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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Karleksmums or Chocolate Coffee Squares from Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break

I recently posted a review of a lovely book, Fika: The Art of Swedish Coffee Break. We often think of coffee or espresso being consumed in a Paris café or an Italian square. But the Swedes drink more per capita and they do it with fervor. Coffee is not enjoy in solitary. The Swedes have…

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The Black Sabbath Sandwich Cookies from Mindy Segal

Goodness, it is already March 7th. I kinda remember making some New Year's Resolutions. Kinda. Don’t you hate how by early March half of your good intentions have already been lost in the snow of your selective memory? Lost. Not remembed at all. I don't remember them so I don't have any guilt about even…

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Snickerdoodles from Classic Cookies with Modern Twists

These German cookies have been popular, but never “dominant.” They just appear on home tables for families with European origins. Sometimes they will appear in a bakery showcase if you visit the “right” part of town. There is a revival, at least of name, with as an example Dunkin’ Donuts offering a snickerdoodle cookie latte.…

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