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Dolci di Noci from Southern Italian Desserts

  What if you could make an astonishing desserts in five minutes with just three ingredients? Too good to be true? No, not at all. This is an astonishingly good cookie. I tested it last night on two good friends. “What do you taste?” I asked. “Coconut? Peanut butter? Cinnamon? …” The questions kept coming…

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Bittersweet Decadence Cookies by Alice Medrich

“Did you publish yet?” The publicist for Alice Medrich’s Seriously Bitter Sweet just emailed me. Of course I published. I remember this beautiful cookie that tasted just impeccably perfect. I searched my blog history. Gee, that’s funny. Suzen and I made the cookie [okay, I watched and she made it because her trust level in…

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Cookbook Review: European Cookies for Every Occasion by Krisztina Maksai

What does Bruce Lee have to do with cookies? There is a new set of TV commercials, for some product I ignore, that says good things can come in small packages. Bruce was 135 pounds but flew thru the air, really flew. His stunts were not special effects, they were statements of his incredible power.…

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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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