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Category: Cookies

June 22, 2015

Pecan Dacquoise

The country cousin of the fancy macaron, dacquoise has all the same great flavor and texture, but none of the hassle! Layer these nutty...

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July 25, 2013

Cutout Cookie Gingerbread

High on spice yet relatively delicate in texture, this dough is perfect for 2-D cookies and small-scale 3-D construction projects, like my...

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June 18, 2012

Pistachio-Rosewater Shortbread

When I’m at my island home-away-from-home where the über-fragrant Rugosa Rose grows with abandon on every roadside, I infuse the butter...

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May 14, 2012

Campy Cookie-Cake Pops

More assembly instructions than detailed baking how-to, this interactive (read: get-your-hands-dirty) dessert is infinitely adaptable! The...

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April 30, 2011

Mixed Seed Wafers

An enticing dichotomy, this Cookie Swap treat is thin and crisp, yet packed with the robust flavor you’d expect of a bulkier cookie! The...

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November 28, 2010

Rosewater Marguerites

I originally developed this cookie recipe for a garden party chapter in my first book Cookie Swap, but I’m convinced it’s perfect for...

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November 28, 2010

Gingersnap Thumbprint Cookies

Classic Christmas recipes can conjure up some of the fondest food memories, for sure, but it’s fun every now and again to break with...

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May 5, 2010

PB&J Sandwich Cookies

Moms, this tasty sandwich is as close to the perfect Mother’s Day cookie as you’ll find. Whether a gift from your kids to you (start...

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May 4, 2010

Cinnamon-Walnut Crescent Cookies

My Mom is a fanatic for all things fresh, so I guess it should come as no surprise that I spent a ton of time with her in the kitchen as I...

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December 31, 1969

Raspberry-Truffle Brownie Bars

From the Valentine’s Day chapter in Cookie Swap, this recipe is sure to have chocolate fans falling head over heels. In this triple-decker...

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