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Cookies

Saffron Coconut Sablés

Saffron Coconut Sablés (butter cookies) encrusted with nuts This year’s new Christmas cookie is another one for the more sophisticated palette, as addictive as your favorite homey cookies of yore but also perfect to serve at the end of an … Continue reading

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Blue-ribbon cherry almond biscotti

Biscotti have become ubiquitous. They are easy to make, store well and lend themselves to dipping in both coffee and chocolate. I don’t know why I started baking biscotti. Had you asked me back then I would have said I … Continue reading

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Take another little piece of my heart

A decade ago I was baking biscotti as a small business, a project I continued for several years. I baked other things as well but biscotti were my signature product, offering 12 different flavors. One Christmas season I was approached … Continue reading

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Oatmeal Cranberry Pecan Cookies

Sometimes I need a cookie Despite the fact that I talk about food, and sometimes post rather elaborate dinner menus, I try to keep my calorie intake to between 1200 and 1400. Since reaching this vague midpoint in life, I … Continue reading

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Chocolate Fleur de Sel Cookies

  Thanks to my friend, candy-maker Peggy Cullen, I discovered this Pierre Hermé’s recipe in 2002. It has become a keystone of my Christmas cookie baking, yielding decidedly unholiday responses from recipients who wish to horde the bag for themselves. … Continue reading

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A peanut butter sandwich cookie

Inspired by memories of Burry’s Gaucho sandwich cookie My mother-in-law was recently describing a chocolate cookie covered in chocolate frosting that her childhood piano teacher used to serve after lessons. I kept asking questions, trying to get enough clues to … Continue reading

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