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Best Christmas Cookie Recipe – Glazed Little Orange Cookies with Cinnamon and Cloves

December 23, 2013
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If you’re looking for the best Christmas cookie recipe, look no further, these glazed orange cookies with cinnamon and cloves are THE taste of Christmas! “Those SMELL like Christmas.” said AJ when he walked into the apartment after going for bike ride. I had just read my friend Pat’s article about the smells of Christmas so […]

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Caramel Bars with Salted Roasted Cashews (with gluten free option)

December 20, 2013
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These chewy salted caramel bars will drive everyone nuts, especially with the salted roasted cashews on sprinkled on top! There are certain baked goods that I MUST make for my dessert party. They tend to be the favorites that people complain about if I don’t make them. These include my lemon shaker tart, my Mediterranean […]

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Mocha Cookies With Dark Chocolate and Pistachios (gluten free)

December 19, 2013
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Love mocha? Try this mocha cookie recipe with dark chocolate and pistachios! Gluten free with an option to use regular all-purpose too! If you follow me on any of my various social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+) you may have noticed something this past weekend and earlier this week. I wasn’t online! This […]

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Lemon Cookie Bars with Pomegranate Seeds

December 18, 2013
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Looking for a fun, festive Lemon Cookie Bars recipe? Try this easy recipe that adds cream cheese frosting and sparkling ruby red pomegranate seeds on top! I have an exceedingly prolific lemon tree in our backyard. Though we have other fruit trees out there, most of them are picked over by the birds but they […]

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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Hazelnuts

December 17, 2013
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This fun recipe for chocolate chip oatmeal cookies with hazelnuts are chunky, chewy and full of nutty chocolatey Nutella like flavor! “I think these may be my favorite cookie you’ve ever made.” said AJ as he eyed another one of my chunk chocolate chip oatmeal cookies with hazelnuts. Of course this sort of thing comes […]

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Hermit Cookies with Brown Sugar Icing, Dried Cherries and Crystallized Ginger

December 13, 2013
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The classic New England spiced hermit cookies glazed with a brown sugar icing, crystallized ginger and dried cherries. I walked into 18 Reasons and there were already had three or four plates of cookies out. I had come 10 minutes early because I was the co-host, but apparently people take their cookie swaps seriously. People […]

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Chocolate Double Rye Cookies

December 12, 2013
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You won’t regret making these rich, earthy chocolate cookies made with rye flour and a dash of rye whiskey for a subtle smokey kick. “Mom! Why do you always have to add alcohol to everything?” asked the daughter of my friend (who shall remain nameless). Said friend had just gotten ahold of a copy of […]

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Butterscotch Cookies with Triple Chocolate Chips

December 11, 2013
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These old fashioned butterscotch cookies with triple chocolate chips and butterscotch chips are sure to please pretty much anyone with a sweet tooth! “These are the best cookies I’ve ever had.” said my friend Megan, who (if I have to be honest) is prone to exaggeration and superlatives. But when someone tells you that, you […]

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Gluten Free Ginger Snaps

December 10, 2013
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This recipe for gluten free ginger snaps are practically indistinguishable from the original version, making them a treat most everyone can enjoy! There’s something about the warm scent of ginger cookies that makes the house truly feel like the holidays. More than the Christmas tree and the twinkling lights, more than hearing Tracey Thorn sing […]

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Chewy Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Blueberries and Crystallized Ginger

December 9, 2013
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Looking for an oatmeal cookie recipe? These Chewy Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Blueberries and Crystallized Ginger are as tasty as they are easy to make! In the food world, there are often divides with people taking firm sides and loyalties. Savory & Salty vs Sugar & Sweet. Vegetarian & Vegan vs Meat Lovers & Bacon […]

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Chocolate Crackle Cookies

December 6, 2013
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The classic chocolate crackle cookies that everyone loves for the holidays. A simple and easy recipe for everyone! I’m going to be honest with about these here chocolate crackle cookies. They should probably be called chocolate crack cookies. In fact, they are so good I wasn’t sure I’d be able to photograph any of them […]

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Gluten Free Chocolate Cookies with Nutella, Chocolate Chips, Hazelnuts and Dried Strawberries (Gluten Free)

May 6, 2013
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“Wait. Are those the cookies that I can’t stop eating?” asked AJ as I put a second batch in the oven. I had baked Gluten Free Chocolate Cookies with Nutella, Chocolate Chips, Hazelnuts and Dried Strawberries a few days ago right after my friend Shauna of the fabulous Gluten Free Girl and the Chef had […]

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Pregnancy Cookies (otherwise known as Super Manly Spring Training Cookies)

April 22, 2013
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“I’ve decided to call these Super Manly Spring Training Cookies, because when I called them Pregnancy Cookies, Scott wouldn’t eat them” said my currently pregnant friend Rita. She had stumbled upon a recipe for “pregnancy cookies” while searching for something else and decided to make them for a Spring-themed potluck with her husband Damon’s cousins. Scott, […]

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Passion Fruit, Green Tea & White Chocolate Marble Cookies and Pebble Beach Food and Wine’s Omakase Lunch by Morimoto and Yamaguchi

April 8, 2013
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“Well the secret to getting me to eat things I don’t normally want to eat… well it’s not G-rated.” said my lunch companion, as he grinned mischievously. Then he laughed loudly and shook his head while his girlfriend giggled. I was lunching with three complete strangers and we were having a grand old time at […]

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Blood Orange and Blueberry Coconut Macaroon, Kosher for Passover and naturally gluten free

March 25, 2013
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I’ve been toying with the idea of making Coconut Macaroons for while, but something slightly different, something more than the traditional chocolate dipped Kosher for Passover treat. Not that I am one to discard the classics, but for me, making coconut macaroons are criminally easy. Unlike their French cousins the macaron with its persnickety feet […]

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Gluten Free Chocolate Shortbread Sandwich Cookies with Salted Butterscotch Filling for Your Valentine’s Day

February 11, 2013
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“What?!? I had no idea that you were gluten free too…” I said to my friend Ilysia when I was visiting New York for the Roger Smith Cookbook Conference. It seems more and more of my friends are giving up gluten for health reasons and Ilysia was one of them. She asked me [...]

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Reverse White Chocolate Crackle Cookie with Oreo Cocoa Powder and 18 Reasons’ DIY Desserts Holiday Cookie Swap

December 20, 2012
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Since the weather has turned cooler here in San Francisco, I’ve looked forward to hosting the DIY Desserts event at 18 Reasons in December. Our annual cookie swap is one of those joyous occasions when people drop in with their homebaked cookies, check out what other people have made, [...]

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