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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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Speculaas (sometimes spelled Speculoos) Cookies, otherwise known as Dutch Windmill Cookies or Biscoff Cookies

December 3, 2012
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Back in 1989, when I was still a sophomore in high school and secretly listening to Debbie Gibson’s Electric Youth (though I told everyone that I was listening to New Order’s Technique) my parents dropped a bombshell on me. We were moving to The Netherlands for a year. My dad’s a science professor […]

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Salted Vanilla Bean White Chocolate Multigrain Cookie and Folsom Street Fair 2012

October 22, 2012
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In my head, the end of summer in San Francisco is the end of September. Not because the weather starts to cool off (it hasn’t, if anything October tends to be just as warm as September) or the leaves are starting to change (San Francisco has very few deciduous trees). No, it’s because the summer […]

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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pistachio Cookies with Toffee Bits for Garrett and Brian’s Wedding

October 8, 2012
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The text on my iPhone read “Brian says that he’ll marry you instead now. Home wrecker! You and your chocolately wiles.” I couldn’t be more amused or more pleased. Not because I was wrecking a home (who do you think I am?!?), but because the Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pistachio Cookies with Toffee Bits photo I […]

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Gluten Free Maple Oat and Dried Cherry Shortbread Cookies

September 3, 2012
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I started to write a post about AJ’s love of oatmeal for breakfast. I wanted to write about because I made these Gluten Free Maple Oat and Dried Cherry Shortbread cookies based on a recipe from The Sprouted Kitchen Cookbook. But as I wrote the post, I realized I had single handedly written the most […]

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Apricot Amaretti Cookies (naturally gluten free) and dinner at Outstanding in the Field

August 20, 2012
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I wish I had some sort of heartwarming Saveur-esque story to tell about discovering amaretti cookies in an out of the way, tiny Northern Italian village and how it changed my life. In an alternate universe I backpacked without a care or plan through Europe in my post-collegiate youth, taking the Eurorail and eating frugally. […]

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White and Dark Chocolate Blood Orange Cookies & Same Sex Marriage

May 10, 2012
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I had another post ready for today. Or, more truthfully, I had written part of one that I eventually abandoned because things have shifted in the past few days in ways that made me realize I needed to write about something different. Part of it was the death of Maurice Sendak, someone who I always […]

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