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Cookies and Bars

Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

The math isn’t exactly challenging:  12 cookies in 12 days; this is December 11th; tomorrow is the last day; and I have posted five cookies.  Five.  Bear in mind that I’ve made eight, and have dough for a ninth sitting in the fridge just waiting […]

Chocolate Mint Cookies

Chocolate Mint Cookies

I’m not sure what it is about mint, but it’s never been one of my favorite flavors.  I could blame it on the Junior Mints I ate too many of one afternoon in at a matinee when I was a kid.  But then again, it […]

Hazelnut Linzer Cookies

Hazelnut Linzer Cookies

Each year that the holiday cookie spreads come out in food magazines, the Linzer cookies catch my eye.  Most often, they appear in bar form, constructed on a sheet pan, spread with jam, covered with a lattice top, and perhaps sprinkled with powdered sugar.  Thinking […]

Snowball Cookies

Snowball Cookies

Well, it certainly didn’t take long for me to fall behind on posting my holiday cookies, did it?  As much as I am able to plan which cookies I’d like to bake, shoot photos, and edit, I run out of time when it comes to […]

Chocolate-Glazed Mocha Fans

Chocolate-Glazed Mocha Fans

I used to make quite a few holiday cookies.  The prep routine went something like this:  wallow through the recipes until the calendar pressured me into making choices; make sure there’s not only a variety of flavors, but textures and shapes as well; and vary […]