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Bake the Book: Scribble Cookies 

While these Scribble Cookies from My Sweet Mexico aren't necessarily a traditional Mexican sweet, author Fany Gerson's childhood fondness for them guaranteed them a spot in her cookbook. These are the kind of cookies that little kids dream about—sandwiches of shortbread and creamy chocolate filling topped with squiggles of even more chocolate.

As it turns out, Gerson isn't the only person in Mexico City with a special place in her heart for Scribble Cookies or Garabatos. Elvira Bleier, a Romanian immigrant to Mexico had been baking these chocolaty treats out of her home for years opened a bakery devoted to the production of these cookies and as well as other other confections based on both Mexican and Romanian baking traditions.

As always with our Cook the Book feature, we have five (5) copies of My Sweet Mexico to give away this week.

Reprinted with permission from My Sweet Mexico: Recipes for Authentic Pastries, Breads, Candies, Beverages, and Frozen Treats. Copyright © 2010 by Fany Gerson, Ten Speed Press, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, Berkeley, CA.

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