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Cook the Book: Chocolate Chunkocino Cookies

After baking up a batch I realized that there was nothing embarrassing about these cookies, save for their unfortunate name. The dough is not that different from the Toll House version, just a bit more brown sugar and less white. The cacao nibs and ground coffee lend a wonderfully adult bitter richness. And the extended chill in the fridge makes for cookies that are nice and crunchy on the outside, but chewy and just underdone enough in the center to make them a guilty pleasure. More

Nutella Linzer Cookies

The following recipe is from the December 30 edition of our weekly recipe newsletter. To receive this newsletter in your inbox, sign up here! Nutella is a beautiful thing. Chocolate and hazelnuts brought together into a creamy spread—what's not to... More

Cook the Book: Florentine Bars

I assumed that something this perfect would require baking skills superior to my own, but they are fairly basic in technique. Three steps in fact: a basic shortbread, a caramel topping with plenty of almonds and dried cherries mixed in, and a finishing drizzle of dark chocolate. More

Cook the Book: Unforgettable Desserts

"Unforgettable Desserts is a book for dessert junkies." The time between Christmas and New Years are some of the most lighthearted days of the year. Holiday cheer remains in the air, parties are going on, and New Year's resolutions have yet to start weighing heavily on everyone's minds. And since we all basically have a free pass to indulge, at least for the next couple of days, we bring you the final installment of Cook the Book: A Cookie Month 2009. A few more cookies couldn't hurt, right? In preparation for New Year's Eve we are bringing you a spread of special occasion cookies courtesy of Dede Wilson's Unforgettable Desserts. Wilson has written many baking books covering everything from cupcakes,... More

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