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Cookie Monster: Midnight Cookies

I keep waiting for this whole cupcake trend to end. But just as I think, "It will, it must!", another bright and cheery cupcake shop opens on my corner. To be honest, the whole cupcake craze has always confused me, not in the least because if there is any baked good that could easily be marketed as petite, chic, and an acceptable part of the modern diet, it's the cookie. Maybe, I thought as I gave the newest cupcake shop the stink eye, maybe we just need a grown-up cookie. An ambassador to start the Cookies: They're Not Just For Kids campaign. So I ran home and pulled out three ingredients that I use for my more sophisticated desserts: unsweetened European cocoa powder, ground espresso, and walnuts. More

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