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Homemade Kit Kat Bars

Every now and then, you come across a recipe so ridiculously indulgent and unabashedly excessive that you simply must prepare it immediately. A perfect example? This recipe for homemade Kit Kat bars, adapted from Paula Deen, and loaded with peanut... More

Bourbon Balls

They're a decidedly grown-up no-bake cookie. The dough is a mixture of bourbon macerated raisins, chopped pecans, and crushed chocolate wafer cookies spiced up with a warm mix of cloves, ginger and cinnamon. Since the dough isn't baked, the bourbon really has a chance to make its boozy presence known. More

Bake the Book: Amaretti

The recipe began eerily similar to macarons: the almonds and confectioners' sugar whirred together to make a light, floury powder instead of a dense paste. When the egg whites were mixed in, the batter held its airiness. Piped onto the cookie sheets, the soft, peaked domes baked perfectly—puffed-up and crisp on the outside with that perfect chewy-meets-light inside, plus a super charged almond flavor from the ground almonds and extract. More

Bake the Book: Ultrathin Chocolate Chunk Cookies

It seems only right to begin A Cookie a Day 2010 with a chocolate chip cookie recipe, because, well, we love chocolate chip cookies. These wafer-like Ultrathin Chocolate Chunk Cookies from Alice Medrich's Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies fall solidly into crispy and chewy territory. The chew comes from the addition of rolled oats and the crispness from a dough that spreads super thin (and super fast) during baking. For me these thin, crisp chocolate chip cookies possessed an almost potato chip element, salty and virtually impossible to stop eating. More

Goldies

After baking up a batch of these Goldies from Alice Medrich's Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies I realized that they were the perfect cookie building blocks for all sorts of inspired sandwich cookies. On their own these crisp, vanilla... More

Mexican Hot Chocolate

What is better during the holidays than a piping mug of hot chocolate? Well, one that's been enhanced with cinnamon and cayenne powder of course. This Mexican take on the wintry beverage is creamy and rich with a spike of spiciness. Top it with whipped cream, marshmallows or whatnot. More

Bobby Flay's Spiked Milkshakes

[Photograph: Clarkson Potter] Milkshake Recipes For Saints fans: Vanilla Bean Bourbon Milkshake »For Colts fans: Mocha-Caramel Kahlúa Milkshake » When thinking about Super Bowl-appropriate desserts the first thing that sprang to mind were those grotesquely iced football cakes" that... More

Cakespy: Sweet and Salty Super Bowl Brownies

tarting with a basic brownie recipe, I made these ones extreme by packing them chock-full of gooey caramel and dark chocolate, roasted peanuts, and salty pretzels. The sweet plays offense, pummeling your taste buds with a rich, chocolate-filled flavor, with salty bringing up the defense, with a crunch and savoriness from the peanuts and pretzels. Yes indeed, when sweet and salty team up, everyone wins. More

Cook the Book: Root Beer Bundt Cake

Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito, co-owners of Brooklyn cakeshop Baked, specialize in whimsical reworkings of comforting, familiar flavors, of which today's recipe is a perfect example. Evoking the lazy days of summer, their chocolate-root beer Bundt cake is smeared with dark, gooey root beer fudge. More

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