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Nibby Hazelnut Cookies

Cocoa nibs are roasted cocoa beans that have been fermented, roasted, shelled out of their hulls and crunched into little bits. If you’ve read reports that claim chocolate is good for you (tell me more, newspaper man!) they’re talking about … Continue reading

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Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

In the cookie taxonomy (sandy, chewy, cakey, nutty, etc.), these little tasties are unusually classified, simultaneously in the thin and chewy categories. And where you might expect raisins, a classic touch, there’s sweet-tart dried cherries and rich bits of chocolate. … Continue reading

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Sicilian Pistachio Cookies

Grown in the rich volcanic soils surrounding Mount Etna, Sicilian pistachios are highly prized for their verdant green color and pronounced flavor, and every pasticceria on the rugged island offers a proliferation of pistachio-studded sweets. You’ll find pistachio nougats, pistachio … Continue reading

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Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies, the hallmark of the holiday season, are so reassuring in their simplicity: flour, sugar, eggs, butter, a pinch of salt & vanilla. It’s the arrangement (and the temperature) of those ingredients that counts: are the cookies chalky or … Continue reading

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Pfeffernüsse

Pfeffernüsse! Perhaps the only cookie to beat out snickerdoodles in the “fun-to-say-it” department, pfeffernüsse literally translates from German to “pepper-nuts”, a nod to its spiced molasses flavor (a bit of actual black pepper included), finely chopped almonds and nuggety little … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Butter Icing

I’m not usually one for impulse buys at the grocery store (I will flip through that US Weekly and I will look longingly at that Snickers bar, but my resolve is firm), but next to the discounted Halloween candy this … Continue reading

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Eva’s Peanut Butter Cookies

My grandmother Eva was a schoolteacher for decades in rural Ohio, but she was perhaps better known around town for her baking.  (It was a tiny little township, and everybody knew everybody, for good or for otherwise.) Over the years … Continue reading

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