Fudge-Striped Shortbread Cookies

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I am one of the co-presidents of my sons’ school PTA and I bring cookies to each of our Executive Board meetings. This time, I brought unfinished cookies. I started to make these cookies too late in the afternoon (the story of my life!), so I only had time to dip the bottoms in chocolate. […]

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Chocolate Babka

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This recipe is not for the faint of heart. It’s a two-day process that involves yeast, a fair amount of hands-on time, a stand mixer, and lots of rising. Mine took much longer to rise than the directions indicated, but in the end, I had two beautiful loaves chocolate babka. My boys can’t get enough […]

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Stuffed Cookie Dough Bites

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One of my sons has started to enjoy baking. He has a penchant for edible chocolate chip cookie dough, and by edible, I mean the kind that doesn’t have raw eggs, so we’ve been through a lot of cookie dough recipes recently, like cookie dough dip made with mascarpone cheese (not so good) and cookie […]

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No Bake Eclair Cake

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This is a dessert that one of my sons has made several times recently.  It’s certainly not fancy, nor is it particularly gourmet, but what it is, is delicious! It’s hard to go wrong with graham crackers, vanilla pudding and chocolate. I can do without the artificial Cool Whip, but it does make the pudding […]

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Cigarettes Russes

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Want to be the hit of your next cookie exchange? Make these cookies.

I usually post recipes that I find to be fairly easy to make. It’s not that these cookies aren’t easy to make, but be warned, they take a little time because you can only make a couple at a time. Each one has […]

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

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My husband loved these chocolate crinkle cookies. Because they’re made with chopped chocolate, cocoa powder and espresso powder, they have a really rich, chocolaty flavor. I have made cookies like these before, and have noticed that as time passes, the powdered sugar hasn’t stayed a bright white. It has faded into the cookies. With these […]

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Mint Chocolate Chip Meringues

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Meringues are one of my favorite cookies. I can eat them by the fistful. I love that they’re light and airy and are perfect if you want just a little something to satisfy a sweet-tooth.

This is a recipe that you need to start well in advance of when you need them. It doesn’t take long […]

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Nutella Cheesecake Chocolate Cookie Cups

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One of my sons LOVES cheesecake and he’s always asking me to make one. I hesitate to make an entire cheesecake unless we’re having a dinner party, because only 4 of the 6 of us like it, and it would take a while for us to consume a whole cake. That problem was solved when […]

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Texas Sheet Cake

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This is a delicious cake that is easy to throw together, and if you like to bake, there’s a good chance that you’ll have all of the ingredients on hand. I made this cake the other night for dessert, and it was very good, warm, out of the oven. The frosting was soft and slightly […]

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Secretly Healthy Fudge Balls

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My friend Kathleen sent me a link to this recipe last weekend. She was trying to replicate fudge balls that she had eaten at a dinner party. She asked me what I thought of the recipe, and I took one look and told her that she shouldn’t waste her time; the resulting fudge balls would […]

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