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Peanut Butter Chocolate Tart

Saturday, September 19, 2020
Peanut Butter Chocolate Tart

Edd Kimber’s latest cookbook, One Tin Bakes, is a wonderful book that reduces the required bakeware to just one tin; each and every recipe in the book is baked in a 9 x13 inch baking pan. I am really enjoying this book, and have so many things in it on my baking wish list: Raspberry and Rose Cheesecake Buns, Whisky and Rye Peach Pie, Brown Butter Apricot Crumble…

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Chocolate Orange Sablés

Friday, September 18, 2020
Chocolate Orange Sables

This month I have 6 new cookie recipes in the Holiday Cookies issue from Bake From Scratch! My favorite contribution is Chocolate Orange Sablés (recipe below), but I also have Cheesecake Bars with Chocolate and Caramel, Cranberry Streusel Bars, Ginger Sugar Cookies, Pumpkin Blondies, and Chocolate-Peppermint Pan-Banging Cookies. Meringues with Cacao Nibs and Carmel Swirl (a recipe from 100 Cookies), is also included. I highly recommend picking up…

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Neapolitan Cookies #70

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Neapolitan Cookies

This cookie was inspired by pastry chef Matthew Rice’s Neapolitan cookie, which I stumbled upon while searching Pinterest for the color pink. This cookie popped up, and I was intrigued by the pretty colors all rolled together. I headed straight to the kitchen. I used my sugar cookie (#6) as a base and came up with the version here. My children beg for this cookie, and it’s worth…

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Marshmallow Peanut Butter Brownies #26

Monday, September 14, 2020
Marshmallow Peanut Butter Brownies

Marshmallow Fluff + Peanut Butter + Brownies = Yes, please. Marshmallow Brownies with Peanut Butter From 100 Cookies Notes This recipe also needs the recipe for My Favorite Brownies (instructions below). I actually prefer these brownies on the second day; the marshmallow fluff softens and the chocolate flavor intensifies. PRINT RECIPE 1/2 cup [107 g] creamy peanut butter 1/4 cup [30 g] confectioners’ sugar 2 tablespoons [29 g]…

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100 Cookies Update and Giveaway!

Saturday, September 12, 2020
100 Cookies Giveaway

I’ve had a lot of people reaching out to me that my book, 100 Cookies, is currently out of stock online. My book has been reprinted and there are more copies coming! Book shipments are slowed somewhat because of COVID, but there are books on the way. If you ordered from Barnes and Noble, please check if your book order was cancelled – because the book was out of…

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chocolate cake with basil buttercream

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Basil Buttercream

I had my first taste of basil and chocolate almost two decades ago, out with friends at Lucia’s restaurant in Minneapolis. Our server recommended the chocolate cake paired with the basil ice cream, and the combination sounded so intriguing we decided to trust him. The bright blue of my shirt, the buzz of voices at tables surrounding us, the candles speckling the dimly lit room, and chocolate and…

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Pan-banging Sugar Cookies

Sunday, August 2, 2020
pan-banging sugar cookies

Pan-banging sugar cookies! This is a recipe from my new cookbook, 100 Cookies. Along with the recipe, I’m excited to partner with Nordic Ware  in celebration of the book. I am a huge Nordic Ware fan and love and use all their pans in my kitchen.    Bake more of my Pan-Banging Cookie recipes!       …

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pan-banging chocolate chip cookies

Monday, April 20, 2020

The original Pan-Banging Chocolate Chip Cookie, as featured in the NYTimes. This recipe first appeared in my Vanilla Bean Baking Book (affiliate link).    TROUBLESHOOTING 1. What even is pan-banging? Bakers tapping their cookie pans in the oven isn’t new, of course, but the pan-banging technique I use here is unique in that the pan is tapped in the oven every few minutes, creating ripples on the edge of…