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Holiday Cookie Round-Up

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Pan-banging Sugar Cookies

Each year at Christmas I like to put together a cookie box for family, friends, and neighbors. The content changes somewhat over the years; some cookies come and go, others are staples that stick around. I’ve put together a list of favorite holiday cookies that I’ve featured here on my site. Many of these recipes come from both my cookbooks: 100 Cookies and The Vanilla Bean Baking Book. …

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Brown Sugar Cookies

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Brown Sugar Cookies

I will never say no to a simple sugar cookie, but adding brown sugar makes for an interesting twist on the class white version. A teaspoon of molasses increases the dark brown sugar flavor without making it taste like holiday fare (but, to be sure, these are a great addition to your holiday cookie tray).  A few tips for success: Don’t skip the egg yolk! It helps make…

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Shortbread with Chocolate

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Shortbread with Chocolate

This crisp, buttery cookie is easy to make, and goes with everything. Dunked in coffee, coated in confectioners’ sugar glaze, or standing alone, shortbread is downright delicious. I found a slight drizzle of chocolate just might make this cookie absolutely perfect, and I took pleasure in treating the pan of cookies like an abstract painting.  Shortbread with Chocolate From The Vanilla Bean Baking Book PRINT RECIPE Notes: I…

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Fig and Orange Sables

Friday, November 27, 2020
Fig + Orange Sables

This Thanksgiving was unusual, to be sure. Our family made the decision to spend it with just our immediate household, and while my two kids understand the necessity of social distancing, it still brought a lot of heartache. We made a short house call to our family: dropping off pies on doorstops: pumpkin, chocolate mousse, and apple. “I have always loved a window, especially an open one,” Wendell…

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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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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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100 COOKIES WILL BE AVAILABLE AUGUST 2020 – BUT YOU CAN PRE-ORDER TODAY!

Saturday, May 9, 2020
100 Cookies Cookbook

I’m so excited to share with you the cover of my new cookbook, 100 Cookies! My cookbook (originally slated to come oucookbookt October 2020) will be out August 2020, and is available for PREORDER. Chocolatey, fruity, crispy, chewy, classic, inventive—there’s a foolproof recipe for everyone in this book. The book is filled with 100 recipes, including classics such as Sugar Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin, and Chocolate Chip, but also includes…