Category Archives: Cookies

Chocolate Cookies with Cacao Nibs and Milk Chocolate Chunks

May I confess something? Ok, a couple of confessions? First off, I am not going to attempt a lame sort of explanation of where I have been. If you know me, you are probably familiar with all of the reasons, … Continue reading

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White Chocolate Chunk Pistachio Cookies: My Favorite “Chocolate” Chip Cookies

Everyone has a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. If you do not have anything else in your recipe box, I am willing to bet that at some point you acquired a recipe for chocolate chip cookies. If you feel up … Continue reading

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S’mores in Black and White: Homemade Marshmallows & Dark Chocolate Graham Crackers

S’mores are one of those all-American foods that people outside of the United States, for the most part, do not understand. Beginning with the “jet-puffed” marshmallows, moving onto the dry cookie “graham cracker,” and finishing with a slab of gritty, … Continue reading

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The Wedding Cookie Tower

A few months back I mentioned a type of cantucci (“biscotti” here in the U.S.) that I crafted for my sister’s wedding cookie cake. This being my first time actually constructing the cookie tower, I had no idea what quantity … Continue reading

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Wedding Biscotti: Chai Spiced Biscotti with Oats, Toasted Nuts, Raisins, and White Chocolate

In under two months, my sister will be getting married to a wonderful man. While I am not sure that either of them would agree to being called foodies (simply because the title is so cloying), they both relish exceptionally … Continue reading

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Stone-ground Cornmeal Cookies with Pine nuts

Imagine a shortbread-like cookie, enriched with egg yolks and the popcorn-like flavor and odor of toasted pine nuts, except instead of using all wheat flour, it features a mixed-corn, stone-ground cornmeal. This cookie knocks your socks off with its playful, … Continue reading

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Meringues with Chantilly Cream, Toasted Nuts, and Shaved Chocolate

Several years ago my husband (then boyfriend) and I crossed the Italian-French border with my Piemontese relatives for lunch in the town of Menton. We each had an incredible salade composée, but what stood out in relief was the desserts. … Continue reading

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Grapefruit Macarons with Grapefruit Curd or Macaron Madness!!!

Every couple of weeks I crave macarons. No, I do not eat just one like a classy Frenchwoman. As my sister and I shout each fall when we see the signs for the Armenian Food Fair here in San Francisco, … Continue reading

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Rosewater Pistachio Meringues

I realized that I compulsively entered the kitchen twice fumbling around for another bite, or just crumbs even of my rosewater pistachio meringues. No luck. Someone finished them. It was my kids…..my husband……er, me. I have now reached the desperate … Continue reading

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Dark Chocolate Pistachio Cookies

Imagine a tiny dark chocolate cookie with 70% chocolate chunks, roasted pistachios, and delicate, barely there crystals of sea salt. It contains no eggs so it is actually a lot like a chocolate shortbread–just on this side of crunchy while … Continue reading

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