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Super Chewy Sugar Cookies

Let’s talk cookies, shall we?

Sugar cookies, to be specific.

Sugar cookies sans-royal icing to be even more specific.
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Toffee Meltaways

Happy Buttercrunch Day!

Caramelized Butter and Sugar… some call it Toffee, some call it Buttercrunch.

Up until a few days ago I actually didn’t know there was a difference. But thanks to The Nibble we have a couple of examples to help us distinguish the two:

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Chocolate Garlic Cheesecake Truffles

Now before you run away… let me just say that I wanted to start the year by challenging myself to come up with a new recipe using an ingredient you wouldn’t normally think of using to make a dessert.

Last summer I created a video for Paula Dean’s Real Women of Philadelphia in which I demonstrated how to make Espresso Hazelnut Cheesecake Ice Cream

Well, just a few weeks ago Real Women of Philadelphia announced a new video challenge using Philadelphia’s newest product, Philadelphia Cooking Cream.

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Chocolate Malt Spritz Cookies

Wait, don’t leave yet!

I know what you are thinking. You are probably thinking you are done with sweets and baking for the year!

Please say it isn’t so…?

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Peppermint Mocha Biscotti

Happy Festivus everyone!

Today’s cookie was brought to you by inspired by, one of my husbands favorite Starbucks drinks, the peppermint mocha.

To help bring out the peppermint flavor in the Biscotti, I decided to add just a few chopped Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses.

Hershey's Candy Cane Kisses

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