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Archive for December 23rd, 2009

And all through the house….I was baking cookies.  I don’t always bake when I am not at home, but we got invited to a cookie sharing party and I decided to go for it.  After flipping through a number of cookbooks, I ended up with my favorite, dependable and delicious Baking from my home to yours by Dorie Greenspan.

I have NEVER baked something from this book that did not turn out perfectly.  Today was no exception. Because this was an after dinner party that included a lot of adults, I decided to look for some more grown-up cookies. The first recipe I chose was Salt and Pepper Chocolate Shortbread cookies; an R-rated cookie flavored with unsweetened cocoa,

fleur de sel and ground black pepper.

These are the kind of cookies that you mix, roll, chill, slice

and bake.

They were a big hit.

I also wanted to make something equally elegant that the gluten- and dairy-intolerant members of my family could enjoy.  I chose Dorie’s Cocoa Almond Meringues.

They were also a hit, with kids and grown-ups alike.

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