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40 Cloves of Garlic Chicken

Seize the day, seize a chicken and make this tonight. Breathe easy, no garlic to peel. Great comfort food.

Almond Tea Cookies

These are rustic amaretti cookies that are perfect with iced tea or espresso.  It wasn't the intention to make these anything but terrific but...

Apricot Kolaches or Apricot Pockets

This Czech pastry has many different names and many European bakers make a variation on this sour-cream dough, filled with fresh and beautiful apricot...

Apricot White Chocolate Shortbread

Shortbread probably doesn’t need any gilding but no one complains about these buttery cookies, sandy with that characteristic shortbread crumb and perked up by...

Breakfast Health Cookies

These are noble cookies that have all this good stuff to make you feel you’ve had the right type of treat. These sunny whole-wheat...

Empire Cookies or Biscuits

When is a cookie not a cookie? When it's a bickie. These are Scottish-born buttery cookies also called Jammie Dodgers, that feature  a raspberry...

Halvah Chocolate Chunk Sesame Cookies

This crisp, chewy cookies are fragrant with vanilla halvah, big chunks of milk chocolate and a crunchy coating of sesame seeds. What’s not to...

Levain Bakery Style Oatmeal Cookies

Who doesn’t love Levain Bakery of New York monster cookies? This is my version of their dense, satisfying oatmeal cookie which you can make...

Mexican Wedding Cookies

Here’s a little bit of Cinqo di Mayo charm in a cookie. Mexican Wedding Cakes aka Mexican Tea Cake is a classic but add...

Old Fashioned Jam Sandwich Cookies

These are more classic than old-fashioned and if you omitted the jam and just had the cookie, you’d fall in love. Make these any...