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Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Citrus-Clove filling

These cookies. Oh, these cookies. They’re familiar, in that they’re crisp chocolate wafer sandwich cookies, a little bit like Oreos but you can use better chocolate to make them richer and deeper and more chocolatey. The surprising part is the filling, which is white chocolate that gets flavored with drops of clove and orange and …

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Classic Ice Cream Sandwiches, soft and chocolatey

It turns out that when I get anxious, I make ice cream. Pints and quarts of fruity sherbet, chocolate-dipped salted caramel ice cream bars, Bronte pistachio gelato, and soft and chewy chocolate ice cream sandwiches. My freezer is so full of the stuff, I can barely close the door. When you find me in the …

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The Best Blondies Ever, with plenty of chocolate and a hint of coffee

I’ve long dismissed blondies as a sort of lesser dessert. They lacked the rich fudgy qualities of the best brownies, and they were never as flavorful or as texturally interesting as a good chocolate chip cookie. Often, they could be kind of dry, a bit too thin, not soft enough to be cookie dough-gooey and …

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Halvah Milk Chocolate Hot Fudge

I’ve spent the afternoon curled up with my dog on the couch, basking in the gentle glow of the lights of the Christmas tree, with my “Mopy Holiday” playlist featuring some of my favorites like The Pretenders “2000 Miles,” Joni Mitchell’s “River,”  The Pogues’s “Fairytale of New York,” and Laura Marling’s “Goodbye England (Covered in …

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Compost Cookies from Momofuku Milk Bar

For the last few months, more of my life than I would like to admit has been consumed with managing our dog, Inka. She’s a sweet pup, but so many little things common to city living scare her. Construction season has started, along with lawn-mowing season, motorcycle season, thunderstorm season, and kids-running-around-outside season. (And we …

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Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies, sweet + salty

It’s been an exhausting couple of weeks around here. We’ve had a steep learning curve as new dog owners. Our crooked-tailed mischief-maker has loads of energy and even with hour-long romps in the park by the lake and numerous shorter walks around the neighborhood she still manages to race around our apartment at a frenetic …

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