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Spicy cocoa thins

So easy it’s shocking. Melted butter, cocoa, chopped pecans, a wee bit of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice, and a few other ingredients. One bowl and a spoon, a scraper and a jelly roll pan. And voilà! A nutty thin, … Continue reading

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Bert’s benne wafers

First things first: Why Bert’s? Sharon Tyler Herbst calls Bert Greene her dear friend, and attributes this recipe (save the “soupçon” of fresh orange zest — that’s all hers) to him. Second, why benne? Turns out benne (pronounced benny) is … Continue reading

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Orange marmalade-cream cheese bars

Here is another confection from The Joy of Cookies I wasn’t sure we would like, but lo, and behold, we do. It was the cup and a half of orange marmalade that caused hesitation this time. Half of that is … Continue reading

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Chocolate-whiskey drops

Raisins soaked in Kentucky bourbon, then mixed with butter, brown sugar, an egg, flour, cocoa, a little more bourbon, chopped pecans, baking soda, baking powder and salt. What could go wrong? Not much apparently. Topped with a shelled pecan, these … Continue reading

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Kentucky bourbon bars and pain on top of pain

With bourbon baked into the cake-like cookie, and more mixed with butter and confectioner’s sugar for the frosting, these cookies are heady stuff. Toasted pecans, chocolate chips and raisins add to the panoply of flavor. Rich and delicious and just … Continue reading

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Sharing

I should be working on a paper or reading a book, but yesterday I baked. Sharon Tyler Herbst’s Kahlúa dream bars this time. With instant coffee and half a cup of coffee liqueur, plus a drizzling of two tablespoons more … Continue reading

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Sweet caramel-pecan bars and bitter disappointment

Through a series of unfortunate events beyond our control, plans for amusement park visits this summer have been called off not once but three times. Mind you, these were successively planned visits that had to be cancelled for varying reasons; … Continue reading

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