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Blog / December, 2013


  • 12 Days of Cookies – Day Twelve

    December 24, 2013 / By Matt

    We are closing out our 12 Days of Cookies celebration with a classic from Molly. Say hello to the old school Peanut Butter cookie (with a nice shout out to mom and dad). Per Molly: “I wanted to do something with peanut butter, an ingredient that was somewhat overlooked so far, to round out the 12th…
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  • 12 Days of Cookies – Day Eleven

    December 23, 2013 / By Matt

    Do you have a case of The Mondays? Feeling stressed about the upcoming holiday? Bothered by the gray and wet NYC morning? Have no fear, Molly has a cure. She went and made two (not one, but TWO) amazing cookies for the eleventh day of our 12 Days of Cookies – and they are both…
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  • 12 Days of Cookies – Day Ten

    December 22, 2013 / By Matt

    The ante has been upped. Things are getting serious. Wendi went and remade the classic snickerdoodle for Day Ten of our 12 Days of Cookies. Behold, the Chocolate Snickerdoodle. For Wendi, Christmas is all about the sparkle and shimmer. And chocolate. Lot’s of chocolate. And, let’s be honest, it doesn’t get more sparkly or shimmery…
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  • 12 Days of Cookies – Day Nine

    December 21, 2013 / By Matt

    It’s Day Nine of our 12 Days of Cookies and Wendi made one my favorite Christmas Cookie, the Cocoa Crinkle. For Wendi, the Cocoa Crinkle is the embodiment of the Christmas season. Wendi’s Cocoa Crinkles are the perfect Christmas cookie – rich and warm and chocolate-y and indulgent. They practically beg to be served with…
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  • 12 Days of Cookies – Day Eight

    December 20, 2013 / By Matt

    It’s all about molasses for Day Eight! Katie’s cookie for the eighth day of our 12 Days of Cookies is a simple yet delicious molasses cookie. It’s a multi-generation recipe – passed down from her mother’s side of the family. Its also a holiday staple. Her aunt – an avid holiday cookie box sender –…
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  • 12 Days of Cookies – Day Seven

    December 19, 2013 / By Matt

    And, on Day Seven of our 12 Days of Cookies, we are back to fudge! Glorious, Penuche Walnut Fudge courtesy of Veronika. Per Veronika: “I decided to make penuche walnut fudge. This buttery brown sugar fudge has been one of my family favorites for years. My Auntie Nina would make it for Christmas and it…
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  • 12 Days of Cookies – Day Six

    December 18, 2013 / By Matt

    And on Day Six of our 12 Days of Cookies, Melody made Palmiers! Palmiers are perfect. They are a holiday cookie that is both visually appealing and full of crunchy cinnamon goodness. Melody fell in love them while in culinary school and she is happy to report that have since become a family favorite (her…
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  • 12 Days of Cookies – Day Five

    December 17, 2013 / By Matt

    It’s Day Five of our 12 Days of Cookies, and Katie bring us her addictive, crunchy Peppermint Chocolate Chip Meringues. These are killer. I had the honor of testing Katie’s recipe for our forthcoming cookbook. (Nope, book recipe is not final yet). She chose them because she is both a chocolate chip and meringue fan…
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  • 12 Days of Cookies: Day Four

    December 16, 2013 / By Matt

    And on Day Four of our 12 Days of Cookies, Melody made Ginger Snaps. They are, of course, her favorite cookie in the entire world (she has a lot of company) – and though she bakes them continuously throughout the holidays she is just as apt to make them in July as she is in December….
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  • 12 Days of Cookies : Day Three

    December 15, 2013 / By Matt

    I’ll keep this short and sweet – like Mallory’s choice for our 12 Days of Cookies. Mallory chose turtles, because how could she not? Turtles are the true perfect union of chocolate, caramel, and nuts. Baked will be serving Mallory’s Turtles all day until we run out. And if you need cookie inspiration or recipes,…
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