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Classic French Madeleines Recipe

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Madeleines are bite-sized French cookies with a buttery center and crispy edges characterized by the shell shape and signature hump. Delicate, with a subtle hint of lemon and vanilla, is the perfect treat to serve with a cup of tea. WHAT ARE MADELEINES:      Madeleines are tiny shell-shaped sponge […]

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Baci di dama.

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Italian hazelnut cookies called ” Baci di dama,” in Italian, translated to English “lady’s kisses,” are sandwiches of shortbread cookies, usually made with hazelnut or almond flour and filled with a dollop of melted dark chocolate.  A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY: They were created in the region of Piedmont, in northern Italy, during the 19th […]

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Alfajores de maicena recipe

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“Alfajores de maicena” are delicious South American cookies. It is a luscious layer of “dulce de leche” sandwiched between two crumbly and melt-in-your-mouth cornstarch cookies. WHAT ARE ALFAJORES:   Alfajores are famous Argentinian cookies popular throughout Latin America, Spain, and Israel.  It consists of two discs of cornstarch butter cookies filled […]

chocolate pecan cookie
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Brown Butter Chocolate Pecan Cookies

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These brown butter chocolate pecan cookies are easily one of the best cookie recipes I have ever made. Gooey dark chocolate combined with nutty brown butter and toasted crunchy pecans, these cookies are a one-way trip to heaven. INGREDIENTS TO MAKE BROWN BUTTER CHOCOLATE PECAN COOKIES: Butter: Butter is an essential […]

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Caramel french diamond cookies.

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These salted caramel diamond cookies are buttery and melt-in-your-mouth shortbread cookie with the addition of salted caramel. I honestly can’t think of a more addictive combo. I’ll need to make enough to avoid fighting for the last cookie in my house.  Ingredients to make caramel french diamond cookies:  Sugar: I use […]

flat and narrow butter cookies
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Langues de chat ( Cat’s tongue cookies )

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Lingue di gatto literally “cat tongue cookies,” are flat and narrow tea cookies you can find in every bakery in Italy. They are always part of an assorted cookie tray we bring to our family on Sunday lunch. Exists various versions of that, plain, dipped in chocolate, or rolled and […]

cranberries and almond biscotti dipped in dark chocolate
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Italian cranberries & almond biscotti.

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Italian almond biscotti, also known as “cantucci” in Tuscany or “tozzetti” in Rome, is an oblong-shaped, twice-baked cookie.   The recipe often calls for nuts (almonds or hazelnut) and the addition of spices like cinnamon or anise, and in some cases, even liquor.   They are crunchy, flavorful, and perfect for dipping […]