Giant Crinkled Chocolate Chip Cookies

I came late to the party of #nationalcookieday – not that I’m very aware of these things but I do have a cookie recipe that my daughter made a few times that is share-worthy. This recipe for Giant Crinkled Chocolate Chip Cookies was adapted by Julia Moskin in @NYTcooking from @SarahKieffer’s recipe.

I must say they are exceptionally pretty and taste rather good too! Happy banging – that’s what makes these cookies beautifully crinkled.

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My Un-Rainbow Cookies

I absolutely love the Italian rainbow cookies! Anything with an almond paste/ marzipan flavor automatically makes it to my it list. That is why I resisted all this time to even try to make these cookies. Finally this past Christmas I broke down and made a batch. Needless to say they were quite fantastic!

Here is the basic recipe I used courtesy Lidia Bastianich for Food Network Magazine. The only thing I added to the recipe was about a teaspoon of almond essence coz I really do love that almond flavor. I also didn’t bother coloring the layers though they do look pretty it is only food coloring after all.


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Mixed Berry Bars

These berry crumb bars are a super easy and a delightful dessert that is loved by all. It’s a nice alternative to making cookies and tastes best when served chilled. They can be made a few days and stored in the fridge. This recipe is adapted from


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Palmiers/ Elephant Ears

My bff loves palmiers. I didn’t even know of their existence until she went into ecstasies about them – so of course I had to learn how to make them.

There couldn’t be an easier recipe. All you need is puff pastry and sugar!




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Almond Raspberry White Chocolate Bars

I recently went to a gathering hosted by Hearst Magazines where Celebrity Chef Alex Hitz, House Beautiful’s new food contributor and author of best-selling cookbook My Beverly Hills Kitchen, prepared a fabulous three-course dinner.

For dessert he served these fabulous bars which dessert blew me away. The recipe is actually really simple and I substituted almonds for walnuts but you can use any nuts you like.

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Buttercup Bake Shop Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here is a wonderful recipe for oatmeal chocolate chop cookies which are always a favorite.




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Bittersweet Chocolate Meringues

Meringues are such perky little cookies. What I love most about them is just how light they are and so easy to make. Here is a great recipe from Cooking Light Magazine, which really lightens up the calories on these tasty treats.

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Chocolate Chip Caramel Cookies

 This recipe is dedicated to my friend Piyali who is the biggest fan of these cookies. I’ve just added a simple twist to my regular chocolate chip cookies by adding caramel bits to it. The better quality caramel you use, the yummier the cookies turn out – but good old butterscotch morsels from Nestle work just fine too.






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Lets just call these the PMS cookies.

Every woman needs just about this much chocolate, at least once a month. The recipe for these little beauties is taken from the Buttercup Bakes at Home Cookbook. You can tell that these cookies were made by a woman…for women…



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