Category Archives: Cookies

Brown Butter Dark/White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

The cookie monsters are back!

And this is very true, considering the time a batch of cookies lasted in our home: 3 days. 2 people.

Testament to how awesome they were!

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This was the first time I tried browning the butter. I was always thinking that it cannot make such a big difference. Boy, was I wrong!

It definitely makes a difference! The taste and smell are incredible!

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Melomakarona {Traditional Greek Christmas Cookies}

It’s Christmas tiiiiiiiiiime!! CHRISTMAAAAS!!

I cannot begin to describe how excited I am during this season! My joy is ridiculous!!

To top that joy I made melomakarona! Sounds Greek to you? Well, it is!

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Melomakarona are traditional Christmas cake-like cookies, wonderfully spiced and soaked in a honey-based syrup. They are sweet, delicious and addictive!

You will not find a house without melomakarona during the holidays!

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Plus, in case you are interested, they are dairy-free!

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Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Caramel Cream Filling

It seems (and probably is) like ages since my previous post, but we had a loooong (one “o” per day-off) weekend and we visited family in Switzerland. 🙂

But as I said in the previous post, we have whoopie pies today!

I only tried whoopie pies for the first time this year and I fell in love. This dessert has everything I like: you bite into soft cookie to reach a thick creamy frosting. Swoon.

Also, for the first time, I made caramel all by myself!

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Chocolate and Hazelnut Diamond Cookies

Diamonds are forever, forever, forever… ♫

Or are they?…

Well, I tell you, these ones lasted one working day:

My labmates really enjoyed them, and this is always a good sign!

This was the first dessert I baked coming from my amazing America’s Test Kitchen Family Baking Book, and I was not disappointed.

The cookie has a scrumptious buttery taste, while the chocolate-hazelnut combination is simply perfect!

I’m sensing there will be plenty of baking from this book! But let’s start with these chocolate diamond cookies!

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