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Crispy Maple Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Crispy Maple Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

March might be my least favorite month of the year (and thank heavens it’s over), but the long and cold month’s one saving grace here in New England is that it’s also maple season — that heavenly time of year when the sap flows and the sweet amber syrup is bottled. Pancakes, marinades, glazes, cakes, […]

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chocolate drop cookies

Chocolate Drop Cookies

Those looking for adventure in the kitchen have a few options. Some think global and tackle new world cuisines. Some think science and grow their own yeast starter or master homemade fudge (my nemesis). Still others think innovation and start cooking from inspiration and instinct, recipes be damned. As for me, I think vintage and […]

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butterscotch choc chip cookies 2

Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you know me, you know I can’t resist a community cookbook with worn corners and jagged, broken plastic teeth holding the pages together. Bonus points if features “cursive typewriter” font. It was these things that talked my into purchasing the combination “Big Y” local supermarket chain and 4-H club cookbook from 1985 that included […]

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date nut squares

Date Nut Squares

When I was a kid my mother sometimes bought cereal that had dates in it. I used to pick them out, making a neat pile of hard, dried dates next to the bowl. I thought they looked like cat treats and their chewy texture interrupted the enjoyment I got from the otherwise delicious bowl of […]

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hermit cookies

Harwich Hermits

I am always on the hunt for old regional cookbooks, and naturally, I keep my eyes extra peeled for books celebrating the hearty and molasses-laden foods of my beloved New England. When I find them, they usually aren’t in any shape to be used in the manner in which they were intended. Measurements are clunky […]

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italian soft anise cookies

Auntie Mella’s Italian Soft Anise Cookies

I feel like I am supposed to say that the foods I remember most from my childhood were prepared from memory by my grandmother over the course of an entire Sunday, pressing pinches of love onto my cheek with one hand while she stirred and stirred the contents of a bubbling kettle with the other. […]

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peanut butter cookies

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

After the chocolate chip cookie, I don’t think any cookie in America is more beloved than the peanut butter cookie. Yes, I know there are versions of chocolate chip peanut butter cookies, and peanut butter cookies made even more peanut-y thanks to the addition of chunky peanut butter or chopped, salted peanuts…but for me, this […]

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citrus basil butter cookies

Citrus Basil Butter Cookies

Confession – I am ardently in love with fresh basil.  Head over heels.  Smitten kitten.  I want to marry it.  All of those things. Basil is wonderful in many Italian dishes and paired with its BFF’s, tomato and mozzarella, but basil is also a marvelous ingredient in buttery cookies, especially when you also add in […]

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cherry pecan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Cherry Pecan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

If there was ever a perfect cookie for me, this is it. These gifts from heaven are chewy, brown sugary, the size of hamburgers, and loaded with tart dried cherries, toasted pecans, oats, and chocolate chips. Truth be told, I would have liked these just fine without the chocolate chips, but since I was bringing them to […]

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Biscoff Bars

Biscoff Bars

In my recent Key Lime Pie post, I mentioned that my cousin Jaime opted to use Biscoff cookie crumbs instead of graham cracker crumbs for the crust, which showcased their signature caramel flavor.  I have since realized that not everyone knows what Biscoff cookies are, but they should, because “Europe’s favorite cookie with coffee” is a title worth celebrating!

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