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  • Almond Biscotti
    After many years of experimentation, I think these are the best biscotti I've ever made. They are nice and dry and crunchy the way real biscotti should be - they are not cookie-like like many you buy in the store these days. They are perfect for dipping, they have a long shelf-life, they are delicious and flavorful. My toddler LOVES them and even asks for them before bed with a cup of milk for dipping. Another great recipe from Alice Medrich.
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  • Best Oatmeal Cookies
    This is a family favorite that I have been making for years. It's the most requested oatmeal cookie recipe I've ever made. I found it somewhere years ago, but have lost the source. The secret is soaking the raisins which makes all the difference.
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  • Big Grandma's Best Peanut Butter Cookies
    This is my husband's grandmother's recipe that is cherished by the family. They are the best cookie that melts in your mouth. They don't have the normal peanut butter fork crossing...but more of a crackled sugar type cookie... My husband comes from a huge family - and these are one of the cherished recipes!!
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  • Butterfinger Cookies
    This is my favorite cookie recipe! If you like peanut butter, you have to try it!!! I found the recipe in a Taste of Home Magazine, which always has wonderful recipes in them!
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  • Chocolate Cappuccino Cheesecake
    "This recipe becomes a favorite as soon as it is tasted. It was once referred to as 'sinfully rich and velvety smooth'. Best if made a day before serving."
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  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Cake
    "Vary this dessert by using different flavors of ice cream."
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  • Chocolate Mint Candies Cookies
    "I received this recipe through a cookie exchange years ago, and it has become a favorite of family and friends."
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  • Chocolate Mint Cookies I
    "This is a melt in your mouth chocolate cookie that has a chocolate mint frosting. It's delicious and it's easy!"
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  • Chocolate Truffle Cookies
    "A very dark, rich chocolate cookie for the true chocoholic. This recipe uses relatively little flour, resulting in dense, fudge-like cookies. These cookies keep well in the freezer (but you may have a hard time waiting for them to thaw before you eat them)."
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  • Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti
    "The red and green make a great Christmas cookie. Have used other nuts instead of pistachios with success. If your pistachios are salted, omit the 1/4 teaspoon salt from the recipe."
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  • Cream Cheese Cut-Out Cookies
    I love this recipe because it is so easy to roll out, and the taste is great. This is our favorite Christmas cookie recipe to make, but I also make them for Easter and Halloween. Sometimes I ice them or just sprinkle with colored sugar while they bake. I always double this recipe for us.
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  • Double-Peanut Double-Chocolate Chip Cookies
    The peanut butter in this dough creates a crumbly cookie.
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  • Fruit Pizza I
    "A cookie dough crust, cream cheese filling, and fruit topping. Tip: For a quick crust, use one package of ready made sugar cookie dough rolled out to fit a pizza pan. Use an assortment of fresh fruit such as bananas, peaches, blueberries, kiwi, pineapple, and strawberries."
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  • Fruit Pizza II
    "A fruit covered cookie crust that is shaped like a pizza. Try using star fruit, peaches, bananas, kiwi, orange slices, blueberries, and pineapples."
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  • Fudge Truffle Cheesecake
    "Truffle-like chocolate cheesecake in a chocolate cookie crust. If this does not drive your mate wild, keep the recipe and replace him or her. Note: The topping for this cake is your choice, you could use chocolate dipped strawberries, purchased chocolate truffles, or melt chocolate and/or white chocolate and drizzle it over the top."
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  • Grandma's Gingersnap Cookies
    "This melt-in-your-mouth ginger cookie recipe that I received from my grandmother has been enjoyed in my family since 1899."
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  • Grandma's Gingersnaps
    "This was my mother-in-law's recipe and my husband's favorite. Shorten or lengthen the cooking time for a softer or crisper cookie."
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  • Lemon Curd Mousse Cake
    To make the shortbread cookie crumbs for the crust, seal the cookies in a heavy plastic bag and use a rolling pin to crush them into fine crumbs.
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  • Lisa's Swirled Chocolate Chip Cookies
    This is a chocolate chip cookie recipe that my friend DeLynn's best friend gave to us. This is the recipe I use for normal chocolate chip cookies, but I've recently been making them with Nestlé's new White & Milk Chocolate Swirled chips. This is a yummy soft and delicious cookie!
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  • Madeleines
    This cookie launched a thousand memories—and a literary masterpiece—for Marcel Proust. The group enjoys madeleines with tea, just as the narrator...
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  • Magic Cookie Bars II
    "An extremely rich, yet delicious cookie bar!! Walnuts aren't the only nut you can use try any of your other favorites like pecans, peanuts or cashews."
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  • Molasses Crinkles
    The zing of ginger and the sweetness of molasses combine in perfect proportions in this cookie, sent to us by Jane Booth Vollers of Chester,...
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  • Molasses Sugar Cookies
    "These are a wonderful chewy spice cookie. They are drop cookies that keep very well. I make them at the beginning of the holiday season and they keep all the way to New Year's!"
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  • Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Pan Cookie
    This recipe was in my paper recently and I made them for my co-workers. DIVINE! I looked & looked and was surprised I couldn't find it already on Zaar.
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  • Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chunks
    "The addition of honey, oats and chocolate chunks in this recipe makes a terrific interpretation of the All-American Peanut Butter Cookie!"
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  • Peanut Butter Cup Cookies (Tarts)
    I first saw these at a bake sale and was so impressed. You bake a ball of dough in a mini-muffin tin, bake, and press a Reese's peanut butter cup into it after you take it out of oven. You are left with a picture-perfect tart, receiving "oohs and aahs" and "how did you do it?" You could even use the refrigerated sugar/peanut butter cookie dough too.
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  • Peanut Butter Pie I
    "This pie has a chocolate crumb crust and a creamy peanut butter filling. Garnish pie with grated chocolate or chocolate cookie crumbs if desired."
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  • Pecan, Caramel and Fudge Pie
    This dessert couldn't be simpler to put together. The no-bake crust is made from cookie crumbs and butter, and the pie itself cooks in just ten minutes.
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  • Peppermint Candy Cane Bark
    Every Christmas my friends and family look forward to this in the cookie tins I make for all of them. They get very upset when I do not make this. It is so easy to make. However, you will want to give them away as soon as possible because they are very addicting.
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  • Pizzelles II
    "An thin traditional anise flavored Italian cookie made with a pizzelle iron."
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  • Pumpkin Cheesecake with Marshmallow-Sour Cream Topping and Gingersnap Crust
    Forget marshmallows with the yams this year. Instead, use them to make the topping for this cheesecake. Because the cheesecake needs to chill...
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  • Pumpkin-Pecan Cheesecake
    Pumpkin adds beautiful color to the all-American cheesecake while pecan praline makes a southern-style topping. Begin preparing this cake a day ahead.
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  • Soft Chocolate Cookies
    "My family expects the cookie jar to be filled with home-baked goodies year-round. They don't care for nuts but can't resist chocolate. So these cake-like cookies have become their favorite."
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  • Soft Molasses Cookies
    OK, Your cookie jar will be SO empty when you make these. Even better the day after. Very ADDICTIVE !!!!
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  • Strawberry Chocolate Mousse Cake
    "Fresh strawberries and chocolate mousse are particularly appealing as a summer treat."
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  • Sugar Cookie Icing
    This recipe is quick, easy, dries hard and shiny and tastes good too. I originally got if from Allrecipes.
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  • The Ultimate Lemon Butter Bar
    This classic cookie combines two of my favorite sweets: buttery-tender Scottish shortbread and satiny lilting English lemon curd. The problem has...
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  • The Whole Jar of Peanut Butter Cookies
    "This cookie got its name because a whole 18-ounce jar of peanut butter is used to make it. It is the creamiest, moistest cookie I have ever had, and bound to be a favorite with anyone who makes them. Just don't over bake them!"
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  • Those Pretzel Things ( Pecan Rollo Bites)
    My niece made these for our 4th of July party and they were gone before dessert was even served! Everyone loved them and kept going back for one more of "those pretzel things"! So easy to make- a definite for my Christmas cookie baskets.
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  • White Chocolate Chip Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
    I originally made these at the request of my old chorus director John Kelleher, who also worked at Seattle area Starbucks (I think he'd had the combo in a cookie there, once). I was surprised but very pleased they came out so tasty! These days, these are pretty much the only cookies which are requested and I make on a fairly regular basis.
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  • White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake
    "This makes an excellent cheesecake, similar to one you would get in a restaurant. Great for special occasions! Garnish with white chocolate curls if desired."
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  • Wild Mushroom Potato Gratin
    For a more elegant presentation, we cut out rounds from the gratin with a 4-inch cookie cutter.
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  • World's Best Butter Cookies
    I tested 8 different butter cookie recipes, looking for the "perfect" butter cookie. It had to be buttery, a little crumbly (like shortbread), and not too sweet. This is the winner. I think these are the Worlds Best Butter Cookie, courtesy of Chef Alice Medrich.
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