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Ephemeral Art: Cookies


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Pastry Chef Julia Usher is renowned for her 3D cookie creations. What’s nicer than a beautiful cookie box filled with cookies?

You have to have a special character to make ephemeral art from cookie dough. Unlike fancy dancy decorated wedding cakes which couples will pay thousands of dollars for, cookies, not so much. They’re smaller, generally simpler and not on the radar as “must have” edible artwork. There are cake decorating competitions on the Food Network, and another show on cable called Amazing Wedding Cakes, but no shows devoted to cookie decorating.
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Recipe Reveal: The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies?


CookiesMilkHome bakers have to have a great Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe in their arsenal. It’s an American classic and the ultimate comfort food. Ask people what their favorite cookie is, and most times they’ll say chocolate chip.
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Recipe Reveal: Chocolate Almond Lace Cookies


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Chocolate Almond Lace Cookies

Have you ever bought cookies that looked fabulous but were disappointing because they tasted terrible? Time to just say no to pitiful overpriced pastries!

Bakeries and grocery stores sell what they call “Chocolate Almond Lace Cookies” (aka Florentines) in my neck of the woods in Connecticut. They look great! Two crispy lace cookies filled with chocolate, what’s not to love?

Unfortunately, the cookies are usually soft and flavorless and come pre-packaged in bulk from some anonymous source. Oh the pain, Will Robinson, the pain, something that looks so good but is soooo bad.

But good news, you can make these cookies yourself! Crunchy almond disks with real chocolate in the middle. Great for a special occasion or just for fun! Read more…

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