Melt-in-Your-Mouth Moroccan Sand Cookies

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Do you like cookies? Do you like using common household ingredients? Do you like minimal work for maximum desserts? Well, listen up.

Everything you need to make these cookies (yes, all of the 4 ingredients) is probably in your house right at this very moment. “Please, make these cookies,” the ingredients scream, “they’re so delicious. I want to be useful!”

These cookies take all of 20 minutes start-to-mouth to make, and they’re crumbly (like sand, get it?) and perfectly nutty. And anyway, I think it’s safe to say that the less work involved, the better, no?

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Classic Double Chocolate Chip Brownies Recipe

I love making cakes and pastries that require more work. It’s fun and therapeutic. I bake when I’m mad, sad, happy, bored, anything. But sometimes I don’t feel like doing much work and still want something chocolaty and cake-like. This inevitably leads me to brownies.

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Buttermilk Cinnamon Rolls + A Trick to Homemade Buttermilk

I doubt there is any other non-chocolate dessert I love more than cinnamon rolls. A few years ago I also would have told you that if something isn’t chocolate, then it shouldn’t be sweet. Thankfully, I have mostly passed this hurdle, as you can see by recipes such as my Lazy Fruit Shortbread.

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There’s actually no anise in this recipe. I just thought they looked pretty.

What? I’ve promised you a trick to homemade buttermilk, you say? But of course. I never buy buttermilk because of this trick, just FYI. Let’s all put the buttermilk industry out of business, shall we?

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Chocolate Matzo Cake – And it doesn’t taste like cardboard!

Have I gotten your attention yet?

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I find it to be a real problem for matzo desserts (and Passover food in general) to taste edible. It’s quite difficult to achieve a taste that borders on something you might consider eating when you don’t keep kosher for Passover.

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, My Favorite!

I have to say, I wouldn’t have expected it from myself, either. Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are my favorite? What has this world come to?

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I know, I know. But rest assured, I don’t like healthy-tasting things, so these aren’t some sort of sugar-free, flax-raisin, whole wheat concoction. No way. We treat our desserts with respect around here.

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Happy (Late) Pi Day! – Strawberry Pie

So, I know it’s not Pi Day. But it was…two days ago. And I didn’t have time to make any pie on the actual day, so I postponed it to yesterday. The actual writing of this post was then pushed to today because I made it last night. Aaand now you’re all caught up.

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I had never actually made a fruit pie before, but I have always wanted to make a strawberry pie. Strawberries just handle baking very well, I think. Raspberries, too. Maybe it’s a red-fruit-only club. Extremely exclusive, you’ve probably never heard of it.

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Use Up Old Cake: Quick Chocolate Balls

…you never knew you needed this.

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Yes, everyone. Chocolate in yet another compact form. Also, quick. It’s sort of like a fast version of a cake pop. Minus the frosting. And the baking. And the lollipop stick. Okay, forget that.

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It’s a really flexible recipe, and it can get rid of the dry cake you made last week. Because of this flexibility, there really isn’t anything with actual measurements.

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