Blog | Cupcake Project - Part 3
Eggnog Latte Biscotti

Eggnog Latte Biscotti

I recently learned that there are two distinct types of biscotti – Italian and American.  American biscotti is softer and more cookie-like, while Italian biscotti is the kind that you could break your jaw on, the kind that definitely requires dunking.  I prefer hard biscotti (I’m a dunker) and it’s nice to now know how [...]

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Saffron Pistachio Lace Cookies

Saffron Pistachio Lace Cookies

I won’t soon forget the allure of these saffron pistachio lace cookies. They first seduce with a touch of orange, then an earthy pistachio flavor, and finally a smooth, fragrant saffron finish. These lace cookies have a thin, caramel candy-like texture with added crunch from the pistachios. PrintSaffron Pistachio Lace Cookies Yield: 72-80 cookies (Remember [...]

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Secret Chocolate Chip Cookie Baking Tip You’ll Want to Try Today

What I love about this chocolate chip cookie baking tip is that it works with any chocolate chip cookie recipe, magically transforming that chocolate chip cookie into something better. Here’s the secret: There are chocolate chip cookies baked inside of these chocolate chip cookies.  What?  Essentially, you take half of your cookie dough and bake [...]

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Chocolate Absinthe Crinkle Cookies

Dark Chocolate Absinthe Crinkle Cookies

As a cupcake baker, cracked tops scare me; I want that elusive smooth, round dome.  Baking cookies designed to crack feels like purposely singing off-key.  In the case of these chocolate absinthe crinkle cookies, however, the results are beautiful – the cracks are freeing.  Chocolate crinkle cookies are soft and fudge brownie-like on the inside [...]

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Pirouette Cookies

Copycat Pirouette Cookies (Nutella-filled Cigar Cookies)

Pepperidge Farm describes their Pirouette cookies as “Slender. Graceful. Delicious. A pastry-like wafer, baked to a delicate crisp, surrounds a luscious, creamy filling.”   Growing up, I always found Pirouettes at fancier events – although Pirouettes are just as common as Chessmen Cookies.  Pirouettes weren’t an after-school kind of cookie; rather, they were more of a [...]

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Peanut Butter Oat Dog Biscuits

Homemade Peanut Butter Oat Dog Biscuits

I could not let the Cookie Project go by without a cookie for dogs – in this case my friend’s Bull Terrier, Maya.  I don’t have a dog right now, but I used to have a miniature poodle, Scruffles.  So, I totally get how dogs are major family members and deserve their own treats. When [...]

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