brownie drops

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Bittersweet Brownie Drops
These cookie-brownie hybrids are easy-to-make and have a moist, slightly gooey taste, best enjoyed with a cold glass of milk.

Get the recipe: Bittersweet Brownie Drops
ginger cookies

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Ginger Cookies
These ginger cookies are made with whole grain flour instead of white, but they also include a generous portion of chocolate chunks to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Get the recipe: Ginger Cookies
sweet and salty cookie

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Sweet and Salty Cookies
Classic chocolate chip cookies get updated with pumpkin seeds and a hint of red chili pepper.

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cream cheese chocolate chip cookie

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Cream Cheese-Chocolate Chip Cookies
These delicious cookies have two unexpected ingredients: cream cheese, which helps keep them soft; and orange zest, which lends a bright note and helps bring out the chocolate flavor even more.

Get the recipe: Cream Cheese-Chocolate Chip Cookies
poppy seed squares

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Poppy Seed Squares with Chocolate Tips
Poppy seeds add both a nutty flavor and a crunchy texture, bringing a savory depth to this shortbread-style dough. Balance it all out with a healthy dunk into sweet melted chocolate.

Get the recipe: Poppy Seed Squares with Chocolate Tips
parisian macarons

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Chocolate Macarons with Vanilla Buttercream
Meg Ray, owner of San Francisco's Parisian-inspired pastry shop Miette, shares how to make picture-perfect macarons doable, not daunting. The recipe includes a chocolate variation that's delicious with vanilla filling.

Get the recipe: Chocolate Macarons with Vanilla Buttercream