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Coconut Topped Shortbread Bars

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Coconut Topped Shortbread Bars

It is easy to add layers to bar cookies and that gives you a lot of options when it comes to flavor and texture that you don’t quite have when you’re working with other types of cookies. These Coconut Topped Shortbread Bars have a tender shortbread base that is topped with a …

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Vanilla Bean Blondies

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Vanilla Bean Blondies
Blondies are the lighter colored counterpart to brownies. They’re dense, chewy bar cookies that have a fudgy texture similar to that of a brownie, but without any chocolate. These Vanilla Bean Blondies have that deliciously chewy texture that you want in a blondie with a whole lot of vanilla. I used a whole …

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Orangesicle Magic Bars

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Orangesicle Bars

Magic bars are a popular bar cookie get their name because they require few ingredients and are so easy to make that it’s hard to believe they taste as good as they do. The classic recipe features chocolate, nuts and coconut on a graham cracker crust and while it is …

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Mango Bars

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Mango Bars
A perfectly ripe mango should have a firm, creamy texture that almost seems to melt in your mouth. They’re so good on their own, that many people don’t bake with them and prefer to eat them as-is. I usually put myself in that category, but I’ve had many mango desserts – from mousses …

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Salt and Pepper Brownie Bites

Salt and Pepper Brownie Bites
When I think of combining sweet and savory flavors in a dessert, I usually think about increasing the salt so that there is more of a contrast with sweet ingredients like sugar, caramel or chocolate in a recipe. I don’t usually think about adding pepper to make things even more savory, but I …

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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Blondies

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Blondies
Not everyone is a big white chocolate fan, but even people who don’t generally like white chocolate find that it is a great combination with macadamia nuts. Creamy white chocolate is a great compliment for crunchy, buttery macadamia nuts because the flavors work extremely well together and neither one dominates the other. Other …

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