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Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint cookies are a cute style of cookie where each individual portion resembles a miniature tart. The cookies are made by creating an indent in the top of the unbaked dough, then adding a filling before baking. The fillings can be a wide range of flavors, but are most often fruit-based jams and citrus curds. These┬áChocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies break with tradition because they ... Read More »

Easy Blender Dark Chocolate Pots de Creme

Easy Blender Dark Chocolate Pots de Creme

Pots de creme are an elegant French dessert, a custard that is somewhere between pudding and creme brulee in texture. Traditionally, the recipes call for cooking the custard in a water bath in the oven to ensure a smooth, silky texture. The water bath is what causes many people to skip making this lovely dessert altogether, as the can be a bit of a hassle ... Read More »

Chocolate Pretzel Cookies

Chocolate Pretzel Cookies

Visiting my Grandmother’s house during the holidays as a kid, I always searched the kitchen for a tin containing Danish butter cookies. These buttery shortbread cookies were a treat that never seemed to appear in my house. I liked the sugar-topped pretzels the best. Big sugar crystals, buttery cookie, melt-in-your-mouth texture – what’s not to love? I’ve made my own version of these cookies before ... Read More »

Fudgy Fernet Branca Brownies

Chocolate Mint Brownies with Frenet Branca

Fernet Branca is a type of amaro – a bitter Italian herbal liqueur – that was invented in 1845. The liqueur is complex, with 27 secret ingredients that go into it to give it its unique flavor. It is hard to describe what it tastes like because it is so complex, but I can say that it is reminiscent of cough syrup, with a very ... Read More »

Homemade Chocolate Egg Creams

Homemade Chocolate Egg Cream

Egg creams are a classic soda fountain drink that dates back to the pharmacies/soda fountains of the late 19th century. The drink’s origins are actually unknown, but there are plenty of theories out there, including the idea that the name arose from the mispronunciation of the phrase “a cream.” Most of the mystery stems from the fact that egg creams, despite the name, actually include ... Read More »

How to Make Hot Chocolate on A Stick

How to Make Hot Chocolate on A Stick at Home from Baking Bites

Everyone loves edible homemade gifts, whether you’re talking about a batch of homemade cookies, cakes, pies or even extracts. One of my favorite homemade gifts in the past has been my Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix, which I’ve been making for years and packing up with cute mugs for holiday gifts. For a real chocoholic, though, it doesn’t get any better than Homemade Hot Chocolate On ... Read More »

Chocolate Cinnamon Chess Pie

Chocolate Cinnamon Chess Pie

Chess pie is a classic Southern custard pie. The filling is made with a mixture of eggs, butter and sugar, usually with a bit of cornmeal added to it. The ingredients in the filling vary from pie to pie, but chess pies are usually a bit denser and richer than some other custard pies that use a lot more dairy in the base. Chess pies ... Read More »

Chocolate Blueberry Muffins

Chocolate Blueberry Muffins

Chocolate muffins can be tricky to make. Many chocolate muffins don’t have enough chocolate flavor to warrant the name. Other chocolate muffins are too sweet and rich to really be called muffins; they are really just decadent cupcakes without the frosting. Chocolate muffins should not be too sweet, yet should still have a deep chocolate flavor. These Chocolate Blueberry Muffins fit the bill perfectly, and ... Read More »

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