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Vegan Anginettes

Vegan Anginettes

As many of you know, I live in New Haven, home to the only pizza worth eating, and more Italian-American bakeries than you can shake a stick at. I’ve peered many-a-time into their glass bakery cases, spilling over with all manner of pretty pink, green, brown and white cookies, and cursed the fact that they...
Chocolate Hazelnut Thumbprints

Chocolate Hazelnut Thumbprints

These chocolate hazelnut thumbprint cookies are unsurprisingly delicious yet surprisingly easy to assemble, and the work goes especially quickly if you’re making a batch of my chocolate-filled peanut butter blossoms at the same time. No handmade chocolate kisses required!
Vegan Sugar Cookies

Vegan Sugar Cookies

This recipe is adapted from one that appears in an old Iowa church cookbook called World’s Best Sugar Cookies. Iowan church ladies are known to wax hyperbolic about plenty of things — recipes in these cookbooks for “green salad,” for instance, typically involve neon-hued Jello and no vegetables of any kind. But these cookies are...
Vegan Peanut Brittle

Vegan Peanut Brittle

I am truly a fool for giving out a recipe like this for free, when I should be raking in royalties from the American Dental Association instead. Consider this fair warning: don’t even think about making peanut brittle if you’ve personally funded the college educations of two of your orthodontist’s kids, okay?
Easy Vegan Peanut Butter Fudge

Easy Vegan Peanut Butter Fudge

As with my mother and grandmothers before me, I spend some portion of every December preparing an array of sweet treats to share with (and send to) folks I care about. And sure, creating a dozen varieties of sugar-laden cookies and candies over the course of a weekend requires an iron stomach and a superhuman...
Mexican Wedding Cakes

Mexican Wedding Cakes

These cookies are so good that at least three different countries claim them as their own; although I always knew them as Mexican Wedding Cakes, they’re apparently also known as Russian Tea Cakes and Italian Butter Nuts. But as I’m inclined to say: a rose by any other name….
Puppy Chow

Puppy Chow

A coworker of my mother’s gave her a bag of puppy chow as a holiday gift years ago, and my family and I have been hooked ever since.
Pecan Clusters

Pecan Clusters

There was a fancy chocolate store near the house I lived in in my teens, and some Christmases, if we were lucky, my father would bring home a sampler box of their offerings. I hate to play favorites, especially when it comes to chocolate, but for me, pecan clusters were always the highlight of those...
Chocolate Mint Kiss Cookies

Chocolate Mint Kiss Cookies

Peanut butter kisses are a classic cookie that never quite satisfied me, so I decided to mix things up and make chocolate mint kiss cookies instead. Just like the originals, crunchy outsides offset smooth, creamy chocolate centers. These are just as refreshing in the summer as they are a festive addition to your holiday cookie...