Chewy Chocolate Brownies

Is there anyone who doesn’t love a really good brownie? There are countless recipes around, and countless ideas about what makes a brownie “perfect.” But with a cakey, dense, and chocolatey cookie, it’s hard to imagine how that combination could go wrong.  My personal preference is for chewy, not crumbly, with a rich chocolate flavor.  That’s what this recipe will provide, my idea of perfection in a simple chocolate brownie.

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Aloha Cookies

These are a big, chewy, delicious treat of a cookie.  The word ‘cookie’ doesn’t come close to what these are — filling, nourishing, and healthful in the way that few cookies can be, yet sweet and satisfying at the same time. Could be your new favorite snack.

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Snickerdoodles

snickerdoodles 2Kind of an old fashioned favorite, the Snickerdoodle has long been a favorite in our house. The goofy name is enough to lure you in, but one whiff of the cinnamon-vanilla sweetness and you can never forget these babies. They’re light in both flavor and texture, with a wonderful crumbly chewiness that is just perfect after lunch or as a special treat.

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Ammonia Cookies

As weird as it may seem, these cookies are made with a type of ammonia that is intended for baking. It was used for leavening in the days before baking soda or baking powder. The cookies have a light lemony flavor because of the lemon oil, but when they’re baking your house will honestly smell like you’re cleaning the floor.

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Almond Biscotti

Biscotti! What a unique, singular treat! Cookie connoisseurs everywhere recognize this lightly-sweet, understated cookie as the classic. It’s exactly dense enough, and exactly sweet enough to quench most cookie cravings. And, it’s an elegant cookie you can serve to guests, yet so sturdy that it can survive bouncing around for a day inside a backpack without being crushed.

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