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Toffee Tops

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 8″ square pan. Cookie Crust: 1 1/4 cups flour 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter, cut up and chilled 1/4 cup chopped, toasted, blanched almonds 1/4 teaspoon almond extract Stir together flour, brown sugar, and salt. Cut in butter. Stir in almonds and extract. […]

Graham Cracker Toffee

14-16 graham crackers 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 cup salted butter 1 cup chocolate chips 1 cup pecans, toasted (optional) Preheat oven to 350F. Arrange crackers close together on foil- or parchment-lined baking sheet. Melt butter and brown sugar together in saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly until it boils, them boil for 2 minutes. Pour […]

Rocky Road Fudge Bars

Base: 3/4 cup chopped nuts (optional) 2 eggs 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup flour 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, cut up 1/2 cup butter Heat oven to 350F. Grease and flour 13×9 inch pan. In large saucepan, melt butter and unsweetened chocolate over low heat, stirring until smooth. Stir in flour, then remaining base ingredients; mix […]

Chocolate Pie

Make sure to have all ingredients at room temperature or this just turns into a big mess. All the usual warnings about consuming raw eggs… 8″ pie shell, already baked 1/2 c butter 3/4 c granulated white sugar 1 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled 1 tsp vanilla 2 eggs – must be fresh! Cream […]

Chocolate Chip Cookies

About 5 dozen large cookies. 3/4 cup butter, not margarine 3/4 cup shortening (143 grams) Whip butter and shortening just until fluffy. 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar (325 grams) 3/4 cup white sugar (150 grams) Blend sugars in gradually. 3 eggs 1 1/2 t vanilla (more doesn’t hurt) Blend in until smooth. 3 3/8 […]

Hot Chocolate Sauce

1 1/2 cups heavy cream 9 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 cup sugar 1 cup packed dark brown sugar 1 1/2 cups cocoa, sfited 1/4 teaspoon salt Heat cream in butter, bring to a boil. Add sugars, stirring until dissolved. Cool for 5 minutes. Add sifted cocoa and salt. Whisk until smooth. Keep warm in double boiler […]


2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoons salt 1 stick butter 2 cups brown sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup chocolate chips Line a 13â?x9â? pan with foil. Set oven to 350°. Mix flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Melt butter. Stir brown sugar into butter. Stir in eggs […]


Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour 13″ x 9″ pan, or line with non-stick foil. 4 large eggs 1 cup sugar 2 tsp vanilla 1/2 c butter 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup flour 1/2 tsp salt Melt butter. Add chocolate chips and melt some more, stir until smooth. Let cool slightly while […]

Cranberry Almond Chocolate Biscotti

1 1/2 cups flour 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup cocoa powder 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 3 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted 1 cup dried cranberries 1 cup sliced almonds 8 ounces white chocolate, finely chopped Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper […]

Chocolate Nut Cookies

2 1/2 cups flour 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar 4 eggs, slightly beaten 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted 2/3 cup milk 1½ cups confectioner’s sugar In a […]