Magic Cookie Bars
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Magic Cookie Bars | Dawn's Recipes

This cookie recipe has been around forever. There are infinite variations of it around the Internet, sometimes under different names. My mother-in-law calls them Hello Dolly Bars. I got this version from my aunt at least a couple of decades ago. I debated posting yet another incarnation until a friend asked me recently for the recipe. … Continue Reading →

Rosemary Sea Salt Shortbread
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Rosemary Sea Salt Shortbread | Dawn's Recipes

On a recent shopping excursion I had the opportunity to sample some amazing shortbread laced with rosemary and sea salt. It wasn’t a combination I was likely to have come up with, but the flavors worked together so perfectly. The strange combination of sweet, savory and salty balanced each other out so well. … Continue Reading →

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Chocolate Chip Cookies on Cooling Rack

I was craving chocolate chip cookies the other day, but I’ve outgrown my previous recipe. Chocolate chip cookies are so commonplace. I wanted something truly remarkable. I decided to experiment by taking about 3 or 4 different cookie recipes I really enjoy and combining my favorite elements from each. The result is a crispy-chewy cookie that was not overly sweet (thanks to bittersweet chocolate chips, but use semisweet if you prefer) and just a touch of saltiness to balance it out. … Continue Reading →

Iced Anise Cookies
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Iced Anise Cookies

I recently brought my husband with me on a shopping trip when he spied Christmas-colored nonpareils. He “suggested” they would look great on anise cookies…hint, hint. Because I’m such a good wife, and because I like to get nice presents (heh heh), I decided to make some for the holidays. First I searched every recipe book I own (a lot!) and came up with nothing. Maybe they go by another name? Then I thought I could get the recipe from my mother-in-law, since we were supposed to get together over the weekend. Well, the nor’easter kept us snowed in and … Continue Reading →