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Soft Chocolate Cookies Recipe. Chocolate-Espresso Snowcaps. Earl Grey Tea-Infused Truffles. Lime Meltaways from ''The Martha Stewart Show'' Valentine’s Day Linzer Cookies. For an easy yet elegant Valentine’s Day dessert try these traditional Linzer cookies.

Valentine’s Day Linzer Cookies

The thin, almond-packed, slightly sweet cookie perfectly balances the tart raspberry jam filling, and a light dusting of confectioners’ sugar surrounding a brilliant red interior looks striking on a plate. Bake the cookies days in advance and assemble at the last minute for a simply delicious Valentine’s Day treat. Linzer CookiesYield=2 Dozen 2/3 cup finely ground almonds2 cups all-purpose flour½ cup almond flour* ½ teaspoon baking powder½ teaspoon kosher salt¼ teaspoon cinnamon1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter½ cup packed light brown sugar1 large egg1 teaspoon vanillaraspberry or strawberry jam as needed*another ½ cup of very finely ground almonds or ½ cup of all-purpose flour can be used in place of the almond flour In a large bowl, whisk together ground almonds, flours, baking powder, kosher salt and cinnamon.

Preheat oven to 350°F and put oven rack in middle position. Pistachio Lemon Drops. Homemade Biscotti, Granola, Salted Oatmeal Cookies and Honey Whole Wheat Bread. …it’s always nice to have some baked goods on hand.

Homemade Biscotti, Granola, Salted Oatmeal Cookies and Honey Whole Wheat Bread

Here are four that never fail to please. 1. Granola. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t welcome a bowl of homemade granola with milk or yogurt topped with fresh berries or sliced banana first thing in the morning. This also is my go-to gift for a host or hostess and my most-often requested recipe. 2. 3. 4. Holiday Linzers: Too Pretty To Eat. Last Saturday morning, while warming up with a cup of coffee and some sweets in an adorable cafe in Boulder, my mother offered me her latest theory: “The prettier a cookie is,” she said, setting down a handsome palmier, making no effort to hide her disgust, “the less edible it becomes.”

Holiday Linzers: Too Pretty To Eat

Though the palmier may have been an unlucky pick that morning, I think Liza might be on to something. Chocolate-Pistachio Cookies. Rosemary Shortbread. Careful.

Rosemary Shortbread

These are addictive. They’ve got that sweet-salty dynamic, but also a hint of rosemary, a savory touch that might lead you to eat ten of them, as you would a cracker. Try not to do that. Man these are so good. I’m never crazy about breaking out the food processor — so many parts to clean and all — but this machine makes this recipe effortless. Biscotti And Homemade Chai. The base recipe for these vanilla-almond biscotti (pictured above) can be adapted to all tastes.

Biscotti And Homemade Chai

If you're still looking for something to give your mother, or somebody else's, on Mother's Day, try making these. The almonds, pistachios and craisins can be replaced with anthing from chocolate chips to macadamia nuts to shredded coconut. Lemon and orange zests add a nice touch as well. Although a chocolate coating is unecessary, white chocolate pairs especially well with the cranberry-pistachio variety. Truly, however, the biscotti taste delectable without any additions. Dunk This! Please. « Comfortably Domestic. My addiction obsession love for all things chai latte are well documented.

Dunk This! Please. « Comfortably Domestic

If you’ve been around here for more than five minutes, then y’all know that I’m not afraid to go to great lengths to get a hot cup of that spicy-steamed-milk perfection. But for as passionate as I can be about my chai, I do have another love…a love of biscotti. I realize that those sweet, crunchy treats are typically served alongside a steaming cup o’ joe, but believe me when I tell you that biscotti are just as lovely dipped in tea. Food-Dork Alert: Biscotti dates back to ancient Rome, where it was popular not for the delicate flavor and crunch, as it is now, but for function.

Dunk This, Too. « Comfortably Domestic. Green Tea Madeleines & Birchrun Hills Farm Blue. I realized I forgot to report a few other details from my little gathering last weekend.

Green Tea Madeleines & Birchrun Hills Farm Blue

On Sunday morning, my friends and I slowly recovered from the late-night festivities with the help of coffee for some, tea for others, and green tea madeleines for all. I had some leftover batter for these delicate treats from a batch I had made a few days ago (for an article I wrote about T Bar, a relatively new shop that makes incredible iced green tea lattes), and baked them off while the coffee brewed — they literally take only ten minutes in the oven. The recipe had been adapted from a recipe I cut out of this past April's Bon Appetit for madeleines from New York's renown Payard Patisserie & Bistro. The recipe is excellent — very lemony — and a couple of teaspoons of matcha (green tea powder) add a nice, but very subtle touch. Chai Latte Cookies and Best Christmas Cookie Recipes.

Chai Latte Cookies.

Chai Latte Cookies and Best Christmas Cookie Recipes

Lemongrass Shortbread Cookies. Lemongrass Shortbread Cookies The marriage of two glorious addictions ~ Lemongrass Shortbread Cookies.

Lemongrass Shortbread Cookies

Lemongrass is like catnip for me. I want to eat it, drink it, inhale its bright earthy aroma… Heck, I’d be happy to roll in it.