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Reviewed Classic Shortbread Cookies in 4 Ingredients with added 1 ingredient Variations

Jan 2, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

sorry, but not a fan. really wanted to like them - especially using powdered sugar vs. granulated which can give a nicer, lighter taste. but absolutely flavorless. i added some loose tea to the batch to help add some ummpphh, but no luck. needs something sweet for a little "kick". also, make sure you let them sit on the cookie sheet for a couple ...

Reviewed Ginger Snaps

Jan 2, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

these were very good. had to improvise on a couple things - couldn't afford the cardamom so left out completely. not sure what this affected but the cookies turned out fine. also, didn't have the ginger candies so increased the amount of powdered ginger. all in all, i was in a pinch for time and these worked out just fine. next time will be more ...

Reviewed Peanut Butter and Chocolate Biscotti

Jan 2, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

didn't have peanuts so i used only the peanut butter. they turned out perfectly - followed the recipe, exactly. next time - if i don't have peanuts again - i might just increase the amount of peanut butter, or consider using the chunky version in addition to the creamy. will also melt chocolate and dip one end of the biscotti in, for a more "eleg...

Reviewed Chewy Sugar Cookies

Jan 2, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

made these cookies yesterday and they were just what i wanted. thought i had buttermilk but was mistaken so improvised - used coffee creamer - flavored/vanilla - and it worked. also, cooked them on parchment which helped to prevent burned bottoms. one of the things i appreciated the most was that i didn't have to wrap and store in refrigerator - ...

Reviewed Chewy Sugar Cookies

Jan 2, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

made these cookies yesterday and they were just what i wanted. thought i had buttermilk but was mistaken so improvised - used coffee creamer (flavored/vanilla) and it worked. also, cooked them on parchment which helped to prevent burned bottoms. one of the things i appreciated the most was that i didn't have to wrap and store in refrigerator - ju...

Favorited Ancho-Chipotle Turkey Chili

Oct 2, 2011 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

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