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Gwyneth’s Bummer Bars

by Janelle 02.26.2014
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I recently picked up Gwyneth Paltrow’s book, It’s All Good, and, in short — I’m obsessed. I have tried 6+ recipes within the last few days and all have been fantastic. Having said that, I do not think I’ve ever seen so many different opinions on a mere cookbook – some people love it, some despise it [...]

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9 Best Christmas Sweets by The Chic Brûlée

by Janelle 12.13.2013

With Christmas fast approaching, I wanted to share some of my most popular recipes for holiday treats that I’ve baked here on The Chic Brûlée! Simply click on whichever picture you chose and it will bring you to the post page with a full recipe. Each one of these recipes is special to me (and [...]

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Chocolate Almond Biscotti

by Janelle 11.27.2013
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I love biscotti. Although I am often tempted to pick up a few at my local bakery when I want something sweet, they are even more delicious when baked fresh at home and once you master the technique, they are easy and quick to bake. There is an almost endless variety of variations and flavors [...]

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Decadent Double Chocolate Cookies

by Janelle 11.12.2013
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It can take several days, weeks, even years, to find the ultimate chocolate cookie recipe. The kind of cookies I wanted to find are of the shamelessly rich, not-too-sweet, dark chocolate variety. In my search, I came across a recipe from cookbook-author Dorie Greenspan for “Sablés Korova,” which were named after the Paris restaurant where famed [...]

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Biscuiteers School of Icing + 6 Valuable Tips

by Janelle 09.27.2013
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Last week I took an icing masterclass at Biscuiteers‘ adorable Notting Hill biscuit boutique. Biscuiteers biscuits are truly a work of art and their collections include everything from biscuit tins full of royal baby-inspired rattles and silver spoons to biscuit-adorned thank you cards. (Just a note to my American readers – here in the UK, cookies [...]

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Twice Baked Shortbread

by Janelle 12.21.2012
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Shortbread is the ultimate indulgence. With an ingredient list traditionally comprised of one part white sugar, two parts butter, and three parts flour, these Scottish “biscuits,” popular since the 16th century, have surely stood the test of time. On my last trip to the U.K., I took home a box of shortbread from Harrod’s famous [...]

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Christmas Cookies with Royal Icing

by Janelle 12.17.2012
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There is nothing like a batch of freshly baked, buttery Christmas cookies frosted in rich royal icing and dusted with colorful sugar. I can guarantee that you will not find a better, more delicious recipe for cutout sugar cookies anywhere. These festive cookies are favorites of kids and adults alike and are truly a work of art! [...]

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Pecan Pie Biscotti

by Janelle 12.06.2012
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This week my grandmother and I stumbled upon a scrumptious looking biscotti in the newspaper. The warm color of the cookies and the addition of pecans, which you do not usually see in biscotti, was especially intriguing this time of year. We noticed there was not any butter or oil in the cookies – quite the [...]

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Pfeffernüsse

by Janelle 11.30.2012
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I have many fond memories of enjoying Pfeffernüsse cookies during the holiday season while living in Switzerland. Pronounced [fef-fur-noose], these delightful German cookies translate to “pepper nuts” and are truly one of my favorite holiday treats. These spicy cookies, full of cloves, nutmeg, ground black pepper, ginger and cardamom, are not for the faint of [...]

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A Chocolate Chip Cookie Shake-up: Toll House Marble Squares

by Janelle 02.29.2012
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If you love chocolate chip cookies, you will go crazy for Nestle’s Toll House Marble Squares. With all the same ingredients you love in chocolate chip cookies –rich brown sugar and fudgy chocolate chips– these squares are essentially cookie batter baked in the form of a cake in a sheet pan. The squares are a bit thicker [...]

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