FOOD HOLIDAY: National Cookie Month

It’s National Cookie Month. You can celebrate in different ways. First, you can try new cookie recipes. You don‘t have to eat them all: Make them as a birthday gift or a no-occasion thank-you for a neighbor, relative, teacher, hairdresser, healthcare provider (yes, they eat cookies, too) or other helper. Second, you can learn more…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Fresh Cookies

Today’s tip is short and sweet: refreshing cookies. Whether homemade or store-bought, you can make your cookies taste like they’re fresh-baked by microwaving them for five seconds before serving. Try it: You’ll become an instant convert to this easy technique. How to store cookies. The history of cookies. The different types of cookies: our beautiful…
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GIFT: Back-To-School Cookie Gift

School has never been so tasty. Photo courtesy OneToughCookie.com. Need a treat to celebrate the beginning of the school year? One Tough Cookie, which actually makes very tender cookies, has a solution for your favorite back-to-schooler or teacher. The hand-decorated, buttery shortbread cookies are sure to please. (“I feel like my freezer is empty if…
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PRODUCT: Star Wars Cookie Cutters

Want to teach boys to bake, but find them resistant? Star Wars cookie cutters, exclusively at Williams-Sonoma, might be the motivator. Four cookie cutters that produce Yoda, Darth Vader, Boba Fett and a Stormtrooper are $19.95. Note that beautiful cookies don’t emerge from the oven: This is a lesson in decorating as well as baking.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Be A Smart Cookie

Did you know that different types of cookie sheets produce different baking results? Your recipes will turn out better with the right cookie sheet. • Shiny aluminum or stainless steel cookie sheets result in delicate, evenly browned cookies. • Nonstick cookie sheets make cookies easy to remove, but the dark finish may cause the cookies…
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