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Baci di Dama

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
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Baci di Dama, Holiday Cookies, Baci di Dama CookiesThese fantastic looking Baci di Dama cookies consist of two hemispheres of buttery hazelnut cookies sandwiched with a rich gianduja filling.  The recipe for this Italian cookie is as easy to remember as your name.  It is equal parts, by weight, of four ingredients for the cookie.  Forming the cookies is just as easy.

This cookie is from my upcoming cookie book, Craving Cookies.  I thought you might enjoy adding it to your cookie trays this year instead of waiting until next year.  European cookies are often thought of as difficult but this is as easy as they get.   Continue reading

The Importance of a Base Recipe in Baking

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
COPYRIGHT, HELEN S. FLETCHER, 2020. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
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Single cookie for The Importance of Base Recipes in BakingThis is a perfect base recipe for cookies as it can be adapted endlessly and can be put together in a matter of minutes.

When baking professionally a base recipe is not only desirable but necessary. It is impossible to have 40 chocolate cake recipes or one for every chocolate cake you ever made. We had about 6 but our work horse was the cake for the Espresso Fudge Cake.

We could combine endless fillings and finishes as well as baking the layers thicker or thinner depending upon what we wanted when we used a base recipe.

I first used this recipe in “My Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies”. I listed the following points that make this cookie a favorite.

The cookies shown in this blog are the Orange Macadamia Chocolate Chip Cookie listed below.

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