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S’mores Cookies

You can skip the campfire to make these smores cookies and dare I say it? They’re BETTER than the real thing! It starts with basic chocolate chip cookie dough using whole-wheat flour for the graham effect. When they’re all baked and golden, pile on the marshmallows and give it a quick run under the broiler till they’re toasty and gooey. A final drizzle of melted chocolate will have you wishing summer could last all year long. But wait! You CAN make these all year long.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

July 4th is just a little more special in my little town of Summit, New Jersey. That’s because Summit is all-American all the time. Our neighborhood, with 30-plus kids, means instant play dates, pick up ball games, sleepovers and potlucks without ever leaving the street. But, on July 4th, Summit hosts a fireworks display that rivals anything in a larger city. Families all over town host open houses and cookouts and not much has changed in the last fifty or so years. So, if you’re bringing potluck to someone’s house this July 4th, here’s an all-American recipe for peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. They couldn’t be easier to whip up and they just happen to be gluten free too!

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Blood Orange Oatmeal Cookies

Blood Orange Oatmeal Cookies

There’s a certain fascination with a blood orange. Ordinary on the outside, the inside is like Andy Warhol pop art, bloody red and otherworldly. They thrive in cooler weather so they’re in season right now and it’s worth seeking them out. It’s a sweet and less acidic orange, great for snacking or the main ingredient in these showstopper blood orange oatmeal cookies.

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Chewy Molasses Cookies

Chewy Molasses Cookies

For home cooks, a favorite holiday tradition is a cookie exchange and chewy molasses cookies will be your new go-to. Everyone brings a batch of their finest and goes home with an assortment. It’s not too late to invite your besties over for some good cheer and cookies and it couldn’t be easier if you follow Secrets of a Home Cook’s three simple stress-free guidelines:

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Who needs candy on Halloween when you have pumpkin whoopie pies? Deceptively easy to make because the secret is to use canned pumpkin; you probably already have the other ingredients. Make it a Halloween tradition by getting your little goblins involved with the baking and assembly process. They might just ditch some of their candy for a homemade treat that they had a hand in making.

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Rocky Edge Cookies

Rocky Edge Cookies

What do you get when you cross a chocolate chip cookie with a graham cracker? You get a rocky edge cookie, of course. It’s the best of both worlds all rolled into one and super easy for kids to make – hint hint – for Mother’s Day.

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