Cookies, Free Recipes

Amaretti Cookies

Makes about 3 dozen cookies Variations Cinnamon Amaretti: Replace the lemon zest with 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Chocolate Chip Amaretti: Fold ½ cup mini chocolate chips into the finished batter. Orange Amaretti: Replace the lemon zest with 1 tablespoon grated orange zest. Candied Ginger Amaretti: Fold ¼ cup finely diced […]


German Chocolate Brownies

Makes one 9×13-inch pan Brownies Ingredients 3/4 lb (3 sticks) unsalted butter, cubed 8 oz unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped 3 1/3 cups sugar 5 eggs 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 2 cups cake flour, sifted Topping Ingredients 1 1/ cups evaporated milk 1 1/4 cups packed […]



Makes 80 pieces Ingredients 3/4 oz (3 tablespoons; 3 envelopes) powdered gelatin 1/2 cup very cold water 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 3/4 cup light corn syrup 1/4 cup honey 1/2 cup water 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar, unsifted 1/2 cup cornstarch Directions Stir the gelatin into […]


Pecan Pralines

Makes 25 pieces Ingredients 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup light brown sugar, packed 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup milk 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, soft 2 cups chopped toasted pecans 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Combine the granulated […]

Chef's Notes Plus, Family Fun

Rock Candy

You might get plenty of candy if you go trick or treating, but did you know you can make your own? Making your own candy is fun and easy! The simplest candy to make is rock candy, which is made with just sugar and water. Each tiny grain of sugar […]