Desserts

Two shallow bowls, each with an unmolded panna cotta in caramel, with a spoon resting in the bowl.

Panna Cotta

Panna cotta translates to “cooked cream,” which really doesn’t do justice to this creamy as sin, subtly flavored, lightly sweetened, sublime Italian classic.

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Three homemade Larabars

Homemade Larabars

We got nothing against the Larabars we’ve been noshing for years. Save for the crazy price tag. Here’s a less expensive, more customizable alternative.

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Chocolate ganache being poured over a chocolate Bundt cake that is on a wire stand

Chocolate Bundt Cake

An homage to the chocolate cakes of yesteryear but with a contemporary dark chocolate oomph that turns tradition upside-down in the most pleasing possible way. You’re welcome.

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Two slices of chocolate sandwich, made with toasted French bread, chocolate, and a sprinkling of salt on a wire rack.

Chocolate Sandwich

Rest assured, this chocolate sandwich with a French accent is a far cry from Wonder bread and Hershey’s. Oooooh sooooo far.

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Rows of peanut butter sandies dough balls with a cookie scoop placing another dough ball on the surface.

Peanut Butter Sandies

New York Times’ reporter Julia Moskin divulges the recipe for City Bakery’s Peanut Butter Sandies. You’re welcome.

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One whole wheat chocolate chip cookie pulled in two

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

We pinky swear these whole wheat chocolate chip cookies don’t taste healthy. Not even remotely. Quite the contrary. Experience why folks are calling this their new go-to cookie recipe.

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A cut satsuma orange cake in a round baking sheet

Clementine Cake

Looks like upside-down cake. Tastes like upside-down cake. Yet this sticky citrusy dessert couldn’t be more right-side up.

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An espresso cake drizzled with glaze on a wire rack that is set on a pice of parchment to catch any glaze drips.

Espresso Cake

This simple yet spectacular riff on coffee cake—there’s actually coffee in the cake—is rich and robust and rousing in that way only espresso can be.

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A flourless chocolate chile cake cut into 8 wedges with one slice missing on a piece of parchment paper.

Flourless Chocolate Chile Cake

A subtle heat coupled with the richness of chocolate make this a failproof way to woo friends and family. Gluten-free, too, though no one will notice anything’s missing.

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Three eggnog ice pops with wooden popsicle sticks.

Eggnog Ice Pops

Don’t pour that last bit of eggnog down the drain! Here’s the penultimate use for it.

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An assortment of chocolate covered pretzels with white and dark chocolate coating and sprinkles

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

An impressive (and blissfully last-minute!) hostess gift or cocktail party nosh with an incredibly satisfying salty sweet thing. And spectacularly simple to make. Decorate as much or as little as you like.

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A panettone studded with dried fruit on a silver platter with a couple of wedges cut from it.

Panettone

Panettone, which makes its traditional Italian Christmas appearance, is gussied up here with any dried fruit you fancy. An ever so slight twist on a classic.

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A whole two layer spiced carrot cake on a white cake stand with one slice cut from it on a plate with a fork beside it.

Spiced Carrot Cake

Not the carrot cake of your childhood. Unspeakably better. With an ever-so-slightly exotic edge of chai tea and cardamom that makes this childhood dessert all grown up.

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A baking sheet with four rows of baked fig rugelach

Fig Rugelach

A traditional Hanukkah recipe that you’re going to want to borrow for your every cookie craving throughout the year.

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