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15 Minute Super Rich Chocolate Wafer Cookies

15 Minute Super Rich Chocolate Wafer Cookies | Bijouxs Little Jewels

Buttery, super rich dark chocolate extra-thin cookies that mix in one bowl, bake in a snap and satisfy those chocolate cravings. Another lovely little jewel from the Bijouxs Kitchen–15 Minute Super Rich Chocolate Wafer Cookies.


Need to tend to a cookie-and-chocolate fix in a hurry? Here’s one of my go-to for the ultimate easy bake cookie. These cookies are reminiscent of classic chocolate wafers (might they lend themselves to an ice box cake?-must try). I love recipes that use on-hand pantry items, mix in one bowl and bake in about 5 minutes; total of fifteen minutes and it’s cookie time.


I have been baking these cookies for years and my newer adaptation of the recipe relies on special dark chocolate cocoa. After trying lots of cocoa powders, I opted to use a pantry basic, Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa. I chose easily accessible ingredients, since this recipe is part of my upcoming third Little Jewel Cookbook, The Beach House, simple recipes for cooking in the holiday rental. The resulting cookies are such a deep brown, and not too sweet, made rich with plenty of salted butter, what is not to love?

15 Minute Super Rich Chocolate Wafer Cookies | Bijouxs Little Jewels


When I say they bake in 5 minutes, it’s for real. They spread, puff slightly in the middle and develop charming craggy-crisp edges. They are a thin delicate cookie, but perfect for a small cookie sandwich filled in whipped cream or ice cream.

15 Minute Super Rich Chocolate Wafer Cookies | Bijouxs Little Jewels

Bake on prepared half sheet pans in the middle rack of the oven. I bake only one sheet pan at a time, to monitor their speedy bake time. Be on guard for the edges burning. This small batch baking recipe yields only 2 dozen cookies, perfect for a treat at the Beach House or your house.

Enjoy this little jewel from the Bijouxs Kitchen.


March 4, 2018
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Cajun Barbecue Shrimp Tacos

Cajun Barbecue Shrimp Tacos | Bijouxs Little Jewels

What, did you read the recipe title correct? Yup, I have taken tacos to a new level in the Bijouxs Kitchen–Cajun Barbecue Shrimp Tacos, a little jewel.
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February 26, 2018
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Blood Orange, Fennel & Radicchio Salad

Blood Orange, Fennel & Radicchio Salad |Bijouxs Little Jewels

Bright, beautiful color for the winter dining. Blood orange and tangerine slices nestle among radicchio leaves, topped with shaved fennel and reserved fronds. A simple citrus vinaigrette is drizzled lightly, for a beautiful winter fruit salad. A simple salad for the season–Blood Orange, Fennel & Radicchio Salad, a colorful little jewel for your table.

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February 21, 2018
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Simple Roasted Prime Rib

Simple Roasted Prime Rib | Bijouxs Little Jewels

Looking for something special to serve that someone special this Valentine’s Day? Sometimes the menu just calls for something classic, so how about a simple everyday recipe for a retro classic? Simple Roasted Prime Rib, simply beautiful food for the home cook.
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February 9, 2018
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Chocolate Cherry Granola

Chocolate Cherry Granola | Bijouxs Little Jewels

Spring is coming and it seems it is already here along the coast in California. Packing it up for the beach or a picnic means bringing along this versatile and healthy chocolate granola–roasted hazelnuts and tart dried cherries make it a morning or anytime snack. A terrific stand-in for those sugary boxed treats. Chocolate Cherry Granola is a preview from my upcoming new cookbook No. 3 The Beach House. Enjoy this little jewel.
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January 29, 2018