Category Archives: Dessert

No.335
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Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake

Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake | Bijouxs Little JewelsThe key to luscious strawberry shortcake is of course ripe strawberries, plus freshly baked shortcakes. Thank goodness these classic shortcakes are a breeze to mix and bake. Simple little jewels, always a hit for summer dessert or a special treat for Mom.
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May 12, 2018
No.332
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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.

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.

DARK COCOA POWDER

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

15 MINUTE COOKIES

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
No.328
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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
No.324
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Classic Banana Bread

Classic Banana Bread | Bijouxs Little Jewels

Home for the holidays. What could bring more comfort than a slice of Classic Banana Bread?  A simple, familiar snack. Comfortable like an old worn sweater and your favorite chair back home – Classic Banana Bread, come home for the holidays with this little jewel recipe.
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December 22, 2017
No.322
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Bow Cookies

Bow Cookies | Bijouxs Little Jewels

It was love at first bite. Sweet, crunchy, light cookies that showed up on a long-ago holiday table. Since then these cookies now grace my holiday table, a true little jewel. Italian Bow Cookies from my Family & Friends Cookbook.
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December 10, 2017