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Boston: 6 Chocolate Chip Cookies We Love

We took it upon ourselves to taste our way across the cookies of Boston, seeking out delicious chocolate chip cookies that offer the perfect balance of buttery, brown-sugary cookie and high quality chocolate, and boast that ideal crisp-on-the-edges, soft-in-the-middle texture. Behold, six of our favorite cookies from the Boston area. More

Bake the Book: Yellow Birthday Cake with Fluffy Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Any cake can be transformed into a birthday cake with a round of "Happy Birthday to You" and a box of colorful candles, but nothing says birthday quite like a layered and frosted yellow cake. This recipe for the birthday classic from Joanne Chang's Flour refines the original ever so slightly, making for a cake that looks the part but tastes truly memorable. More

Bake the Book: Croissants

To enjoy that delicately flaky French pastry known as a croissant, you have two options: Stopping by your local bakery and picking up a few, or the road less traveled—making them yourself. The difference between these two options is really a matter of time, the first taking just a few minutes, and the second, around 14 hours. While heading to the store is a good option for most of us, making croissants at home is a project for intrepid bakers, those who have a need to know just how all of those buttery layers come to be. More

Bake the Book: Milky Way Tart

n the world of fancy-pants baking, milk chocolate often gets left behind in flavor of more complex dark chocolate. But for this tart, Chang incorporates milk chocolate into a light and fluffy mousse with subtle hints of coffee. Layered into a crisp pâte sucrée crust that's been coated with gooey caramel, and topped with drizzles of even more caramel and curls of shaved milk chocolate, this tart really is an updated candy bar in spoonable form. More

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