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American Classics: By Cracky Bars

For those who can't bare to choose between a blondie and a brownie, there's a dessert that perfectly marries the two: the By Cracky bar. Second prize winner in the 1952 Pillsbury Bakeoff, the By Cracky Bar was the genius creation of fifteen-year-old Yvonne Whyte of New Bedford, Massachusetts. For her efforts, young Miss Whyte won $2,000, a GE electric range, an electric mixer and the undying gratitude of dessert lovers all across the country. More

Cookie Monster: 'Black and White' Cookies

These cookies achieve that chewy texture and rich molasses taste by foregoing leavening agents for a ton of butter and brown sugar. There are big chunks of dark and white chocolate. The dark chocolate provides a needed hint of bitterness, while the white chocolate is creamy and mild. They're not exactly the same as the ones I'd impulsively grab from the plastic bin near the gum and the performance-enhancing pills, but until I return to NY, they'll do the trick. More

BraveTart: Make Your Own (Better) Soft Batch Cookies

When you first joined me in my quest to unlock the secrets of culinary time travel, I told you it would take equal parts science and magic to make the foods that could power the flux capacitor of the mind. I said, "leave the DeLorean in the garage, preheat your oven to one point twenty one gigawatts, and rev that Kitchen Aid to eighty eight mph. We're going back to the Eighties." And we did. But while there, what if some careless action altered our timeline? Could we, like Marty McFly, inadvertently create an alternate universe? One where the Keebler Soft Batch Cookie tastes freaking delicious? Friends, this isn't speculation. I have done such a thing. More

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