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Dutch-process cocoa

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The peppermints can be crushed in a food processor or placed in a plastic bag, covered with a kitchen towel, and smashed using the flat side of a mallet or a skillet. They will melt when baked within the star cutouts, which vary in sizes. Look for shapes that have a smaller (about 1 inch) counterpart to use for removing the interior space (cookiecutter.com).

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Ground chicory is a beloved ingredient in New Orleans. The roasted and ground root of the endive is most notably used to smooth the sharpness of coffee. Here, it lends a pleasantly bitter note to these biscotti-like cookies. A bit of instant espresso powder can also be used.

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Setting a mold on top of the dough keeps it from puffing up in the oven, eliminating the need for pie weights. The ganache should be warm when poured in, in order for it to set smoothly. So work your way to step 5, and fill the tartlets with jam before making the ganache.