The dusting of cocoa on these little cookies, much like that on a chocolate truffle, may seem to promise a similar velvety interior, but the illusion is fleeting. One bite reveals the unmistakable crumbly texture of shortbread. If giving as a gift, enclose about three tablespoons of cocoa powder in a small bag, along with instructions for dusting.
Chocolate fans will cheer this twist on tiramisu: It has ladyfingers infused with cocoa instead of espresso and an ethereal filling of chocolate and cream cheese. One bite and you'll be transported to your favorite trattoria.
We've taken the guesswork out of making these patisserie beauties, so you can prepare them at home (for less than 25 cents a pop!). Be sure to weigh the ingredients precisely, and follow the step-by-step directions to make meringue, fold in the almond mixture, and pipe the batter into rounds. Delight one and all with the gorgeous, delicious, professional-looking results.
This quick and easy recipe for rich chocolate treats comes from Faith Durand, Executive Editor of The Kitchn, from her book Bakeless Sweets. They have a pleasantly nutty flavor, with crisp bits of crushed cracker and chopped hazelnut mixed in -- and you can put them together in just a few minutes.
Everyone needs an unintimidating, foolproof cake like this one. A generous amount of coconut topping, poured over the moist cake while it’s still warm, provides richness and a deliciously gooey texture. The 12 generous slices can be cut smaller to feed a larger crowd.
The pink hearts are made from a sugar-cookie dough; the chocolate hearts are a little denser. (This is our corrected recipe for the chocolate heart cookie dough.) These charming sandwich cookies contain a filling that will remind you of an Oreo. It's creamy, but granulated sugar gives it a tender crunch.