Black Forest Expresso Cake with a Bittersweet – Kahlúa® Glaze

Here it is: death-by-chocolate. But what a way to go! Serves 14-16 This is a magical cake – unadulterated chocolate bliss. The texture is similar to that of a very creamy truffle, but even fudgier. It’s critical that you use top quality chocolate for this recipe, such as Valrhona, Scharffen Berger or Lindt. For the…

Vee’s Loaded Oatmeal Cookies with a Brown Butter Glaze

The name says it all, an old fashion favorite comfort cookie loaded with brown sugar, pecans, golden raisins, currants and a combination of spices. My favorite is the cardamom. I’ve always been reluctant to use shortening but with no real valid reason so after much research and testing I decided to include it in this…

Butter-Toffee Crunch Shortbread

Shortbread has beneficial effects on the soul. The warm glow it gives is better than alcohol…” – LUCY ELLMAN Perhaps the most decadent cookie I have ever had. Awfully impressive, and dead easy, this is just a good basic brown sugar Scottish shortbread recipe, enhanced with butterscotch and toffee bits. As with any shortbread, the…

Pecan Chocolate-Caramel Tart

Serves 12-14 Pecan chocolate-caramel tart is a pâte sucrée crust (shortbread cookie crust) filled with pecans enrobed in a homemade chocolate-caramel sauce. It’s kinda like a premium candy bar with the chocolate-caramel coated pecans set in the buttery, sweet shortbread crust — which is to say perfect! The crisp texture and buttery flavor goes perfectly…