Fudgey Chocolate-Cherry Cookies

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For years, whenever I smelled almond extract, I thought of these chocolate-cherry http://paydayloansusca.com cookies my mom used to make for Christmas. Michael bought me a Burt’s Bees almond milk hand cream payday a while ago, and every time I use it, I start thinking of chocolate and Christmas.

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Now that it’s actually Christmastime, I pulled out the cookie recipe only to find that

it doesn’t call for almond extract. And my mom doesn’t think she ever added it. I guess the smell of maraschino cherry syrup is similar to almond extract, and the whole thing got mixed up in my memory.

Nonetheless, I payday loans added almond extract to the cookie dough this time around.

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The cookies are brownie-like and best made small enough to be eaten in one or two bites. We served them to guests last night with online payday loan vanilla ice cream.

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Cherry Almond Brownies

I used to have a pile of more than a dozen cookbooks near my bed. Most were library books, some were Michael’s, one was chef Mike Odette‘s. When the semester ended it was time to return them all. I was left with two books of my own:

Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant: Confessions of Cooking for One and Dining Alone” and “Brownies” …how appropriate.

“Alone” is a compilation of personal essays on solitary cooking and eating. I love creative non-fiction, and this book was filled with touching stories, witty writing and very different perspectives on how people deal with food when they’re by themselves. (I’ll write more about the book in another post, but I recommend it highly.)

Brownies is a recipe book Michael got me. I imagine that with him gone, I’ll be wanting to make that comfort food a lot more often.

Here’s a brownie recipe I made while he was still in town — cherry almond brownies. And check out more of what we’re reading here.

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