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Buckwheat cookies

(post, Kim Carlson)

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Our summer intern, Savannah, left a big impression with her bright smile — and she also left a ringing  recommendation for an awesome holiday-season cookie: Alice Medrich's buckwheat butter cookies with cocoa nibs. Savannah raved about those cookies, which she and a friend made last December, and once I tried them, I too was smitten. My whole family loved the nuttiness of the buckwheat, and the not-so-sweet cookies are a nice foil to all the sugar and white flour of the season.

In fact, these cookies would be good any time of year. 


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