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Broken Pretzel and Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies


Gear up for holiday baking with Cooking Channel. Your favorite chefs & Food People have opened their kitchens to share their best cookie recipes. From mini Red Velvet Whoopie Pies to Chuck’s Maple-Pecan Shortbread, we’ll keep you baking all season. Visit our All-Star Cookie Swap, then head over to FoodNetwork.com for great takes on holiday baking from Food Network chefs.

It’s pretty difficult to improve upon the chocolate chip cookie. Everyone has their favorite recipe — myself included — and you’ll often be hard-pressed to get someone else to try out a new one. But after creating this recipe for Cooking Channel’s holiday cookie swap, I must urge you to give this one a go. With rich dark chocolate chips, crumbled pretzels and pockets of chewy caramel, each bite seems to offer something tastier than the last. The cookie itself has crisp, golden edges and a chewy middle that remains blonde as it bakes.

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Inspired by Pumpkins, But Not for Pie

Sprinkle Bakes Thanksgiving Inspiration Board

When planning the same holiday year after year, how do you keep your celebration fresh and interesting while maintaining a sense of tradition? We asked our favorite bloggers and food people to share what’s inspiring their Thanksgiving planning this year. From ancestor’s recipes and falling leaves, to beautiful piles of ingredients and thoughtful home decor, there was no shortage of imagination. See what motivates some of the most creative minds we know, and then start planning your annual feast.

Roadside pumpkin stands are one of the first signs of fall, and a welcome sight. They herald the arrival of cool weather, changing leaves and warm spices in my baking. This year’s Thanksgiving table will have plenty of offerings from my favorite gourd, but it’s time for pumpkin pie to move aside. Last year’s Pumpkin Spice Latte Cheesecake is sure to make a repeat appearance this year. It has the all the delicious warmth and spice of a pumpkin pie, but with the added decadence of cheesecake and subtle coffee flavor. A second pumpkin offering will be in the form of a flaky pastry for overnight guests. Easy Pumpkin Cheese Danish is a delicious breakfast and, best of all, low effort, so the chef in charge of the Thanksgiving meal can focus on more pressing preparations.

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