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Abigail Johnson Dodge

Abby Dodge is a widely respected baker as well as a popular food writer and instructor. She studied in Paris at La Varenne and is the author of eight cookbooks, including Desserts 4 Today and The Weekend Baker. Her recipes and articles have appeared in dozens of cookbooks, publications, blogs, and websites. A contributing editor to Fine Cooking magazine, Dodge’s recipes have also graced the covers of Bon Appétit magazine. She’s a regular guest on TV and radio and teaches cooking around the country. Dodge lives in Connecticut.

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    Zucchini-Pistachio Bread

    This tasty quick bread is the perfect destination for late-summer zucchini. Pistachios are the perfect flavor pairing here, and a dusting of confectioners’ sugar adds a bit of sweetness to…

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    Cranberry-Orange Bread

    A classic flavor pairing makes this quick bread a sweet-tart treat with a little extra brightness thanks to the orange glaze.

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    Vanilla Slice-and-Bake Cookies

    From this basic recipe you can create dozens of different cookies; see the variations below for different flavors. For more texture and flavor, you can also roll logs of raw…

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    Vanilla Cut-Out Cookies

    These classic holiday cookies can be cut into any size and shape, and you can change the flavor of the dough with one of the variations below. Then decorate them…

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    Vanilla Drop Cookies

    These tender little cookies are the easiest route to holiday cookie success because they require no rolling, chilling, or cutting. For an elegant look, dip the tops of the unbaked…

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    Basic Royal Icing

    A mixture of egg whites and confectioners’ sugar, royal icing hardens to a durable, crunchy consistency as it dries, which makes it ideal for cookies that you plan to give…

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    Basic Cookie Glaze

    This creamy glaze won’t set up as firmly as royal icing, so you can't use it to make elaborate designs, but it has a wonderful melt-in-your-mouth texture and your cookies…

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    Mini Red Velvet Whoopie Pies with Marshmallow Filling

    Maine's official state treat meets a classic of the deep South in this recipe for a mini, portable version of red velvet cake. Video: Watch Abby demonstrate how to make…

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    Mini Pumpkin–Maple Tarts with Toasted Pecan Streusel

    Here’s this year’s take on the classic pumpkin pie filling, and the star ingredient is pure maple syrup. You’ll recognize the classic spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves) but also…

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    Poppyseed–Lemon Hand Tarts

    The crust for these tarts is a sweet, cookie-like dough laced with poppyseeds. Even in smallamounts, poppyseeds are pretty, and they add a lovely, nubby texture to the baked crust.…