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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chef Ben uses espresso to round out the flavors in these chocolaty cookies.

About the show

Pastry chef Ben Hardy reveals the foolproof way to make perfect cookies every time — with a whole lot of elegance (and a few chuckles too).

Meet the Host

Ben Hardy

Chef Benjamin Hardy graduated Summa Cum Laude from Le Cordon Bleu International Culinary Academy with a degree in Pastry Arts. He has been studying pastries for 20 years; spanning his experience in specialty chocolate shops, hotels, high production facilities for local grocery stores, country clubs, and also an instructor to future pastry chefs. He has also received gold and medaled in a multitude of American Culinary Federation competitions, is a Certified Executive Pastry Chef through the ACF, a Certified ServSafe Instructor and Exam Proctor for the National Resaurant Association, and was most recently inducted into The Disciples of Escoffier, an elite chef's society.

Chef Ben has now decided to further his passion and open his own unique shop in Indianapolis, IN focused on European pastry called The Gallery Pastry Shop and The Gallery Pastry Bar.