Scrumptious Desserts For The Holidays49:01

Christmas-themed cupcakes.
Christmas-themed cupcakes. (
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As winter settles in, we bring you a special, indulgent hour of desserts.

Delight in several types of cookies: modern, dreamlike, traditional and nostalgic. Get some baking tips from award-winning chef Joanne Chang. Tour a caramel factory in Hyde Park and a chocolate factory in Somerville. And get a hit of "Sugar" from G. Love and Special Sauce.


Dorie Greenspan, James Beard Award-winning chef and cookbook author as well as the "On Dessert" columnist for The New York Times. Her latest book is "Dorie's Cookies." She tweets @doriegreenspan.
This conversation originally aired December 2, 2016.

Amy Traverso, senior food editor at Yankee Magazine. She tweets @amytraverso.
This conversation originally aired December 24, 2012.

Joanne Chang, James Beard Award-winning chef and owner of Flour as well as Myers and Chang. She is author of five cookbooks, including "Flour, Too: Indispensable Recipes for the Cafe's Most Loved Sweets & Savories." She tweets @jbchang.
This conversation originally aired May 13, 2013.

Jason and Kate McCrea, owners of McCrea's Candies in Hyde Park. You can buy their products at nearly 1,000 retailers across the United States as well as at the Boston Winter Holiday Market on City Hall Plaza through December 31. They tweet at @McCreasCandies.
This piece originally aired February 13, 2013.

Andy Husbands, chef and owner of Tremont 647, Sister Sorel, and The Smoke Shop BBQ. He tweets @andyhusbands.

Alex Whitmore, co-owner of Taza chocolate, which tweets @TazaChocolate.

Suhayl Ramirez, Taza chocolate tour guide.
This piece with Husbands, Whitmore and Ramirez originally aired March 19, 2013.

Garrett Dutton, vocalist, guitarist and harmonica player for G. Love and Special Sauce. He tweets @glove. The band will be back performing at the House of Blues Boston in February.
This piece originally aired July 31, 2014.

This program aired on December 21, 2017.