Category: Cookies

Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Shortbread With Sugared Hibiscus Flowers

Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Shortbread With Sugared Hibiscus Flowers

As I have said before, I love cookies; but shortbread cookies are on my list of top five favorites. Unlike a traditional cookie, shortbread cookies are meant to be slightly crumbly (as opposed to soft). Shortbread is a Scottish biscuit traditionally made with one part […]

Cranberry-Orange Pistachio Biscotti That I Have Been Making For Years

Cranberry-Orange Pistachio Biscotti That I Have Been Making For Years

Traditional biscotti, also known also at “Cantucci or Cantucci di Prato”, are Italian almond biscuits, or cookies.  The English translation means “twice-baked”.   The name is not meant to be clever: you actually bake this well-known Italian favorite twice. A double bake allows you to get […]

Slice And Bake Icebox Holiday Cookies, Nice And Simple

Slice And Bake Icebox Holiday Cookies, Nice And Simple

So many people I know say they hate baking or they can’t bake, or they simply are not patient enough to bake.  I get it.  But come holiday time, even those who don’t typically bake find themselves baking, especially cookies.  I have fond memories of […]

Marion’s Killer Chocolate Chip Meringues

Marion’s Killer Chocolate Chip Meringues

Meringues are delicious and Marion’s, although you may not know her, are top-notch.  Marion is a dear family friend.  I have known Marion a very long time–since I was eleven, to be exact–and I absolutely adore her. My mother-in-law first met Marion in 1975 through […]

Crispy Halvah Cookies With Chocolate Chunks And Flaky Sea Salt

Crispy Halvah Cookies With Chocolate Chunks And Flaky Sea Salt

These are halvah cookies. Halvah, also known as “halwa,” “halva,” “halava,” and “helva,” is a broad term used to describe a dense, sweet confection made with a base of flour or nut butter, sometimes vegetables (typically carrots), but most commonly with sesame tahini. Halvah is eaten in […]

Soft Frosted Pumpkin Cookies–My Son’s Favorite

Soft Frosted Pumpkin Cookies–My Son’s Favorite

Frosted pumpkin cookies are a common request by my older son, these and my coconut cake that is. With just a subtle pumpkin flavor, these soft pillowy cookies are light on pumpkin flavor and not-too sweet, so the frosting is by no means overkill.  I […]