Category: Cookies

Sesame Cookies

Sesame Cookies

I have always loved sesame seeds. I’m not sure why really, on their own they are somewhat nondescript. But, on a bagel or on a cookie they are so much more. These are my buttery black and white sesame cookies; a cross between two well-known sweets […]

Hazelnut-Cherry Linzer Cookies

Hazelnut-Cherry Linzer Cookies

Linzer cookies, a traditional Austrian Christmas cookie, are one of my all-time favorite kinds of cookies. With their delicate nutty shortbread-style crust and jam filling, what’s not to love? Slightly more involved to make than the average drop or slice-and-bake cookie, I think that these […]

Ginger Snap Cookies

Ginger Snap Cookies

One of the biggest things I’ve learned about blogging is that there is a “national day” for almost everything. Seriously, even ginger snaps have their own special day: July 1st. But who can wait for summer when its holiday cookie season. Ginger snaps are typically […]

Holiday Sugar Cookies

Holiday Sugar Cookies

It’s that time. Whether you love it or hate it, find it joyous or stressful, the holiday season is upon us. Or as I refer to it: cookie season. And I am a cookie fan, especially Christmas cookies. I touched on this last year when […]

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 […]