Monthly Archives: February 2012

Danske småkager and ANZAC crisps

At the very end of our little break I neglected taxes and other computer work for a cookie-based two-fer. First up, Danish dandies (danske småkager). Sharon Tyler Herbst imagines these cookies take their name from their dandy lemon flavor. I’m … Continue reading

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Why, yes. I do still knit. Thanks for asking.

In the middle of sleepless nights, I sometimes worry about the yearly taxes I have yet to figure, and papers or grant proposals I have yet to write. Sometimes, oddly, I worry about unfinished knitting and wonder why I have … Continue reading

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Viennawood vanilla

Yesterday’s installment in the longgoing ongoing cookie saga: Crisp (Viennawood) vanilla-sugar cookies. These thin crisps are buttery, rich, sweet and fragrant with vanilla. Ms. Tyler Herbst calls the recipe old-fashioned and of United States origin. I have added the name … Continue reading

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Land o’Lard, or look away, ye vegans!

There have been some firsts in this baking my way through The Joy of Cookies. First purchase of Irish whiskey. First taste of rosewater. First disposal of rosewater. First cookie gun. Chinese almond cookies are my first venture into the … Continue reading

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Cookies, cookies, cookies!

This weekend, recovering from the nonstop work of the past two weeks, I went on a baking bender. First up, a US cookie: Chocolate chip hermits. I remember making hermits when I was young. They were my second favorite cookie … Continue reading

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Play dough ponderings and nighttime inundations

A couple of weeks ago, after a week of unwanted awaking at 4:30 a.m. and unwarranted, repetitive, anxiety-filled dreams of flooding and other water games, I attempted to drop out of docent-training at the local art gallery. That’s right. I … Continue reading

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Nan Khatai

Light and crisp, these buttery cookies are wonderfully enhanced by the toasted coconut that coats them. They are like shortbread, subtly infused with cardamom. Nan Khatai, or Calcutta coconut cookies are easy to make and delicious! Sharon Tyler Herbst suggests … Continue reading

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