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Biscotti d’anici

Sharon Tyler Herbst claims this version of biscotti originates in Venice and is beloved by both northern and southern Italians. There are many variations on the recipe. The version Ms. Herbst provides, laden with sliced, toasted almonds and lightly flavored … Continue reading

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Basler Brunsli

Named for Basel, Switzerland, these chocolate meringue cookies are unusually spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. After whipping up the meringue base, I folded it into a mix of ground almonds, cocoa powder, finely grated semi-sweet chocolate and a bit … Continue reading

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Доцци бојаи

Доцци бојаи is my guess at the reverse transliteration of Sharon Tyler Herbst’s docci bojai. These cookies are Yugoslavian (remember that erstwhile republic?) in origin, and with their walnut-studded base, they are rich and crunchy. On top of that cookie … Continue reading

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Lebkuchen

Lebkuchen is the German compound for overkill. Or overload. Or it should be. (sigh) Actually, it translates to gingerbread. (Incidentally, so does Pfefferkuchen, another appellation for these sweet spicy treats.) While Lebkuchen the word has been around since the early … Continue reading

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Gorikhivnyk

Despite several futile attempts to learn otherwise, I have no idea what gorikhivnyk means, or even exactly of what it might be a transliteration. Ґоріхівнйк, maybe? Maybe. Google did not help. Google Translate did not help. Sharon Tyler Herbst was … Continue reading

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Frosted mocha cookies

Deeply dark and caffeinated, rich with chocolate, brown sugar and dark corn syrup, these drop cookies are luscious, scrumptious and blessedly easy to make. No fuss and straight-forward with an easy glaze of more dark chocolate, butter, coffee and sugar. … Continue reading

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Rocky road bars

These cookie bars have a fudge-like brownie base that is started and mixed in a saucepan. Easy peasey. According to Sharon Tyler Herbst, rocky road “is the American appellation given to a ‘bumpy’ candy composed of chocolate, nuts and marshmallows.” … Continue reading

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