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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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Масни курабии

Масни курабии, or masni kurabii, are Bulgarian yogurt cookies. A literal translation might be fatty cookies. These delicate nut balls (can I say that on WordPress?) are a Christmas favorite in Bulgaria, according to Sharon Tyler Herbst. They are tender … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Halloween cookies

Here we are, deep in October and well on our way to Halloween, so I have set aside all the other holiday cookie recipes in The Joy of Cookies and baked something more appropriate to the season. I was compelled … 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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Sušvenkové cokoládové z dvojiho tēvsta

To the very best of my limited knowledge, Sušvenkové cokoládové z dvojiho tēvsta is Czech for “chocolate cookies of doubled dough,” or a close approximation thereof. Here’s what I like: A recipe that uses all the yolks, and exactly the … Continue reading

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Schwowebredles

I had a migraine when I started to make these, and somehow misread the recipe. Duh. Three cups of flour instead of the necessary one-and-a-third later, I realized my error only after a few minutes of consternation when the powdery … Continue reading

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