Tag Archives: cookies

And then there were none.

I deliberately saved the “stained glass” Christmas cookie recipe for last, primarily because it was clear by late summer that I would probably be winding up this bit of insanity by the end of 2013, and I thought it might … Continue reading

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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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Rosquillas

These cookies taste and look just like little donuts, and with a name like rosquillas, that’s a good thing because it is Spanish for, you guessed it! Donuts. But these are not your ordinary donuts. No nutmeg or cinnamon here. … Continue reading

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Hálfmánar

Sharon Tyler Herbst calls these tender fruit-filled cookies one of the prettiest in her chapter on holiday treats. They are small, almost bite-sized, and filled with lekvár, which here in the United States is typically prune butter but in Central … Continue reading

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Κουλουράκια

Κουλουράκια, or koulourakia, are among my favorite cookies in The Joy of Cookies. Crusted with an egg yolk glaze and a liberal sprinkling of sesame seeds, and flavored lightly with brandy and vanilla, they are buttery, golden and crisp. According … 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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