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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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Brune kager

Brune kager, Danish brown cakes, are thin and crisp. Sweetened with dark corn syrup, molasses and brown sugar, and rich with finely chopped almonds and butter, they must be a delightful Christmas-time treat. Fresh orange zest, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and … Continue reading

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Ginger shamrocks

And now for something completely different. Sometimes holiday cookies are not Christmas cookies. Surprise! These three-inch-in-diameter cookies are sweet with brown sugar, and crisp and buttery like a homemade gingersnap ought to be. Spiced with lots of ginger and with … Continue reading

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Moravian molasses cookies

Another holiday standby, Moravian molasses cookies are traditionally rolled paper-thin and are ultra-crisp. This recipe originated in Old Salem, North Carolina, one of the first Moravian settlements in the United States in 1753, or so says Sharon Tyler Herbst. I … Continue reading

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Pepperkaker

In Norwegian, Pepperkaker; in Danish, Pebernødder; in Swedish, Pepparnötter; in German, Pfeffernüsse; and here at home, peppernuts. Ms. Herbst says the chopped toasted almonds are optional. But they’re peppernuts, nødder, nötter and nüsse, and in Norwegian nøtter, so really. Why … Continue reading

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Spicy cocoa thins

So easy it’s shocking. Melted butter, cocoa, chopped pecans, a wee bit of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice, and a few other ingredients. One bowl and a spoon, a scraper and a jelly roll pan. And voilà! A nutty thin, … Continue reading

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