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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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Melomakarona

Rich with butter and brandy, scented with orange and honey, and a little zing of clove and cinnamon, these cookies are delicious. After baking the recipe calls for dipping each in a rich, warm syrup of cinnamon, honey, sugar and … Continue reading

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Karithata

“Greek nut cookies” is the only proximation of a translation I could find for the mysterious word karithata. In The Joy of Cookies the recipe is entitled pistachio-jam cookies, and one of the main ingredients is finely chopped toasted pistachios. … Continue reading

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Honeyed whole wheat-granola cookies

Raisins, granola, toasted wheat germ and chopped walnuts, and whole wheat flour conspire to make these cookies dense and nutty. Sharon Tyler Herbst suggests that their high fiber content means they are more nutritious than the average Joy of Cookies … Continue reading

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Italian almond Florentines, or are they Austrian?

Heavy cream, butter, honey, sliced almonds, chocolate, strong coffee, chopped candied cherries and orange peel, sugar, a little flour and butter, butter, butter. What’s not to love? This recipe starts with boiling a thick syrup of butter, cream, honey and … Continue reading

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Ciastka Makowe

Ciastka makowe. I’ve done that thing I do when confronted with a new-to-me set of words in another language, and have consulted the online translators to see if they mean what Sharon Tyler Herbst says they mean. Literally, poppy seed … Continue reading

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Pastine al miele

Monday of this week, I chained myself to the kitchen. And by chained, I mean I put on an apron and a good attitude and I worked from shortly after breakfast until evening, baking cookies and peeling tomatoes. It has … Continue reading

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