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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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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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Cherry sweethearts

“In many English towns,” according to Sharon Tyler Herbst, “sandwich cookies are referred to as ‘sweethearts.’” In my limited research I found little evidence to prove or disprove this assertion. Regardless, these border on treacly sweet and yet slightly tart … 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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Sint Nikolaas Koekjes

Sharon Tyler Herbst says right up front on this Dutch recipe that before trying Sint Nikolaas Koekjes she did not care much for spice cookies, but that these won her over. Well. Imagine how much those of us who enjoy … 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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