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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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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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Eier kringel

Brandy, cardamom and fresh orange zest vie for attention in these Christmas cookies, but the richness lent by four sieved egg yolks may be their most compelling aspect. Beautiful, excellently flavored, and rolled to a quarter-inch thickness, they are delicious … 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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Mirlitons

Sharon Tyler Herbst calls these orange custard cookies “tiny two-bite tarts.” Actually, she calls them “tiny two-bite cookies,” but tarts is much more alliterative, don’t you agree? And they certainly look like tiny tarts. These are among the more fussy … Continue reading

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