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Zimtsterne

Zimtsterne, or cinnamon stars, are traditional holiday cookies of German origin. Meringue-based, they are delicate, light and airy. They are also a pain in the ass to make. Or maybe they would be a little easier with a few modifications … Continue reading

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Κουραμπιέδες

Κουραμπιέδες — or Kourabiedes — are shortbread, or more literally, sugared buns. They are delicious, and not at all unlike polvorones (remember them?). Baked for festive occasions, they are a quintessentially-Greek, year-round, any-special-occasion cookie, according to Sharon Tyler Herbst. And … Continue reading

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Springerle

The recipe for Springerle is centuries-old. It originated in the German duchy of Swabia. Flavored with anise and lemon zest, the white cookie is deeply embossed with a carved rolling pin or by pressing into a mold. After forming, the … Continue reading

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Polvorones

Sharon Tyler Herbst says “these crumbly rich cookies are of Arab origin but they’re now popular in many versions throughout the world.” She goes on to say some recipes include lard, which I think precludes them being of Arab origin, … Continue reading

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