Tag Archives: raisins

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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West Indies banana-ginger cookies

Last night I baked the last of the drop cookies offered in Sharon Tyler Herbst’s The Joy of Cookies. At some point in 2012, and without fanfare, I also prepared the last of the bar cookies. What lies ahead? The … Continue reading

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Soft gingerbread drops

My ankle kept me from baking much for a couple of weeks. Well, not directly. Truth is, the hassle, pain, awkwardness and general tedious bother of moving around with it, or not and just sitting still with it elevated, makes … 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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Mazureks and mazurkas

Mazurek, the name given to these cookies by the Poles and/or by Sharon Tyler Herbst, translates to mazurka in the online translators. And the definition of mazurka, according to online dictionaries, is a lively dance or spirited waltz in triple … Continue reading

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Chocolate-whiskey drops

Raisins soaked in Kentucky bourbon, then mixed with butter, brown sugar, an egg, flour, cocoa, a little more bourbon, chopped pecans, baking soda, baking powder and salt. What could go wrong? Not much apparently. Topped with a shelled pecan, these … Continue reading

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Kentucky bourbon bars and pain on top of pain

With bourbon baked into the cake-like cookie, and more mixed with butter and confectioner’s sugar for the frosting, these cookies are heady stuff. Toasted pecans, chocolate chips and raisins add to the panoply of flavor. Rich and delicious and just … Continue reading

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