Tag Archives: Sharon Tyler Herbst

When the going gets tough…

…the tough bake cookies. Orange Congo squares, to be precise. This has been a difficult couple of weeks, being constrained for time (my own fault, over-booking, etc.) and there seems to be no end in sight. And over-used hands are … Continue reading

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Almond toffee crisps

Ok. These are like candy. Oh, so yummy, almonds on chocolate on a crisp cookie base. So crisp they were difficult to cut without breaking them. But even crumbled these are delicious. Of US origin, the cookie base adds three … Continue reading

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Corn pone cakes

This recipe according to Sharon Tyler Herbst’s The Joy of Cookies is a cookie version of the sweet cornmeal cake, corn pone that hails from Barbados. The cookies are dense, not unlike the US version of the scone. They are … Continue reading

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Basler Leckerli

These delightful bars are from Switzerland. And by delightful, I mean they smell marvelous. I have not actually tasted one yet. Once baked they must “mellow” in an air-tight container at room temperature for about a week. Or so says … Continue reading

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Coconut shortbread

Sharon Tyler Herbst credits the Fiji Islands for the combination of butter, sugar cane and coconut in these delightful bites. They are deliciously rich as is, but dipped in her addition of semi-sweet chocolate? Be still my heart! Ok, not … Continue reading

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Joe Froggers

US born and bred, these cookies taste larger than Texas. I used a 5″ in diameter bowl and a sharp knife as a cookie cutter and two metal spatulas to lift them off the cookie sheet. They are baked two … Continue reading

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A plethora of macaroons

Under the category of sickly sweet, enter the macaroons. These were so easy I made two of the five varieties Sharon Tyler Herbst (The Joy of Cookies, yadda yadda) has tucked within the recipe for Cherry-Coconut Macaroons. Hailing from the … Continue reading

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