Tag Archives: vanilla

And then there were none.

I deliberately saved the “stained glass” Christmas cookie recipe for last, primarily because it was clear by late summer that I would probably be winding up this bit of insanity by the end of 2013, and I thought it might … Continue reading

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Hálfmánar

Sharon Tyler Herbst calls these tender fruit-filled cookies one of the prettiest in her chapter on holiday treats. They are small, almost bite-sized, and filled with lekvár, which here in the United States is typically prune butter but in Central … Continue reading

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Κουλουράκια

Κουλουράκια, or koulourakia, are among my favorite cookies in The Joy of Cookies. Crusted with an egg yolk glaze and a liberal sprinkling of sesame seeds, and flavored lightly with brandy and vanilla, they are buttery, golden and crisp. According … Continue reading

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Vanillekranse

Remember this: Patti’s got a gun? I revisited the Spritz cookie recipe for Vanillekranse (vanilla wreaths). This time no lemon zest, but with extra vanilla and bits of candied cherries. And definitely the gun. Aren’t they pretty? Surprisingly, they were … 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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Schwowebredles

I had a migraine when I started to make these, and somehow misread the recipe. Duh. Three cups of flour instead of the necessary one-and-a-third later, I realized my error only after a few minutes of consternation when the powdery … Continue reading

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