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Доцци бојаи

Доцци бојаи is my guess at the reverse transliteration of Sharon Tyler Herbst’s docci bojai. These cookies are Yugoslavian (remember that erstwhile republic?) in origin, and with their walnut-studded base, they are rich and crunchy. On top of that cookie … 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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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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Sint Nikolaas Koekjes

Sharon Tyler Herbst says right up front on this Dutch recipe that before trying Sint Nikolaas Koekjes she did not care much for spice cookies, but that these won her over. Well. Imagine how much those of us who enjoy … Continue reading

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Rocky road bars

These cookie bars have a fudge-like brownie base that is started and mixed in a saucepan. Easy peasey. According to Sharon Tyler Herbst, rocky road “is the American appellation given to a ‘bumpy’ candy composed of chocolate, nuts and marshmallows.” … Continue reading

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Chocolate-caramel chews

These bars give the word decadent a whole new, deep dark level of meaning. A chewy brownie base made of bittersweet chocolate, butter and brown sugar, topped with creamy, gooey caramel studded with toasted chopped walnuts and drizzled with a … Continue reading

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