Tag: Cookies

  • Earl Grey Tea Shortbread

    In a medium-sized bowl, cream together 2 sticks (8 ounces, 1 cup) unsalted butter ¾ cup sugar 1 tsp salt with a mixer or by hand. Add 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 2 TBL Earl Grey tea (about 6 teabags if you don’t have loose tea) and blend until the mixture resembles fine cornmeal. Form […]

  • Biscotti

    Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix 2 eggs 120 grams sugar ¾ tsp vanilla extract Add 280 grams all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking powder a pinch of salt and knead with your hands to get a homogeneous mixture. Before adding 150 grams mixed nuts (walnuts, almonds, blanched hazelnuts) […]

  • Non-Dairy Hamentaschen Dough

    Non-Dairy Hamentaschen Dough

    This hamentaschen dough produces a cookie with just enough crispness! It’s become our favorite, and we’ve tried a lot of recipes over the years. Our favorite fillings are the very traditional Poppy Seed Filling and Prune Filling, but you can be creative. Mix together in a bowl 2¼ cups flour 1 tsp baking powder ¼ tsp salt In the bowl of […]

  • Cantucci/Biscotti


    Mix together in a bowl 1 egg 1 egg white 125g white sugar ½ tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp sesame seeds ½ tsp fennel seeds In a small bowl, combine 200g flour 1½ tsp baking powder Stir the flour mixture into the batter along with 125ml (½ cup) canola oil When mixed completely, add (by […]

  • Honey Cake Crisps

    Honey Cake Crisps

    If you want to make a vegan version of this recipe, see the note at the end. Butter and flour a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Preheat oven to 325º F. Brew ¾ cup strong coffee Alternatively you can dissolve 2 TBL instant espresso coffee in ¾ cup hot water. Set the coffee aside and let it […]

  • Cranberry Walnut Buckwheat Shortbread

    Cranberry Walnut Buckwheat Shortbread

    Preheat the oven to 350º F and lightly grease five 4-inch tart pans (see note at end). In a stand mixer, combine ½ cup coconut oil ¼ cup maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla extract Add 1 cup buckwheat flour ½ tsp salt ½ tsp cinnamon Mix until the dough is smooth. Add 1 cup finely […]

  • Hazelnut Sticks

    Hazelnut Sticks

    Line the bottom and sides of a 9×5 loaf pan with foil. (See note at the end of these directions for how to do this painlessly.) In a food processor, combine ⅔ cup raw hazelnuts (with skins still on them) 1¼ cups unbleached all-purpose flour scant ½ cup sugar ¼ tsp salt Pulse until the […]

  • Kiffling (Wedding Cookies)

    Kiffling (Wedding Cookies)

    These cookies have a delicious crumbly texture. I’m not a fan of confectioners’ sugar, but the coating on the on the outside works perfectly. Using a mechanical grinder (meat, nut, whatever), grind 8 ounces almonds I suppose you could use 8 ounces of almond flour, but leaving the skins on provides a darker result and […]

  • Rum Balls

    Rum Balls

    If you have a food processor, it will make chopping the nuts and pulverizing the vanilla wafers, but do each one separately. Next time I make this I’m going to grind the pecans instead of chopping them. Measure together in a bowl 1 cup (95g) of vanilla wafer crumbs 1 cup (135g) finely chopped pecans 1 […]

  • Chestnut Honey Shortbread

      1 ½ cups flour ½ cup white rice flour ⅔ cup sugar 1 tsp kosher salt 1 ½ sticks unsalted, cold butter, cut into 1-inch chunks 1 TBL chestnut honey Preheat oven to 325 F. Pulse together the flours, sugar and salt in a food processor. Add the butter and honey and pulse to […]

  • ANZAC Biscuits

    And now the short history lesson, for those of you who were playing hooky that day: ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, the forces that fought in the First World War. You remember: the Great War, the War to End All Wars and all that? Makes about 4 dozen 1 cup flour […]

  • Mexican Chocolate Icebox Cookies

    Sift together 1½ cups sifted flour (210g) ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder (62g) ¼ teaspoon salt generous pinch of finely ground black pepper generous pinch of cayenne ¾ teaspoon cinnamon and set aside. In the large bowl of electric mixer, cream 6 ounces (1½ sticks) unsalted butter Add 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup sugar […]

  • Gingerful Biscotti

    These are crisp, spicy and they’d last a long time if they weren’t so addictive. Makes 60 to 70 biscotti 4 ounces (1 loosely packed cup) crystallized ginger 7 ounces (1¼ cups) whole almonds, blanched or unblanched 3 cups sifted flour ¾ teaspoon baking soda ¾ teaspoon baking powder 1¼ teaspoon finely ground white pepper […]

  • Oatmeal Shortbread

    Real chew-food: the uncooked oats are delicious and not overly sweet. Makes one 9×13-inch pan, about 24 pieces 3½ cups rolled oats (not quick-cooking oats) ⅔ cup sugar ¼ cup white or whole wheat flour ¾ cup butter, softened ½ tsp salt 1 teaspoon vanilla Heat oven to 325° F. Combine all the ingredients in […]

  • Quick Chocolate Wafers

    Preheat oven to 350 F convection. Sift together (through a strainer) 1 cup + 2 TBL flour, ⅔ cup cocoa and ½ tsp baking soda. In a medium saucepan, melt 1½ sticks (¾ cup) butter. When thoroughly melted, add 1 cup sugar and ¼ cup corn syrup. Stir and remove from heat. Stir for one […]