raspberry-pecan Linzer cookies

Raspberry-Pecan Linzer Cookies

We’ve waited all year and it’s finally here, cookie season! And with that, it’s time to indulge in the sweet and nostalgic flavors that define this festive time of year. And what better way to celebrate than with raspberry-pecan Linzer cookies? These are a modern take on a classic cookie that has been enjoyed for […]

matcha-coconut tea cookies

Matcha-Coconut Tea Cookies

Most who read my blog already know I’m a cookie fanatic. These matcha-coconut tea cookies are my latest and when I say make, eat, and repeat, I’m not kidding around. These soft, pillowy matcha cookies are truly unforgettable. Matcha Matcha has been a traditional drink in Japan for over 800 years and used in tea […]

white chocolate-cranberry cookies

White Chocolate-Cranberry Cookies

White chocolate cranberry cookies created just for me. Well, not exactly. I say that, because none of my crew likes white chocolate or cranberries, at least in a cookie. Honestly, I find this shocking. But you know what, I’m okay with it because it means when I make them, they are all for me. And […]

chocolate chip rice krispie cookies

Chocolate Chip Rice Krispie Cookies

I have never been a big breakfast cereal fan. But, mix some cereal into a cookie, like in these chocolate chip rice krispie cookies or in ice cream and it’s a game changer. Historically, breakfast cereal has become a highly competitive market. And whether for health or convenience reasons, consumers have been hooked on cereal […]

chocolate kiss cookies

Chocolate Kiss Cookies

Cookie season has come and gone, but thankfully Valentine’s Day is another wonderful opportunity for my favorite sweet treat to shine.  I’m a cookie fanatic, I think that’s been established. These easy-to-make double chocolate kiss cookies are the perfect way to show some love to any in your family pod on Valentine’s Day or otherwise. These […]

sprinkle skillet cookie

Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Skillet Cookie

If you have not fallen in love with skillet baking yet, it’s time. Effortless baking is what I call it. With the exception of my brown butter chocolate chip cookies, this chocolate chip sprinkle skillet cookie is high on my list of favorites. I posted a version of it recently on my Instagram feed, that […]

Nutella hamantaschen

Nutella Hamantaschen

Like potato latkes, Hamantaschens are something my family enjoys year-round, not just on Purim. Purim is the Jewish holiday to celebrate the Jewish people being saved from Haman. The tradition of eating hamantaschen on Purim began in Europe. The name is derived from two German words: “mohn“, meaning poppy seed, and “teschen“, meaning pockets. “Mohntaschen” […]

Cherry Kolaczki

Cherry Kolaczki (Polish Christmas Cookies)

Kolaczki, or Polish jam cookies as they are also called, are a popular holiday cookie not only in Poland but also in the Czech Republic, Russia, Austria, and Denmark. For me, they are a recent discovery. My younger son is a jam lover, so these cherry Kolaczki have become a new favorite in our household. […]

Elephant Ears

Elephant Ears (Palmier Cookies)

For those that don’t know, these are Elephant Ear cookies, or French Palmier cookies as they are more formally known. But these crispy, buttery, elegant cookies are a childhood favorite and ones I love to make during the holidays. Made with puff pasty (also known as pâte feuilletée), these rich cookies dusted lightly with sugar and […]

chocolate-raspberry walnut rugelach

Chocolate-Raspberry Walnut Rugelach

These chocolate-raspberry walnut rugelach are by far one of my favorite cookies. Within the history of Jewish foods that have traveled across continents, there are many examples of flavor changes and other adaptations, rugelach is one of them. What is Rugelach? Rugelach, pronounced “ROO-gəl-əkh“, for those unfamiliar, are crescent-shaped, yeast dough pastries with a variety of fillings […]

brown butter chocolate chip cookies

Giant Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

A friend of mine nicknamed these cookies the $10 cookie, honestly, he may be on to something. These are my rich, decadent, giant brown chocolate chip cookies and I am truly obsessed with them. In this recipe I went “giant” because I love cookies and let’s face it, one little bite-size cookie just doesn’t get […]

Italian Rainbow Cookies

Italian Rainbow Cookies

Before leaving NY, we lived in Brooklyn, Cobble Hill to be exact, on a quaint treelined street called Clinton.  It was a lovely old Italian area filled with old-school butchers, bakeries, lovely people, and Italian rainbow cookies. Not your typical “cookie” more cake-like, but something I love and have fond memories of.  Brightly colored, almond-based […]

chocolate crinkle cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Oh my, do I love chocolate crinkle cookies. I’m late to the crinkle game I will say, it was years before I finally discovered how truly delicious these cookies are. While I still go salty over sweet, I am obsessed with cookies, and I don’t discriminate. My cookie preference really just depends on my mood. […]

sesame cookies

Sesame Cookies

I have always loved sesame seeds. I’m not sure why really, on their own they are somewhat nondescript. But, on a bagel or on a cookie they are so much more. These are my buttery black and white sesame cookies; a cross between two well-known sweets served during the Chinese New Year; smiling-ball cookies, (a traditional cookie […]

hazelnut-cherry Linzer cookies

Hazelnut-Cherry Linzer Cookies

Linzer cookies, a traditional Austrian Christmas cookie, are one of my all-time favorite cookies. With their delicate nutty shortbread-style crust and jam filling, what’s not to love? Slightly more involved to make than the average drop or slice-and-bake cookie, I think that these are well worth the effort. They are lovely to look at and […]

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