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Peanut Butter Cream Rugentaschen

2020-03-05T15:05:38-05:00March 5th, 2020|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Purim|Tags: , |

One of my all time favorite cookies is rugelach—a scrumptious crescent shaped cookie made from a cream cheese dough.  I decided to use my rugelach dough to make hamantaschen and eureka!  These next two recipes for hamantaschen made with a rugelach dough, may be my favorite hamantaschen yet.  I call my hamantaschen made with cream [...]

Sugar Cookies

2019-10-29T10:27:09-04:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Rosh Hashanah|Tags: , , , |

Cookie baking season is upon us!  If you’re a cookie baking aficionado, you will want to add these to your repertoire. This recipe produces a sugar cookie for all seasons. You can use just about any cookie cutter on the dough—autumn leaves and turkeys for fall, snowflakes and menorahs for winter, butterflies and flowers for [...]

Rugelach

2019-10-16T09:59:22-04:00October 16th, 2019|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts|Tags: , |

A family favorite and one of my all time favorite cookies are rugelach--an Eastern European Jewish confection that is a cross between a cookie and a pastry. These crescent shaped beauties are made from a cream cheese dough. They are tender and flaky, and filled with a variety of spreads before rolling and shaping them. [...]

Honey Cookies

2019-10-04T13:10:53-04:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Rosh Hashanah|Tags: |

As always, I baked up a storm for the holidays—lots of round challahs; 3 cakes—Honey, Marble and Apple; two types of brownies—Honey and Dark Cocoa; two types of cookies—sugar and honey; 2 quick breads—banana and applesauce.  I can go on and on—but you get the drift—I like to bake—I probably bake too much—but, it’s a [...]

Chocolate Macadamia Nut Biscotti

2019-11-09T11:32:20-05:00December 1st, 2014|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Food Columns, Thanksgiving|Tags: |

I recently brought this cookie platter to a dinner party.  From left to right, the cookies are vanilla chocolate chip biscotti, chocolate macadamia nut biscotti, pumpkin pecan cookies with powdered sugar, checkerboards and chocolate drizzled pumpkin pecan cookies.  The cookie platter was a big hit, but hands down, the favorite cookie was the chocolate macadamia [...]

Beaujolais Poached Pears

2019-11-09T11:21:02-05:00October 1st, 2014|Categories: Cooking Light, Desserts, Desserts, Food Columns|Tags: , |

Elegant and festive, these deep ruby red beauties are the perfect seasonal dessert to have on hand, especially when you’re craving lighter fare. The pears are prepped and then poached in a sumptuous red wine elixir. I just love the intoxicating aroma of Beaujolais and warm spices that permeate the house while the pears are [...]