Honey Cookies

2021-09-01T15:21:48-04:00September 1st, 2021|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 [...]

Pizzelle Cannoli

2021-05-13T20:23:51-04:00May 13th, 2021|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Dairy, Desserts, Shavuot|

Here’s another great dairy dessert option. There is no cooking or baking necessary for this simplified and enlightened version of the traditional cannoli recipe.  You can make the pizzelle cannoli shells days ahead of time. Since the filling takes just minutes to whip together, make sure to fill the pizzelle cannoli right before serving so [...]

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 [...]

Hamantaschen Hugs

2020-03-05T15:05:18-05:00March 5th, 2020|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Purim|Tags: , |

Since I can’t seem to get enough of these rugentaschen—here’s another fun recipe that uses Hershey’s Hugs. Dough 8 ounces or two sticks of butter 8 ounces of cream cheese 6 tablespoons sugar 2 cups flour ½ teaspoon salt Filling Mini chocolate chips Topping Hershey’s hugs or kisses Dough: In the bowl of [...]

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. [...]

Cantucci

2021-10-15T11:35:45-04:00May 1st, 2016|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Dairy, Desserts, Desserts, Food Columns|

May 2016 Cantucci are Tuscan dipping cookies.  They’re also known as biscotti in other regions of Italy as well as here in the U.S.  I learned how to make these almond studded beauties from Chef Claudio Piantini last October during our travels in Tuscany, when my husband and I took a private cooking class with [...]

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 [...]