Cookies and Biscotti

Pizzelle Linzer Hearts

2024-02-14T09:35:59-05:00February 14th, 2024|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Valentine's Day|Tags: |

No time to bake cookies for your sweetheart?  No problem! With a package of Reko Pizzelle on hand, you’ll be able to whip up these gorgeous and tasty treats in no time. Wishing all a Happy and Healthy Valentine’s Day! 7- ounce package Reko Pizzelle 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate ½ stick butter or margarine [...]

Black and White Heart Cookies

2024-02-13T10:44:16-05:00February 13th, 2024|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Valentine's Day|

Looking for something special to make for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day?  Since cookies are a surefire way to just about anyone’s heart, why not show your love with some sugar cookies? While sugar cookies have a long and distinguished history dating back to 7th century Persia, it was the Protestant settlers in the colony [...]

Gingersnaps

2023-12-22T10:05:56-05:00December 21st, 2023|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Thanksgiving|

Gingersnap cookies are a timeless treat, perfect for creating warm, nostalgic moments during chilly evenings or festive gatherings. Each cookie offers a delightful crunch, followed by a chewy burst, all harmoniously blended with the deep, rich sweetness of molasses. This recipe guides you through achieving that signature crinkly top and snappy texture, ensuring your gingersnaps [...]

Turkey Sugar Cookies

2023-11-23T09:25:37-05:00November 23rd, 2023|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Rosh Hashanah, Thanksgiving|Tags: , , , |

If you're an avid cookie baker, you will want to make these turkey sugar cookies for Thanksgiving.  Wishing all a Happy Thanksgiving surrounded by your loved ones.  Praying for Israel--the safe return of the hostages, the safety and protection of our IDF heroes and all of our Israeli brothers and sisters. Praying for a speedy [...]

Rugelach

2023-09-20T14:44:41-04:00September 20th, 2023|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Yom Kippur|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

2023-09-09T19:59:56-04:00September 9th, 2023|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

2023-05-25T09:12:06-04:00May 25th, 2023|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 [...]

Banana Chiffon Truffles

2023-03-30T12:09:03-04:00March 30th, 2023|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Desserts, Passover, Passover Desserts|

These are one of my favorite Passover confections.  You bake a scrumptious Kosher for Passover banana chiffon cake, then pull off pieces of the cake and roll them into balls that are approximately 1 and 1/2 inches.  After a short stint in the fridge you dip the balls into melted chocolate. The recipe serves double duty as [...]

Chocolate Filled Macadamia Crisps

2023-03-30T11:03:09-04:00March 30th, 2023|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Desserts, Passover, Passover Desserts|

Here’s another perennial Passover cookie family favorite—chocolate filled macadamia crisps. If I could only have one cookie for Passover, this would be the one. Wishing all a Happy and Sweet Passover. Macadamia Crisps 1 cup macadamia nuts (4 1/2 ounces) 1/2 cup sugar 8 tablespoons unsalted margarine (room temperature) 2 egg whites 4 tablespoons matzah cake meal Chocolate [...]

Oreovers

2023-03-29T10:37:55-04:00March 29th, 2023|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Desserts, Passover, Passover Desserts|

I developed these Passover Oreos—aka oreovers—over 20 years ago when my beautiful daughter, Sally, asked if I could make a kosher for Passover version of Oreos. They were a huge hit, and I’ve been making them ever since. Enjoy and Chag Sameach. Cookies 8 ounces margarine (2 sticks) 1/2 cup sugar 1cup minus 1 tablespoon [...]