Not for the Faint Hearted: Old Polish Spiced Honey Rye Cookies (Razowe Pierniczki Staropolskie)

These cookies beautifully exemplify the rugged roots of Polish culture from centuries ago–or at least my exotic view of it.  They are crunchy, gritty, and sharp-tasting.  They are not very sweet, although a lot of honey goes into them.  I can imagine munching on them after a long, exhausting trek through snowy, mountainous terrain.  No […]

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Chai Spiced Chocolate Chip Cookies

After a couple of weeks of baking holiday cakes and cookies, I was in need of baking something quick and easy.  I returned to my all-time favorite, the chocolate chip cookie.  But since it’s wintertime, and winter and spices tend to go hand-in-hand, I decided to try out a spiced chocolate chip cookie to shake […]

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Old-Style Polish Gingerbread Cookies (“Pierniczki Staropolskie”)

Honey-based gingerbread cookies are a Polish specialty.  The city of Toruń is particularly known for their gingerbread cookies.  The cookies date back to the Medieval times–I love them just for the reason!  While Christmas-themed gingerbread cookies are made in our home during the holiday season, these cookies can be enjoyed anytime of year.  Wedel is one brand that we […]

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Quick and Delicious: Magic Squares

My roommate and friend from college introduced me to these delicious bar cookies.  I’m forever thankful!!! These cookies are so easy to make and yet so tasty–for kids, young and old–that it’s our staple cookie for the holiday dessert table (no matter what the holiday) and to take to parties.  You need graham cracker crumbs, […]

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