German Honey Spice Cookies

Honey-based spice cookies dominate the German Christmas cookie landscape.  The most notable are Pfeffernüsse and Lebkuchen cookies.  Around this time of year, Trader Joe’s carry Lebkuchen cookies made in Nürnberg, Germany.  They are so, so delicious!!  They are chewy, spicy, and contain candied citrus peel and nuts.  No, this post isn’t about Lebkuchen or Pfeffernüsse cookies, […]

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Christmas Spritz Cookies

If you are not a person who enjoys the toil of rolling out cookie dough and dealing with cookies that stick to the board, then cookies made with a cookie press are for you.  These Christmas Sprinkle Spritz Cookies are light, delicious, butter cookies that melt in your mouth!  Small and delicate, but delightful for […]

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Cocoa Cookies

The name is deceiving.  Yes, it’s true–powdery cocoa can be transformed into an amazingly rich, fudgy chocolate cookie. This cookie ranks as the most decadent chocolate cookie I’ve ever had.  There are chocolate chips, but all they seem to add is a burst of chocolate and a contrasting texture.  The rich chocolate comes from a […]

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Pie in a Bar: Pecan Pie Bars

Growing up, if a dessert had nuts in it, I stayed clear away.  A brownie or chocolate chip cookie with nuts was the ultimate disappointment.  The nuts took space away from the chocolate, left a bitter aftertaste, got in between my teeth, weren’t soft and gooey–the complaints were many.  As an adult, I still prefer […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

I noticed the other day that my dessert-oriented blog is missing one of my favorite desserts:  the humble, all-American chocolate chip cookie.  True, it is probably one of the easiest cookies on the face of the planet to make, and there is a recipe for it on every bag of chocolate chips that you can […]

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