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Halva + Tahini “Forgotten Cookies”

Halva + Tahini “Forgotten Cookies”

Passover desserts generally come down to eggs: separated and whipped into a frenzy for sponge cake; blended with coconut or almond flour for macaroons; or beaten with sugar for meringues. These “cookies” are, basically, meringues. They’re adapted from a recipe by one of my baking […]

Chocolate Chunk, Rye, and Hazelnut Praline Cookies

Chocolate Chunk, Rye, and Hazelnut Praline Cookies

There are a few baking bloggers who consistently inspire me with interesting flavor profiles and genius twists on classic pastries. Claudia Brick is one whom I’ve mentioned before, and whose brioche scrolls inspired one of the first recipes on this blog. She also has a […]

Cranberry Hazelnut Crumb Bars

Cranberry Hazelnut Crumb Bars

These cranberry hazelnut crumb bars are one of those thrown together, “let’s find a way to use up random impulse-purchased ingredients” recipes. They’re extremely easy to make, and extremely delicious. They also can be made ahead and travel well. The recipe is the result, as […]

Espresso-Hazelnut Hamantaschen with Nutella

Espresso-Hazelnut Hamantaschen with Nutella

When I was a child, my mother made hamantaschen for Purim using a dough recipe that involved butter and chilling and orange zest and was very gourmet. (It was probably from Gourmet.) Her fillings were traditional—prune and, if we were lucky, apricot jam. However, we […]

Linzertorte Cookies

Linzertorte Cookies

In their original form, these were “Strawberry and Apricot Linzertorte Hearts,” adapted from a 1996 Gourmet magazine recipe. They’re the perfect Valentine’s Day cookie, or Christmas cookie, but I first made them in neither of those contexts. I stumbled across the recipe on Epicurious.com in […]