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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 […]