Brown Butter & Fig Shortbread

Indulgently rich browned butter, sweet, luscious figs, and a spicy hit of Cognac wrapped into a flaky shortbread – What more could you ask for in a cookie? Recipe makes about a dozen cookies. Ingredients: 1/2 cup Browned Butter make Browned Butter melt butter in a sauce pan give it an occasional stir, so that…

Einkorn Brownies

I’ve foraged on venturing into the baking world of einkorn flour with this latest adaptation of my classic brownie recipe. I think, I like the einkorn version better then my original one. Einkorn’s lower gluten content provides the brownies with a more delicate and less chewy crumb while also imparting all those whole grain nutritional…

Chocolate Dipped Einkorn Biscotti

These Chocolate Dipped Einkorn Biscotti mark my first foray into baking with einkorn flour. Einkorn is an”ancient” variant of wheat that’s milled into a light, nutritious whole grain flour that’s high in protein and low in gluten. I’ve been wanting to try it out for years, but have just recently come across it at the…

Berlin Wreaths

Berlin/Berliner Wreaths are an old holiday standby. There are so many different recipes and variations of Berlin Wreaths out there (and I’ve seriously been tempted to try all of them), but the recipe below is the one I grew up with. This hand-rolled cookie falls somewhere between a shortbread and a sugar cookie, flavored with…

Toasted Almond Fingers

A buttery toasted almond cookie dipped in a semi-sweet chocolate ganache. For my Christmas cookies this year, I’m taking a tour down memory lane, and revisiting some childhood favorites that I had set aside in recent years. Why I set these aside is beyond me, because these are some wonderful cookie recipes. I have vague…

Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles

It seems like we’ve hit upon pumpkin-spice-everything season again. Although, technically Autumn has yet to arrive, there are those that await the season with twitching bodies full of anticipation for their latest pumpkin spice fix, and those that dread the dastardly orange grocery aisle takeover. Americans have STRONG opinions about pumpkin spice. I have to…