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…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice-Cream Sandwiches

I’m keeping my obsession with chocolate-chip cookies running strong with this summer time treat. Chocolate chip cookie ice-cream sandwiches are the perfect end to a hot fun(sun)-filled summer day. One of the best parts about these ice-cream sandwiches is that you can make a large batch in advance and store them away in your freezer…

Hazelnut Chocolate Candy Cookies

My obsession with chocolate chip style drop cookies, chock full of surprising ingredients is still running strong.  I should just title this the Odds and Ends Cookie blog.  In this latest rendition, I added hazelnut filled, candy coated, chocolates to the mix – I mean, that’s the fancy non-brand way of describing – Nutella in…

Marzipan Shortbread

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a shortbread recipe, and I would like to share this almond marzipan variation with you.  I’ve been looking for ways to gussy up my shortbread, and these Chinese moon cake molds, that I found online, seem to be doing the trick.  They’re made for thicker cakes, but instead,…