Beurre Noisette Pecan Cereal Treats

I sent my sister off with a box of these to fuel her marching this weekend – a little bit of protein, no gluten (she has a slight sensitivity to it), and a whole lot of sugar.  A spin off of the classic Rice Krispies Treats recipe, I decided to brown the butter to deepen the…

Snowflake Cookies

Jazzed up Sugar Cookies – a lemon zest and cognac spiked dough topped in a cream cheese icing. Snowflake Cookies Recipe makes about twenty-four 1 1/2″ cookies. Cream together: 2 sticks (1 cup) salted Butter (room temp) 1 cup Sugar Add: 1 Egg the zest of 1 Lemon 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 1 tbsp Cognac…

The Alfajor

It has been years since I have given much thought to the alfajor or alfajores, a scrumptiously sweet sandwich cookie reminiscent of my childhood in Latin America.  But as Summer fades and crisp juicy apples start to fill the produce bins, my mind turns toward other Fall treats such as caramel covered apples and spiced…