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Cookies & Bar Cookies

Nutella Sandwich Cookies

Nutella Sandwich Cookies are the perfect little bite. Tender hazelnut cookies are sandwiched with chocolate-hazelnut filling. Just a hint of rum gives the cookie a special flavor. These cookies are a simple variation of my traditional Linzer Cookies. The main switch I made was using ground hazelnuts instead of almonds and instead of filling the …

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Pistachio Apricot Linzer Cookies

Pistachio Apricot Linzer Cookies are a perfect little treat. Tender pistachio cookie dough is sandwiched with apricot preserves. A hint of rum gives the cookies a special flavor. My original Linzer Cookie recipe is the reason I started this blog. I just happened to serve my Linzer Cookies at several get-togethers over the course of …

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Speculaas Cookies (aka speculoos)

Speculaas cookies are crunchy, sweet and have a lovely warm-spice flavor. Shape them with a traditional windmill cookie mold or with a cookie cutter for a real Dutch treat. About authentic speculaas cookies: The Dutch call them Speculaas, the Belgians call them Speculoos and the Germans call them Spekulatius. Since my husband is Dutch, in …

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Malted Milk Blondies with Malted Milk Frosting

Malted Milk Blondies have a special flavor that’s reminiscent of “cereal milk”. You know how the milk at the bottom of a bowl of cereal has a sweet, slightly salty, grain flavor? Well, if you love cereal milk, you’ll really love this new malted milk recipe for bar cookies. Inspired by this article on Serious …

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Chocolate Cherry Brownies with Whipped White Chocolate Cherry Ganache

These are no ordinary brownies! They are perfectly fudgy brownies studded with luxurious Italian Maraschino cherries and iced with whipped White Chocolate Cherry Ganache. They are as pretty as they are delicious. How many chocolate/cherry desserts are too many? Trick question! There’s no such thing as too many chocolate/cherry desserts. I adore the flavor combination …

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Triple Ginger & Cranberry Biscotti

Triple Ginger & Cranberry Biscotti are flavored with ginger 3-ways and studded with sweet/tart craisins. Perfect for dunking into coffee, espresso or dessert wine. I love biscotti because they really are easy to make and they keep for weeks. I also like that biscotti are hard and crunchy and are just begging to be dipped into coffee or …

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Vanilla Kipferl Cookies

Vanilla Kipferl Cookies are a traditional Austrian/German Christmas cookie. These light and crisp cookies are always shaped like a crescent and dusted with vanilla sugar. Do these cookies look familiar? I wouldn’t be surprised. Vanilla Kipferl cookies are very similar to a number of other cookies made with nuts and coated with powdered sugar. Ever …

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Diamant Sablé Cookies – Diamond Shortbread Cookies

Sablé Cookies represent everything I love about french baking. Sablés are buttery, tender and not too sweet. To make these “diamant” sablés, coat the cookies with crystal sugar for a crunchy, sweet bite. Shape them into cute little “diamond” shapes for a nice presentation. What I love about traditional French recipes is that they are …

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