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Classic Blondies with a Crackly Crust

Classic Blondies with a crackly crust are made in one bowl, without a mixer. Rich, butterscotch-y and deeply satisfying, these blondies are comfort food at it’s finest. A blondie is not just a brownie without the chocolate. A classic blondie has deep butterscotch flavor and an ooey, gooey crumb. What is butterscotch flavor? It is …

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Boterkoek – Dutch Butter Cake

Boterkoek means “butter cake” in Dutch, and all that that implies. You’ll love this rich, buttery treat that is not really a cake, but is not quite a cookie either. Dutch Boterkoek is comfort food at it’s finest. The recipe includes just 5 very basic ingredients and takes about 10 minutes to assemble. The flavor …

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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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