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Archive for the ‘Cookies’ Category

August 27, 2008

Black and White Cookies

Black and White Cookies

I had a lot of fun recreating these classic Brooklyn cookies at home. I grew up with these – everyone around here did, it seems. And everyone has their own way of eating them. I like the vanilla side better (which is definitely the exception for me), so I eat the chocolate side first. My […]

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May 2, 2008

Rhubarb Soup with Nicoise Olive Cookies

Rhubarb Soup with Nicoise Olive Cookies

This was our amuse bouche for our opening night at Jack. I’m a bit obsessed with nicoise olives at the moment, because I absolutely hated all olives until I discovered these at the Park Avenue Bistro not too long ago. So now I’m using them to add depth to stews, intricacy to cookies, and inspiration […]

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February 28, 2008

Tea Cookies

Tea Cookies

A friend and I recently went to check out Amai Tea & Bake House, because we like having tea together and I am big on supporting food bloggers in their endeavors (Amai is run by the blogger behind Lovescool). We really enjoyed the tea sweets there, and when I got home I found Amai’s recipe […]

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January 14, 2008

Rainbow Cookies

Rainbow Cookies

Rainbow cookies are quite possibly my favorite cookies. Ever. Whenever someone brings a cookie assortment from an Italian bakery, I always eat all the rainbow cookies first, and usually discard the rest. The best rainbow cookies money can buy are available at Isaac’s Bake Shop, 1419 Avenue J in Brooklyn, NY, right across the street […]

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December 14, 2007

Nibby Strawberry Chestnut Cookies

Nibby Strawberry Chestnut Cookies

On a cold winter night, with icy slush waiting just outside the door, the greatest comfort I can imagine involves warm chestnuts, chocolate, and dried strawberries, far more flavorful than the imported ones you can buy this time of year. And last night, as we hid indoors from the “wintry mix” outside (it sounds like […]

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September 25, 2007

Chewy Cherry Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy Cherry Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’d been craving chocolate chip cookies for weeks before I made these. But I was always too busy, or occasionally, trying to take a day now and then without eating any desserts. (This is difficult for me. I don’t tend to eat huge quantities of dessert, but I like a little bit of sweetness at […]

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July 30, 2007

Hazelnut Cookie Sherry Vinegar Swirl Ice Cream

Hazelnut Cookie Sherry Vinegar Swirl Ice Cream

This is my new favorite ice cream. I mean that. It is absolutely bursting with flavor, rich nuttiness, cookie crunchiness, and surprising sweet sharpness from the sherry vinegar swirl. God, this is good. Dave pointed out that when we brainstorm recipes together they always turn out better than the recipes we create separately on our […]

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June 19, 2007

Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops

Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops

I love malt. A good vanilla malted is one of my favorite things in the world, and I adore those Banana Malt Brûlée Spoonfuls I made last summer. So for this recipe from Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, I was up for questing all over to find a big carton of […]

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March 18, 2007

Chewy Maple Cookies

Chewy Maple Cookies

This recipe was invented by my partner, Dave. He was so delighted by the reduced maple syrup we had to create when making the maple crema that he wanted to use it as a cookie base as well. He threw in the rest of the ingredients by feel, figuring that the proportions should be something […]

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March 15, 2007

Cardamom Almond and Black Pepper Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

Cardamom Almond and Black Pepper Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

I am constitutionally incapable of looking at a cookie recipe without feeling the urge to add, oh, cardamom and black pepper. Or something along those lines. It’s just one of those things. Some people can look at a chocolate almond swirl of a cookie recipe and think, God bless this green earth and the cookies […]

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February 20, 2007

Pink Grapefruit Ginger Cream Cookies

Pink Grapefruit Ginger Cream Cookies

It has been a week since I last posted, which is longer than I like. I am sorry about that. Still, as I mentioned before, things have been busy around here lately. I’ll have some exciting news for you in a few weeks. While it’s very hard for me to keep my mouth shut about […]

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January 31, 2007

Balsamic Fudge Drops

Balsamic Fudge Drops

I thought I could add balsamic vinegar to these fabulously easy cookies to make them even more interesting. I love balsamic vinegar with sweets as well as with savories, so how could it not work? In the end, I couldn’t taste the vinegar at all, but the cookies seemed more chocolatey than they ever had […]

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December 17, 2006

Salty Oat Cookies

Salty Oat Cookies

Teaism is a wonderful chain of cafes in DC.Their salmon ochazuke is delicious, and I am utterly addicted to their cinnamon apricot tisane. A year or two ago, I finally discovered their brilliant Salty Oat Cookies. According to Teaism’s package, the fellow who originally came up with the Salty Oat Cookies wanted to recreate the […]

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December 12, 2006

Lemon Chocolate Chunk Cookies and Granite Countertops

Lemon Chocolate Chunk Cookies and Granite Countertops

I was walking in to work the other day when I passed a large piece of gorgeous granite countertop leaning against the side of someone’s stoop. It had a sign taped to it that read, “Do Not Touch.” As I was staring longingly at it, a man came out of the building and told me […]

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December 6, 2006

Apricot Hazelnut Squares

Apricot Hazelnut Squares

The worst thing about my latest cookbook acquisition, Essence of Chocolate: Recipes for Baking and Cooking with Fine Chocolate by John Scharffenberger and Robert Steinberg, is the terrible difficulty I had in trying to decide what to make first. In the end, though, I had to go with these cookies. This turned out to be […]

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October 15, 2006

Nutmeg Chipotle Tuiles with Chocolate Mousse

Nutmeg Chipotle Tuiles with Chocolate Mousse

This is my entry The Spice is Right VII: Seasons of Love. If you would like to join in, please do! Today is the last day to post entries for this month’s challenge, which is all about family spice mixes. One of the flavor bases Dave and I have been using a lot since we […]

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August 11, 2006

Blueberry Port Chutney Shortbread Bars

Blueberry Port Chutney Shortbread Bars

When I was flipping through Gale Gand’s Just a Bite, what really caught my eye was her suggestion that when making shortbread, you can simply grate the frozen dough into your baking pan instead of bothering to thaw it and roll it out. How simply wonderful! That means that you can keep a hunk of […]

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June 14, 2006

Onion Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Onion Jam Thumbprint Cookies

The photo is of the unbaked cookies, because I failed to take a good photo of them after they came out of the oven and before they were taken away. I am catering a cocktail party (well, we are – I never cook alone anymore; everything I make is a joint effort with Dave nowadays). […]

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March 17, 2006

Cocoa Nib and Currant Rugelach

Cocoa Nib and Currant Rugelach

My mother’s side of the family is Hungarian. Her parents were born in a small town in Hungary, and their paths took them from there to Auschwitz, from Auschwitz back to Hungary (with a few countries in between), from Hungary to Italy (briefly), from Italy to Israel (where they helped found a moshav), and finally […]

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March 5, 2006

Chocolate Maple Lace Cookies

Chocolate Maple Lace Cookies

The lace pattern of these cookies is created by the bubbling of the very thin, caramel-based batter. When the cookies are removed from the oven, the bubbles collapse, creating the lace between them. When summer comes around, I intend to use the same technique to make honey lace cookies sandwiching homemade sour cherry jam. Lace […]

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