Spiced Fig and Walnut Biscotti

When I meet new people and they hear that I enjoy baking, I’m often asked, “What’s your favorite thing to bake?”  That’s a tough question to answer.  Whenever I pick up a new baking project, it will depend on the season, the occasion, and my general mood.  After much thought, however, I’ve narrowed it down to biscotti. In… Read More Spiced Fig and Walnut Biscotti

Beurre and Sel Jammers

It’s my third (and sadly, last) cookie recipe for Christmas Cookie Extravaganza 2013.  And I saved the best for last. These cookies – simply called Jammers – are famous in the Cookie World.  They are a Dorie Greenspan creation, and Dorie serves them at her cookie-centric bakery in the Lower East Side, named Beurre and… Read More Beurre and Sel Jammers

Nutella Oatmeal Cream Pies

Remember those delicious oatmeal cream pies we all used to eat in our lunches when we were kids?  Well, here’s a way to recreate them, without all the preservatives and other artificial stuff you find in pre-packaged goodies.  Looking for a new cookie recipe to try for a holiday party, I read about this cookie… Read More Nutella Oatmeal Cream Pies

Almond Wreath Cookies (Mandelkränzchen)

When I bake, making the final product look its best isn’t usually my primary goal.  I think food is more about how it makes you feel (and how it tastes, of course) than how it looks.  Holiday cookies, however, are different.  Seeing a festive cookie gets you in the holiday mood and instantly lifts your… Read More Almond Wreath Cookies (Mandelkränzchen)

Peppermint Meringues

It’s now December, and that means I get to kick off my second December of holiday cookie recipes!  For the first cookie of the month, I chose a recipe that is currently on the cover of Bon Appetit, one of my favorite food magazines.  The cover features a close-up portrait of gorgeous, airy, red-striped meringues that were… Read More Peppermint Meringues