Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Makes about 18 cookies Recipe credit: Modern Israeli Cooking - Danielle Oron Tip: I've probably mentioned I don't usually cook from recipes; I read many for inspiration and ideas. However, I frequently bake from published recipes. And I almost always follow them strictly the first time through. I recommend this practice in baking. Observe... Continue Reading →

Frightful Fingers Shortbread Cookies

Quantity will vary depending on how large you make the fingers, but you should get 4-5 dozen cookies from this recipe. Tip: I've seen people get squeamish at these Halloween cookies sitting on a buffet table, but anyone who was brave enough to bite into one was pleasantly surprised by the yummy flavor. Kids and... Continue Reading →

Lemon-Anise-Almond Biscotti

Makes 25-30 Tip: Anise seed has a slight licorice flavor, but is subtle, especially when blended into cookie dough with other flavors. I encourage you to try it in this recipe, but if you really don't care for the flavor, you can always leave it out. These crispy biscuits are traditionally served to dip in... Continue Reading →

Homemade “LÄRABARS”

Makes about 80 bite-sized pieces Tip: Now that you have that homemade granola (yesterday's recipe), use some of it to make these simple (assuming you have access to a food processor) chewy power bites. One taste will satisfy your sweet tooth or a couple of pieces will make a great cookie substitute in your child's... Continue Reading →

Big Batch Loaded Oatmeal Cookies

   Makes about 4 dozen large cookies Tip: There is chemistry in baking that (fortunately) isn't required in most of my other cooking. However, after I follow a baking recipe a couple of times - ok, once 😀 - I may experiment a bit with ingredients. Sometimes it fails and sometimes it's a no-brainer. The... Continue Reading →

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