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Tu B’Shevat Cookies

by Shoshana on January 29, 2010 · 4 comments

Saturday is Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish holiday celebrating the New Year of the trees. As a kid growing up in Northern California we always held our Tu B’shevat seder outside on the grass and then planted new trees in the back yard. The first bulbs of spring would be beginning to bloom and it was […]

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Snickerdoodles

by Shoshana on January 21, 2010 · 4 comments

Snickerdoodles are a cookie that I often, regretfully, forget about when choosing a cookie to make  (chocolate and peanut butter are usually the major players in this house). Before this week it had been ages since I had them. When a friend asked me to make snickerdoodles for his senior sermon I happily obliged, and […]

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Chanukkah Sugar Cookies

by Shoshana on December 18, 2009 · 4 comments

Although I am someone who loves to bake all kinds of cookies, I rarely make decorated sugar cookies. In fact, before this week, the last time I made decorated sugar cookies was for my childbirth class reunion when my son was 6 weeks old. A crazy undertaking with a 6 week old baby, I know.  […]

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SoHo Globs

by Shoshana on October 28, 2009 · 1 comment

In my ongoing effort to bake more from recipes I have collected, rather than always seeking out new ones, I decided the time had finally come to make these cookies. I needed something sweet and chocolatey to take to a friend and these seemed like they would fit that bill. I got the recipe from […]

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Great-Grandma’s Pecan Crescents

by Shoshana on June 18, 2009 · 1 comment

When I plan a dessert I often turn to the internet for new recipe ideas and then go from there. I am always filing away new recipes I want to try, but I never get to them because I keep finding more. This week, when looking for inspiration, I turned to my recipe files instead […]

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Mandelbrot: A Tribute to Rose

by Shoshana on May 3, 2009 · 1 comment

My husband’s grandmother Rose passed away last week and we spent the week in Tennessee with his family. I wanted to do something to honor the memory of this wonderful woman who welcomed me into the family and treated me like her own granddaughter from the moment we met, so I decided to feature her famous mandelbrot […]

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Flourless Almond Thumbprint Cookies

by Shoshana on March 31, 2009 · 9 comments

Almond butter was my new favorite discovery last Passover. Spread on matzah with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a drizzle of honey it was a breakfast/snack truly worth savoring. This year I decided to take the almond butter to the next level with these almond thumbprint cookies. These cookies are absolutely wonderful. Not only are […]

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Payard Flourless Chocolate Cookies

by Shoshana on March 15, 2009 · 4 comments

A couple of months ago in Desserts Magazine I saw this recipe for flourless cookies. With the following description “Their crackled surface gives them an elegant look, and because they are so easy and take barely any time to make, they are perfect for last minute entertaining” I immediately bookmarked them as a must try […]

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Hamentashen

by Shoshana on March 10, 2009 · 1 comment

Happy Purim! I had every intention of making my hamentashen early this year so that I could post them on my blog in a timely fashion, but as usual time got away from me. I also didn’t have time this year to make packages to mail. I figured that even though it is already late […]

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World Peace Cookies

by Shoshana on October 16, 2008 · 1 comment

World Peace Cookies, that is. I had been eyeing this recipe in Dorie Greenspan’s book for quite some time, and the holiday of sukkot seemed like the perfect excuse. Since the cookies were made (and eaten) on the holiday, I didn’t get any pictures so I am posting a gratuitous picture of my little one’s participation in […]

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Oatmeal Cookies Four Ways

by Shoshana on July 30, 2008 · 1 comment

A good friend of mine from high school is in town and staying with us. She is always a fun houseguest, and it is a nice opportunity to relax a little. Having houseguests is always a good excuse to bake, and when a cookie craving struck everyone late last night, I decided to indulge it. […]

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