Day 7 of 12 Days of Baking: Florentines

These are one of those cookies that test your patience. They’re not your usual “pretty and festive” cookies. You might even skip over them when reaching out to that cookie tray, and reaching for those cute cookies with all the frosting and sprinkles. However, what these cookies lack in “cute factor”, they make up for…

Day 6 of 12 Days of Baking: Coffee Sablé

I really love to bake cookies, especially this time of year (obviously), but I always get a bit stuck when searching for things to bake for the #12DaysofBaking series. I want to put out recipes that are new, and fresh, not like everything that’s bombarding the interweb during this month. As always, the answer is…

Day 3 of “12 Days of Baking”: Almond Linzer Cookies

Raspberries and almonds are a classic combination for a reason – they just work. After two years of putting it on my list and then pushing it aside for the sake of something “easier”, I can now finally say I’ve made Linzer cookies. They’re tender and perfectly crumbly (similar to shortbread cookies) and their blend of tempting…

Day 2 of “12 Days Of Baking”: Rugelach

Rugelach are Eastern European pastry-cookies that translate to “Little Twists”. Butter and cream cheese make the dough super tender and flaky, filled with a variety of slightly sweet but lip-smacking fillings. Don’t let the croissant-like shape fool you, Rugelach are easier to make than you might think. Just bring out your food processor, and you’re a few pulses…

Do’s and Don’ts of Baking Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies might be the first thing you ever baked. These timeless sweet treats with their approachable instructions have become almost a staple for every event/treat/potluck, you name it. However, everyone has a different idea of what the perfect cookie should be; soft, chewy, thin, crispy, cakey… But what I have found that regardless of…

Deep Dish Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie

Everyone loves a good old chocolate chip cookie. Now take that cookie, roll it into one giant dough, stuff it with Nutella, and you’ll get the mother or all cookies. Deep Dish Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie. Who could resist a warm chocolate chip cookie served in a dish with warm chocolate oozing out of…

Day 10 of “12 Days of Baking”: Ginger Snaps

I’m packing. I’m packing and trying to write this blog post. I honestly cannot contain my excitement any longer. So I’m sorry if I’m not very chatty for this one. No Christmas Dessert table is complete without Ginger snaps. And the preparation literally takes 2 steps. Chewy Ginger Snaps Makes 26 cookies Ingredients: 295 grams butter, softened…

Day 9 of “12 Days of Baking”: Brown Butter Walnut Cookies

One bowl cookies. Who doesn’t like to hear that? The hardest part is allowing the dough to chill out in the fridge (or the freezer if you are short on time). It requires a good amount of butter (and brown butter…aka the best kind of butter), some sugar, flour, salt, a heavy dose of vanilla,…

Day 8 of “12 Days of Baking”: Chocolate Nut Pinwheel Cookies

Pinwheel cookies are probably the most “eye-pleasing” cookies there is. With their signature hypnotizing spiral pattern, they make it really tempting to inhale an entire batch without hesitating. For my version of these cookies, I wanted more than just chocolate and vanilla. For that, I replaced the vanilla half with almond, adding almond meal and…

Day 3 of “12 Days of Baking”: Chocolate Cut-out Cookies

I usually have a “No Chocolate For Christmas” rule whenever I’m preparing my holiday cookies. Because Christmas for me is all about spices, citrus-y and nutty flavors, be it cinnamon, cloves, cranberries, oranges, nuts, or better yet, a combination of all the above! But these cut out chocolate cookies break that rule. There is no story…