Chocolate Dipped Chestnut Biscotti

Chocolate Dipped Chestnut Biscotti

This cookie is to celebrate the beginning of my life as a dual Italian American citizen. Read more about my path to dual Italian-American citizenship here.  I’d never baked with chestnut flour before but I wanted to try something authentically Italian to mark this special occasion.  This biscotti–one of my favorite kinds of cookie–has a … Continue reading

Piña Colada Rum Cookie Balls

Piña Colada Rum Cookie Balls

This cookie is inspired by the classic poolside cocktail. And the flavor similarity is uncanny! They have a nice crust with a chewy inside. A sophisticated addition to any summer party. Ingredients 6 ounces vanilla wafers 1 cup almonds (untoasted), finely ground. 1 cup shredded coconut plus one additional cup for coating 3 T confectioner’s … Continue reading

Browned Butter Blueberry Pecan Pie Bars

Browned Butter Blueberry Pecan Pie Bars

American Independence Day is a call to commemorate our history with electrifying fireworks, stretch out our beach towels and crank up some American tunes in our backyards. For me, it’s time to pull the  checkered table cloth over the picnic table, fire up the grill and celebrate food that is native to our diverse and … Continue reading

Lebkuchen

Lebkuchen

These German cookies (pronounced LAYB-koo-ken) date back to the 13th century. They are cakey and extremely flavorful, reminiscent of a mix between fruitcake and gingerbread. They do not contain butter so these cookies are dairy free.   A great holiday or tea cookie! Ingredients 3/4 c AP flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt … Continue reading