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Austria: More than Mozart

Austria: More than Mozart

I traveled to Austria for the first time in 2007. It is a singularly beautiful, captivating and complicated country. Arriving in Austria felt like visiting a place where the dust had just settled and making noise would be wholly unwelcome. Austrians don’t tend to be loud people but  as you spend more time there, you … Continue reading

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Mocha Apricot Brownies

Mocha Apricot Brownies

These brownies are the home bakers version of the Sacher Torte. The moist, chocolately brownie mixes deliciously with the slightly tart apricot preserves. I added the mocha as a nod to the Viennese coffee house tradition. Ingredients 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened and cut into pieces 3/4 cup AP flour 1/4 cup unsweetened … Continue reading

Viennese Chocolate Buttons

Viennese Chocolate Buttons

These cookies are inspired by the Austrian tradition of chocolate making and the classic Viennese Whirl cookie. They are decadent and would be great with a dry white Austrian wine. You can substitute the chocolate cream for vanilla or espresso cream for a twist. Continue reading

Chocolate Dipped Vanilla Crescents

Chocolate Dipped Vanilla Crescents

These crumbly cookies are an excellent blend of sweet delicate vanilla and semi-sweet chocolate. They are an Austrian classic and Cookie Chronicles did not mess with perfection here. Try them for dessert with a cup of coffee. Ingredients 1 cup AP flour 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter 1 T vanilla extract 1/2 cup toasted … Continue reading

Cardamom-Blackberry Linzer Cookies

Cardamom-Blackberry Linzer Cookies

These cookies are a twist on the Austrian classic, the Linzer  Torte. The citrusy cardamom complements the sweet blackberry jam. Cut these cookies into any shape–big or small. Or, substitute your favorite jam for the blackberry. Ingredients 1 cup roasted almonds (or blanched hazelnuts if you prefer), finely ground 2 cups  AP flour 1/2 cup … Continue reading