Zimsterne (Cinnamon Stars)

Zimsterne (Cinnamon Stars)

Zimsterne are a delightfully unique cookie. The special texture makes for a chewy and crispy bite in one. 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

April’s Danish Sugar Cookies

April’s Danish Sugar Cookies

My mom, April, is of Danish heritage.  She is also a cookie purist and these sugar cookies are the ultimate classic. Although they are inspired by the Royal Dansk  butter cookies that are nestled in waxed paper in signature navy tins, these Danish sugar cookies are much lighter and more delicate. Slice them into your … Continue reading

Coconut Brigadeiro Cookies

Coconut Brigadeiro Cookies

The Brigadeiro;  the classic Brazilian confectionery is a small chocolate bonbon that is made with condensed milk and cocoa powder, heated and then rolled in chocolate sprinkles.The Beijnho, the sister candy of the Brigadeiro,  is a bonbon that swaps the cocoa powder out for grated coconut. To give the Brazilian section of Cookie Chronicles its … Continue reading

The Battle of the Belge

The Battle of the Belge

I visited Brussels on a weekend excursion during my semester abroad in Spain in 2006. Against a backdrop of chalky Art Nouveau and Gothic buildings that could’ve used a good power wash, the city is trampled on by the leaders of Europe that blow through on official business like the gray clouds that so often … Continue reading

Mint Brussels Cookies

Mint Brussels Cookies

Based on the Pepperidge Farm classics, these sandwich cookies will be the first to disappear on any cookie plate. They are especially festive for the holidays with the chocolately-minty goodness, but bakers can substitute the mint chocolate for white chocolate or dulce de leche. The cookie is crispy and the mint chocolate filling is refreshing and rich. Continue reading