Part butter cookie, part shortbread, this hybrid version of the Trefoil touts a super-crunchy and buttery flavor but is made without all the things that upset your belly. — Cara Reed, Decadent Gluten-Free Vegan Baking
Who wouldn’t want to start the morning with a breakfast cookie? The basic recipe for these calls for Kellogg’s Origins Muesli and it’s perfectly delicious. But if you’re looking to get even craftier, you can add in a few tablespoons of the Kellogg’s Origins Granola or Kellogg’s Origins Cereal if you want even more crunch!! Just add in 3-4 tablespoons at the same time you add the chocolate chips.
You can easily make these without the butter if you want! Instead of 1 cup of butter, use ½ cup of date paste + ¼ cup of plain yogurt and you’ll be good to go! Plus that gives these an extra dose of fiber! If you replace the butter, keep an eye on the baking time, as these will only need 10-12 minutes in the oven. Replacing the butter will give the cookie a spongier consistency.
These cookies are both crisp and chewy. They can be frozen after they're iced for real convenience. With two small children, that's a great way to have my baking done ahead of time for holidays or special occasions.
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This simple ginger cookie satisfies solo, topped with a slice of Brie or sandwiched with vanilla ice cream. It’s soft enough to blend nicely in the mouth, but crisp enough on the edges and bottom to really taste the baked ginger and cinnamon-sugar glaze. Its flavor evokes memories of past ginger tastes; Remembering is delicious.
Inspired by the sauce from Genoa that may dress pasta or pizza, the cookie I’ve named Pesto is a savory, with walnuts and orange zest adding a twist on tradition. Fresh basil gives a bright finish to this shortbread-like cookie.
Rich Ptack and his daughter Sarah created this recipe after years of baking together, and it earned them an honorable mention in 2013. The cookie has a warm nutmeg accent, and its flavor mimics the traditional holiday drink. These cookies bake at a lower temperature than most so that they do not dry out. Reprinted with permission from Holiday Cookies by the Chicago Tribune staff, Agate Surrey, November 2014.
Satisfaction is a fruit-and-cheese plate all in one cookie. Whether served before or after a meal, this sumptuous soft cookie with a light nut crunch perfectly complements a bubbly wine. If you’re making this recipe with a mild blue cheese, use pears. For a strong blue cheese, use peaches.
During the late 19th century, as part of their Protestant beliefs, the Templers arrived in Jerusalem from Europe and established the German colony, a picturesque little neighborhood southwest of the Old City that to this day feels unusually central European. This is the "civilized" part of town, where you go for a coffee and a slice of Sachertorte if you wish to escape the harsh Levantine reality.
Germanic influences on the city's food are evident in Christian contexts — the famous Austrian hospice at the heart of the Old City serves superb strudels and proper schnitzels — but Czech, Austrian, Hungarian, and German Jews arriving in the city from the 1930s have also managed to stamp their mark, opening cafés and bakeries serving many Austro-Hungarian classics. Duvshanyot, round iced cookies, made with honey and spices, typically for Rosh Hashanah, are possibly a result of this heritage; they are similar to pfeffernüsse.
These are very loosely inspired by duvshanyot, or pfeffernüsse. They are actually more closely related to an Italian spice cookie and are hugely popular on the sweet counter at Ottolenghi over Easter and Christmas. The recipe was adapted from the excellent The International Cookie Cookbook by Nancy Baggett.
Rebecca Gottfred, 1994 first-place winner, made these cookies with her sister in their annual pre-Christmas baking session. Both of their families declared them a yearly must. The recipe doubles and triples easily, and the baked cookies freeze well. Reprinted with permission from Holiday Cookies by the Chicago Tribune staff, Agate Surrey, November 2014.
The confetti cookie combines the technique of a snickerdoodle (cream of tartar makes all the difference in telling an average cookie apart from a snickerdoodle-inspired one) with the flavors of Funfetti cake mix.
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