Sicilian almond paste cookies, or Paste di mandorla are sweet and chewy and they taste great. Topped with cherry, almond etc they are simply perfect.
Tag: Christmas cookies
Bite-sized little treasures that are a taste sensation in the mouth. I thought a lovely treat for Christmas would be a popular Italian cookie/biscuit known as Baci di dama, which translates as Lady’s Kisses. These are tiny little biscuit sandwiched together with some chocolate. The weight of each biscuit, before baking, is 5 grams so […]
An old-fashioned Scottish biscuit that is full of flavour with a lovely texture too. I recently came across what seemed to be a lovely recipe for a spiced biscuit(cookie). It was on the National Trust For Scotland website . The biscuits are called Perkins, and the the recipe is very simple. I believe the biscuits have […]
I have made Speculaas cookies before, mostly recent an all butter version, but today I am making the traditional spiced version which is so enjoyed in the Low Countries such as The Netherlands and Belgium. Traditionally they are made in cookie moulds, where the dough it pressed into the mould and then turned out for […]
Pryaniki are a lovely spiced honey cookie from Russia. Most often eaten, I believe, around Christmas time. The name comes from Pyrani, which is Russian for spicy. They comes in different guises, as some are filled with a jelly/jam mixture and others, such as the ones I am making are simply domed and covered with […]
I had a request from someone to show how to make White Chocolate & Cranberry Cookies, as that person wished to make some to take into work at Christmas time. I hadn’t made the cookies before so I thought it would be something I could try. These are a lovely soft cookie, with a slight […]
Getting ready for Christmas and the holiday season I thought I would try out another cookie, from the low countries, Belgium and The Netherlands(and elsewhere too I suspect). Speculaas are a crunchy cookie that are usually made with the dough being pressed into moulds to create a shape. They are eaten on St Nicholas Eve […]