December 16, 2010
Grandma Chandler's Christmas cookies Submitted by Christy Cowell of Pasadena "These cookies will never win a beauty contest ? they look kind of like potatoes! But they are a fantastic, sturdy molasses-spice-walnut cookie that keeps well and tastes great throughout the holiday season. We cut them into diamond shapes because, well, that's how we've always done it. " ?Christy Cowell Total time: 1 1/2 hours Servings: About 12 dozen cookies 3 eggs 1/2 cup molasses 3 3/4 cups dark brown sugar 3/4 cup water 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg 1 tablespoon ground cloves 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1/2 tablespoon ground allspice 1 1/2 pounds walnuts, coarsely chopped About 6 ½ cups flour 1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
December 15, 2011
"The holidays are about spending time with the ones you love. For me, my favorite thing is to make sure that the ones I love are enjoying the sweet treats I love to bake during the month of December. This cookie recipe is a perfect combination of so many of our favorites: white chocolate, caramel, pecans, cinnamon and a sweet, dark chocolate dough. These tender cookies host a creamy surprise center around a Rolo candy - my very favorite as a young girl!" - Nicole Cleghorn, Minot Air Force Base, N.D. White chocolate turtle cookies Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes plus cooling time Servings: Makes 4 dozen cookies Note: Adapted from a recipe by Nicole Cleghorn.
September 17, 2008
Coconut sablé cookies Total time: 45 minutes, plus chilling time Serving s: About 5 dozen cookies Note: Adapted from Brix@1601 executive pastry chef Renee Ward. This recipe makes more cookies than are needed for the coconut coupe recipe. The remainder will keep for one week stored in an airtight container. Desiccated (finely shredded unsweetened) coconut is generally available at cooking and baking stores as well as at select Indian markets. 2 1/3 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 teaspoon almond flour 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons desiccated coconut 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 3/4 cups butter (3 1/2 sticks)
October 14, 2010
Lime and black pepper cookies Total time: 45 minutes, plus chilling time Servings: Makes about 4 dozen cookies ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter at room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar ¼ cup whole milk ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract 1 egg, at room temperature 2 cups (8.5 ounces) flour 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon lime zest (about 5 limes) 2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 teaspoon finely ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt Confectioner's sugar, for dusting the finished cookies Black pepper, to garnish (optional)
August 2, 2013
Total time: 1 hour, plus overnight chilling time Servings: Makes 5 1/2 dozen cookies Note: From Donna Deane 1 1/4 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup finely chopped peanuts 1 cup finely chopped bittersweet chocolate 1. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
August 2, 2013
Strawberry-rhubarb stained-glass cookies Total time: 3 hours Servings: About 20 cookies Note: From Mary Ellen Rae in the Times Test Kitchen. Make the jam ahead so it can chill. The cookies can be stored airtight for several days in the refrigerator. Jam 1 cup diced rhubarb 1 cup diced strawberries 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon cornstarch 2 teaspoons water 1. Combine the rhubarb, strawberries and sugar in a small saucepan over low heat until the fruit softens and breaks down, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes.
April 6, 2013 |
Dear SOS: I was wondering if you would be able to get the recipe for the irresistible brown butter cookie at the newly opened and darling Bittersweet Treats on Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. This cookie is chewy, dense and delicious, and I would very much like to re-create it at home. Halah Hassan Pasadena Dear Halah: Browning butter will give any dish - from savory sauces to creamy icings and glazes - added depth with rich, nutty notes. These cookies are no exception.
December 8, 2012 |
A dedicated cookie baker with a highly wrought sense of aesthetics might try his hand at German springerle -- the Christmas cookies of Swabia. The pale, embossed cookies are formed with beautiful wood or ceramic molds to create patterns such as snowflakes, acorns, Santas or the "little knights" after which they're named. RECIPES: 25 homemade holiday gift ideas! These finely detailed cookies are just one way to get crafty this holiday season with homemade gifts from the kitchen.